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Biking (and Baking) with Anna Barrett 

August 11, 2014
Biking (and Baking) with Anna Barrett

Anna Barrett is a 25 year old trail runner and multi-sporter. Her running partner is her pooch, Jay, but when she's not hitting the pavement she's out mountain biking (and possibly fueled by her dark ghana chocolate obsession…)

I grew up in…
Ngahinapouri.

I am reading…
Nothing at the moment, my flat seems to be addicted to MKR so reading is on hold.

People tell me I am…
Crazy.

My life is linked to the cycling world because…
I wanted to do the Coast to Coast longest day so I needed to buy a bike, I also thought that there must be something fun about it if so many people ride!

My favourite cycling story to tell around the dinner table is…
How terrible the first cycle of the C2C was, throwing up, losing all the bunches and my game plan gone in the first hour.

A typical working day for me involves…
Cycling before work and seeing the sunrise (best part of the day) then I work as a project manager at a solar power company. Sometimes we head over to the Redwoods after work for some nightime mountain biking followed by Burger Fuel, yummo.

More cycling goodness here!

When I get spare time, I…
Bake delicious goodies. Enjoy the Mount with friends. Stretch. Annoy my dog. Watch Coro.

Over time, my list of injuries now includes…
Im pretty good, I do get little niggles that will hang around for a while but I'll slow down to make sure they don't get worse. I did get a really sore ITB while training for the C2C but I moved my seat down on my bike and the pain went away :)

If I could ride anywhere tomorrow, I'd go… / Because…
To Pauanui because I have a family back there.

If I could go out for a ride with anyone, it would be… / Because…
Heather Logie because she is an amazing mountain biker and friend.