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SSSS on Your Boarding Pass? Here’s What It Means and How to Remove It

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If you are a frequent traveler the process of going through security screening at the airport has probably become fairly routine. But if you are one of the lucky travelers who find SSSS printed on their boarding pass, what has become repetitive can quickly throw a wrench into your travel plans. And if you are […]

A Complete Review of the Top 11 Tailgate Pads for Bikes (2023)

Pickup truck carrying mtbs using a tailgate bike pad for trucks

Tailgate bike pads are essential for those who tote their bikes to exciting outdoor destinations such as national parks or downhill parks. These pads provide a safe and secure way to transport your bikes while protecting your vehicle from scratches and damage. With so many options on the market, it can be daunting to choose […]

How to Prepare for a Cruise Around South America and Cape Horn

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For many people, a South American Cruise around Cape Horn is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. People often plan something like this to celebrate a milestone birthday, anniversary, or another big life event. My husband and I took our South American Cruise in 2016 for our 20th Anniversary. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. These links […]

Budget-Friendly Gifts for Cyclists

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If you are into any form of cycling yourself or love (like) someone who is, then you already know that it is a pricey sport. It can feel like everything costs an arm and a leg (sometimes it does, literally). But there are some items out there that won’t break the bank yet will be […]

Buzz-worthy Gifts for Coffee-lovers

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Sure you could simply purchase a cute or clever coffee mug for the caffeine addict in your life. But wouldn’t you rather present them with a unique gift that shows you gave it some thought? Of course, you would. This gift guide for java lovers has everything from simple and practical items to over-the-top items […]

Thoughtful Gifts for Gardeners

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At the holidays gardening may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for gift ideas. But for the gardener in your life, planting is always top of the mind. And giving a garden-related gift shows you really understand the gift’s recipient. Here’s a list of thoughtful horticultural gifts that can be […]

8 Best Ponytail-friendly Bike Helmets You’re Sure to Love

Female cyclist wearing a blue helmet with a ponytail. She's drinking from a cup and holding a canteen.

No biking kit is complete without a helmet. The fact is, accidents happen, and in the event of a crash, a helmet can protect you from suffering potentially serious injuries. Simply wearing a helmet can be the difference between suffering a minor scratch or a severe head or brain injury. For this reason, you need […]

Reflection on my first year of mountain biking as an over 50 rider

over 50 female mountain biker

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since I was persuaded that the idea of learning to mountain bike at well over 50 years old was not insane. I knew people my age rode, but I assumed they started much younger and stuck with it. I couldn’t imagine that people took it up as […]

An introduction to female mountain biking for 40+ women

Female Mountain Biking over 40

There are certain sports and activities that in my mind you don’t take up after a certain age. Some of them include snowboarding, skiing (water or snow), skateboarding, and mountain biking. The risk of injury seems high and aging joints don’t seem like they would be compatible with these activities. Sure, if you grew up […]

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