Welcome to Greenville, South Carolina

By | August 24th, 2014|BLOG, Motivation, Training|

I met up with the rest of the Aussie team in Atlanta, Georgia and we spent the night at a hotel there before we headed to Greenville, South Carolina, which was about 161 kms from Atlanta. Getting to our hotel was pretty easy as we only had to travel on basically one highway all the [...]

Next Stop 2014 World Para Cycling Championships

By | August 18th, 2014|BLOG, Family, Friends, Training|

I thought I had better write a bit about what I have been up to!  I left Segovia, Spain 3 weeks ago and headed to Toronto via Frankfurt.  I have spent the last 3 weeks not only in full training mode getting ready for the World Para Cycling Championships, but also visiting with family and [...]

Road Course Recon

By | July 22nd, 2014|BLOG, Friends, Motivation, Training|

Today was a really busy day for the entire team as we had 4 riders who needed to be classified, another rider to be picked up in Madrid, some just doing their own training and some of us wanting to go to the Road Race Course.  So needless to say people were all over the [...]

First 11 Days of Training Done

By | July 20th, 2014|BLOG, Training|

The past 11 days have definitely gone by fast!  Probably because we have mostly just been training, eating and sleeping.  Although we have had the odd trip into the city to have a look at shops or do what we are best at....eat!  The team has all jelled well together with most of us having [...]

Sharing the Road

By | July 16th, 2014|BLOG, Training|

We've been in Segovia for almost a week now and most riders have been riding every day, some even 2 sessions a day.  What amazes me here is the cooperative way that pedestrians, cyclists and drivers work together.  I think that we (Australian's) really need to take a good hard look at not just Spain [...]

Segovia, Spain – Training Camp

By | July 12th, 2014|Friends, Motivation, Training|

I headed to Spain with the rest of the Australian Para Cycling team on Wednesday.  We arrived in Barcelona after 22 hours of flying only to be confronted with an 8 hour drive to Segovia.  I had been to Segovia in June of 2012 for the World Cup and absolutely fell in love with this [...]

Improvement Not Perfection

By | June 17th, 2014|BLOG, Motivation, Training|

I have been very quiet with my blog over the last few weeks and there has been a reason for that...hard training!  I have been in the process of getting ready for the World Cup in Spain in July so have been in a very hard block of training.  To say that it has tested [...]

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 [...]

Turning Possibilities into Realities

By | December 8th, 2013|BLOG, Motivation, Training|

The last few weeks I have some big weeks of training, trying to build a base for next year.  Today was my second time at the St. Kilda Cycling Club Crits.  I had a great time last weekend and was looking forward to today's race.  There were quite a few more women today as it [...]

The World of the SKCC Crits

By | December 1st, 2013|Motivation, Racing, Training|

It was my baptism of fire this morning when I headed down to do my first ever Crit race with the St. Kilda Cycling Club.  I have done a number of crits with the Carneige Caulfield Club but only with the E grade kids.  So this morning I must say I was a bit nervous as [...]