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2017 National Masters Cycling Championships

Here’s a couple of shots from this weekend of racing the Australian Masters Cycling Criterium and Road Championships 2017.

On a personal note I’m actually so proud and happy with my results, no I didn’t get on the podium or even top 10, but I’m still stoked! Why? It was only 10 months ago I was 17kg heavier than I am now, it was only about 3-4 months ago I had my first ever cycling race.

So, that is why I’m so happy with my performance over the weekend. 10 months ago I probably would have laughed 😂😂😂 at the idea of losing so much weight and be racing in the Australian Championships 😂 but what an experience! 😉🚴‍♂️👍

In the Criterium race I came 23rd overall and finished with the lead bunch. Ave 41.5km/h and on one of the toughest hilliest Crit tracks around. Racing the best guys (my age) in the country!

Then in the Road Race out of 61 starters I came 37th  Another very tough race, 34 deg (according to my Garmin) windy, hilly too Ave. It was 76km around the Commonwealth Games 2018 Road Cycling course.

So from all of that, and with the background of my little story that’s why I’m thrilled with the results from the weekend. It’s progress, it’s a stepping stone forward. I’ve worked hard and had some incredible help along the way from my rad family Amanda Goldberg, riding buddies (Tony Vickers Ron-Amanda Hewes Josh Hannant) and Stuart Monk (who got me into racing and pushed me to race the nationals THANKS MATE!), My Cycling coach Steve Rooney (who won Gold 🏆 in his RACE Absolute Legend) and Nutrition coach Beanne Tong Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou  what a Buzz!

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Mount Coot-tha Brisbane 2017

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Climbing Mount Coot-Tha in Brisbane for the Great Brisbane Bike Ride 2017. Beautiful climb, had some pinchy bits, it was my first time up the climb.