Becoming an Elite Para Cyclist – Part 5

By | November 22nd, 2015|BLOG, MS, Racing, Training|

This is the last instalment of my 5 part series on what I deal with on a daily basis in order to train and compete as an Elite Para Cyclist. I love racing, in fact if truth be known racing to me is much more fun than training. I love the fact that I get [...]

Becoming an Elite Para Cyclist – Part 3

By | November 15th, 2015|BLOG, Motivation, MS, Racing, Training|

I’ve now written about a couple of symptoms that I have to deal with such as heat intolerance and balance issues, but I think that one of the most debilitating symptoms is fatigue. Now I know a lot of people will say, ‘but I get tired too’. Unfortunately this type of MS fatigue is a [...]

Becoming an Elite Para Cyclist – Part 1

By | November 10th, 2015|BLOG, MS, Racing, Training|

Being a cyclist can be a tough gig for anyone, those that are training to race or just those trying to stay fit. Most of us do the early morning training before family and work commitments, or sometimes just because there are bunch rides that we love to do for the social aspect with the [...]

On The Road Again

By | September 6th, 2015|BLOG, Racing, Training|

Every time I leave the house to go to a competition whether it be in Australia or Internationally that Willie Nelson song pops into my head “On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again” and further on in the song "Goin' places that I've never been, Seein' things that I may [...]

Unbelievable!

By | July 27th, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation, Training|

Arrived in Switzerland yesterday very tired and drained from the World Cup Road Race, had dinner and hit the sack.  This morning I had classification and then headed out on a ride by myself and found myself staring at mountains in the distance. I still have a hard time believing that I am really here! [...]

1st stop-World Cup – Elzach, Germany

By | July 19th, 2015|Motivation, Racing, Training|

Last Wednesday I headed from Melbourne to Europe to compete at the 3rd Para Cycling World Cup and then move on to the World Para Cycling Championships.  After meeting with the rest of the Australian Para Cycling team in Singapore we then flew to Zurich where we picked up the trucks and vehicles for the [...]

Riding Solo

By | July 2nd, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation, Training|

I have to admit that most of my riding is done with others.  This is a huge change from when I first started riding my trike.  I was slow, heavy and rode by myself, but then as I got lighter, fitter and started to become faster I was able to join group rides.  I absolutely [...]

Choosing a Positive Outlook

By | May 17th, 2015|Motivation, MS, Training|

There are times in life when things can just get you down.  For the last 6 weeks I have been battling with what started out as a head cold and turned into a sinus infection.  Unfortunately for me any type of infection can have an affect on my MS, so the last 6 weeks have [...]

Life Never Stops

By | May 5th, 2015|Celebration, Motivation, Racing, Training|

It's been a while since my last blog.  In fact it has been almost 2 months but that certainly doesn't mean that life has stopped.  In fact life has been busier than ever! I think the main thing that has gone on in my life is that I finally finished writing, editing and approving my [...]

Optimists Unite

By | February 1st, 2015|Charity, Motivation, Training|

Friday morning I went to an amazing breakfast meeting.  It was with a group of people who are amazing Optimists.  People from all types of different backgrounds and businesses.  Breakfast seemed to fly by with each of us doing a short introduction of who we are and what we do, with some amazing food at [...]