THE YEAR ACCORDING TO MY IPHONE.
EXPOSURE TO EXPOSURE
It all began a year ago.....
EXPOSURE 24 2010
|Second place (vets ladies)|
Qualification for the world 24hour solo championships
A SMALL SETBACK...
|An interesting dismount bouncing knee off stem injured my kneecap|
keeping me off the bike for 4 months:-(
|'Training' resumed in August for the world champs in October|
Ie I went on a few bike rides;-)
WSC CANBERRA AUSTRALIA
|Riding in Australia at the world solo 24 hour Champs|
|4th Place at World solo champs |
Now sponsored by COTIC AQR
MY NEW TRAINING BIKE ARRIVES
|Beautiful Orange Cotic Soul|
MORE BIKES ARRIVE
|Father Christmas bought me a band spangly blingy race bike:-)|
The Cotic KP24
|'Father Christmas' Building bikes|
TRAINING STARTS WITH AQR COACHING
multitasking to save time
|Positive side of training |
I can eat all these!
|Negative side of training|
Im so tired that I accidentally put odd shoes on to go to work
|My training seems to wear the kids out|
|But I can now get into my daughters jeans!:-))))|
She doesnt know I tried yet oops!
|I get nominated for Sports personality|
|A winter with lots of snow makes training hard.|
|Long training rides are planned|
Yer right- like I can really read a map!!
|How many films did I watch while pedaling?|
hours and hours and hours.......
|Riding whatever the conditions- but still smiling:-)|
|hours and hours on the turbo indoors|
"There is no such thing as pain"
|Simon is knackered from me cycling at strange hours through the night!|
|SPRING SUNSHINE IN PORTUGAL- GORGEOUS!|
My legs are getting stronger!
|And Im getting my first ever cyclists tan!!|
|The Weather Finally warms up! yipeee!|
|Training involves theme parks to conquer my motion sickness fear|
And getting used to getting soaked apparently!
|I win Surrey media sports personality:-)|
Thanks to everyone who voted for me
|Training involves the family|
Lots of obstacle courses and agility training with the kids
|Some cross training goes down well|
|High gi foods are ordered by my coach for build training|
I could get used to this yumm!
|Training is exhausting, but shopping is even harder;-)|
FINAL BIKE PREP FOR EXPOSURE 2011
|THANK YOU CLEE CYCLES AND KCNC!|
WHAT DO I NEED FOR THE RACE?
|A trip to Boots |
makes the pharmacist worry what I might be suffering from
|A trip to the supermarket where calories are compulsory|
WHAT IS IT WITH ME AND KNEES?
|An unplanned dismount a week before the event is not good news|
|LUCKILY I KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP;-)|
|My team socks at the beginning of the race|
I AM DORY...
|My race mantra- just keep swimming......|
(swimming it was too!)
|Conditions are awful and 6 hours off the bike with hypothermia slows me down|
|I get out of bed and finish the race|
Grrrrrrrrr I have not put all this effort in to give up before the end!
|My team socks after the race|
|Second ladies vets at Exposure 24- European solo 24 hour Champs.|
THANK YOU TO MY AMAZING AND WONDERFUL FAMILY FOR SUPPORTING ME ALL YEAR.
WILL I DO IT AGAIN?
ASK ME IN A WEEK;-)