It's a new year and time once again to give a new look to this blog. New graphics and colors. Same bike writer!

This blog is created not only to track my own progress on my biking journey but it is intended to also assist others who have either osteo or rheumatoid arthritis or both like I do. I hope as you read about the progress I have made that it gives you inspiration and hope that you can overcome the dibilitating effects of these conditions.

If your doctor agrees that you should be capable of expanding your limits read on and don't be afraid, just listen to your body and give it challenges. Biking is a great non-impact form of exercise and greatly enhances flexibility and range of motion.

It's not a substitute for Doctor visits, taking your meds or otherwise getting off your health plan but it auguments what your Doctor does for you and can give you a better quality of life. Go for it!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Face Of Women And Bicycle Advocacy - Barb Chamberlain

A year ago Barb Chamberlain was appointed Executive Director of a bicycle advocacy group called the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.  Having a history of bicycle advocacy and public policy go hand in hand for this position.  In addition to this public office, Barb works to champion women and bicycling through one of her blogs Bike Style.  A link to that blog can be found here and it's also on the right hand column here on this page under Bicycling Links of Interest.  

Among some of the interesting and informational aspects of her blog she has a comprehensive listing of bicycling blogs written by women.  In addition to advocacy items on this blog you'll also find articles about commuting, how to's, style, health and reviews on popular items and topics of interest to women.  You can find her on Twitter and Facebook  also.

One of the many interesting posts you'll find there is one on bicycle helmets entitled Bike Helmets: Pro-Cute Anti-Ugly.  Cute and helmets don't usually go in the same sentence but here you will find cute helmets and very cute helmet covers which can automatically elevate your plain-Jane head protection into a fashion statement.

Women make up 50% of the population and it's nice to see them gaining seats of influence in all areas of things bike related.

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