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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Chamonix, France (Day 27/31)🐄💩

We met cows upon our journey through France today. My trainer called every cow he met Daisy. That was easy to remember. We stopped and talked to one Daisy, but not too long as to not unduly interrupt our workout. One Daisy on the downhill return left us a present. How kind of her. 💩

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Chamonix, France (Day 26/31)🏅

I learned from my trainer today that I could have thighs like a silverback gorilla. I love this; this trainer needs to be my life coach, lovely New Zealander accent and all. The conversation could go something like this:

“Hey, writer! Do you want thighs like a silver back gorilla?”

“Oh boy, do I?!”

“Then hop on your bike, right-oh, and we’ll have you pounding your chest for bananas by New Year’s Eve.”

It could be a beautiful thing. 🦍🍌🥂

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– YouTube Interabled Couple (Day 22/31)♿

Did thirty minutes at my speed today watching one of my favorite YouTube channels: Squirmy and Grubs. They just made an exciting announcement today that they bought a house! I’ll leave a link to one of their favorite videos of  mine below. Squirmy (or Shane) is also a best selling author.

See you tomorrow for Day 23! We’re approaching the finish line fast.


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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Barcelona, Spain (Day 21/31)🇪🇸🚴‍♀️

Today marks three weeks! Hip, hip–hooray! And today’s spot was Barcelona, specifically along the Les Ferreres Aqueduct trail. We did 3:1 intervals around five times (I lost track). This means three minutes of fast pedaling, one minute rest. I worked up quite a sweat. 💦

With a three minute warm up and a four minute cool down, I got my thirty minutes. I hit the showers like the sweaty champ I am and will be eating veggie fajitas with my mermaid fin blanket like a true little athlete. 😉🧜

Join me tomorrow for Day 22. Ker-kaw! 🚴‍♀️


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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Colorado River (Day 17/31)🚴‍♀️🌊

Today was the Utah trainer again. She calls her fellow riders “warriors” and  uses phrases like “sweat confetti.” She also encourages us to appreciate the nature around us and to let go of the day’s stresses. I like her; she could be my fairy godmother life coach flying by on her bike.🧚‍♀️

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Encouraging Utah (Day 16/31)🚴‍♀️

This is the third time I believe I’ve done this workout. The trainer is very encouraging and passionate and inspires you to dig deep and keep pedaling–both in the moment and for the future. We need more people like her, handing out vegan candy and giving thumbs up freely.  🍬

Enjoy some pictures and see you tomorrow for Day 17! 🚴‍♀️



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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Kiwi Country 🇳🇿(Day 13/31)

New Zealand. One day I will visit. I’ll need be to be extradited though; I have a feeling I’ll never want to leave. It’s so beautiful! I hope it stays wild and free forever. 🏞️

Day 13 went very well. My quads continue to strengthen, my endurance is increasing. I’m continuing the challenge. See you tomorrow for our two week marker–Day 14! 🚴‍♀️🍂




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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Utah Ramblin’ (Day 12/31)🚴‍♀️🍂

We are nearing the halfway mark…which in this case would be 15.5 days, wouldn’t it?

Today we traveled to… Utah, again. I did about four hours or so of yard work today and needed an easier ride. My quads have been sore lately so I spun to get the lactic acid out (or so say my trainers) and recuperate a bit more. It was thirty minutes with a three minute warm up and a four minute cool down.

I saw plateaus, little bushes, little trees and a lot of rock. The ground reminded me of dry clay that someone scraped against with a giant scraper. The desert is a different place to be sure.

Join us tomorrow for Lucky Day 13. Ker-kaw!


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Author: October Cycling Challenge– (Day 11/31) Chamonix🇫🇷

Day 11–beautiful France. C’est magnifique. Rolling through the hills, taking on the forest, waving hi to Belle and the Beast…It felt good to be back on iFit after doing a couple of easier, recuperating days.

My trainer today was from New Zealand. He’s become a favorite trainer of mine. He says things like “please” when asking you to be at a certain cadence. But he also says phrases like “Let’s kill these hills!” and “Right-o!” I appreciate both his spunk and politeness. 😊👍

I cleaned like a fiend today. If I want to write and get the other part of this challenge accomplished (writing one chapter of my novel) I have to have a clean work environment. A clean, peaceful work area is a must for me. How about you? What kind of area is your work space?

Join us for Day 12 tomorrow. Twelve: the Twelve Apostles, the Twelve Days of Christmas, the Twelve Tacos I may eat tonight in reward. 🌮

Au revoir!


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Author: October Cycling Challenge– (Day 10/31)🚴‍♀️

Another 30 minutes, at my own speed, watching YouTube. Nothing too exciting today, focusing on recuperating but still moving a bit. Join us tomorrow for Day 11–back to iFit!

What country should we go to next? I was thinking Mars is nice this time of year. Maybe I’ll bring a good book to read…