In 2010, I made a significant life decision. I hadn’t ridden a bike in nearly 30 years, but in September 2010, I purchased a bike after saving up and making payments f [...]Read more
September has always been a tough month for me to maintain my fitness levels. I work hard all summer, I make good progress and it all goes to h***, in a few short weeks whic [...]Read more
Three years ago, I started out on this cycling adventure after being off the bike for almost thirty years. A year and a half ago, with my 50th birthday looming, I decided to [...]Read more
In my last post, I mentioned that I entered the giveaway contest on The All Seasons Cyclist blog for the Serfas Combo Kit. All Seasons Cyclist, reviews cycling products and [...]Read more
I love reading the All Seasons Cyclist blog. I learn so much about cycling gear and the cycling life all throughout the year from this man. He writes in a clear, easy to und [...]Read more
There I was on a group ride that was beyond my ability level. I was the only woman in a group of “old guys”. Never mind that most of these “old guys” [...]Read more
Cycling is a great metaphor for life. Actually, any athletic endeavor works metaphorically here, especially if it is one that requires commitment, endurance, and patience in [...]Read more
Kismet. It means fate; destiny. Today was Kismet. Spontaneous. Unplanned. Unexpected. Overwhelmingly beautiful. Every minute of it a private birthday gift to me, unwrap [...]Read more
There are times when you just have to take that little risk, if you want to move forward in life. I have been a dues-paying, card-carrying member of the Siskiyou Velo Club [...]Read more
This last weekend didn’t start out so great on the cycling front. It’s been a month since I’ve been able to get out on my bike; my schedule’s been c [...]Read more
Hi, I'm Cat A.Olson, @According2Cat on Twitter, or @TheDigitalCat on Instagram, and I write about my cycling adventures. In 2010, after 25 years off the bike, I decided to get a bike and start riding again. In 2012, I was diagnosed with DCIS, an early and completely curable form of breast cancer. I had five weeks of radiation treatment and I rode my bike to nearly every treatment. In 2013, I decided to get a faster bike. I'm finally getting serious about losing weight, and riding really fast with the cool kids.
I ride every chance I get, as fast as I can, for as long as my body will allow. I'm learning how to embrace challenges like helmet hair, padded pants, clipless shoes, flat tires, bugs in my teeth, and...ugh...hills. I'm learning that both cycling and life are easier and a lot more fun when you're in the right gear.