Be Grateful

By | May 20th, 2015|Family, Friends, Motivation|

This morning after my ride with the St. Kilda Cycling Club ladies I was driving along the beach and thinking about how grateful I was for my life.  This was brought home to me this afternoon when after sending a message to a number of girlfriends I received a reply from one of them that [...]

2014 Comes to an End

By | December 31st, 2014|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends|

As I sit here with a glass of wine to celebrate the last day of 2014, I'm reflecting on the year that was.  For me it was a fantastic year with many highs throughout the year.  For others it was a year of sadness, heartache and the unknown. Our world has been a place of [...]

Road Race – World Para Cycling Championships

By | September 2nd, 2014|BLOG, Family, Friends, Motivation, Racing|

Today was the last day of the 2014 World Para Cycling Championships and it was also my last ride of the competition in the Road Race.  I had such a good ride during the ITT that I didn't think it would be possible to have two perfect rides!  I knew that the day was going [...]

Next Stop 2014 World Para Cycling Championships

By | August 18th, 2014|BLOG, Family, Friends, Training|

I thought I had better write a bit about what I have been up to!  I left Segovia, Spain 3 weeks ago and headed to Toronto via Frankfurt.  I have spent the last 3 weeks not only in full training mode getting ready for the World Para Cycling Championships, but also visiting with family and [...]

Fitzroy Mega Swim Over for Another Year

By | March 2nd, 2014|Celebration, Charity, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS|

For an event that was supposed to be a one off event way back in 2011, the 14th Annual 24 Hour Mega Swim at the Fitzroy Pool went off without a hitch! It was probably the coldest and wettest swim we have had in 14 years.  Usually we are battling the heat and sun, so this [...]

Australia Day Honours

By | January 28th, 2014|BLOG, Celebration, Charity, Family, Friends, MS|

A few months ago I received a letter from the Secretary of the  Order of Australia on behalf of the Governor-General to inform me that I was being considered for the award of the Member of the Order of Austrlaia in the General Division within the Australian Honours System.  This would mean that I would [...]

Rider Safety

By | December 29th, 2013|BLOG, Family, Friends, Motivation, Training|

In the last week it has hit me really hard about safety while we are cycling.  In the last 24 hours there has been one cyclist killed in Tasmania, a young female rider hit a parked car at Safety Beach and yesterday 2 men in their 20's decided it would be fun to drive along Beach Road [...]

Home

By | October 5th, 2013|BLOG, Family, Friends, Motivation|

After my short, busy time in Toronto visiting with family and friends I started to think about the word "Home". On one hand I was saying that I was 'home' while visiting and then on the other hand I was heading 'home', to Australia. So what really is home? I have heard it said that [...]

First Week of Holidays

By | September 11th, 2013|BLOG, Family, Friends|

I can't believe how fast my time at home is going. But in saying that I have jam packed things in that I need to do in two weeks. Retrospectively I probably should have stayed a bit longer as it is really hard to catch up with everyone. Home base has been with my mom [...]

Choices, Challenges and Outcomes

By | July 21st, 2013|Charity, Family, Friends, Speaking|

What choices did you make today?  We all makes choices in our lives on a daily if not hourly basis and most of those choices then challenge us to either do the right or wrong thing which will ultimately affect outcomes of our lives. This weekend I made a number of choices, one of those [...]