Goodbye Italy, But Hello Life

By | June 26th, 2017|Celebration, Friends, Motivation|

What an amazing two and a half weeks I had in Italy.  Although I must say that it all didn't go according to plan, but what ever does?!   I have learnt that Charles R Swindoll author of  The Grace Awakening was so right when he said "We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we [...]

Life as a Cyclist

By | June 8th, 2017|BLOG, Friends, Racing, Training|

After leaving the team in Belgium, I travelled to Dortmund, Germany with Hannah Dines of Scotland.  We drove her car, which is a right hand drive car on the right hand side of the road.  Talk about weird!  But it is amazing how you can get used to something, now I will just have to [...]

Living Now

By | April 18th, 2017|BLOG, Friends, Motivation, Speaking|

Most people plan for the future, worry about what they’ve done wrong in the past, but forget about living in the now.  We get distracted with yesterday and tomorrow and end up missing amazing moments that are right here in front of us in the present.  The past and future don’t exist today, so start [...]

A New Best Friend

By | March 4th, 2017|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends|

Growing up mom was always there. She was the one who got us up in the morning for school, made sure we had a good breakfast and were ready to go. She was the person who cooked us dinner and made my sister Cindy eat her peas!!! (Cindy hated peas!) Even though mom was a [...]

2016 A Year of Highs and Lows

By | December 31st, 2016|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends, Motivation, Racing, Training|

Well 2016 has come and gone with some amazing highs and some really sad lows. I never thought that a year could be such a roller coaster. But life is funny like that, you never really know what is around the next corner in our ever changing lives. But it is how we end up [...]

10 Days Until Rio

By | August 30th, 2016|BLOG, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Well I have been in Italy for 2 and a half weeks so far and this morning I farewelled the rest of the team as they headed to Rio.  Stuart Tripp (hand cyclist) and I are the only two riders left in Italy with an amazing team around us, Lia - physio, Nick - coach [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cologne Classic 2016

By | May 17th, 2016|Friends, Motivation, Racing|

On Friday we travelled from Belgium to Germany to take part in the Cologne Classic, which was also the German National Championships. The weather was fantastic when we arrived in the town of Frechen where we were staying. However on Saturday morning the change in the weather was drastic! We went from a beautiful 25 [...]

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, [...]