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 [...]

WOW a Great Couple of Weeks!

By | June 16th, 2015|Friends, Motivation, Speaking, Training|

I have to say that as busy as I am I love my life and the last couple of weeks have really brought that home to me! It started with a mini-camp with my wonderful friend and team-mate Alex Green. Alex and I used to row together and it was her insistence that I come [...]

Giving Back and Opening Ceremonies

By | August 28th, 2014|BLOG, Motivation, Speaking, Training|

The people here in Greenville have been absolutely AMAZING!  I don't think that there has been a day go by where we haven't been stopped walking near the hotel and either asked what we were all about or wishing us well.  We even had one lady the other night want to pay for our frozen [...]

2014 Australian National Road Para Cycling Championships

By | May 12th, 2014|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation, Racing, Speaking|

This years National Para Cycling Championships were once again held in Echuca, Victoria, this past weekend and although later than last year it certainly didn't stop people from taking part.  The Championships were supposed to have been held in April but the UCI had set the Para Track World's on the same weekend in Mexico, so [...]

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 [...]

MS Ashes Trek

By | December 28th, 2013|Charity, MS, Speaking|

Australia is crazy for the game of Cricket.  In fact right now we are in the midst of "The Ashes", a series of 5 games or Tests as they are called, against England.  The Ashes have been played since 1882 and just recently Australia  won their 32nd Ashes by winning the first 3 of 5 [...]

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 [...]

The Pilbara – A Fascinating Place to Visit

By | May 4th, 2013|Friends, Motivation, Speaking|

Months ago a friend of mine Kellie had called me from Port Hedland in Western Australia, known as The Pilbara and asked me if I would be willing to come and be a mentor for a program she wanted to start up.  I've known Kellie for a number of years through our swim squad at the [...]

MS Celebrity Red Ride

By | February 28th, 2013|Charity, Motivation, MS, Speaking, Training|

The MS Celebrity Red Ride starts tomorrow and because I am not only riding a small portion of it but also helping with the Media and Press throughout the week, I headed down to Torquay with Bade Stapleton (Connect Sport Australia) to set things up for the riders who would be arriving later this afternoon. [...]

The Big Swim

By | January 29th, 2013|Friends, Motivation, MS, Racing, Speaking|

On Saturday I flew up to Sydney compliments of MS Research Australia (MSRA)  to take part in The Big Swim.  The charity partner of the swim was MSRA and I had been asked to not only swim but speak at a fundraising lunch for the 'Kiss Goodbye to MS' campaign. The swim was from Palm [...]