That Cycling Chick's

Has made it! To NYC, NY.

$0.00 spent 
8600km cycled 

Today I am entering the no-man’s land: miles of flats and plains. The most exciting parts of my day will therefore surely be my morning and evening encounters.

I start the day with John. He is refurbishing the Olney Springs Country Mart after it closed when the investor...

It’s 8 o’clock and I am READY to hit the road. I am sooo proud of myself. Off I go!

At 8:01 I have a flat. The THIRD one in FOUR days. 9 weeks with no flats and - all of a sudden! - the Bike God remembers I’m in the neighbourhood? Serious?!

A fellow cyclist – on his way...

I am getting worse and worse at starting at a fitting hour in the morning. When we hook ourselves with Cynthia up to coffee and chatter, we are at it for hours… I leave *some* time before 1pm which, yes, will still get me to Pueblo but not necessarily in a dry state. T...

I spend most of my rest day with my new best pal – Cynthia – who’s putting me up for the night. She is the mother of one of Canon City’s CouchSurfers, Daniel. Dan being away on his own travels, he provides me with his mum’s phone number and suggests I hit her up. I cal...

I must have been really tired for I only emerge from bed at 9. I have slept for some 15 hours. Is it that I am about to hit the midpoint of my trip and my body knows that? Or sudden change of elevation? Otherwise, it must be my impending period.

Anyways, I am having so...

I leave Paul’s with James, Forrest and Rocky at 7:30. Today we’re going to hit the Hoosier Pass - the highest point on the Trans American bike trail – so we’re all eager to get it done and over with before it gets too hot.

Riding with the guys motivates me not to drag m...

My rest day is all about chilling with Paul (my Warm Showers host), catching up on my blog (unsuccessfully), meeting with James and his sons who are also staying at Paul’s tonight, going for a quick ride to Copper Mountain without my panniers (ah… sweet freedom!) and e...

Today I am experimenting with cycling and reading. A book. And yes, the two at the same time (thank you audibles!). And you know what? It’s working! Well... most of the times when there are no trucks passing me by and drowning the sound out.

The road is beautiful....

James gives me a lift to Granby – the nearest town with a bike shop. We cover some 80 kilometres in an hour which I find way too rapid. The views are magnificent but I only manage to get a brief glimpse before they disappear behind the speeding car. When in the saddle,...

Bob, the lovely host who put me up for the night in Riverside, has to leave early to get some work done before it gets unbearably hot and therefore, so do I. I am in the saddle - ready to work those kilometres - at 6:00am. There are quite some hills to climb and, unfor...

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