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 [...]

Holidays are the Hardest

By | April 1st, 2013|BLOG, Family|

Today while speaking with my family in Canada I was reminded about how far removed I am from them!  It is on holidays like this Easter weekend that I miss them the most.  It's those family gatherings where they are all together for dinner, with everyone trying to help out and probably causing more problems than [...]

Daily Video’s from the Red Ride

By | March 9th, 2013|BLOG, Charity, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Our fearless leader Bade, who not only put the course together and rode it each day with us even though he had a very bad crash in December and probably shouldn't have done the amount that he actually did, spent each night, once we had stopped riding, putting a video together of the day.  I am [...]

Change How You See the World

By | February 20th, 2013|Family, Friends, Motivation|

Today I received an email from my Aunt Rheta and Uncle Bob in Canada.  The email was short and simple and said  "This is a wonderful, thought-provoking, one minute clip.  Full of wisom...and very brief.  It's not a joke, it's not religious, it's not political.  It's just special."  And oh how right they were.  So [...]

The Right Attitude

By | January 4th, 2013|Family, Friends, Motivation, MS|

While growing up I think I probably heard from every adult in my life that "if you have the right attitude you can do anything".  This wasn't just from my parents but teachers as well.  I think as kids we all just roll our eyes at what is said to us by the adults and [...]