Courage – Rowing an Ocean

By | June 4th, 2014|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS|

Back on the 29th of December 2012, I wrote a blog about my friend Tim Spiteri, it was titled Tim's Voyage - Madness on the Sea.  At the time Tim was about to embark on a journey rowing with 7 others across the Atlantic Ocean.  They were hoping to break the world record for the [...]

All Things Cycling in WA

By | March 31st, 2014|BLOG, Friends, Motivation, Racing, Speaking|

The last week and a half has been extremely busy, first with a trip to Port Hedland, the gateway to the Pilbara in Western Australia.  I was invited up to be an Ambassador for Bike Week up there and to speak to the local kids about all things Paralympic and bicycle safety.  I was up [...]

2014 Racing Season Begins

By | March 17th, 2014|BLOG, Friends, Motivation, Racing|

Last Wednesday I headed north from Melbourne to go to Bathurst NSW to compete in the 2nd round of the National Para-Cycling Series.  I had missed the first round because the Fitzroy Mega Swim had been on the same weekend.  I was really looking forward to my first serious racing of the year and what [...]

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 [...]

St.Kilda Cycling Club’s Women’s Weekend

By | November 22nd, 2013|BLOG, Friends, Training|

Last weekend I attended my first social/riding experience with SKCC (St. Kilda Cycling Club).  I had switched clubs in August because I had been riding with a number of the women on a regular basis and it was much closer to my home.  But because I have been away so much for the last few [...]

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 [...]

Gratitude

By | July 29th, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation|

Wikipedia says that "Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive."  Well yesterday I certainly was grateful to friends, acquaintances, even people I did not know and very appreciative of the Northcote Social Club for their generous donation. The Northcote Social [...]