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Amanda Batty
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Professional Downhill Mountain Biker
Professional Downhill Mountain Biker

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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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Women's bikes? Yeah.

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10 Of The Best Bikes For Women in 2017
In response to RedBull's recent list of 2017's best womens-specific bikes , I'd like to present an ACTUAL list of great bikes for women in 2017 (not just a collection of budget-ass rigs thrown together by someone who doesn't think that equipment matters to ...

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I wrote a thing.

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Getting Older And The Fires That Cleanse
I went to Moab this week to celebrate my thirtieth birthday. As I'd been planning a trip to Sea Otter and then a detour through Yosemite to hike the falls, it was a last minute trip change due to a combination of some unforeseen circumstances and some undes...

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My Patreon page is up and running! If you want to be part of the movement, go check it out! 

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T
In the transcendent words of Aretha Franklin, 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T.' The queen of R&B may have been singing about romance, but she knew that any functional relationship revolves around respect. I've been giving this particular topic a fair bit of thought lately a...

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Are Women's Specific Bikes Benevolent Sexism?
Are Women's Specific Bikes A Form Of Benevolent Sexism? I've been in the anti-womens-specific bikes box for a while now, despite being one of the industry's most outspoken feminists and an athlete who has repeatedly alienated a large portion of her 'target ...
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