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John Dawson
Worked at DIER
Attended Taroona High School
Lives in Hobart, Tasmania
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The Winter Commute Challenge - Week #4
And we have a win! But I get ahead of myself.  If you've got no idea what I'm on about with this Winter Commute Challenge, then here's a quick recap:  For some whimsical reason that I've almost forgotten, I dreamt up this idea of doing a winter commute chal...
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Winter Commute Challenge - Week 2
So ... week two of the Winter Challenge. It didn't go so well ... Monday was a public holiday (so that's a bye), and Tuesday I was on monster drop off duty, so that's a point to winter. Wednesday and Thursday were my planned riding days, but they were also ...
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The Unlikely Voyage of Jack De Crow ...
While I may have made the transition from books to kindles, one thing hasn't changed ...  I still love to read. It relaxes me, it's my time out, it's what I do to unwind at the end of the day and prepare for sleep and perhaps most importantly, virtually eve...
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Jetstar - The Return
I know you're all wondering ... how did the return flight with Jetstar go? Well, I have to say ... pretty good ... they're really going all out to maintain their planes nowadays ... Nicely cleaned vent in the plane's toilet.  Yum. We checked in (despite bei...
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Bucket List #101 - Experience an Earhquake
Sometimes I'm so funny I make the ground shake. I've been laid low in Yokohama with an extremely sore foot, but Kim and I did manage to make it out onto the bikes briefly to go and get some lunch at a place she saw down the road that took her interest. It w...
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Shimanami Kaido (Onomichi) - Japan's Cycling Road
You know what's really cool about Japan? You don't have to wear a helmet when riding a bike. What's even cooler is that this seems to work really,  really well. You see there's a whole class of cyclists in Japan that we just don't see in Australia: Normal p...
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Winter Commute Challenge - Week 3
Well if last week was bad, this week in the Winter Commute Challenge, was a disaster. My man-flu from Friday erupted into full on " I'm sure this is the end of the world and I'm going to die " man-flu that night, and I had to suffer through the weekend, mos...
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The Winter Challenge
I spend a lot of time concocting new challenges and adventures in my head as I slowly cycle along on my various adventures ... Example - why not ride Japan on a folding bike. Unfortunately, I'm not so good at actually seeing most of them through. I essentia...
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Quirky Japan
One of the quirky things I liked (or maybe didn't) about Japan was that there was a lot of English language signs around, but they weren't always particularly helpful .. In this case we saw the prominent "Morning Menu" in english, thought ' great, an englis...
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In love with my Kindle ...
I remember setting off to South Africa for three months travel about a decade ago.   I left with six big books in my backpack and returned with a dozen more (All Wilbur Smith books). How the world has changed.  This time I left with one book and returned wi...
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I want one ...
I want one ... I think that's all I need to say.
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Hiroshima
What was I saying about this trip having a superficial feel to it ... Kids bike after Hiroshima bombing Well that was before visiting ground zero at Hiroshima and seeing the impacts of that day. I may have had a tear of three come to my eye as I wandered th...
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