Cycling jargon gets in the way of story about transgender athlete
“Jillian Bearden, first female transgender cyclist to ride in a pro peloton in the U.S., emerges as beacon for other transathletes,” Aug. 7 news story.
Your otherwise uplifting story about cyclist Jillian Bearden was marred somewhat by the use of unexplained jargon. For example, what is a “peloton” or a “criterium race”? Does a “lactate threshold” involve the production of milk? How does one produce “wattage” on a personal basis?
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