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RTA Big Ride: Day 9, Boorowa to Binalong

RTA Big Ride: Day 9, Boorowa to Binalong

Sunday, Mar 5, 2006

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stats. Today ??km Trip total ??km Where? Boorowa (34° 25' 60S, 148° 43' 60E) Binalong (34° 40 0S, 148° 39 0E) Yass (34° 49 60S, 148° 55 0E) Holbrook (35° 43 60S, 147° 19 0E) Melbourne (37° 49 0S, 144° 58 0E)
RTA Big Ride: Day 8, Cootamundra to Boorowa

RTA Big Ride: Day 8, Cootamundra to Boorowa

Saturday, Mar 4, 2006

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stats. Today ??km Trip total ??km Where? Cootamundra (34° 38' 60S, 148° 1' 60E) Murrumburrah (34° 2' 60S, 148° 31' 60E) Harden (34° 33′ 0″ S, 148° 22′ 0″ E) Galong (34° 36' 0S, 148° 33' 0E) Boorowa (34° 25' 60S, 148° 43' 60E) Today’s photos See the photos page.
RTA Big Ride: Day 7, Junee to Cootamundra

RTA Big Ride: Day 7, Junee to Cootamundra

Friday, Mar 3, 2006

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stats. Today ??km Trip total ??km Where? Junee (34° 52' 60S, 147° 34' 60E) Illabo (34° 49' 0S, 147°45' 0E) Bethungra (34° 46' 0S, 147° 52' 0E) Cootamundra (34° 38' 60S, 148° 1' 60E) Today’s photos See the photos page.
RTA Big Ride: Day 6, Gundagai to Junee

RTA Big Ride: Day 6, Gundagai to Junee

Thursday, Mar 2, 2006

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stats. Today ??km Trip total ??km Where? Gundagai (35° 4' 0S, 148° 5' 60E) Nangus (35° 2' 60S, 147° 54' 0E) Eurongilly (34°57' 0S, 147°46' 0E) Junee (34° 52' 60S, 147° 34' 60E) Today’s photos See the photos page.
RTA Big Ride: Day 5, Tumut to Gundagai

RTA Big Ride: Day 5, Tumut to Gundagai

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2006

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stats. Today ??km Trip total ??km A thirty kilometre loop out of Tumut to the south-east first thing this morning — designed to give us some extra distance and to get the cyclists off the road while the trucks all drove through to the next campsite. A beautiful stretch of quiet country road, almost flat along the plains of the Tumut river, and another great autumn day.
RTA Big Ride: Day 1, Holbrook to Jingellic

RTA Big Ride: Day 1, Holbrook to Jingellic

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006

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stats. Today ??km Trip total ??km Where? Binalong (34° 40' 0”S, 148° 39' 0”E) Holbrook (35° 43' 60”S, 147° 19' 0”E) Jingellic (35° 55' 60”S, 147° 40' 60”E) Today’s photos See the photos page.
RTA Big Ride, day 2: Jindabyne to Dalgety

RTA Big Ride, day 2: Jindabyne to Dalgety

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005

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stats. Today 74.6km Trip total 120km There was a thunderstorm early last night and some heavy rain, but it all stopped later on. One obnoxious local appeared at the show ground sometime after the pub had closed and seemed to spend half the night walking around the campsite and screaming abuse. On and on he went to the tune of “You can ride a f’ing pushbike but you can’t ride a f’ing horse.
RTA Big Ride, day 1: Charlotte Pass to Jindabyne

RTA Big Ride, day 1: Charlotte Pass to Jindabyne

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005

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stats. Today 44.75km Trip total 45km A 7.30 am arrival in Jindabyne, out of the bus and into endless queues to register, weigh bags, meet friends, find coffee then get back on the bus to head up to Charlotte Pass. I’m not sure where Bicycle NSW got the coaches and drivers from, in the light of day the rust holes added nothing to last night’s impressions of lurching driving and grinding gearbox.
Home at last

