So it’s been three months since I made the big move to Melbourne although I haven’t been in Melbourne much at all. I spent a week in Perth for Tour de Perth then flew down to Adelaide for the next tour. The month back in Melbourne was spent couch surfing at team mates houses with my partner in crime Lana.
There was no rest for the wicked with SKCC crit champs the Sunday after I got back, the Tour of Southwest the next weekend, then a double up with a Saturday handicap then a CV (Cycling Victoria) race on the Sunday. Followed with a day down at Phillip Island the weekend before heading off to the Battle of the Border.
I was due for a rest but that would have to wait as I got a late call up to do Toowoomba and flew back up to the Gold Coast the very next day.
Taking second in Stage 4 Tour of Toowoomba
Mixed in between all the racing and the couch jumping was the house and job hunting, even a new coach. We managed to secure a brand new townhouse in Doreen. On the northern outskirts of the city it’s awesome for training. A few Km’s to warm up then there are two 7km climbs to chose from. That’s just the ones I know about, with a few maps from my old mate Warren Docker (father of Mitch Docker, GreenEdge) I’m told there’s plenty more.
For me the jumping from house to house was more like fun. Staying with the guys and their families provided something different each time. However with out these people, things would have been near impossible. So thank you Andrew Cooper, Shannon Johnson, Nicholas Katsonis, and their families.
The biggest thank you though goes to Warren and Karen Docker! For the lovely dinners at their home accompanied by the league. It was good to watch even though the teams I go for around there lose. An awesome respite from the ping pong they call footy over here.
I’m now in the middle of my rest before building into the tail end of the season. With plenty of racing still ahead I’m hoping to turn some heads, with my personal results and helping my teammates.
Thank you to everyone back home for all the messages and likes. It’s cool having so many people following you. I believe it makes me more motivated, they feeling of winning is something of its own but sharing it with the people behind you adds to the fun.
Following are a few personal results / highlights.
Stage 3 ITT 14th
Stage 2 ITT 7th
Battle on the Border
Stage 3 ITT 8th
Stage 4 RR 2nd
Short sheet success 1 out of 6.
Thanks to all my personal supporters and my team sponsors for making it easier to chase down my goals.