Hey, oh! Thanks for stopping by.
Before we get into the typical banter of the about page, I want to acknowledge you, Jane! Because you're an incredible human who deserves it.
I want you to know I see you. I am you. And you're me -- Jane.
Let me take you on a brief journey back to 2002. This is the year I started riding a mountain bike. I was immediately enthralled with dual suspension and the idea of flying down the side of a mountain on a bike.
It's also a year when there was only a handful of women lining up to ride the lift-accessed bike park in Whistler, where I lived at the time.
There we were in our boyfriends hand-me-down's and mishmash of whatever we could find in the bike shop that fit us and didn't snag on our bike seats.
I was one of the lucky ones. At 5'9" I have an advantage in that a men's small got the job done.
But my friends who towered at 5'5" weren't so lucky.
And we all rode in skate shoes because women's flats hadn't been invented yet.
We looked like little boys in our over-sized gear and bikes with handlebars that rivaled any upscale Harley.
Oh, we were a handsome bunch! But you know what? We had damn fun!
Fast-forward almost 20 years later and the pickins are WAY better. But I still struggle to walk into my local bike shop and find a healthy selection of jerseys and shorts in colors I like and sizes that fit.
It's why Dirty Jane exists. We're here so you can find everything you need in one place.
With color options you love -- because, hell ya you want your kit to matchy-match. You're allowed to look good AND feel good while riding your bike.
It doesn't have to be one or the other.
So, I'm glad you're here, Jane. You inspire me to keep exploring and pushing boundaries.
And I hope you find what you need here. So you can enjoy the freedom of the ride in gear that makes you fly.