My name is Kylee and I live in Perth, Western Australia. I am a wife to my amazing husband and have two young girls to keep me on my toes. I am in the process of developing my own Transformational Coaching business here in Perth and love that I have the ability to help people to live their best lives. My gym is the outdoors so I love getting out on my mountain or road bike, or taking it a bit slower and finding a path I have not yet explored by foot. Being a true stereotypical Aussie, I love the beach and find my way to the coast at any opportunity. I consider life to be an adventure and enjoy challenging myself in all areas whether physically or personally and intend on go out knowing I have lived a full and wholesome life.
How did you start in Adventure Sports?
I started in adventure sports through my husband, he fell in love with the sport of mountain biking first and my first impression was why would you want to throw yourself over a lump of dirt for fun, man was I wrong. After borrowing a bike and going for a spin in the Pines Mountain bike trails in Margaret River where we lived at the time, I was hooked. The “hills” burned but the downhill had me, it felt like ultimate freedom from life as that wind went through my hair. I was soon asking my friends how I could learn to jump over those lumps of dirt because rolling them just wasn’t cutting it anymore. Through the confidence gained by mountain biking I have opened up more doors to challenge myself with a variety of events not limited to a bike with dual suspension, including racing and a half ironman.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by many things, for me is the fun and friendship that is developed with those around us in these sports, and seeing others living their version of success in their lives. Also the knowledge that we can push our bodies long after the brain thinks we are done. When the legs hurt I know they can keep going because they are not numb yet (yes this has happened twice), and once they are numb they are on autopilot. We occasionally hear stories of those who have done extraordinary things and we are blown away by their resilience, knowing that this is possible for each and every one of us is pretty exciting.
Did you get any help along the way?
When I first started riding my husband brought me a skills session with Dirt Skills which taught me positioning on the bike and was a great entry level course for starting out riding. Other than that it has been sessioning out obstacles and simply falling off, getting back on and learning from the experience. All my riding buddies help me to challenge myself and what I thought were my limits only to jump off and say “I did it” with the biggest of smiles.
So what's the craziest thing you've ever done?
The craziest thing I have done was the decision over a few bottles of wine to complete a half ironman. In the end I turned up on the day with little to no training due to my life circumstances at the time. To this day I am still not sure how I crossed that line I can only put it down to stubbornness and a mindset that refused to fail.
I have made the decision to compete in the Karri Cup and doing the 100km event. This time I intend to train unlike my half ironman attempt, and I am really interested to see how I go even though it is through some spectacular scenery so I will be most inclined to take a few pictures along the way.
Just do it… Life is supposed to be an incredible adventure and there is no way I will be sitting it out on the couch. Find the event or set yourself a goal with scares you a little and chase after it knowing that anything is possible.
Why did you join adventurefreak.com?
I joined for the opportunity to see like-minded people in action achieving great things and getting some hints and tips along the way.