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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Self-Deprecation and the Female Cyclist | Machines for Freedom


I’ve been planning on writing this piece for a few weeks now, but struggled with finding the right way to go about it. Wouldn’t you know it, before I got my act together and sat down and finished the thing, badass mountain biker  Stacey, posted something very similar to the draft I had begun. I considered scrapping my piece altogether, but after more consideration, I thought maybe I could build off of what Stacey had started.
So what is this popular issue? I’m calling it self-deprecation. Stacey calls it our need to apologize. 
“I’d love to come, but you might be waiting for me at the top of the climbs…” 
“I’m not sure I can handle that descent...” 
“I’m racing, but my goal is just not to be last...”

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