Hi, my name is Lisa Steingold. For me, there's no greater metaphor for life than a bicycle, so I decided to interview the bravest, most admired, funniest and awesomest of women on two wheels to get their take on it all:-) Velo Dulce means finding the sweet life through life on two wheels.
Molly Yurick on Being Free as a Bird
Molly Yurick is a "maatjie" as we say in South Africa or a mate of mine.
Molly joined me on a 50km cycle as a newcomer to road cycling and it brought back memories for me of what it meant to first climb on a bicycle.
What really blew my mind however was one night sitting on the couch seeing her name on the credits of Season 5 of Netflix's most-watched series "Money Heist"! I just knew we had to chat! And I've since dubbed her (excuse the pun) as the World's Best Spanish-English subtitler!
We chatted cycling, success and language (or in my case lost in translation!)
AND what living your life with freedom looks like.
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Until next time
Lisa Steingold (that's me) on Rest & Resilience
A couple of people have been asking about my story but more than that I wanted to share the message of rest and resilience and what that really means.
Don't have time to listen? Okay here it is;
When you try new things, you probably will fall on your ass but that's okay - it's how you level upResilience means showing up, not just doing the same thing over and overYou can rest while workingRecently Velo Dulce was ranked no 13 in The BEST 40 Cycling Podcasts! I started this show because I wanted to promote women in cycling and felt like their stories needed to be shared. This year they were stories of courage and resilience often despite the odds.
Thank you to all the ladies for sharing their stories this year! Ladies and gentlemen of ALL walks of life, here's to a POWER-filled 2022 and see you all next year!
Remember to keep it rubber side down!
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Kim Brearley on The Munga
Kim Brearley describes herself as "one of the ladies who rides" but having recently completed The Munga, one of the toughest races on earth, I'd say she's anything but.
The Munga is a non-stop semi-supported mountain bike race through the remote Karoo in South Africa. Riders have 120 hours or five days to ride 1155km and make the cut-off.
That's 120 hours with little sleep and extreme temperatures!
Alex Harris, the Race Director describes The Munga in these words;
“At the Munga we celebrate what it is to be human. We know the fight. We know what it means to grovel, and grind, and crawl in desperation to the light at the end of the tunnel. We know what it’s like to hang on to a thread, but claw and pull it back till it’s a tight rope, and walk that thin line, balancing the life and death of dreams, till at last we lean forward and the momentum of action carries us inexorably towards our destiny! At the Munga, we know what it’s like to live, but really live”
I had the great privilege of chatting to Kim recently to get her perspective on her experience of The Munga.
Her message of friendship and beauty really struck home with me.
I loved this video of Kim and her very big smile!
I also though these videos will give you some idea of the crazy weather conditions.
Rain, rain and more rain!
And a little more rain!
Keen to enter for next year?
Here we go!
Maria Olsson on Flying the Dream
Maria Olsson is the VP of Creative for Peak Performance and former head of design at Rapha cycling where she was the driver of significant innovations in the technology, styling and design of the premium clothing brand.
She lives in Stockholm, worked in London, and studied design at the University of Technology Sydney.
Earlier this year Maria was featured as one of Cyclist’s most Inspirational Women!
We spoke about
How she came to be "Eagle Eye" and one of Europe's top design specialists in sportswearShaping Rapha and the sport of cycling for womenYour MUST-HAVE winter boots:-) CLICK HERE if you want to check them out an NO I wasn't paid to feature this product:-)My favorite red cycling top (you've seen it on Insta I'm sure:-)AND managing self-criticismI particularly loved her approach to challenge and change.
Listen up and share with a friend!
Until next time!
Katy Curd on Learn. Progress. Play.
Katy Curd is a three-time British 4-cross Champion and former 4-cross Pro Tour winner
Katy’s titles include Downhill National Series Champion, European 4 cross Champion, 4cross Pro Tour winner as well as having 7 other World Cup Podiums.
She left pro-riding to focus on coaching. I caught up with her to find out what on earth 4-cross is and to talk her approach to scary things.
I REALLY loved her philosophy of Learn. Progress. Play. - it's something she really lives!
Check her out on Insta and www.katycurdcoaching.com
Buhle "Best" Ngobese on Being BEST
Born in Newcastle Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, Buhle started riding just 4 years ago.
Just two years after an introductory urban fixie ride through the streets of Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa, she finished the 2019 Cape Epic, in the mixed category, with a male riding partner.
And in October 2021 she completed the Cape Epic for the 2nd time placing 10th in the all women's category with fellow South Africa Remofilwe Moeketsi.
I recently caught up with Buhle and we chatted "Being BEST", the deepest moments of the Cape Epic 2021 and on going forward!