Home at last

Monday, Mar 29, 2004

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Back in Melbourne, miserable weather and all! Somewhere around Seymour the sun came up on a dull grey sky. Cloud turned to drizzle turned to rain — welcome home to Victoria! Somehow the train managed to run an hour late, I tried to call Jo to let her know, no luck, there’s mobile phone coverage for people driving up the Hume highway, but none for those in the trains.
2004 RTA Big Ride, day 6: Rest day in Newcastle

2004 RTA Big Ride, day 6: Rest day in Newcastle

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004

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stats. Today 0km Trip 188km Things continue to improve. Its a sunny day, breakfast at a reasonable hour. A visit to a laundromat and a coffee in Beaumont street. Definitely an improvement. In the afternoon Ron and I trundled into town on Big Bertha for a beer at the waterfront brewery, then along the sea-wall to the lighthouse, and around the point.
2004 RTA Big Ride, day 5: Bulahdelah to Newcastle

2004 RTA Big Ride, day 5: Bulahdelah to Newcastle

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004

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stats. Today 73km Trip 188km Stuff-ups and more stuff-ups! Up at 4 am as the cooks got up and started to prepare breakfast. A quick pack up and dress, then down to the showground in the mill owners 4WD. Put the bags down in a corner where we could see them and started on the bikes, preparing and loading them into the trucks.
2004 RTA Big Ride, day 4: Rained out in Bulahdelah

2004 RTA Big Ride, day 4: Rained out in Bulahdelah

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004

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stats. Today 5km Trip 117km There was little to do all day except walk around town and look at the floods. Some of our more quick-witted friends ignored the BNSW organisers, arranged to have their bags taken in a van, and rode the 100+ km straight down the highway to Newcastle. Others, who had friends in the area, arranged to be picked up and taken there in cars.
2004 RTA Big Ride, day 3: Tuncurry to Bulahdelah

2004 RTA Big Ride, day 3: Tuncurry to Bulahdelah

Monday, Mar 22, 2004

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stats. Today 36km Trip 112km Breakfast took longer than anticipated, the weather saw to that. Ominous dark clouds threatened while some chose to pack up before eating, others chose to eat first and pack later. I was one of the latter group, not only had I not packed up, but I was only just joining the queue as the downpour began and put a delay in the proceedings.
2004 RTA Big Ride, day 2: Gloucester to Tuncurry

2004 RTA Big Ride, day 2: Gloucester to Tuncurry

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004

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stats. Today 74km Trip 76km Either the beer or the travelling had produced a killer headache, tend to think it was the latter since I always seem to end up with a stiff neck and a headache after sleeping in buses and trains. Steamy and humid all morning, then a bit of a cooler change after the lunch stop.
2004 RTA Big Ride, day 1: … to Gloucester

2004 RTA Big Ride, day 1: … to Gloucester

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004

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stats. Today 2km Trip 2km A foggy morning in the Southern Highlands as it became light enough to see from the train, then a seven o’clock arrival at Strathfield for 07.30 departure on the North Coast XPT. Homeward-bound ferals everywhere on the platform, chuffing away on joints and bongs, oblivious to the “No Smoking” signs, but no more oblivious than the rest of the population with their cigarettes.
2004 RTA Big Ride, day 0: Preparation

2004 RTA Big Ride, day 0: Preparation

Friday, Mar 19, 2004

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stats. Today 0.0km Trip 0.0km Seems strange having a day or two holiday before I go away on a bike trip. Usually I’ve finished work one day, gone home, packed up, got to whatever transport is required, got to the start and got on my way… it all seems very relaxed this time! Tried — and eventually succeeded — in getting Telstra to change over the phone numbers from my old SIM to my new one.
2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Sunday: Harden to Cootamundra then home...

2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Sunday: Harden to Cootamundra then home...

