“36 year old, artist, photographer, researcher in Arts Education, thinker and lover of new challenges..”
Why do you ride?
I learnt how to ride like most people when I was a child but as an adult I really didn’t reconnect until I was in my early thirties. My partner was getting into mountain bike riding so I thought “hey, I want to try this as well”. I’ve had many falls, kissed a few trees and a number injuries but I keep on going back as the challenge, adrenalin and personal satisfaction is just addictive. I love the feeling after a good long ride. The mountain bike community are so friendly and supportive and I think this helps as well.
Best thing about cycling?
The satisfaction of conquering a good single track and challenging myself to keep trying new things. I love the feeling after a great ride.
What improvements would you like to see for cyclists?
More appreciation from non cyclists. I’m also an advocate of continued improved commuting options in Melbourne and the inner suburbs, as well as workplaces supporting their staff to ride to work.
Fondest cycling memory?
It’s a toss up between my first mountain bike race and the feeling of achievement of being able to successfully participate, and riding in New Zealand for a full day of winery visits amongst amazing scenery.
Invest in great bike clothing and look after your bike (it loves a clean!).
3 things you’d love the world to know about you?
- I love being outside in fresh air and in amongst the gorgeous smell of nature while enjoying an adventure.
- I love to draw and take photographs (those close to me would say I have a camera stuck to my face).
- I’m always thinking and observing.