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…

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…

RAW Track 2015

Wow another winter has come and gone. It’s always sad when The summer track season ends, but mostly because summer is over, but the track season doesn’t actually end.  I’ve now been racing RAW for 4 seasons.  I made my debut in 2011.  I was encouraged to race by my speed skating coach.  She said…

Behind the Photo Finish- Keirin Gold

The day started like the two before.  Restless sleep, poor eating, totally wired.  I seem to put so much stress on myself when I race.  I’ve gotten better; I used to get those nervous butterflies every Friday afternoon before RAW.  But this being nationals, and me being on the other side of the world, the stakes were…

Just Incase- Traveling with the bike

Over the last few years I have been traveling for and racing/training. In this time I have forgotten or broken almost everything. As a result my track kit bag is fully stocked for almost any just incase moment. And the packing if my travel bag is now a fine art. Besides normal cloths and packing,…

Race Report- Melbourne Cup on Wheels

Ok, It’s Friday, well not really.  It’s Thursday and I’m down in Melbourne tomorrow for Training (Track Torque) and catchin’ up with my Victorian Sprinting Peeps.  Therefore no work tomorrow and today is now Friday <—- you’r welcome! So instead of editing and making all pretty, here is a ride report directly from my brain in…