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Do We Need Man-Specific Bikes? - Jan. 18, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Holy shit there were some people who got bent by this that I did not expect. This was fucking hysterical and an amazing bit of socio-cultural satire. If you make women-specific products and got your panties in a twist about this, I can't help you…

Over The Hill - Feb. 3, 2016, 11:42 a.m.

I think it's been a great discussion. The other bit of (larger) context that most folks wouldn't have is that this video aired at an event in Bellingham where a bunch of other videos were also shown. There were quite a few of them that either included or featured women-so for the people there watching, there was more of that balance you're after. I'm not saying that addresses the valid points you bring up, just that sometimes an individual vid won't tackle everything at once. 🙂 These are a couple others that have taken home awards from the same event, like this:

Over The Hill - Feb. 2, 2016, 9:31 a.m.

As one of the wives of one of these old dudes, I'm fine with it. These guys do let us out to ride, too! But that wasn't the point of this particular video. 🙂 I'm always advocating more media showing women in mountain biking myself, but there's nothing wrong with celebrating the dads doing their thing.

How To Be A Mountain Biker - Oct. 24, 2013, 12:54 p.m.

Spot on with pretty much every point, except one. Women ride bikes too, dudes. (And we're as ridiculous about it as all these guys. Right down to the burr grinder for my coffee.) Carry on…

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