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
The day started out at a very early time again as we were off to pay our resepects on Anzac day. The dawn service at Victor Harbour was packed with people who were very respectful and the service that we witnessed was very moving. The ride today was always going to be a tough one. After yesterdays hammering the body was still feeling very tender. The legs took a …Read more
Today started out ok, we rose at 4.15 am to make the short trip to the Adelaide oval where Channel 7 had setup for the morning cross’s. When we walked out of our room we looked up and saw stars and the hope that the pending forcast for the day would be wrong was dashed. It had already started to rain ! The atmosphere was one of excitement as we …Read more
Well we made it to Adelaide and we have been having a great time in the lead up to this years Tour. We have been to a couple of wineries and out for lunch then a leasurly ride this morning for coffee. The fun is over now though, we are getting ready to ride so its like a hive of activity here. More tomorrow.
WOW Tour de cure has come around so quickly this year. It only seems like we were talking about putting my name in again and suddenly its three sleeps to go !! The lead up has been so busy, fundraising, riding and helping others to get to the line as well. The great news is that I am nearly at my target of $15,000 raised this year. I have to …Read more
One of the great things about Tour de Cure is the fantastic friendships that you form with team mates that are dedicated to the same cause as you. In Brisbane we have a great crew that get together on a regular basis to train. Its great to get together with other like minded people that make up the TDC crew. This year we have Daren Armstrong, Jodi Harris, Geoff Moran, …Read more
Sometimes year after year its hard to get motivated to keep riding and fundraising. This year that is defiantly not the case as I know a few people that have been touched by Cancer this year. Daryl and good mate and TDC support crew for the last 2 years was diagnosed with Prostate cancer and has undergone treatment late last year. Brett a client who’s wife contracted Breast Cancer (she …Read more
This week has been a hilly one !! Wednesday was Mt Cootha Thursday was Mt Gravatt Saturday was Mt Glorious Total of 5,069 m climbed this week. My legs are a bit second hand so today was a rest day !!
I know that the Tour de Cure for 2015 is not till the end of April but I have started training today. I know it seems like its a bit premature but I had a silly moment and signed up for the Three Peaks Challenge again this year as well in March. The Three Peaks are Tawonga Gap Mt. Hotham Falls Creek The ride is 235 km and that includes …Read more
WOOPS that hurt. Got into some gravel and went down on my side!! Thats the arm but you should see my butt !!. Did $450 worth of damage to the bike by bending the rear derailleur. Bugger