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The boy who harnessed the wind
I seem to be doing more of this lately ... Walking the dogs Than this ... Riding in the East Risdon area And I definitely seem to be spending way too much time doing this (sitting in front of a computer writing), but there is an upside this ... I have start...
I seem to be doing more of this lately ... Walking the dogs Than this ... Riding in the East Risdon area And I definitely seem to be spending way too much time doing this (sitting in front of a computer writing), but there is...
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Evans Street Junction
All cyclists hate the wait at Evans Street junction. Let's just get that said and out of the way. Evans Street Intersection (with Davey Street).  This is the first intersection you hit when you come into Hobart from the North and has probably the largest vo...
All cyclists hate the wait at Evans Street junction. Let's just get that said and out of the way. Evans Street Intersection (with Davey Street). This is the first intersection you hit when you come into Hobart from the North...
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Lake King William Circumnavigation (Fail)
I've been thinking for a while now that with all these record low water levels in our hydro storages that this could be the time to try and circumnavigate Lake King William ... Lake King William Little did I know as I set off this morning, to do just this, ...
I've been thinking for a while now that with all these record low water levels in our hydro storages that this could be the time to try and circumnavigate Lake King William ... Lake King William Little did I know as I set off...
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Caves Track
I did a good thing today ... I think, I went and helped groom the new (still to be opened) Caves Track in the Meehan Ranges. At least I think I helped. I do know that I got to drive my pretend 4WD (Mitsubishi Outlander) up into the Meehan and that was cool ...
I did a good thing today ... I think, I went and helped groom the new (still to be opened) Caves Track in the Meehan Ranges. At least I think I helped. I do know that I got to drive my pretend 4WD (Mitsubishi Outlander) up ...
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Tasmanian Mountain Bike Plan - Six Years On
Almost two decades ago, I started a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies (Hons) at the University of Tasmania, and then six months in, I got a job at Forestry Tasmania.  So I switched to part time, and promised myself I could do both an honours degree ...
Almost two decades ago, I started a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies (Hons) at the University of Tasmania, and then six months in, I got a job at Forestry Tasmania. So I switched to part time, and promised myself I ...
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Warrawee Reserve Mountain Bike Trails (An early preview)
For those of you who aren't members of the Latrobe-Kentish Mountain Bike Network facebook group  (I mean where the bloody hell are you?) Nope - don;t see you under this mushroom which is a surprise. ... you may not know that a Warrawee Reserve Mountain Bike...
For those of you who aren't members of the Latrobe-Kentish Mountain Bike Network facebook group (I mean where the bloody hell are you?) Nope - don;t see you under this mushroom which is a surprise. ... you may not know that...
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It's been awhile (again)
So, it's been awhile (again) and that reflects what is perhaps a loss of excitement I now hold towards blogging in a world where I seemed chained to a computer six and a half days a week keeping up with work and other obligations I've taken on because they ...
So, it's been awhile (again) and that reflects what is perhaps a loss of excitement I now hold towards blogging in a world where I seemed chained to a computer six and a half days a week keeping up with work and other obligat...
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SBX25 - Strava Challenge 2016
For a long time there's been a pretty big gap between the Meehan Ranges and the Blue Tiers if you're heading up the east coast and looking for somewhere to ride. The East Coast - A grave yard for cyclists And yes I am ignoring Kellevie, the Orford forshore ...
For a long time there's been a pretty big gap between the Meehan Ranges and the Blue Tiers if you're heading up the east coast and looking for somewhere to ride. The East Coast - A grave yard for cyclists And yes I am ignorin...
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Filtering the money ...
When Kim and I bought our house a year or so ago we hit what I expect is a fairly common dilemma: neither of our fridges fit into the kitchen space set aside for the fridge ... Fridge must fit here ... and be right side opening. After a bit of back and fort...
When Kim and I bought our house a year or so ago we hit what I expect is a fairly common dilemma: neither of our fridges fit into the kitchen space set aside for the fridge ... Fridge must fit here ... and be right side open...
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2016 Hobart Bicycle Count
I love volunteering for the annual bicycle count ... well evidence suggests I love it enough to volunteer at least every second year and I know this because you can read my previous posts on the 2012 and 2014 count, but not the 2013 and 2015 counts (I think...
I love volunteering for the annual bicycle count ... well evidence suggests I love it enough to volunteer at least every second year and I know this because you can read my previous posts on the 2012 and 2014 count, but not t...
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Nic's Mini Cradle Challenge 2016
I've wanted to do Nic's Cradle Challenge for several years now ... And I guess the good news is that I've still got that to look forward to, as the idea of riding up and down the gorge between Cethana and Moina - twice  - was a bridge (well actually a chasm...
I've wanted to do Nic's Cradle Challenge for several years now ... And I guess the good news is that I've still got that to look forward to, as the idea of riding up and down the gorge between Cethana and Moina - twice - w...
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Risdon Vale MTB Trail
I went along the official opening of the new Risdon Vale MTB Trail on Saturday. ...  and I have to confess I felt a bit out of place, being perhaps the only person present that wasn't from the local area, who was dressed in Lycra, and wasn't there to see th...
I went along the official opening of the new Risdon Vale MTB Trail on Saturday. ... and I have to confess I felt a bit out of place, being perhaps the only person present that wasn't from the local area, who was dress...
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