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The Head Geargal’s Advice Column

I have long fantasized about starting an outdoor advice column. Admittedly this idea stemmed in part from the popularity of my “Outdoor Dating” series. In this hypothetical advice column, I’d take inquiries from wayward outdoorsy souls; such things as “With… Continue Reading →

When An Event Promotes Oppression of Women

OK, so go read this: Male only marathon? Boycott please.   Now read the email I just sent to the organizers (and copied to the sponsors/partners of the event): Hello, I’m writing to you to express how disappointing and wrong… Continue Reading →

Too Visible Around Men

I’ve been in male-dominated fields most of my life. This isn’t because I’ve got male interests, it’s because almost everything is male-dominated because the men of the world can’t share, especially when something is fun to do or garners admiration… Continue Reading →

That Bad Scene In “Pretty Faces” Ski Movie, Explained

A few posts back I reviewed the ski film “Pretty Faces: The Story of A Skier Girl.” I didn’t really do my homework apparently, because I had no idea this film was produced by a male. I did, though, note… Continue Reading →

Why Are Cyclists So Pedantic?

If you’ve been keeping up with the Reviews section you’ve seen some mansplainin’ going on around here. We don’t take too kindly to that in these parts so you’ve also seen some sarcasm a’flyin’. I’ve handled mansplainers before (who hasn’t?),… Continue Reading →

Bicycle Components For Men

It is really about time someone stepped into the fray here to dispel all the myths swirling around men’s specific bicycle components. There are a lot of marketers out there pandering to the male cyclist and while I don’t wish… Continue Reading →

Their Moms Must Be So Proud

I found out yesterday that my friend Kim has been harassed online for almost a year now. She told me she’s received death threats. I saw someone tenuously connected to my own social networks call her an “asshole” online. I… Continue Reading →

Lurking Dragons

The first working title of this post was “Alternative Therapies and Lurking Dragons,” which is a much better and more appealing title. By the time I wrote the dragons part, below, I felt it was all getting a little long… Continue Reading →

Guide to Outdoorsy Relationships

So you studied the Outdoor Dating series here on the site and finally nabbed yourself an other half. Good for you! You finally can stop badgering people you barely know to go on rides or climbs or to ski movies,… Continue Reading →

Sell me a bike

I’m five foot three inches tall and I wear size small clothing – a women’s small, that is. Judging by the contents of the sales sections of most outdoor clothing shops and websites, that’s a pretty popular size. Yep, I’m… Continue Reading →

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