Gravel Girl

My Bay of Fires

Bike rider climbing gravel road hill in forest.

I can hear birds chirping, sunset is coming soon. I’m trying to find the energy to go take a shower but my legs are burning from today’s ride. I’m laughing about Kevin (Captain “O”) .. twice on our trip in Tasmania we’ve run into a gate with signs that change our direction. How sad he …

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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

More from Western Australia by Gravel Girl. To tell you the story of this adventure seems to be my norm. It started when Kevin said it would be easy. “Two hours, maybe less. A rails to trails bike ride. 1,500 feet of gain in 25 miles. Starting and ending in Nannup, cutting through a National …

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Breakups…

As Team Dirty Freehub leaves the town of 1770 for Western Australia, Gravel Girl had these thoughts.  “My heart aches as we drive the route back to civilization, to Bundaberg airport. A kangaroo jumps in front of the car, Kevin swerves and avoids it. This seems to be an unsuccessful effort to keep us from …

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Comfortably Numb

by Gravel Girl / April 19th, 2015 I am at that level of exhaustion that can only be created by some absurd sports event.  I want to shut my eyes but I know that I need another glass of water along with another mound of food. The lights from inside the trailer cast odd shadows, leaving …

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