Category Archives: cycling

A spanner, pump, back and front light

Lisa has been pretty much a ‘bike widow’ in the past several weeks as Dan has spent as much waking time on his bicycle as he has at home. But it is all for a good reason – he is … Continue reading

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Contours

Ernest Hemingway, according to our tour guide when we visited Cuba in the late ‘90s, spent a lot of time sitting in a tiny bar in Havana knocking back mojitos at an unhealthy pace.  It seems he also rode a … Continue reading

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the sound of one hand typing

While sitting on the bed in emergency at Wagga Base Hospital yesterday, waiting for the doctor to come back to glue my eyebrow back together, I (Dan) licked the inside of my sore lip and dislodged a pebble.  Spitting it … Continue reading

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Mood Indigo

As we were hanging out in Beechworth and its surroundings over Easter, we started to think about that area of northern Victoria as becoming our new Jasper. Jasper was our retreat area, a fairly quick trip from Edmonton into the … Continue reading

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my little golden horseshoe

When we booked our accommodation and restaurants in Beechworth for the Easter long weekend, we did it early because we reckoned that being a long weekend, and the last one before winter sets in, it might be busy. Little did … Continue reading

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summer’s passed, it’s too late to cut the grass

For a couple of years in Canada, we watched a lot of HGTV real estate programs where people were trying to sell their house. There were two main messages: 1) location location location and 2) make it look like a … Continue reading

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Summer in my mind

Every year since the early 1980s, on Australia Day, Triple J radio (then called Double J…not sure what the story is there) plays the Hottest 100 songs from the year before. Australia Day, for those not in the know, is … Continue reading

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