Monday, June 20, 2011


What has this photo and M1 Cycles have in common?

I was down south for the weekend, and Kate asked me if I wanted to watch my school play rugby. HELL YEAH!

Toowoomba Grammar is one of the smallest GPS schools. I am proud to be a part of this. Whether it was swimming, athletics, cross country or rugby. We would lift to the bar that was raised. We played with such passion.

As you can see in this photo, the young me were heading heading out to battle against a school more then twice its size. Brisbane State High School. For the record, we went down. But there was one thing for sure, BSHS came up the mountain smug as smug. TGS home knowing that they played for every point. Its been like that for over 100 years. And it will be the same for the next 100 years. It was bred into us in year 8 and that hunger grew.

As old Cross Country coach would say every time. This is easy. Im only asking one thing of you men. Beat as many across the line as you can. That is what you call passion.

I have been in Gladstone for seven years now. I have been teaching ordinary people how to ride, I rode with my riders in the local Rockhampton club race, I have raced with them down south. The one thing that gives me the biggest kick of all is seeing ordinary people turn into extraordinary riders, watching these riders lift to another level, and watching these riders raise a bar further then it has ever been raised before. You can only get this through the passion within. Its the passion that gives them the will to hang in there to the very end.

There is only four weeks to go untill the Calliope Classic road race. Every year it has it's own story. This year will not be any different. This road race has been one of those races that I, one reason or another could not or have not won.

I jumped on the scales yesterday. I came in at 85kg... That was easy to put on. I have four weeks, and a lot of hard work before race day.

From today, every day, for the next four weeks, I will log my training on the blog. Everything from weight, km's, time, ave cadence.

Monday- 20 minute roller session. 85kg. average rpm 105 bpm. Felt terrible. Did a bit of core work aswell. Am not looking forward to tomorrow mornings ride.