Girl Talk is a regular column in Enduro Magazine. The idea behind the writing is to move away from representations of women’s mountain biking as a pastel coloured phenomenon that happens on the edge of the sport, and show it how it is instead: full of fears, fun, intelligent conversation and a whole community of riders to share new experiences with.
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“A Girl’s Day Out,” written with James Williamson, discusses the recent skills clinic boom and investigates some popular women’s clinics being held in Sydney and Melbourne.
“Getting in early.” What is encouraging school age biker girls to hit the trails? And what do they think will encourage more of their peers to do the same?
Gear chat with fast girls. This article interviews some of Australia’s most successful endurance mountain bike racers about the equipment modification they make to their bikes, and the reasons for them.
In this issue of Enduro, Girl Talk looked at some of the positives women bring to the bike industry and what some of the barriers are that prevent more women following in their tracks.
Sick of buying six of something before knowing what to look for in a product that meets your demands? This article runs through some tips that help translate what you see in the change room to what you’ll feel out on the trails.
And as a follow up to the article above, some bike fit tips to up your confidence, reduce injury and increase your fun.
A brief comparison between some popular ladies’ saddle and bike short options.
“Summoning Up the Courage” looks at some of the early racing experiences of women riders, the fears that went with them and the reasons they keep coming back for more.