Sunday, Mar 23, 2003

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stats. Today 24.88km Trip total 599km Typical last-day bike ride foolishness. Bicycle NSW want everyone to ride into the final town in one big mass. Nearly everyone has the feeling that the ride ended last night, and most of the riders just want to get it over with and head home. There’s the usual bunching up on the roads, and then being herded into a holding area on the outskirts of Cootamundra to wait in the sun and get gradually more and more annoyed.
2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Saturday: Yass to Harden

2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Saturday: Yass to Harden

Saturday, Mar 22, 2003

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stats. Today 80.07km Trip total 552km A cold morning again today — but Yass is renowned for being cold and windy! I left with thermals on under my jersey, but after the first nine kilometres of dirt roads had to stop to remove them, sweat was pouring off me! A day of rolling hills and green paddocks, sheep and windmills.
2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Friday: Bungendore to Yass

2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Friday: Bungendore to Yass

Friday, Mar 21, 2003

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stats. Today 101.79km Trip total 472km I was expecting a very cold morning, thick fog, maybe even a frost…. It was cold, but not that cold. Even so, it didn’t stop the whinges and moans from the people from the coast! The temperature seemed to drop between waking up and leaving, maybe it was as the wind increased.
2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Thursday: Goulburn to Bungendore

2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Thursday: Goulburn to Bungendore

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003

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stats. Today 99.76km Trip total 370km A very windy day — and an even windier night last night! A storm passed through just after midnight, howling winds, lightning and thunder, and a few drops of rain — but mostly just the wind! Bicycle NSW were so concerned about the reports and warnings that they received that they turned all the floodlights on and were attempting to take down some of the marquees.
2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Wednesday: Goulburn

2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Wednesday: Goulburn

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003

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stats. Today 0km Trip total 270km Rest days on tour when camping are a problem — I tried to sleep in past seven but the sun on the tent and beer in the bladder forced me up and out. Breakfast was a subdued affair, hangovers all around me from those out partying late, and grumpy comments from those who had come home early and then been woken by those out partying late.
2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Tuesday: Bundanoon to Goulburn

2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Tuesday: Bundanoon to Goulburn

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003

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stats. Today 79.81km Trip total 270km Dark at 5.45 am, we are woken by Debbie’s loud hailer again. The stars are still out and there are bats flying around the floodlights catching the insects. I’m convinced that we really don’t need to be woken so early… At least today’s breakfast was better than yesterday’s — pikelets go down a lot easier than the greasy, cheap, sausages did.
2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Monday: Bowral to Bundanoon

2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Monday: Bowral to Bundanoon

Monday, Mar 17, 2003

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stats. Today 71.84km Trip total 190km A quarter to six in the morning and Debbie’s mellifluous tones bellowing out woke us all. There is a distinct difference of opinion between various groups as to whether these are necessary or not — some people seem incapable of waking and organising themselves and need to be woken while it is still dark, others quite happily get up later, then pack and eat with no outside assistance.
2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Sunday: Camden to Bowral

2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Sunday: Camden to Bowral

Sunday, Mar 16, 2003

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stats. Today 84.43km Trip total 118km Dr Alan, Jeff, Ron, Jim and I rolled out at 8:15, fueled up on porridge and in good spirits. The pace was a little high and Ron left us to ride at a more comfortable one. Jeff and I moved to the front on the first of many short sharpish climbs.
2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Friday: Melbourne to Cootamundra

2003 BNSW RTA BigRide: Friday: Melbourne to Cootamundra

Friday, Mar 14, 2003

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stats. Today 0km Trip total 0km The start of another RTA Big Ride… It was 1 pm when I left Melbourne in Joey’s car, brand new helmet in hand, all the usual accoutrements stuffed into duffel, and Norky bike laid across the top. A relatively event-free drive to the Victorian border, with far less traffic than I usually encounter when we drive this way at night.
RTA Big Ride: Saturday, day 8: Guyra to Uralla

RTA Big Ride: Saturday, day 8: Guyra to Uralla

Saturday, Apr 13, 2002

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Stats. Today 131km Trip total 502.5km I wasn’t here, I was on the RTA Big Ride. At afternoon tea Jo and I met up with a girl that we’d last met about five years ago on a ride from Tamworth to Newcastle. The main cause of the meeting was her bike, she had a Norco Mocha, the model between Jo’s Magnum and my Java.

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…The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

…The Site

Vanity site? Technology experiment? Learning tool? Blog? Journal? Diary? Photo album? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you…

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Its all been here a fairly long time. Like the papers on my desk, or the books on the bedside table, the pile just grew… and it all grew without much plan or structure. I try not to break URLs, so historical oddities abound.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried PHP, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on Emacs Org mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is Org mode and hugo.

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