Saturday, 14 May 2011

The year according to my iPhone


THE YEAR ACCORDING TO MY IPHONE. 
EXPOSURE TO EXPOSURE 

 It all began a year ago.....

EXPOSURE 24 2010
Second place (vets ladies)
 Qualification for the world 24hour solo championships

A SMALL SETBACK...
An interesting dismount bouncing knee off stem injured my kneecap
 keeping me off the bike for 4 months:-(
'Training' resumed in August for the world champs in October
Ie I went on a few bike rides;-)
WSC CANBERRA AUSTRALIA
Riding in Australia at the world solo 24 hour Champs
Sooo hard!!
4th Place at World solo champs
Now sponsored by COTIC AQR

MY NEW TRAINING BIKE ARRIVES

Beautiful Orange Cotic Soul 



MORE BIKES ARRIVE
Father Christmas bought me a band spangly blingy race bike:-)
The Cotic KP24
'Father Christmas' Building bikes

TRAINING STARTS WITH AQR COACHING
multitasking to save time

To get my base miles in I cycle any how any where!


Positive side of training
 I can eat all these!

Negative side of training
  Im so tired that I accidentally put odd shoes on to go to work
My training seems to wear the kids out
Result!
But I can now get into my daughters jeans!:-))))
She doesnt know I tried yet oops!

I get nominated for Sports personality
A winter with lots of snow makes training hard.
Long training rides are planned
Yer right- like I can really read a map!!
How many films did I watch while pedaling?
hours and hours and hours.......

Riding whatever the conditions- but still smiling:-)
hours and hours on the turbo indoors
"There is no such thing as pain"

Simon is knackered from me cycling at strange hours through the night!

A QUICK RELEASE SPRING TRAINING CAMP
SPRING SUNSHINE IN PORTUGAL- GORGEOUS!
My legs are getting stronger!
And Im getting my first ever cyclists tan!!

The Weather Finally warms up! yipeee!


Training involves theme parks to conquer my motion sickness fear
And getting used to getting soaked apparently!

I win Surrey media sports personality:-)
Thanks to everyone who voted for me


Training involves the family
Lots of obstacle courses and agility training with the kids

Some cross training goes down well

High gi foods are ordered by my coach for build training
I could get used to this yumm!
Training is exhausting, but shopping is even harder;-)


FINAL BIKE PREP FOR EXPOSURE 2011
THANK YOU CLEE CYCLES AND KCNC!

WHAT DO I NEED FOR THE RACE?
A trip to Boots
makes the pharmacist worry what I might be suffering from
A trip to the supermarket where calories are compulsory
WHAT IS IT WITH ME AND KNEES?
An unplanned dismount a week before the event is not good news
LUCKILY I KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP;-)

Signing on
My team socks at the beginning of the race


I AM DORY...
My race mantra- just keep swimming......
(swimming it was too!)


Conditions are awful and 6 hours off the bike with hypothermia slows me down

I get out of bed and finish the race
Grrrrrrrrr I have not put all this effort in to give up before the end!

My team socks after the race
Second ladies vets at Exposure 24- European solo 24 hour Champs.

PARTY!!!!!


THANK YOU TO MY AMAZING AND WONDERFUL FAMILY FOR SUPPORTING ME ALL YEAR.


WILL I DO IT AGAIN?

ASK ME IN A WEEK;-)

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