Author: Mara Abbott

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Weather got you down? Embrace the freedom!

I'll  start with a confession: I love bad weather. This is not a common bike racer statement, but allow me to elaborate. This is about fr...

Misadventures in mechanics: Mara Abbott's ode to pro wrenches

My job is to make the bike go fast. My job is not to make the bike run well. Thank goodness. Thank goodness that there are mechanics in t...

Mara Abbott's raw caramel sauce

I do not even know what I was looking for on the internet when I found this recipe - whatever it was became instantly irrelevant. If you ...

Hearts, minds and eyes: Mara Abbott on the equality and visibility of women's cycling

Equality (or lack thereof) in cycling has been a widely discussed topic on Ella this past week. Visit the comments section of our news st...

Homemade granola with Mara Abbott's dad Dave

Having made this granola countless times since Mara first shared her dad’s recipe with me five years ago, I can attest to its deliciousne...