Loren Rowney

Loren Rowney on depression: ‘Maybe if I talk about it, other people will too’

For once I am not going to be the procrastinator I always am. The person that is always thinking, saying, and swearing they will do things, and just never getting around to it. Either finding an excuse like I was too busy, or I couldn’t get in touch with the right people, or I’ll do […]

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The journey, not the destination: Loren Rowney on her start in sports and missing the big Australian Summer races

I have been a cyclist now for essentially half of my life. It first started back in 2002 when I was a scrappy, gangly young teenager based on the Gold Coast, and one of the only girls racing. My very first race was a club race in E grade against all the ‘old codgers’ as […]

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2,500km to Brisbane, week four: made it!

In 2012 Rowney and Rebecca Werner were both on the cusp of becoming professional cyclists. Werner had had a successful run in Australia and early season in US, and Rowney got herself a guest spot – and eventually a contract – with Specialized-Lululemon. But while Rowney’s career started to take shape, things went south for […]

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2,500km to Brisbane, week three: people are kind and generous

In 2012 Rowney and Rebecca Werner were both on the cusp of becoming professional cyclists. Werner had had a successful run in Australia and early season in US, and Rowney got herself a guest spot – and eventually a contract – with Specialized-Lululemon. But while Rowney’s career started to take shape, things went south for […]

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2,500km to Brisbane, week two: Halfway there

In 2012 Rowney and Rebecca Werner were both on the cusp of becoming professional cyclists. Werner had had a successful run in Australia and early season in US, and Rowney got herself a guest spot – and eventually a contract – with Specialized-Lululemon. But while Rowney’s career started to take shape, things went south for […]

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2,500km to Brisbane, week one: What the hell have I gotten myself into?!

In 2012 Rowney and Rebecca Werner were both on the cusp of becoming professional cyclists. Werner had had a successful run in Australia and early season in US, and Rowney got herself a guest spot –and eventually a contract– with Specialized-Lululemon. But while Rowney’s career started to take shape, things went south for Werner. Due […]

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Discovering myself in the bike tracks of my parents

This column is a follow up to Loren Rowney’s Life after trying to become pro: the same path but two different journeys, posted yesterday. In 2012 Rowney and Rebecca Werner were both on the cusp of becoming professional cyclists. Werner had had a successful run in Australia, and early season in US, and Rowney got […]

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Life after trying to become pro: the same path but two different journeys

My path to becoming a professional cyclist has been the most exciting and rewarding journey of my life thus far. The people I’ve met, the places I’ve been, the feelings and emotions I’ve felt has made me into the adult I am today. Like any journey or story, there are key characters that are there […]

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The struggle is real: five tips to get back into shape

In my previous blog I spoke about the joys of the off-season. Swapping the protein shake for a beer, and the bike for a kayak. Well, that joyful month off the bike has caught up to me, and now it’s time to get serious. I’m just about to complete week two of pre-season training, and […]

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Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

In this week’s internet roundup we have some heavily discussed topics like Abu Dhabi and the inaugural UCI gala; we introduce you junior Georgia Mansfield, WeLoveCycling’s new documentary and the nonprofit GearingUp. We side with Total Women’s Cycling in encouraging you to ride @forjenn and we have plenty of interesting reads in our shorts section. […]

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