Today I won the Women’s T2 category of the Time Trial at the 2014 World Para Cycling Championships in Greenville, South Carolina. I am a little overwhelmed actually and even though I was fairly confident coming into this race you just never know how it is going to pane out! I had a nightmare last night, which upon waking was fairly funny but at the time of dreaming wasn’t funny at all! It involved our Road Race which had been changed to add an off road segment so our mechanic had tried to adapt my trike to suit that. To cut a long dream short I ended up flatting a rear tyre and being late for the start. I woke up yelling at the mechanic!
So I get to the course this morning and as that same mechanic Peter G is putting my race wheels on the back of my trike he pumped up the tyre’s and within a couple of minutes there was a huge, and I mean huge bang! The back tube had blown…now I don’t believe in dreams coming true, but he pumped up the second one and that also exploded so violently that it blew the tyre right off! Thank god they had not only extra tyre’s but tubes as well and I had time before I had to warm up. Good thing I’m not superstitious!"