Dinner in Abu Dhabi

By | October 29th, 2016|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation|

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be invited to Abu Dhabi just for dinner!  But about a week after arriving home from Rio I received an email from Brian Cookson, President of the UCI asking me if I was free for dinner on the 18th of October!  The invite was [...]

Success in Rio

By | September 22nd, 2016|Celebration, Motivation, MS, Racing|

All I can say is what a week in Rio!!!   I arrived on the 9th of September, two days after the games had started and was greeted by an excited Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin at the Paralympic Village.  It was wonderful to see the rest of the team and exciting to finally be [...]

A Week in Montichiari

By | August 19th, 2016|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends, Motivation|

It’s hard to believe that a week has gone by since we arrived in Montichiari for our pre-Rio camp. It has been a good week of getting over jet lag and getting into the final preparation for our ‘Road to Rio’. Actually when I think about it the last 4 years have flown by and [...]

Celebrating Success

By | June 22nd, 2016|Celebration, Motivation|

How many of us actually celebrate our success? I’m not talking about those big, life changing goals but the stepping stone goals along the way. Celebrating these successes is important and good for you because it reminds you of the reasons you set your major goal in the first place. I also believe it is [...]

Unexpected Journey

By | June 9th, 2016|Celebration, Motivation, Racing|

“You have too many lesions on your brain for someone your age. So basically you have MS, your life as you know it is over, so I would suggest you go home and put your affairs in order before you become incapacitated. Oh and this silly sport stuff you do, well you will never do [...]

Upper Austrian Tour

By | May 30th, 2016|Celebration, Friends, Motivation, Racing, Training|

What a great week of racing! Although there were only 4 trikes involved, this tour was an extremely valuable experience. I got to race with the fastest male trike rider in the world, Hans-Peter Durst from Dortmund, Germany. The lessons I learnt from riding right behind him were fantastic and although I wasn’t able to [...]

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, [...]