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Farewell, Old Soldier

Seeing a bike aging and rusting away in a backyard is such a bummer. And yet I did that very thing to bike I had previously loved so, so hard. Watching this boy degrade away in the driveway was making … Continue reading

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Tour de Point Hicks 2016

An amazing five days just passed out in far-flung East Gippsland staying at Point Hicks lighthouse in Croajingolong National Park. Mountain biking, walking giant dunes, drinking wine and adventuring. We started in Bairnsdale and toured our way to Point Hicks … Continue reading

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Melburn-Roobaix 2013

It was a crack team that met at the crack o’ dawn – well, four over-excited man-boys at a dawnish 9.30am – to take on this year’s Melburn-Roobaix. We booted over to Hawthorn Velo and registered, then moved off with … 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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Older, sweeter

Rainy ANZAC Day morning spent at a friend’s house celebrating his son’s sixth birthday. Sugared-up kids going sick in a small space. Brilliant. At the height of the craziness my two year-old Tom yells out “Make more noise!”. Hells yeah, … Continue reading

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Wild and wooly: Easter 2012

Back from five days camping in the Grampians, and my, that was some big challenges faced and overcome. I go camping and climbing with my oldest boy Ned quite a bit – see here, here and here – but this … Continue reading

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Something to do on the weekend

On Sunday morning at 3am my alarm went off and me and mate Luke got up and got on our bicycles and began a 250 kilometre bike ride over three mountains. For fun, apparently. I’ve done the Audax ride every … Continue reading

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The gift is in the giver

In the lead-up to Christmas one of my best and oldest mates turned forty. It’s a creaky, dried-out, dusty old milestone and I wanted to get just the ‘right’ present for him. But, being one of those annoying dudes with … Continue reading

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Letters home

On the weekend I had a rare moment of silence. Me and my youngest, Tom, were hanging in the backyard, and he was pottering around doing all that important busy toddler stuff that he never seems to have enough time … Continue reading

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Bleary, weary, beery, cheery

That’s two nights in a row I’ve had a good mate come over to my place to hangout where we’ve drunk very good beer, listened to records and had a good time. Friday was my mate and Dim Gyms training … Continue reading

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