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Easter 2016

Another glorious Easter camping out west at Mount Arapilies, scrambling up and over rocks with my two best guys, going to bed exhausted and sleeping warm on cool desert evenings. It was my slight return to climbing after a year … Continue reading

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A hill of one’s own

I am nowhere near Mount Everest. If I was there’d be ice and yaks and shit but instead there’s gum trees and bugs and bitumen. I’m on a small suburban road in the back of Warrandyte. I’m not wearing furs … Continue reading

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Throwing the leg over

Went for my annual bike-riding hit-out at the Audax Alpine Classic in Bright. Had a great time. Long distance endurance cycling is my bag – I freaking love a long day out on my bike in the mountains, and I’m … Continue reading

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Over hill and dale

I went for a bit of a bike ride this past weekend. I had a lot of fun, and goddamn it, learned some stuff. Mount Baw Baw would be one of the toughest road cycling climbs Australia has to offer. … Continue reading

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US trip 2013: Portland, Oregon

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Football cards are pure evil

My boy has started at Auskick to learn how to play football. He’s not going because he had shown any interest in the organised stupidity that is AFL. He’s going because I made him go. See, when you send your … Continue reading

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Easter 2013

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Road tripping, Christmas 2012

We road-tripped this Christmas, the first time we’ve tried it. Had ourselves a proper beach Christmas family holiday. Complete win. I haven’t done the Melbourne-Newcastle drive since sanity prevailed and flights got cheap. Turns out in the last twelve years … Continue reading

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Change it up

Got a new job again this week. Three different jobs in about a year. Gots me some ants in my pants, apparently. This time last year I was working at SEEK, Australia’s number one job website. It was a terrific … Continue reading

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Hardest of the sorta hard

About five years ago, right around the time my first baby came along, time suddenly became very, very scarce. Being time-poor had never really been a problem for me. Were I raised in the era of my old man, of … Continue reading

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