Bicycling November - December 2017

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1 min.
join the ride

The simplest way to sum up the mission of is “YAY BIKES!” Our goal is to get you excited about riding. But what is cycling if it’s not about chasing a feeling—even if that emotion is more nuanced than those two little words? // What 74-year-old hospice patient WALLY GHIA (page 40) found in cycling was an affirmation of life. For American road-racing superstar CORYN RIVERA (page 32), it ’s about staying confident in the face of success—and inevitable disappointment. For BICYCLING associate digital editor Caitlin Giddings, who writes about tackling this year’s Dirty Kanza (PAGE 22), it’s about finding a way to keep going despite heartbreaking setbacks. And for the cyclists who wrote letters (starting on page 15) to the people who got them hooked on riding , the…

1 min.
the thing that changed it all

In 2014, a friend sent me a video of a local cyclocross race. I’d never heard of ’cross before, but I immediately thought, OMG, I must try this. I bought a frame on Craigslist for $300, and my friends helped me collect parts. One even gifted me a pair of wheels. My first race was terrifying! The constant fear of someone chasing me was so nerve-wracking—I kept thinking that the girl behind me was going to catch me. It was this crazy exhilarating feeling. Since then, I’ve moved up to elite-level races. The competition is stronger, so now I’m chasing most of the time. But there’s still a thrill in being able to catch that person in front of you. LESLIE ETHRIDGE, 27 / MARKETING ASSOCIATE, BOBO’SOAT BARS / BOULDER, COLORADO…

9 min.
thanks for the ride

Every time you share your passion for cycling with someone else, you have the power to change their life forever. (But hey, no pressure.) Five riders write open letters to the surprising heroes who inspired journeys that none of them could ever have predicted. BY BICYCLING STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS Hey Rich, IF THE CYCLING community of San Jose, California, has a heart, it beats within your chest. Five years ago, I wanted to start a bike messenger company in Silicon Valley. I reached out to influential leaders in cycling seeking advice on how to do it. I was 24, clueless, and full of ambition. Nobody would take me or my aspirations seriously. Except you. I had heard of your blog, Cyclelicious, and was floored when you agreed to meet with me, a complete stranger. You…

2 min.
4 simple ways to pay it forward

1. BUY A KID’S FIRST HELMET “There’s a photo in my parents’ home of toddler me wearing jorts, a T-shirt festooned with trucks, an enormous foam dome that sits loose on my tiny head, and a wide, toothy smile. Today, we’d say that the white mushroom didn’t fit properly. But in the mid-’80s, it’s a wonder that my parents decided a helmet was necessary and found one close to the right size. I took any opportunity to wear that helmet—whether I was strapped into the seat on the back of my dad’s Motobecane or proudly marching around the house. I loved it—and under the possibly protective Spaceball, I came to love cycling too.” —Andrew J. Bernstein, senior marketing manager 2. TREAT THEM AS EQUALS “In middle school, when I had a…

1 min.
slurrrr rrrp!

IT FELT LIKE AN UMAMI MIRACLE. I was in the middle of a 65km mass-start ride outside of Onomichi, Japan, at a bustling aid station overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. I expected to see red-bean rolls and rice cakes, the Japanese versions of easily pocketed rest-stop sweets. But then a ray of light seemed to filter down from the heavens, illuminating the cause of the clamor: row after row of miniature bowls, thick noodles piled high, nestled in moats of meaty broth. RAMEN Any question of “Um, do we even have time to eat this?” was forgotten in a blur of chopsticks as my ride partners started ramen loading like we were headed into a Grand Tour. As a vegetarian, I couldn’t partake, but I came home obsessed with finding a meatless version…

1 min.
how to make your own—no ticket to japan needed

BROTH Flavor chicken or vegetable broth with miso, soy sauce, or salt. Or toss diced pork belly or ribs and chicken stock into a slow cooker with ginger, leeks, onion, and garlic to make a rich pork broth. NOODLES Ramen noodles are springy, chewy, and eggless. If you can’t get to an Asian grocery to find fresh ramen noodles, says Siao, try soba (buckwheat) or udon. In a pinch, instant ramen works, though the preservatives make it less healthy. PROTEIN Add pulled chicken, boiled egg, sliced roasted pork belly or shoulder, shaved beef, or tofu. LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES Siao likes cabbage, bok choy, mustard greens, spinach, and kale. Sauté with garlic and ginger, and season with soy sauce and sesame oil. GARNISHES (OPTIONAL) Bean sprouts, scallions, crispy garlic, Japanese togarashi (spice blend), toasted sesame seeds, and nori (dried seaweed)…