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As most of you know, last week was the Jr World Track Cycling Championships, held in Invercargill NZ. NZ was a team of 16 athletes, one of the biggest teams in the competition. (Equal with Mexico, but smaller than Russia.) There were 24 countries competing in total. All the fun began on Wednesday 22nd August 2012. Day 1 (22nd August 2012): The first day was the Team Pursuit qualifying and I was...
11 days to go..
With only 11 more days until Jr Worlds rolls around, everyone here in the New Zealand team are working their butts off (almost literally) to ensure we will properly prepared to take on the best that the world has to offer in Jr track cycling. We are all set up base at the Admiral in Invercargill, which has been giving us a load of beautiful days accompanied by chilly temperatures. The girls and I...
It’s been super busy here in Kutztown since my last post. The first week felt really slow but the past week flew by without me even realising! So I’ll give you a quick recall of my week. Last Tuesday night, we had track racing. It was so much fun and the racing was pretty quick too! Wednesday we had a day at the track, for us girls, it was purely TP stuff. That day reached a high of...
Wrap up - Week 1
On Friday night, the team and I headed out to the Preferred Valley Cycling Centre (i.e. The track) for a night of racing. After a wee rain delay, we got straight into racing, without even time to ride the track before hand. First race up was a 10 lap scratch, and I’d say it took me about 7 of the 10 to get used to the track. It’s concrete and 333m long, with a reasonable banking....
I’m really enjoying my time here in Kutztown, and the unfamiliar surroundings are becoming more and more familiar daily. I would take photos to show everyone what it’s like here in the town, but I forgot my camera cord, so I can’t upload anything!! However, Georgina has some photos that I have stolen so you don’t miss out! Our street Our Apartment Our street again ...
So, I wrote an entire blog post earlier this fine evening, BUT it didn’t actually post. So here goes again. After 2 long haul flights (including a 2hr delay), and a brisk drive across country, I have settled in to Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Lucky (or unlucky; not sure which yet) for me, I scored my own little quaint room in an apartment shared with the rest of the girls. We happen to be on the...
Chilled to the core!
I have recently arrived home to Auckland after spending my week in a Jr Worlds training camp in Invercargill! It was chilly to say the least, with 5 days out of 6 being frosty! To my surprise, the frost down there lasts all day! And Georgie and I have decided we may need to invest in some mini chains for our bike tyres so we don’t so slipping and sliding. Ha ha. The camp and training...
Home away from home..
I spent the day in Cambridge (future home away from home) yesterday for the North Island Secondary Schools Champs. Happy to say I came home with a silver medal after the past months happenings. After the usual double flights to little old Invercargill, we set up base at (our amazing Manager) John Green’s house, and were quickly shunted out on our bikes for a ride in the beautiful (though...
Okay guys, it has been a while since I made a post, but I thought it was about time I updated all those who were interested! I have a had a rough past month or so, but I am well on my way to health again! For those of you who didn’t know, I was diagnosed with appendicitis 3 weeks back and I was ordered to have it surgically removed! I was so distraught, I believed that would be the end of...
It's all fun and games!
I have spent the last 3 weeks away from home! The first week I spent in Melbourne, the second in Rotorua, and the third in Invercargill! I went to Melbourne to witness the Elite Track World Champs in person. It was AMAZING. The city was beautiful, just like the weather. We travelled around on the trams, which was a very new experience. I’m sure most of you watched the World Champs on the...
Rotorua - Taupo 100km Flyer
Yesterday was the day I gave my Avanti Questa it’s first taste of racing! I am so pleased to say that it was amazing. We set off from Rotorua at 9:30am in a bunch of 400 riders all aiming for a time less than 2hrs 30mins. The weather was lovely, perfect for a day out on the bike. The first 15km was the hilliest and the hardest. The bunch quickly was becoming smaller and smaller. For the...
A BIG thank you!
Soooooo.. I am SUPER excited to announce I am officially a Junior Ambassador for Avanti!! Took this new baby (which I have named “The Mean Green Sprinting Machine”, because I’m cool like that) out for spin this morning on Mechanics Bay bunch… And I LOVED IT!! It is an amazing bike and handles so smoothly, it practically flew up the hills! The kit is so comfortable and...
The Beginning of my Future
2012 Junior Track Worlds Team A little over 2 weeks ago I was competing in Invercargill at the Track Nationals. Today, BikeNZ has announced their Jr Worlds Squad and I am so ecstatic to be in it! We are lucky enough to have the home advantage come Jr. Worlds in August, as they are being held INVERCARGILL! For more information and a wee bit of a yarn, read this: ...
2012 Track Nationals - Debrief
After spending a week in good old chilly Invercargill, New Zealand, I came home chuffed with my medal haul. I competed in the 7 events, as follows: 7.5km Scrath race, 15km Points race, Keirin, Individual Pursuit, 500m Time Trial, Team Pursuit, and Team Sprint. Out of the 7 events, I gained 6 medals, only missing out in the 500m TT. But it’s fair to say all my hard work had finally paid off...