"I have never been a talented athlete, but I am incredibly stubborn, I’m strong, I have endurance; all of these qualities I associate with simply being a woman surviving the 21st century. And so with a mission to prove my place, I began what I now think of as my 200-mile weeks."
Natalie is currently riding from Alaska to Argentina as the first trans woman to ride the Pan-American Highway. We last heard from her on the Northern leg of her trip. Keep reading for her latest dispatch from Belize.
I savor the challenge of the road, the required vigilance. I’m one of the only 50-something women out there amid college girls on candy-colored bikes, wearing headphones and flip-flops. Riding my bikes renews me and makes me feel like a kid again.
Head on your bike in a direction you never go. Find some dirt. Find some friends, Leave the Garmin at home. Change up your mid-ride food to a dozen donuts or a breakfast burrito. Anything to make things fun again.
More than a custom bike, this one-of-a-kind S-Works Tarmac Disc signifies an important shift in the cycling industry and a new perspective on women's gear. Read about the women behind this build, and how this important project came to be.