Returning home from the last European racing trip for 2009, I was more than ready for a long rest and break from cycling. I managed to take nearly six weeks recovering from such a big and fairly successful debut year of international MTB racing. And the icing on the cake was a bike-free luxury trip to Fiji with Stu. Ahhh now that was the life!Only a few short days back home and back to the reality of hard training I was off to drag myself through the annual ACTAS road training camp that tours from Canberra up north east into… View Post

cyclingnews.comAustralia terminates High Performance Mountain Bike Program Published:2/10/2009“Cycling Australia limits support to just three mountain bikers for 2010 Cycling Australia is ending its Mountain Bike Cross Country High Performance Program effective December 31, 2009. The cut is a result of budget shortfalls after Cycling Australia’s funding has rolled over for the past three years while costs of international travel, training and preparation have gone up. “This has been a very difficult decision to arrive at and one that has come after a considerable period of review,” said Cycling Australia CEO, Graham Fredericks on the organization’s website. “The key reason for… View Post

It was sad to say goodbye to the AIS and the Altitude House (not to mention the amazing food hall!) but it was exciting to move to our new accommodation in Kingston where the whole Aussie team was staying together for the week of worlds. After unloading and unpacking, we were quickly settled into the very comfortable rooms at the Kingston Terrace Apartments. We all walked over as a group to the Eastlakes Football Club just across the road for the Aussie Team dinner and presentation. It was fun and interesting to see the faces of the other riders from… View Post