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…

The comeback part 2- The ups of being down

This injury sucks. It happened at a bad time, actually it happened just before one of the most exciting times for me to be on a bike. In a moment, everything I had worked for was gone.  I was on the side of the road, dripping blood, and my season was over.  At this point,…

99 Days, not that I’m counting.

I’m 99 days post surgery.  And for anyone asking, no I’m not better, I’m not racing till April, and ish for being allowed to ride my bike. It’s hard because I look fine.  My scars are even disappearing.  But internally I have no idea if the magic tendon ferries are busy healing, or if they…

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…

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,…