Arthur’s Pass

Today was a big day.

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920m?! that’s almost a kilometer in the sky!

I cycled to the top of Arthur’s Pass, and then some.

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Sweat & sunscreen & smiles.

I picked a wildflower at the tippy top and put it behind my ear & did a little dance, just for myself. Because that is tradition now.

Big hills call for big celebrations.

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CAN YOU SEE HOW STEEP THIS WAS, THOUGH.

AND IT WASN’T EVEN CLOSE TO THE TOP.

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I am #solofemaletouringcyclist #POET #feminist on wheels, hear me roar!!!

Ah shucks, the photos will never do it justice.

The whole way up I could hear the mountain river rushing below. Waterfalls poured out of the hills.

I’m buggered.

… in the best possible way. In an I-can’t-believe-I-actually-cycled-up-to-Arthur’s-Pass kind of way.

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DEATH’S CORNER

I may or may not have braved death to make it to the top.

*ahem*

Cycle touring is serious business.

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But the mountains.

It was worth it for the mountains.

(and all the encouragement people shouted to me from their cars! Thank you, kind strangers!)

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I am so totally my mother’s daughter.

Here’s to making it to the top of big hills.

And here’s to sore legs. Because I am definitely going to be feeling this tomorrow.

Sleep calls.

over and out,

d

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7 thoughts on “Arthur’s Pass

  1. *ahem* I’m quite glad that you may (not?) have braved death to make it to the top. (-;

    or down the other side for that matter — I can only imagine how fast that descent must have been.

    sending lots of love and hugs.

    xoxoxo

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