20 in 2: Finish in the top 50 riders in the 2013 3 Peaks Challenge – done!

One of my 20 goals for the next 2 years was to better my 2011 result and finish in the top 50 riders in the 3 Peaks Challenge, a 235km (146 mile) long bicycle race down in beautiful Victorian ski country. On Sunday, March 10 I achieved that goal by placing a respectable 28th out of 1500+ riders with a total time of 8 hours,…

Kids and Kilometres

In order to be admitted to practice as a lawyer in NSW you need two things: Law degree or equivalent; and Successful completion of a practical legal training (PLT) program. I am completing my PLT program at the College of Law, just one of many providers around Australia. As part of the program every student is required to complete the work experience component. This comprises either 75 days’…

235km. 3 Epic Climbs. Welcome to the 3 Peaks Challenge!

This one was ticked off the to-do list back in 2011. I had signed up again for it earlier this year before coming down with man-flu a few weeks before the start, so it is back on the list for 2013! It’s funny how you don’t remember the pain of climbing for a total of 4 1/2 hours, or riding for a total of…

Melbourne

Went down to Melbourne the weekend before last for the 250km Around the Bay in a Day ride. Drove down from Sydney on Wednesday and came back the following Tuesday. Driving was easier than packing the bike into a box, risking it getting damaged in transit, unpacking at the other end and repeating the process. Plus I found the drive quite relaxing and got…

Exams and bikes

Yes i’m still here for those of you still visiting after my recent inactivity! I have been quite busy the last 8 weeks or so – firstly covering for my colleague at work while he went on safari in Africa and the day that he got back I took 2 weeks annual leave to study for, and sit, two exams (Intellectual Property and Practice…

20 in 2: Complete the 3 Peaks Challenge – Done!

Been a while between posts I know… I took a few weeks off work so that I could study for two exams – legal ethics & family law. If I have successfully passed those two then it will leave three subjects remaining – practice and procedure, jurisprudence and an elective. A nervous five week wait until the results arrive in the post! The day…

My first century since October

In km on the bike that is! Yep i’m kicking my butt in to gear ahead of the 3 peaks challenge in March – the actual ride itself is now only about 6 weeks away and I don’t really want it to be a struggle-fest on the day so I need to get many, many more km’s in the legs so that I can…

So I get this call last Wednesday…

…from my LBS (local bike shop) – City Bike Depot: “How would you like to go on a training ride with the Liquigas-Cannondale ProTour team?” “Uhm, OK. What’s the catch?” I said. “You need to get yourself down to Adelaide by Sunday and the training ride is on Monday morning.” “OK – i’m in!” I mean how often do you get a chance to…