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 [...]

Training for The Head of The Charles

By | July 10th, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, Training|

For the last 5 months I have been travelling to Sydney once a month to train with some fantastic people in a coxed 4 boat.  We will be the first ever Australian Para Rowing crew to head over to Boston in October to contest the Head of The Charles Regatta.  This Regatta is billed as [...]

The Countdown is On!

By | June 21st, 2013|Charity, Motivation, Racing, Training|

With exactly one month until the 3rd ParaCycling World Cup in Matane, then the World Championships a week later in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada, the training countdown is on!  My first race in Matane is the Time Trial and I love Time Trial's.  My training is right now in a strength phase where I am doing heavier [...]

2013 LTA Head of the Charles Project

By | May 14th, 2013|Charity, Friends, MS, Racing, Training|

I thought that I had better write something about the next interesting challenge that I am undertaking.  Mind you this is after I have competed in Canada at the Para-Cycling World Cup and the Para-Cycling World Championships at the end of August. A few months ago I was contacted by Barbara Ramjan, a rowing coach at [...]

Daily Video’s from the Red Ride

By | March 9th, 2013|BLOG, Charity, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Our fearless leader Bade, who not only put the course together and rode it each day with us even though he had a very bad crash in December and probably shouldn't have done the amount that he actually did, spent each night, once we had stopped riding, putting a video together of the day.  I am [...]

Red Ride Day 7 – Yarra Glen (Chateau Yering) to Melbourne

By | March 9th, 2013|BLOG, Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

It was quite a day this last day of the ride.  It seemed at the beginning of the week that we were about to undertake a mamoth challenge and now here we were on the 7th day wondering where the days had gone!  I don't know about the other riders but I for one couldn't [...]

Red Ride Day 6 – Mansfield (Pinnacle Valley) to Yarra Glen (Chateau Yering)

By | March 6th, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Wow what a truly magnificent day!  Today was a rest day for me, so I sat in the lead vehicle all day, but the scenery was amazing!  We left the Pinnacle Valley Resort and headed back through Mansfield on our way to Yarra Glen and the Chateau Yering.  We had decided to leave earlier than [...]

Red Ride Day 4 – Shepparton to Wangaratta

By | March 4th, 2013|Charity, Motivation, MS, Training|

Wow, what a day! It all started with all of us heading to Friars Cafe for a filling breakfast.  Tim the owner was amazing giving the Red Ride a discount and donating the rest to the cause!  So if you are in Shepparton and want a fabulous breakfast head there and see them. We then had [...]

Red Ride Day 3 – Bendigo to Shepparton

By | March 3rd, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Yesterday after we had all had our BBQ, massages, swims and rests (at least some of us didn't head to a pub!) we all headed  into the city of Bendigo for a Thai dinner.  When we arrived it was obviously a good place as it was very full and also had people lined up for [...]

Red Ride Day 1 – Torquay to Ballarat

By | March 1st, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Today was the first day of the challenge of just over 1000km for our group of riders.  But to send them off in style we rode to Torquay College where the children were all in their stadium waiting for us, 900 of them with teachers and some parents as well.  It was fantastic to have these [...]