Archives of My Q Time

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 […]

Latte Macchiato For A Chameleon?

Hi! I’m Linda! A working and devoted cycling mom of 3 and competing in (inter)national cyclocross races. That’s a tricky combination and it can be quite hard to get all the hours of training I’d like. Of course I want to give my kids all the attention they need, make sure they can play with […]

10 Cycling Related Facts About Me

I love bike riding! So, I’ve written 10 cycling related facts down that apply to me. Perhaps you recognize some of them? I’ve been having and riding a roadbike for around 3 years now and I didn’t ever have a single flat tire – which either means I don’t ride enough or I’m just super lucky. […]

What’s In My Jersey

Cycling shorts are definitely the most important part of a cycling outfit but I’m absolutely a fan of great jerseys and of how functional they are. They don’t only look good (they do!), they are also super comfortable and offer a lot of space for things you need during your ride. Here’s what’s in my […]