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After some much-needed rain, the new trails at Majura are covered in premium-quality hero dirt!

Yes, that berm is as fun as it looks.
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+Ben O'Keeffe You would love the Pseudotsuga trail in Squamish. It's recently been reworked with these crazy tight, swoopy berms that literally slingshot you from one to the next. (I also need a GoPro!)
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Autumn is here, and pretty photos are filling the house again.
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A new trail group have been authorised to begin building some XC trails down near Pine Island. The initial loop looks like it's going to be fun and easy. Being so close to home, it'll be a great place to bring the kids once the trails bed in.
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The more trails the better! You can never have too many trails especially close by. Maybe you can use the trails to do laps when you can't get out for a ride further away.
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I don't believe it'll ever happen.
This ongoing talk that cyclists should pay rego is misguided and needs to stop.
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Afternoon ride out at Stromlo
There was rain, there was thunder and lightning, but unexpectedly it went either side of the mountain and I stayed dry. Horrible-looking conditions also meant there weren't many other people out.
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It made a lot of noise
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Stack trace at 4:54pm on a Friday?!
I'm done.
Going home.
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Me and my single-speed: friends again at last!

After having a couple of problems with my knee between October and December last year the trusty single-speed has been languishing in the bike locker at work, limited to a few casual rolls to the shops during lunch breaks. With my knee feeling much stronger (I don't think it'll ever be 100% again), an urge to ride, and perfect single-speeding weather, it was time to bite the bullet and see how it felt.

As always with this bike, it felt good... except for climbing steeper hills. Fits like a glove, no worries about the drivetrain, just pedalling through the slop and keeping away from the brakes. 

With a knee that doesn't like high-power low-cadence pedalling and a bike that requires such a pedalling style for steeper hills, we have bonded over the fact that we'll just be avoiding such hills when out together in the future. This bike is supposed to be about fun anyway, and grinding up hills is rarely run.
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It's a different style of riding. Pure fun and cornering technique, with all the excuses you need to avoid big climbs and roll the descents. I had missed it.

When I was over there last year, I was really surprised with how similar the environment was. Much steeper than here, but the surface and trees  were comfortingly familiar.
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Queensland: doing some forward thinking*





*Yes, I know what the date is.
The QPS will conduct a three-month trial of personal transporter modules, or kangaroo shoes. The shoes, to be trialled from today, will help increase officer mobility as they patrol large tourist areas around the state. They will also assist Stock… Read Post
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I love the QLD social media account. It's hilarious.

Worth following on Facebook.
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What to do instead of eat lunch: find new trails to ride.
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Man can not live on food alone. Must have riding too! Lol
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Some days, it's hard to turn the bike around and head back to work.
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Code Monkey
Employment
  • Oracle Corporation
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Department of Human Services - Medicare
    Senior Java Developer, 2009 - 2011
  • CrimTrac
    Senior Java Developer, 2006 - 2009
  • Centrelink
    IT Consultant, 2006 - 2006
  • Jade Direct Australia
    Senior Software Engineer, 2003 - 2006
  • Logica CMG
    IT Consultant, 2001 - 2003
  • Department of Defence
    Software Engineer, 1998 - 2001
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Family friendly geek and dirty cyclist
Introduction
My world has a number of very different moving  parts. Some times they seem to move in random directions, other times they move in harmony. Either way, it is a very interesting experience.

Husband of a beautiful, talented photographer who is way more popular than me on Google+... and I'm okay with that.

Father of two boys that just won't stop moving. They keep me on my toes and make life very exciting.

Bicycle enthusiast, with a particular affection for mountain bikes and single-speeds.

I don't believe you can force your musical tastes upon anyone or argue with them that the music they like is no good. If the music makes you feel something, then that is the music for you.

Professional code monkey, spending the work days ploughing through very strangely formed sentences.

Amateur tinkerer of technical stuff and gadgets, just because I don't get enough of that at work.
Bragging rights
Taller than at least 50% of the population!
Education
  • Australian National University
    Information Technology - Software Engineering, 1994 - 1997
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