Beautiful Godzilla: SXSW Edition

Beautiful Godzilla: SXSW Edition
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As part of my SXSW experience, I participated in SXcycles, the new (as of this year) bike share program provided by the festival and Tern bikes. They opened it up to those with badges and wristbands during the Interactive portion of SXSW, and I was lucky enough to catch the tail end of it on Monday and Tuesday. … read more

Beautiful Godzilla: I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

Beautiful Godzilla: I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
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Bicycles became this representation of youth and freedom from authority that seemed impossible to attain when I was a dependent little kid––and I think that’s what brings some of us back as adults. … read more

Beautiful Godzilla: Feminine Bike Recon

Beautiful Godzilla: Feminine Bike Recon
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There’s a definite lack of female representation in the bicycle community. I’m not going to pretend that it hasn’t been advantageous when it comes to dating—the male to female ratio is absolutely in my favor and there are some real babes on bikes riding about—but there are times when a gal just needs the kind of bonding only her fellow lady bitches can provide. … read more

Beautiful Godzilla: Baby Got Back

Beautiful Godzilla: Baby Got Back
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This month’s blog is brought to you by Sir Mix-A-Lot and his appreciation of fine, fat bottomed girls. Unfortunately, being an FBG isn’t all limo back seats and baked goods. Aside from finding a pair of jeans to go over my voluptuous assets (thank the fashion gods for jeggings, right?), finding the right saddle on which to rest those back pockets has become a real … well … pain in the ass. … read more

Beautiful Godzilla: Street Stereotypes

Beautiful Godzilla: Street Stereotypes
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My strawberry pink cruiser is very obviously feminine—people expect to see a girl straddling its star-embroidered saddle and creamy white fenders. I think my fixie is pretty cute, too, but it’s a fixie: It’s fast, it’s dangerous, it’s more spice than sugar and, apparently, that’s not what some boys in twenty-first century Salt Lake think women should be made of. … read more

Beautiful Godzilla: The New Woman

Beautiful Godzilla: The New Woman
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I’ll be completely honest here and admit that I’d never heard of Annie Kopchovsky until a few weeks ago when I found out Salt Lake’s second ever women-only alleycat was in the works and dubbed the “Kopchovsky Cat.”  Guaranteed you’ve never heard of her either, and some of you are probably wondering what the fuck an alleycat is, too. I’ll get to that in a minute. … read more

Beautiful Godzilla

Beautiful Godzilla
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Instead of listening to my slow ass whine about boys and bicycles this month, you have the pleasure of reading my interview with one of Salt Lake’s most badass babes on a bicycle—scratch that—most badass HUMAN pedaling in the Rocky Mountain West: Jessica Gilmore. ’Nuf said. … read more

Beautiful Godzilla: My Invisible Bubble Burst

Beautiful Godzilla: My Invisible Bubble Burst
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It was a beautiful day in early October. I flew down 200 South with a grin on my face and my legs pumping just fast enough to get me to work with a few minutes to spare. Turning left onto 300 West, I was taking in the aroma of Café Trang’s lunch special when the door of a parked car opened up to my right. My brain processed this almost at the same time as some part of me or my bicycle hit the open door. … read more

Beautiful Godzilla: Bike Love

Beautiful Godzilla: Bike Love
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Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful powder blue converted fixie. One day, the bicycle’s owner got super wasted at a local bar and, too drunk to bike home, decided to hail a cab instead. Left alone, its frame hugging the cold black curve of the bike rack, the bicycle cowered under the shadow of the night sky. … read more

Beautiful Godzilla: Ice Ice Baby

Beautiful Godzilla: Ice Ice Baby
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Riding a bicycle from October through March doesn’t even cross most of your minds. I know this because your bikes look shiny and new, and you look fat and slow come springtime. I’m just messing with you … This month I’m giving you some tips on how to make it through the “Greatest Snow on Earth” via bicycle—hobo style. … read more