Alex Morgan photo diary (part 02)

Since submitting his first contribution to RIDE Media, Australia’s youngest elite world champion in 2013 has contested the Oceania championships… and returned to school. The TT in Canberra last weekend was “horrible”, or so came his one-word appraisal before going on to explain: “I went out hard, got to the halfway and had nothing.” The title was one by his team-mate, room-mate and mate, Damien Howson, who also picked up the under-23 road race gold medal. Morgan, however, crashed in the road race and essentially had a weekend he’d rather forget.

Despite all this, our intrepid 18-year-old jeune reporter has lived up to his promise and submitted another batch of photos. Here he shows off what he’s been doing these past few days and offers a few words of description into his life as a high school student and member of the Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy team…

"Race numbers on and ready to go. We race for our domestic teams at the Oceania championships which left quite a few of us (including me) without any team-mates!"

“Race numbers on and ready to go. We race for our domestic teams at the Oceania championships which left quite a few of us (including me) without any team-mates!”

"Jack Beckinsale doing some high tech aero testing - in his bedroom."

“Jack Beckinsale doing some high tech aero testing – in his bedroom.”

 

"High stakes UNO. Did, in fact, have to do the 'Weet-Bix Challenge' when I lost. Eating two dry Weet-Bix solely on their own was not a fun activity – well, for me anyway! The others thought it was hilarious."

“High stakes UNO. Did, in fact, have to do the ‘Weet-Bix Challenge’ when I lost. Eating two dry Weet-Bix solely on their own was not a fun activity – well, for me anyway! The others thought it was hilarious.”

"Italian lesson. Learning the essentials - food!"

“Italian lesson. Learning the essentials – food!”

"The cockpit. Love my bike!"

“The cockpit. Love my bike!”

"Nice sculpture at the AIS."

“Nice sculpture at the AIS.”

"Nicely patched up thanks to our soigneur Danny! Unfortunately had to pull out of the Oceania road race after this one. Did a nice flip over the bars after a few went down in front of me. Definitely need to work on my landing!"

“Nicely patched up thanks to our soigneur Danny! Unfortunately had to pull out of the Oceania road race after this one. Did a nice flip over the bars after a few went down in front of me. Definitely need to work on my landing!”

"First day back at school in a few months (and also one of the first days at school for the year..). Was a very surreal day and I came home totally knackered!"

“First day back at school in a few months (and also one of the first days at school for the year..). Was a very surreal day and I came home totally knackered!”

"The Victorian Institute of Sport. Absolutely fantastic place and I'm so grateful for their continued support."

“The Victorian Institute of Sport. Absolutely fantastic place and I’m so grateful for their continued support.”

"Wiggo on the board above my bed. Been there for a few years now. Don't think that's even half of my race numbers either!"

“Wiggo on the board above my bed. Been there for a few years now. Don’t think that’s even half of my race numbers either!”

 

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