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|Birthdate||May 18, 1979|
|Specialty||I enjoy climbing, mostly because it means a fun descent on the other side! But we'll have to wait and see if I can claim 'climbing' as a specialty until after the Cape Epic is done.|
|What is your day job?||Economic policy adviser with the Victorian Government Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport, and Resources.|
|What is your biggest achievement?||The achievement I'm most proud of is finishing middle of the pack in the Golden Triangle Epic 50km when my third child was just 8 months old. Because at that time in my life, it felt near impossible for me to ride that far on my mountain bike. It had only been 5 months since I'd started trying to regain my fitness post-baby. But I did it.|
|What is your goal for 2017 and beyond?|
My riding goals are to complete my first stage race - the Cape to Cape in Margaret River, Western Australia - and race the Bright 24hr in a pair. The big goal is the Cape Epic in South Africa in March 2018!!!
|Why do you love cycling?|
I love the feeling of freedom. Freedom from my thoughts and worries. Freedom from my family responsibilities. My time on the bike is time just for me and I always feel refreshed and alive when I come back from a ride.
|Why do you love riding for Liv?||I love the supportive community Liv has created for women in cycling. Showcasing the incredible women from all walks of life that get out there and ride.|
|What is one item you would never leave home without?||My phone. In case I need to call an ambulance for my son who is at risk of anaphylaxis, or my son's carers need to contact me.|
|If you could learn a new sport or skill this year, what would it be?|
Bunny hopping and riding berms fast and with confidence.
|What is your favorite place to travel?||Bright in the Victorian High Country. It is a gorgeous part of the world - bush, the river and the mountains. And the riding is amazing!|
|What is your favorite food?|
So hard to pick a favorite food, I love all food (except eggs). But Southeast Asian cuisine and fruit would be up there.
|Who is your favorite riding partner?|
I love a date ride with my partner, Joel. And an opportunity to ride with my high school friend, Jo, is always a highlight.
|How do you spend your time off the bike?|
At work. And with my partner and our three children doing all the things that need to get done to keep a family happy.
|What do you want to be "when you grow up"?|
Content with whatever it is that I am doing.
|Words you live by...||Just have a go. You never know until you try.|
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