About Ellie
Former varsity rower turned cyclist, Ellie is in her second and last year of collegiate racing before going on to explore new roads. She hopes there are nice views and cute dogs there. Currently, she primarily rides in the farmlands of Pennsylvania and along the beaches of California.

A Comprehensive Guide to Drafting

5 January, 2017 Ellie

The first time I ever rode with a group, it made me nervous to see how close all the other riders were to each other. Mere inches separated some front and back wheels between two individuals. Yet on this relaxed afternoon ride, it didn’t seem to phase anyone but me. […]

Budget Recipes: Chocolate Sunbutter Granola Energy Bars

3 October, 2016 Ellie

A spin on a classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate, I came up with this recipe by combining my favorite ingredients with the most delicious-looking recipes I could find. And then I put a unique spin on it by using sunflower butter instead of peanut butter. I was introduced […]

STYR Labs Review – Fitness Tracker Meets Nutritional Science

6 September, 2016 Ellie

As a young, competitive athlete, I’ve always been a bit dismissive when it came to activity trackers. They were great for people trying to lose weight, I thought. Or who were trying to become more active, specifically by walking or running. They never tracked other things well – like rowing, weight […]

Tips to Build Mental Toughness on The Bike

22 August, 2016 Ellie

Cycling, as a sport of the racing variety, requires a certain degree of mental toughness from the rider. Conquering a big climb; keeping up with the faster riders in a group; a bunch sprint at the end of a race; all require mental toughness. Riding in poor weather, or getting […]

What I Learned From My First Bike Crash

2 August, 2016 Ellie

I knew that crashing one day was an inevitability. It was a Friday, so a few members of my team and myself set out on our usual Friday Ride. It’s a mostly casual scenic route with four sprint sections to keep things interesting. Before long we came upon the first: a […]

How to Get in Shape for Your First Bike Race

19 July, 2016 Ellie

Updated: 7-23-16 It was 3 weeks before my first road race when I decided the minimum fitness I had been maintaining wasn’t going to cut it. I had been working out anywhere from 2 to 4 times per week without any semblance of a plan. I needed to come up […]

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