Author Topic: Ultra cyclings Alexandera Houchin  (Read 664 times)

Phil W

Ultra cyclings Alexandera Houchin
« on: February 18, 2020, 12:32:26 pm »

fboab

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Re: Ultra cyclings Alexander Houchin
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 01:23:47 pm »
Could you at least spell her name correctly?
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Phil W

Re: Ultra cyclings Alexandera Houchin
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 01:28:41 pm »
Could you at least spell her name correctly?

That was auto correct before anyone gets uppity about name spelling. Now corrected the bloody auto correct.

Re: Ultra cyclings Alexandera Houchin
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 01:29:34 pm »
thanks what a great read.

Re: Ultra cyclings Alexandera Houchin
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2020, 02:18:12 pm »
Yes, thanks Phil!

Edit:  Her blog looks worth following, too.

Re: Ultra cyclings Alexandera Houchin
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2020, 05:17:58 pm »

Re: Ultra cyclings Alexandera Houchin
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2020, 08:25:01 pm »
Beautiful, humbling and inspiring.
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Re: Ultra cyclings Alexandera Houchin
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2020, 07:23:13 am »
Alexandera came across really well on the Bikes or Death podcast just after her Tour Divide success

https://bikesordeath.com/ep-16-alexandra-houchin/

fboab

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Re: Ultra cyclings Alexandera Houchin
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2020, 01:04:44 pm »
She does that whole 'if I can do it, anybody can' thing which really pisses me off.

Y'know what, take some credit. You're special, with special talent. You've overcome some major obstacles. You're not some ordinary woman, and no, not everybody can do it, and even those who could, often don't. You did. That's worth celebrating.
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Re: Ultra cyclings Alexandera Houchin
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2020, 03:14:29 pm »
Fboab, I agree but I do think that some people don’t realise how hard they work and how different.

Also if they believe the everyone can do it then they are still “normal”. Whereas we all agree she is not normal and has an incredible drive which in a middle class family would probably put her into Olympic territory.

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Re: Ultra cyclings Alexandera Houchin
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2020, 06:54:39 pm »
Only half-way thru that article, but what a story, what a character!

(and nice to see an ultra-racer riding around without a h**m*t ... )
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