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TD 2019 Day 1-3 This is crazy!!

Holy smokes!!!!!


So I knew this would be challenging beyond what I could imagine and it really is!!


A super quick blog as want to get some sleeps and get off early tomorrow.


So Iโ€™ve been riding 50 ish miles but my aim is 90. Tyres have been an issue but hoping this has been reaolved this evening. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป


Bear anxiety has made me avoid the wild camping but aware I just need to get braver and face this fear. Itโ€™s just as Iโ€™m riding solo and the world is scary in the dark, but I just have to face it! ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป


Day 1 ๐Ÿ’š 52.9 miles


Setting off was super exciting...


Only 15 miles in and the tyres troubles started!! A rude awakening of how scary it is to be fixing punctures in bear country, in a downpour on my tod until a couple of guys who where touring sat and made a coffee whilst I got sorted. Boy did I love them for that!!! The coffee was good to. ๐Ÿ˜โ˜•๏ธ


Picnic armed with bear spray! Itโ€™s so surreal to think theres bears around me! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ณ

My fave part of the day, Iโ€™m scared of bridges and heights but loved riding this even if I couldnโ€™t look down! ๐Ÿคฃ

This area is stunning beautiful!!

Day 1 was adrenaline and anxiety filled, I always knew Iโ€™d need to settle into the ride in the first week. That evening I was desperate for company at the campsite, I just wanted to chat and have a giggle and I came upon Michael. So happy to chat about shared bear fears, life and silly chat, we rode the first bit together before I headed off on the hardcore koko pass and he went the touring way.


Day 2 ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š 55 miles, went off route 3 times and had to back track ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ


Koko started like this and got progressively worse for miles!

It was so hard, but I was just so grateful to be able to face the challenge and smash it. 2 and a half years ago I couldn't even lift my arms high enough to put on my dressing gown properly and this day I pushed a fully loaded firefly up a steep Rocky Mountain pass for miles. My miracle. ๐Ÿ˜

Day 3 ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š 51 miles


So I slept in a cabin on the summit, kinda scary on my own but also a wonderful experience. ๐Ÿ˜

A magical morning view. ๐Ÿ˜Š

After a scary Koko decent the ride was blissful ๐Ÿ˜Š


Good to know Iโ€™m on route ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

This made me giggle in Fernie ๐Ÿคฃ

Loving the moody sky


So I am hoping to pick up my mileage going forward now. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป


I have always been motivated to complete the TD in whatever duration it needed but tonight I found out that 2 girls have picked me as there favourite female rider. I canโ€™t tell you how touched this made me feel I proper felt all emotional and defo want to smash this all the more now. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฉ


Not sure if this will work but doing short videos.....

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJe3CstXq6arrl6G2WaoCOQ

That hopefully is the link to them!?


Sending positive energy to you all ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ซโœจ


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