Category: Biking

The new-at-site slump

In my last post, I didn’t even try to hide the fact that I’m often frustrated.  I think that’s partly because I’ve learned that burying my frustration just breeds more of it, and it gets ugly when it finally rears its head.  It’s also partly because it’s absolutely to be expected (see drawing above, which […]

Women Wednesday: How to Ride a Bike and Look Good

Step One: Get on a bike. Step Two: Ride your bike. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!   Joking.  I mean, sort of.  I do firmly believe that all it takes is to ride the bike.  You are a beautiful person.  A sexy person.  An {insert preferred adjective here} person.  If you believe that when you get on your […]

Women Wednesday: Juliana Gaviria

Image from AP Ricardo Mazalan This week I’m featuring another badass female Colombian cyclist.  Juliana Gaviria is a 25 year-old track cyclist from La Ceja, Antioquia.  Track cycling is something that fascinates me, and I regret saying that I’ve never seen it in person despite having lived near a velodrome for years.  Basically, there’s a literal track […]

Women Wednesday: Mariana Pajón

Image from Soluciones Magazine I recently started crushing on someone new.  (Marty, if you’re reading this, you need not worry.)  I first saw her name and face in the sports section of the paper.  She had won a race, and was in a picture with an 8-year old who had also won a race.  The […]

Women Wednesday: sexism in the bike industry

In honor of 30 Days of Biking, I decided that this month for Women Wednesday I would focus on bikey things.  Sexism is rampant in the bike industry (see this story about a ridiculous lady’s mountain bike webpage that says that “female cyclists do not generally need to push their limits, race against time…they just want […]

2015: the year of Gerty

The Peace Corps welcome book for Colombia states that “Volunteers are required to receive prior approval from the country director to ride bicycles in Colombia.”  A year and a half ago when I interviewed for the position, this wouldn’t have been anything I really took notice of.  At that time, I rode my bike as transportation, but […]

Go all in & whole-ass it

There are very few things that I half-ass.  I really try to whole-ass everything that I do.  When I say that, I am not necessarily meaning that I put my full effort into what I do, but rather that I try to do things with a certain amount of fearlessness and ferocity. To be clear, […]

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Hey! I'm Brianna Hope, a born & bred midwesterner embarking on an adventure as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia. I am clumsy, I spill a lot, and I share most of my interests with 6 year-olds.

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