10 000 laps

While you are reading put this on in the background <—– this is not optional! 10000 laps that’s 3333km Well I recon a whole lot more, but as the saying goes, ‘If it’s not on strava it didn’t happen’ A few months ago officially completed 10 000 laps of Tempe velodrome.  This was never really a goal, but…

Today.  It begins

But first I’m making pumpkin pie. Right.  Sorry about the silence.  Iv actually written a few posts, but haven’t completed them. I’m getting back into things.  After the crash just before ITS Melbourne, I went overseas, raced the Red Hook Crit in London, and crashed again.  It hurt.  Enough that I took myself off the bike…

Goals and Dreams – ITS Melbourne

If I set myself these super high un-realistic goals am I setting my self up for failure or success. I’m a big dreamer, I set big goals.  My friends and family know when I set my mind to something, nothing will stop me from achieving. 2016 it’s the year of the J.O.B! After Achieving my…

The best race of my life! Cyclocross Newcastle Rnd 2

Years ago, when I was a little cross curious,  Cyclocross Newcastle held this mythical race.  There was mud.  At this point, I was racing fixie cross,  and hadn’t fully committed.  After that race, and the subsequent legend status of that day, I decided cross was something I wanted to get involved in.   Cyclocross or…

RAW Track 2016

Winter Is Coming Last week the long anticipated announcement of RAW track 2016 was reviled. Although stingy on details the first night has been announced for June 17th and we can fill in the blanks for the location being Dunc Gray velodrome, the usual format of warm up scratch, special wheel race, sprint race, enduro…

All the gears with no idea

If you are a sprinter, you will change gears.  If you have a coach, it’s usually changing gears according to what they say. Race gear, race gear +/- 2 inches.  Heavy starts, whatever.  Eventually you get to know what you race on what you race on.  Keirin gear, F200, heaven forbid, outdoor on a windy…

The downs of being up.

*I wrote this post about a month ago when I was in a low point.  cycling, family, work.  it was a perfect storm of me sitting on my couch stressing about life.  I’m normally a fairly chilled person, so this level of stress really threw me.  I’m still working through stuff, but life is back…

Garmin Fail- Training with cadence and without a local coach.

I’ve fallen through a few cracks when it comes to training.  First of all I’m a sprinter, a female sprinter;  we’re a rare breed.  Training wise, I’m too old for the local institute program’s, to Canadian (and not quite fast enough) for the state program’s, and a little too young for the masters and too far…