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Cycling Holiday - Day 5 & 6. Southern Cross Station - Fingal/ Fingal - Geelong

23 May 2021

In late April, I advised all my coaching clients that I would be winding down my business to take time out, which would be for the indefinite future. Decisions like this to people outside can seem sudden and rash, with little thought or perhaps ev...

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Cycling Holiday - Day 4. Beechworth to Albury

22 May 2021

Burn out is what I have come to call it. I have had mini-episodes of ‘life fatigue’ and had short breaks to rejuvenate, but oh so quickly because there was always the next metaphorical mountain to conquer. Norm and I achieved so much in the...

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Cycling Holiday - Day 3. Bright to Beechworth

21 May 2021

Norm and I spent a couple of years on the Gold Coast and had a heap of fun racing bikes on the dirt and the road. We were young, had no money and no real vision of what next week would bring. So it was the perfect time to discuss starting a fa...

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Cycling Holiday - Day 2. Mansfield to Bright

20 May 2021

Norm and I have a good 31 years of memories together. Thirty of those are since we got married. The one year prior was a whirlwind interstate relationship whilst I finished year 12, and he was in the Navy, posted to HMAS Hobart, which was in refit...

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Cycling Holiday - Day 1. Tallarook to Mansfield

19 May 2021

  It is not just about the bike, but riding bikes has always been my first true love. The feeling I remember when I learnt how to ride a bike was one of adventure and discovery. Even as I grew older, every bike ride, even if it was to the...

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Are we there yet?

17 Jul 2020

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? No kids, we are not there yet. But when we will get there? Kids, we will get there when we get there, that's when! When, when? Soon.   We, in Victoria, Australia at least are ‘Not Ther...

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Focus you say?

10 Jul 2020

We work hard, don’t we? Forgive me, this is one blog that flits about a bit. We put in a lot of time, effort and even finances to make things happen in our home life, our sport and our family. As parents or caregivers may also have a habit of pu...

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Grey Hair, Tummy Tucks & Boob Jobs

9 Jul 2020

Don’t get me wrong, I really like my hairdresser, in fact, she knows I am a no-fuss, in and out 2 to 3 times a year kind of customer. There is also a product she introduced me to, that gave the blonde highlights in my hair a bit of vavoom, without...

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What you want V’s What I want

8 Jul 2020

Ever wake up with great intent to achieve? Your focus is laser-sharp and with that narrow intense focus. Maybe today your ability to get things done smoothly and enjoyable seems to be a challenge?  Even though you have the best intentions.& ...

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Finding New Purpose in Lockdown

7 Jul 2020

It is now July 2020. I don’t even know what the rest of the year holds. We are deep in the ‘pandemic’ of COVID-19 here in Victoria, Australia. I partook in a smattering of racing early in the year, won a few road races even. Norm and I were enjo...

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2019 - My year as a trail runner

27 Nov 2019

Two months ago I was still reminiscing about the fact that I had completed the Surf Coast Century 100km ultra-endurance trail run. It has been a good few years since I let the seed of doing this event plant in my mind.  I never threw the drea...

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Adventure Racing recap & Welcome to 2019

13 Feb 2019

The last time I dutifully updated my website blog was August 2018. It seems periodically I fall in a writing rut and some sort of catalyst in life saps away all my creative juices. In June my maternal grandmother passed away, it hit me very hard...

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The Making of an Endurance Athlete

30 Aug 2018

Aug 2018. I have been writing weekly articles for Bicycle Network to assist the Around the Bay athletes get a little bit of a kick up the butt each week with some coaching and motivation and guidance from me! A few weeks ago I wrote this piece on...

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2018 Cloudride Bikepacking mega adventure

6 Apr 2018

I arrived at Cabramurra at 9:30am Easter Monday. 700 km in with 300 km to go until Canberra. I departed Jindabyne around 2 pm on Sunday after attempting to get my dynamo hub working again with the help of the mechanic at the bike shop. It was...

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Ironman Western Australia - finding my WHY

6 Dec 2017

It has been a damn long time between blog posts. After a crash I had in the Cloudride with concussion upon hitting a wombat my purpose for doing ‘epic shit’ kind of wavered.  I felt that I may never ride my bike again in anger, my brain fel...

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