Who would have believed that my 7th Tour de Cure is nearly here !! I cant believe where this time has gone, and now a silly bet with a friend on New Years Eve has culminated in 7 years of raising money for Tour de Cure. I am proud to say that I have raised over $100,000 in those 7 years an achievement that I didnt think was possible all …Read more
Last week was a perfect storm of training at a perfect time. The kids are on holidays so no morning commitments, Easter at the start of the week and no soccer at the end of the week made it the ideal week to go long, and I did. Last week I did 759km on the bike, a new record for a training week! With just 4 weeks to go till …Read more
As part of my training I choose to incorporate indoor training to add variety and another dimension. Indoor training is a great way to increase your lactate threshold (http://www.lactate.com/lactate_threshold.html). which basically means that you can ride faster, stronger and longer without your legs stopping. To do this the coach takes you through a series of efforts with the goal to hold your heart rate above the 90% mark. It takes …Read more
NEWSFLASH – I dont ride Tour de Cure for fun Its not that I dont enjoy the training or the riding on Tour but the riding part is not why I do Tour de Cure. The reason that I do the riding is so that I have a great story to tell to help raise a lot of money for Tour de Cure. The ONLY reason that I get up …Read more
Getting ready for the Tour de Cure ride takes a lot of time and effort. Doing some great training for this event is a big commitment. Not only do we need to be able to ride up to 200 km in a day and climb huge hills we also need to be able to back up day after day after day to get there. This weekend was an example of …Read more
Every year no matter how well I have planned or what I have done leading up to Tour I always get the feeling at this time. Holy Crap I need to get fit and raise some money !! Well this year is no different. There is 10 weeks to go and although I am feeling ok on the bike I still have a lot of weight to loose. I have …Read more
What can I say ?? Cancer isnt cured yet. Although we have made some awesome breakthroughs in the last few years the fact is that there are still people in my life that have cancer and some are winning and some are losing. So here we go again. Tour de Cure number 7 Brisbane to Sydney !!
The 2015 Tour was one of the hardest that I have done, certainly the weather had a lot to do with that. The first 4 days the wind and rain were ever present. Originally we traveled from Adelaide to Melbourne instead of the other way around because we thought that the prevailing wind would be at our back. BOY WERE WE WRONG !! The whole journey was made harder with …Read more