A Cheese-Based Strategy to Travelling Light…

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My friend Anna (of A Night Outside fame) is about to head off to ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route – 2,700 miles along the Rocky Mountains from Banff, Canada, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico.

She has very little mountain biking experience and, in her own words, little interest in bikes or gear… So this will be a learning experience in every sense. Her approach to trying to travel light is based on cheese rather than titanium, and she has just started posting on her new blog, Confessions of a Small Girl, about failed bike maintenance courses, hoping to see/not see bears, and the very real risk of getting caught nipping out of the tent wearing only knickers.

Here are some pictures of Anna from a recent ride along the Ridgeway, testing out her Surly Troll.

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Good Luck Anna….!

Here’s her first post: A Cheese Based Strategy to Travelling Light

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  1. Just wanted to say thanks for your advice about the Camino!
    We had a wicked time, the recommendation to the bike shop in Santiago was great, having them packed up there was so easy and saved us loads of headache.
    I blogged too, 500 miles, 2 wheels | A journey on the Camino Frances https://hazellodge2014.wordpress.com/
    Of you fancy a trip down memory lane
    Thanks again

    • Ah, awesome! Glad the recommendation helped – I will take a look at your blog! Will be heading down through France to Spain over the next few months so will be some good inspiration of what awaits again!

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