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I hate to be cold. I’m not even gonna sugarcoat it. And winter can really suck if you’re sitting inside, watching the outdoor thermometer, waiting for it to inch above freezing (guilty). I’m sometimes envious of my wind sisters that have perfect riding weather all year, yet I can’t imagine living someplace without a change in seasons. So, we have no other choice. We ride in the cold. If the roads are dry, and mostly free of road salt, we ride. Give me 40-degrees, a sliver of sunshine, my heated gear, and I’m ready to roll. Cold weather gear is...

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How does one small business compete with the big box retail stores around the holidays? Well, we really don’t. I mean don’t get me wrong, we want our piece of the pie for sure. But we don’t have to go through multiple layers of meetings and red tape, if we want to run a special promotion. We say to ourselves “what’s the most amazing thing I can put together for my loyal customers?”. And ourselves say back “whatever the heck you want!”. This is how the Badass Box was born. I knew it had to be something unique, but also...

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I've been thinking a lot lately about how the simple things in life are really the big things in life. Things like spending time with family, and accumulating more experiences rather than accumulating more stuff.  We are in the process of moving. We are also downsizing from a house to a townhome, so I have this "throw it away" mentality lately. But this also has me thinking, what do I really need? What are my "must haves"? When we moved to Chicago 3-years ago we got rid of a lot of stuff. And I should note that this was our...

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I follow many amazing women on social media and I’m drawn to different people for different reasons. Sometimes it’s a gorgeous bike or an interesting post. Other times a badass boss babe is hustling her biz and I want to show her some love and support. What first caught my eye about Janet was her seemingly easy-going presence. A kind of look-you-square-in-the-eye confidence, without being confrontational. Don’t get me wrong, her bike is beautiful, but she just seems to have a unique and peaceful vibe about her. Oh, and let me tell you something else. This babe rocks a bandana...

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One of my core values for Ride Like a Girl Designs is creating jewelry that is durable and comfy both off and on the bike. If you’re like me, you don’t like to sacrifice style just because you’re out riding all day. Am I right? But you also know that not all jewelry is comfy for riding, especially if you wear full gear. Earrings are often too heavy or bulky to fit under a helmet. Bracelets can bunch up or slide up and down your wrists, under your jacket. So, I set out to make a collection of hoop earrings...

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