Archives of My Q Time

The importance of strength and conditioning for cyclists

Debunking myths More time on the bike equals better performance? Chamois time is training time! If this were the case I’d be World Tour from all my current cafe time…In most cases, this myth is simply not true. Quality over quantity. If you practice going slow all day, you’ll just get really good at going […]

A safe approach to New Years Fitness Resolutions

New Year Resolutions With every new year, you can predict the onslaught of ‘new year, new me’ kind of posts on social media. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for reflection and goal setting. However I’d like to remind everyone that you can do it any day. You don’t have to wait until the 1st […]

Out with old, in with the new

As we approach the end of yet another year, it’s time to sit back and reflect on what we have achieved, and what we didn’t achieve, hoping that 2018 will bring a fresh new start. This was always my mentality when it came to setting goals with my career as a professional cyclist. I was […]

A Weekend Getaway To Mallorca

When life gives you a weekend trip to Mallorca including sunshine, mountains, beautiful beaches, the sea, riding bikes, salty swimming pools and endless roads like these – you better go for it. I generally love every season because I think every season has something super magical and special but still, my favorite season is winter […]

Embracing you for you; stand out and shine!

Here’s a shout out to any woman or girl who doesn’t think she fits in to the crowd and is constantly asking herself in what ways she can change, in the hope that means she will be accepted as part of a group. Own yourself. Develop. Grow. Build. But don’t you change for anyone just […]

Throwing out the word DIET!

I despise the word diet. By definition diet is defined as “the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats”. Let me be more specific, I don’t particularly like the modern trends associated with “dieting” and what it does to us personally and as a community. I have been caught up in […]

Fighting fit, welcome to the Zwift Academy

September events September was a huge month. We had La Ride, a 100 km challenge to be completed in the month of September. We also had the beginning of the Zwift Academy. What is Zwift? It’s an online, virtual reality program where you can ride, race or workout with people from all over the world. […]

The inaugural La Ridley Retreat; exploring the Yarra Valley

The retreat I had the idea of holding a retreat for a weekend, which would encompass a day for ‘La Ride’. After a few different ideas, I eventually came up with a date and location and advertised the ride on Facebook through a few channels. When it came time to commit, we had a group […]

A summer morning with Liz

This is a photography story about an early morning ride in august. From Liz Ke and Liz SL. I’m so much more a morning person than an evening person. I’ve always been. That probably comes from my mom. You can give your day much more when you get up early and there’s literally no better […]
mental health

Take time out to just breathe.

We all need to take a moment to breathe, to relax, to regroup, to rethink or regather our thoughts and assess our objectives and goals in life. For me, taking a breathe is riding my bike, whether it be for just a moment, a couple of hours, or half the day. The bike for me […]