Get to know the Ovarian Psycos – Alejandra Ocasio

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Alejandra is currently the Right Ovary for the Spring Season – 2013
  • Name/Ova Alias: Fo/Focasio
  • Your Bici’s Name/Alias: La Suavecita

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    First Ride: Spooky Sabbath Ride
  • Born and Raised: Born in Sacramento, raised in San Diego and Chicago
  • Day job/night job: Lifelong Student/Tutor at Academia Semillas del Pueblo, 
  • First ride: Spooky Sabbath Ride
  • Reason(s) for joining: I kept hearing about these badass muxeres putting in mad work in the community. How could I not wanna join! But what kept me cuming back was the good energy and the sense of sisterhood I got being around all these womyn. 
  • Best and worst experience from a ride: Best: My first luna ride. Like nothing I ever experienced. Worst: No bad experiences so far 44275_955248058131_8047470_n
  • What have you accomplished/hope to accomplish: I hope to get more in tuned with my bike and her needs and to get more and more muxeres out in the streets on their bicis
  • Words of wisdom: Take care 562936_433432376700290_562629348_nof yourself (emotionally, physically, mentally). Short, simple, to thepoint. My mom always says it. Still trying to figure out how to actually do it.

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  • The best thing about being a Muxer: Being able to be a badass and look cute while I’m at it. 
  • My favorite form of hydration: Water all day every day
  • My Ovarian Psyco sisters are: Strong, Amazing, Beautiful, Hilarious
  • Best way to get rid of cramps: Lots of Sleep, Water and Exercise. 
  • My bike is (my): weapon577231_10151487134538289_773392918_n

Get to Know the Ovas–Ashes!

AshElvira is left/right Ovary for the Winter season!

    • Name/Ova Alias: Ashes, Elvira, AshElvira
    • Your bici’s name/alias: Red (70’s Raliegh)
    • Born and raised: Monterrey Park, East Los ❤
    • Day job/night job: Part time drug dealer :P(legally), full time ova ❤
    • First ride: Luna ride almost 2 years ago! seems like yesterday…
    • Reason(s) for joining/staying: there are so many but to sum it up.. the
strong Mujeres, cycling, the excitement and good energy from all the riders.

    • Best and worst experience from a ride: my best experience was my first experience of an ovarian Luna ride, ill never forget ^.^ Xela had her accident that same night which also made it the scariest experience
    • What have you accomplished/hope to accomplish: A whole year and some of spreading bici love with these inspiring women ❤ hope to help heal our mamas with cycling
  • Words of wisdom: “Lack of proper recognition of your own value is always
    harmful and can lead to a state of mental, emotional and spiritual paralysis”

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  • The best thing about being a Muxer: the ability to be strong and wild while being compassionate.
  • My favorite form of hydration: yerba mate;)
  • My Ovarian Psyco sisters are: hard working wombyn!
  • Best way to get rid of cramps: Te de manzanilla
  • My bike is my: freedom machine

Get to Know the Ovarian Psycos–Maryann Sunhands!

  • Name/Ova Alias: La Sunhands
  • Your bici’s name/alias: R.I.P. Soul Rider
  • Born and Raised In: east side of the river
  • Day Job(s)/Night Job(s): funemployed!
  • First Ovarian Psyco ride: Luna ride
  • Reason(s) for joining/staying: the amazing females who enjoyed biking just as much as me
  • Best and worst experience on a ride: I’ve been blessed not to have a “bad” experience thus far…best experience would be the ride back from our beachin’ bike ride! Awesome feeling of accomplishment
  • What have you accomplished/still hope to accomplish as Ovarian Psycos? I am a female that is becoming more bike savvy and hope to become a better biker!
  • Words of wisdom: never be that person to sit in your own pity and take every experience as a learning one and if you can’t do that, take your emotions out on your bike

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• The best thing about being a MUXER is bleeding for 7 days and not dying!
• My favorite form of hydration is agua!
• My Ovarian Psyco sisters are my better half♥
• Best way to get rid of cramps is warm tea and some Buddha.
• My bike is my motivator!

