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Amanda Batty
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Professional Downhill Mountain Biker
Professional Downhill Mountain Biker

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Ruh-roh! I've done it again.
You're Not My Real Dad
You're Not My Real Dad
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For The Love Of Bikes
For The Love Of Bikes
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For The Love Of Bikes
For a long time I laughed at the idea that fatbikes had value. I kind of scoffed at the claim that riding one was fun, that they opened a lot of different avenues for fun. I remember, on multiple occasions, making comments about how they're overrated and an...
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Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
There's a movie out there somewhere that I think I watched a few years ago with Steve Carrell (perhaps?) where he's actively searching for someone to love because... Well, I can't really remember why or what or anything that happened outside of the basic pr...
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Ability Over Aesthetics
As a female athlete, I often find myself under differing amounts of scrutiny from many outlets on varying topics, but one of the most prevalent topics is physical appearance.  Some weeks back after placing well at a US national race, I was reading the comme...
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Mud, Sweat and 'Why The Hell Am I Here?!': Lucky Number 13
I've never been a wet rider.  Living in Utah doesn't provide much opportunity for it without doing some serious damage to trails and with the influx of new riders, flow trails and 'trail improvement' (aka sanitization) around the state, finding a wet trail ...
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Object Permanence And The Beauty Of Failure
As I'm ruminating on the events of the weekend (and last week, to be fair), I keep circling back to one remarkable thought: I didn't fail. I don't suck. I'm still a good person and a fast rider, and that those two things are completely separate. Now, this s...
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Creating equality in cycling is more than just a social media post or campaign, goes beyond female-specific products and is a life-and-death topic for both the bike and outdoor industries at large. What are we REALLY doing to ensure a successful, sustainable future for our sports?
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​ Solving Discrepancies In Cycling Starts With Diversity In Leadership And Organizational Structure.
I originally began writing this piece for publication by MTBProject.com during their March, 2017 coverage of women in the bike world as part of International Women's Day and their accompanying articles. Due to personal issues and issues with reaching differ...
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