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Cher’s Training tips and thoughts for her trip to Cycle Across America

Jamaica Blue: A Perfect Cafe for Auckland Cyclists

Jamaica Blue: A Perfect Cafe for Cyclists On my training ride to Cycle Across America today I stopped at my favorite cafe, Jamaica Blue , near the Airport in Auckland. This cafe certainly knows how to take care of its … Continue reading

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Auckland Cycle Across America 2013 Training

Training for a trip across America is almost as much an adventure as the actual road trip. You meet great people along the way You go to places you may never have visited You ride up hills that you thought … Continue reading

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The Hills Are My Friends….Maybe

The Hills Are My Friends….Maybe My first two days cycling across America I will encounter some “smuckin” big hills. Many would call them mountains but I prefer to call them hills.  Hills evoke more of a diminutive stretch of road. … Continue reading

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Blindfolded Bicycle Tire Changing Competition

We did it.  We had a “Change Off”.  After setting everything out we got to work changing tire, after tire, after tire.  We certainly were tired.  (Pun definitely intended). With a blind folded tire changing time of 5 minutes 21 … Continue reading

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Tire Changing Mise-en-place.

I promised details of the blindfolded Tire Changing Competition.  However, before I share the final result I need to tell you a wee bit more about Tyre changing (British spelling for you Yanks) Mise-en-place. Let’s say you’re going down the road … Continue reading

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Tire Changing Unleashed

Tire Changing Unleashed Okay, I am occasionally a dunce.  However, I’ve just discovered that not only am I occasionally a dunce, I can also be a SUPER DUNCE.  Tire Changing is not only hard, it’s a down right ‘pain in … Continue reading

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All The Best Intention

All The Best Intentions Today I had wanted to do a “good” training ride along the waterfront along Tamaki Drive.  However, playing around with this web site got the better of me so I hopped on my borrowed wind trainer … Continue reading

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Just less than a month to go

Just less than a month to go It seems like just yesterday that Linda and I sent our deposit into Woman’s Tours, however, that was last January.  This morning, while working on this site, I took sharp notice of the … Continue reading

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