World Cup ~ Oostende, Belgium

By | May 21st, 2016|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation, Racing|

It was a fabulous weekend of racing on the coast of Belgium.  As one of the last hit outs before Rio where a large number of the athletes would be taking part, it was great to see where my training is at.  We had the largest contingent of trike riders in both the Men and [...]

Defy The Odds

By | April 25th, 2016|Celebration, Motivation, MS, Training|

2 Days ago on the 23rd of April I celebrated the 18th anniversary of my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. On that day a very uncaring neurologist told me that "my life as I knew it was over, go home put your affairs in order before you become incapacitated." He told me I would never do [...]

2015 The Year That Was

By | December 30th, 2015|Celebration, Charity, Motivation, Racing, Speaking, Training|

My last couple of blogs have been written with sadness in my heart, but this year has also been one of a number of huge highs to go along with those lows. With just a few days left in 2015 (where the heck did it go?) I thought I would write about those highs and [...]

Reflections

By | December 17th, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends|

I’m sitting here in San Francisco waiting for my last flight to get me back to Toronto for Christmas, people watching and wondering where everyone is going? Each airport I have been at in the last 20+ hours have been jam packed with people no doubt heading to spend the holiday season with loved ones, [...]

Africa At It’s Best

By | September 14th, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation|

Wow what a fabulous way to end our stay in South Africa than with a little sightseeing!  This morning most of the team were treated to a  flight in our hosts light plane like I had at the start of our time here.  Brian took each person that wanted to up for a ten minute [...]

World Cup – Road Race – Last Race for the Season!

By | September 12th, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Racing|

Being the last major race for the season I wanted to end it on a good note.  As I had been beaten by Jill Walsh USA at the World Championships in Switzerland I decided I had to ride this race a bit different.  Never one for being very good at tactics I really had to [...]

2015 Para Cycling World Championships ITT

By | July 30th, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Racing|

On my way to winning Gold Today was a day that I never thought would ever happen...winning my 3rd World Championship Individual Time Trial!  It just still, 10 hours later, seems surreal!  But it has happened and I couldn't be happier, I don't ever want this bubble to burst! I did wake up [...]

Unbelievable!

By | July 27th, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation, Training|

Arrived in Switzerland yesterday very tired and drained from the World Cup Road Race, had dinner and hit the sack.  This morning I had classification and then headed out on a ride by myself and found myself staring at mountains in the distance. I still have a hard time believing that I am really here! [...]

Road Race – Elzach World Cup

By | July 26th, 2015|Celebration, Motivation, Racing|

After a rest day on Saturday I had the road race today.  I really wasn't sure if I was looking forward to it or not as it was an extremely technical course with about 17 corners on it.  With 6 laps to do that meant that I was going to be doing 102 corners, not [...]

Riding Solo

By | July 2nd, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation, Training|

I have to admit that most of my riding is done with others.  This is a huge change from when I first started riding my trike.  I was slow, heavy and rode by myself, but then as I got lighter, fitter and started to become faster I was able to join group rides.  I absolutely [...]