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Traumatic Brain Injury: 11 things I've Learned on The Road to Recovery

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Traumatic Brain Injury: 11 things I've Learned on The Road to Recovery

Did you know that, in Australia, around 1 in 45 Australians acquire a brain disorder? In fact, 1 in 12 people are affected in some way by brain injury.

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Just A Girl, Her Road Bike And Some Polar Bears

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Just A Girl, Her Road Bike And Some Polar Bears

Just in case you Northern Hemispherers were feeling a little chilly, we had a chat with Joanna who is currently keeping up her training in polar conditions. Name: Joanna Perchaluk - Mandat Lives: Usually Zakopane, presently Polish Polar Station, Spitsbergen, Norwegia Does: Meteorologist, Leader of the 42nd Polar Expedition Rides: Road Corratec Dolomiti, after the Expedition – TT bike Q1 Wow – what does a meteorologist actually do on these polar expeditions? What’s involved? There are three meteorologists at the Expedition. A couple years back there were only two. Each one has a 24-hour duty during which every 3 hours...

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Suffering in Silence: Cyclist Stories

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Suffering in Silence: Cyclist Stories

All around the world, in fact someone you know well, people suffer in silence. They battle on, day after day, with chronic pain, illnesses and diseases that strangers can't see. They have auto-immune conditions that few will ever understand. And, of course, those many suffer in silence with PTSD, anxiety and depression. Read some amazing stories of women who have some pretty serious sh*t going on in their lives... and how bikes saved them. While this blog was originally written in 2018, we feel it remains a valid issue and so worth sharing again as a reminder. After her heartfelt...

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Why I Ride: My Journey to Via

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Why I Ride: My Journey to Via

Deep down, I knew it wasn’t going to be good news. I’d seen it there, the weird freckle, a few months earlier. I’d even gone to see a doctor about it but he brushed me off, telling me “I’m not a dermatologist. You’ll have to make another appointment and see someone else.” Weeks went by before I went back to get it checked out. When I did, I could see in her eyes what the tests would tell me. Hearing the word “cancer” at the age of 25 was not an easy thing to come to terms with. It was...

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Why I prefer to call it IronJord

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Why I prefer to call it IronJord

If you are a female and are training for or have done an Ironman, you have definitely been asked whether you find it offensive that it's called Ironman not "Ironwoman" or the extremely politically correct "Ironperson"...

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