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Day 11 – breaking from the pack

The house through the night was deathly silent, as the team had collapsed exhausted from the crazed twenty hour day. Once people started to stir the sprint for the one bathroom commenced, but in such a cool, slightly run down … Continue reading

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Day 10 – San Francisco Passage

The morning started bright and breezy at 4.15am, when one of our fellow riders battered down our door to check we were up. A cafe con leche and a cheese and ham sandwich later, the bikes were on the road … Continue reading

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Day 8 – into the heart of the beast

The day started early as usual and by 7am we already has a few k’s under our wheels, as we meandered out of Iquique, heading to Copiapo to spend some time with the full race teams, mechanics and press. The … Continue reading

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Day 7 – sand gallore!!!

Just landed into Antofagasta after another twelve hour day – and what a day it was! We left Iquique in the early hours and managed to get ahead of the racers up on the sand flats before they crossed. There … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Rest Day – phew!

Last night the thought of a rest day was just a cop out, but by mid morning I totally understand why the whole race takes it. Four days and near 1,400 racing miles really takes a toll on your body … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Vic

So as you may have remembered, we found Vics bike abandoned, laying on it’s side half way into the lane of the incoming traffic, twenty feet past boulders that had bounced into the path of one of the worlds highest … Continue reading

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Day 4 – what in the world…!

It’s 1.58am and we arrived to our beds 45 minutes ago! Three hours ago I could have sworn I was going to loose the fingers in my right hand to frostbite and two hours ago really believed, as did the … Continue reading

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