The "I got blown away by 2 ladies" thread was amusing, as I ride with women on some tough mountain rides. This past Saturday we did a ride of 73 miles with about 8000 feet of climbing. There were 6 strong women among the 17 riders. Here's Sarah, fastest woman there and crushed my soul, too.
Jane, sweet and friendly, can climb all day. That's urbanknight behind her.
Karen has completed the King of the Mountain series, 3 tough centuries.
Maria, fairly new to cycling, but learning fast.