Pride comes after numerous falls
On Sunday I competed at the National mountain bike marathon at Bay View in Brisbane known as the Bay View Blast. As last year there were only myself and one other female in the elite category I decided to enter the female elite 90km marathon. I then realised that there were to be 7 in my category which included a National champion, a Commonwealth games road cyclist, a rider as quick as the male elite riders and another couple of high calibre riders. I was very tempted to change category but then I decided to stay where I was and face the competition.
When the mental tricks don’t work Nerang XCO June 2018
Last Sunday I raced in the elite women’s category of the Queensland State Mountain bike cross country series which was held at Nerang. Nerang is very technical and challenging with steep rocky pinches, narrow trails with tight corners and steep descents. I have previously raced at Nerang and have ridden there socially. I find the trails push me out of my comfort zone and improve my technical riding.
Brisbane Valley Rail Trail E2E - 334Km round trip
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) runs from Wulkaraka (near Ipswich QLD) and runs to Yarraman (QLD). The trail is a disused train line and has an interesting history attached to it. Please look up www.brisbanevalleyrailtrail.com.au for more information.
The return trip to Yarraman is currently 334km - this distance will change when the Toogoolawah to Moore section is opened in June 2018.