I Quit

I quit.
This isn’t a retirement, that would be a choice.
I’m quitting because I can’t do this anymore.

Womens Cycling- Just a thought

Just a thought…  We need to do better. ***Updated***after a bit of discussion around the post we had a win. I’ve entered next weekends road race up in the Hunter.  I’m there to be social.  They said key words like coffee and BBQ.  My Club, St George CC put a call out for club members…

racing in 2020- Sometimes it be like that

2020, What a year.  Nothing represents the ups and downs of the year like my Strava account.  I was plodding along, slugging it in the gym.  After signing onto Tesseract a few months earlier, racing (and doing well) in a few CL1 track races, I was on track to get a start at one of…

Enthusiastic race filler

Enthusiastic race filler! That’s what I am, and I am damn proud of that. After I won nationals last year, I “retired*”.  To anyone around me, we all know that this is a joke.  I’m not finished, I’m not done, I’m not going to rack the bike.  This was the beginning of my ‘Victory lap…

All the gears and no ideas- Part 2

By now, I’m assuming most of you have at least 2 track gears.  If you don’t get some> READ THIS, > then come back here. Track mechanics are very simple- you have a bike, no cables, and a fixed drivetrain.  In theory, a gear change should be fairly straight forward.  But, as with all new skills,…

Being an Athlete has taught me…

Being an athlete has taught me… If there is one thing being an athlete has taught me it’s; Knowing how to motivate yourself to keep going after you’ve cracked. Physically, mentally, socially. Being resilient enough to find the motivation to keep moving forward when you feel like you have nothing left to give. I practice…

I AM Canadian

and I’m damn proud of it! But in Cycling it’s one of the hardest things for me to do.  You see, me being an expat in Australia has set me up for isolation.  I’m too Canadian for the Australians and too Australian for the Canadians.   This leaves me in this constant state of limbo.  Sometimes…