If you’re heading to the Scott 24 Hour race this weekend don’t forget to check out the event program. It’s fun, it’s humourous and it includes all the important information in quick and refreshing ways. I enjoyed being involved in the writing side in a small way as well.
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"...This research, which has recently returned from its first European tour, challenges interdisciplinary scholars with a shared interest in cognition and movement to think with their bodies as well as their minds..." · Excited to present some work on mountain biking, anticipation and riding into the great unknown at the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney (@performancestudies_sydney) research seminar today. (Shout out to overseas collaborator @w_dc, you will be very missed!) · Justine Shih-Pearson (@jspinmidflight) is giving what looks to be a wonderfully entertaining talk deftly moving between choreographic strategies for writing, processed cheese and her new book project The Unkindness of Strangers, as only someone like Justine can. · JSP and I submitted our PhDs in this department on the same day about eight years ago, so there will be a bit of reflecting on what this experience and training has offered in the time since. Photo by Ryan G, riding the Megavalanche track in France, certainly a challenging and thought-provoking experience if, say, you've only seen snow a small number of times in your life! ⛄️
📝 "Trail therapy: there’s nothing quite like it for shaking out one lot of feelings and replacing them with others." · A short piece about the @rockytrailentertainment Superflow yesterday and why I enjoyed it so, so much. Link in my bio. ☺️ · Photo by @outerimage.au. Lovely to see you out there, Gil!
Well that was a fun day out! 🤩 Had a rough week and decided to head out to the @rockytrailentertainment Superflow (enduro but not) for some trail therapy, to catch up with my MTB family (lovely to see you all) and to do a week's worth of riding in a day (been a bit wet ☔️). The event delivered and delivered and delivered. The live timing made for some great tussles between myself and Melanie in second. Leanna, first, was in a class of her own. 🚴♀️✨ Stoked to finish above my race plate - #958. 😂 · Thanks to @thegayesy for the photo and for being such fun to ride with all day. She won her category and was coming second overall 'til she ate dirt with her chin on a flyer! · Well done all! Great vibe, fun trails and the best type of mud!
Beautiful Spring rides are just around the corner. 🍃🌻 · Meanwhile, here's climbing up l'Alpe d'Huez with @barneroo last month, a memory I will smile back on always. What a landscape! What a view! 🚴♀️🏔☀️
Grab your camera this weekend - or look through your archives. 📸🚵♂️ There are seven days left to enter the Australian Mountain Bike Photography awards presented by @shimanoaustralia. Four categories, local and international prizes, and worth your time to enter. Hit the bio link at @australianmountainbike for more details and give a friend a nudge if you think they should enter too. Personally I'd love to see a stack of entries in 'Women in AMB' category, to make a statement about the sheer number of skilled women in our riding communities on either side of the lens. Photo: catching the early morning (f)light on a trip of a lifetime with @wanaka_bike_tours. Ohhhh yyyeeeaaaa. 🙌
📝 "My partner, an analytical chemist, always laughs at academic work in the humanities due to, what she calls, made up words. Something that always makes me smile about affordances is that Ecological Psychologist James Gibson quite freely admits he invented the term." · It's such a lovely feeling to hold hard work in print. This one has been out for a little while now - more at the bio link for people whose theory brains are intrigued by the title. Happy and proud to be part of this massive "Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology," to be part of a such a thriving, switched on research community, and for all the new conversations that have started since this chapter came out. Please shout out if these topics spark your own interests too - it's always a boost!