Archives of My Q Time

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 […]
cyclocross

Falling back in love with the world of cyclocross

The excitement I was first hooked by cyclocross when my former team mate Carla took it up. She spoke so enthusiastically about this discipline of cycling. My first memory of spectating was a national round in Adelaide. Tasmanian mountain biking superstars Sid Taberlay and Rowena Fry were racing. I was absolutely mesmerised and immediately hooked. […]

A day in the life of an Aussie Cycling Physiotherapist

Following on from my previous two blogs regarding life balance, I would like to write about a typical work day for me! This will show how I fit everything in. My Wednesday schedule 5 AM: My boyfriend’s alarm goes off, he works an hour away so he is up bright and early every morning! 5 30 […]

Balance is not Something You Find, it’s Something You Create

What do a balance-beam, a see-saw, a set of scales and a person’s life have in common? a search for balance. In the modern day and age, there are so many factors vying for our attention and for our time. As women, our role in society has progressed. Where once the men were the bread winners […]

A Letter To Car Drivers, Pedestrians And Fellow Cyclists

Just recently the sports (especially triathlon and cycling) world got a little darker because of the death of three cyclists. All that’s left are memories and fear – and questions over questions. We love our sport. We love how far cycling can take us. We love to climb a steep mountain pass. We love the downhill. […]

Top Tips To Enjoying The Ride – A Guide For All

I’ve  always been a person who has just enjoyed simply riding my bike, with no structure, no efforts, just pure freedom to ride as fast or as slow as I want. This is something my coaches over the years weren’t so keen on, efforts are important and following a training schedule, of course. I adopted […]

Commute Your Way To A Better Life Balance

 Why commute? Is there anything better to prepare for a busy day at work than to spend time to yourself, spinning the legs over, passing paddocks of cows, alpacas, goats and sheep? I find it helps to waken me up, ready to tackle whatever may come my way that day. On the way home, I […]