Get to Know the Ovarian Psycos–Maryann Aguirre

    • Name/Alias/Ova nickname: Maryann Aguirre a.k.a. La Fingers (Est. Dec 7th, 2011)
    • Your Bici’s Name: Ray Ray (she’s a Raleigh :D)
    • Born/Raised: Born in Boyle Heights, Raised in Mexicali, El Sereno, Lincoln Heights, Lynwood, Norwalk, Fontana and currently residing back home in Boyle Heights.
    • Day/Night Job(s): Day Jobs: #1 Full-Time Momma of a 4 year old, mi LeahSol ❤ chau! Day Job #2: Administrative Associate at local Non-profit, InnerCity Struggle. Night Jobs: Board Member at Corazon Del Pueblo and, of course, core collective member with my Ovas 🙂 ahoo!
    • 1st Ride: Pasadena City College to Union Station Luna Ride 🙂
    • Reasons for joining: Developing and solidifying sisterhood with the other womyn, awesome exercise + mental and spiritual growth
      • Worst Experience: Proud to say there hasn’t been any REAL bad experience – except for Novembers Luna Ride this creeper who stopped traffic behind him and was slooowly following all the ladies as we rode -__- not cool! But other than that, I have yet to experience anything really bad happen.
    • What have you accomplished? Solidifying the bond the collective core has among one another. Getting a lot of new riders out on rides & more womyn coming out on rides and keep them coming back!
    • Hope to accomplish: Possibly different Ova chapters in other counties, communities and even states, longer distant rides, more womyn coming out. And currently in the works: Seed Psyco rides for the kiddies 🙂
    • Words of wisdom: In the words of my little seed and her favorite movie – “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming” – only in this case…just keep pedaling!!!

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Best part about being a muxer is: Pssh…uhh…EVERYTHING!! The fact that I can push a child out of my vag. The fact that I can be the little “homemaker” yet still proud to be able to organize, solidify and mobilize. (Never alone though…of course)

Favorite form of hydration is: Water, baby!

My Ovarian Psyco sisters: are not only my Ova sisters but las homies, homegirls and best friends

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Best way to get rid of cramps 

is: Hot tea, water, someone who knows how to give a bomb a** massage!!

My bike is: The balance that keeps me moving.

Get to Know the Ovarian Psycos– Andi Xoch

Left Ovary–Fall 2011 Season ❤

    • Name/Alias : Andi Xoch a.k.a La Black Bird
    • Your Bici Name: Palomita
    • Born/Raised: Mexico City/ Highland Park
    • Day/Night Job(s): Silk Screen Printer/ Workshop Conductor @ Self Help Graphics/ Live Art/ Hustler.
    • 1st Ride: The 1st Luna Ride : Luna Death Ride
    • Reasons for joining: Great exercise/ friendship/ and healing
    • Worst Experience: Sister Ova Xela’s accident on the first Luna Ride was F’n scary! Reminded us that cycling is no joke !
    • What have you accomplished: Keeping our collective Strong and Growing . Hope to accomplish: Longer distance rides/ Bike Shop (mobil?) / mentoring program.

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Best part about being a muxer is Our motherly/ nurturing instincs with everything we do.

Favorite form of hydration is Coconut Juice Baby

Best way to get rid of cramps is a hot bath ,

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My Ovarian Psyco sisters
are the modern day charrass hahahaha

My bike is my weapon , my outlet, my partner in crime !

Get to Know the Ovarian Psycos–Mayra

    • Name/Ova Alias: Mayra
    • Your bici’s name/alias: La Bici blue
      • Born and Raised In: Huntington Park/Walnut Park/ South Gate!!!!!
      • Day Job(s)/Night Job(s): Multimedia Tech/Bad Ass 24/7
      • First Ovarian Psycos ride: The seed-bombing ride. We met up at Placita Olvera last year. Overall it was such an eye opening experience, that I knew right there and then that I was HOOKED!
      • Reason(s) for joining/staying: Sisterhood
      • Best and worst experience on a ride: Best experience was seeing women who hadn’t been on a bike in XX amount of years totally having a blast. Also, I love that fact that through the rides, I have been discovering parts of LA I have never seen. Worst: When some guys took over the ride during our suicide awareness ride. I got pissed, not because they were guys, but it was OUR ride. Peeps need to respect and help find a solution together. Not be all quick to “take over” the situation.
  • What have you accomplished/ still hope to accomplish as Ovarian Psycos? I hope we can bring more bike awareness throughout LA. One day there will be bike lanes in all our neighborhoods.
  • Words of wisdom: What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

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The best thing about being a MUXER is being strong to overpower all.

My favorite form of hydration is an iced cold mexi pepsi.

Best way to get rid of cramps is eating lots of fruit and not drinking ANY caffeine .

My Ovarian Psyco sisters are some ass kicking womyn.

My bike is a party on wheels.