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Ouch, coffee gone up from $4.00 a cup last year, $4.50 in January, $4.75 now

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022

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Sunday, Oct 25, 2020

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A #coffeeneuring cappuccino in Ferndale Park on a cold windy afternoon
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Friday, Oct 23, 2020

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AWOL, macchiato, mural, what more does a #coffeeneuring Saturday ride require
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Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Daily #ritual, a #coffee. Today from the infrequently used Atomic #coffeepot
Coffeeneuring 2019 no. 7 — International Railtrail Coffeeneuring

Coffeeneuring 2019 no. 7 — International Railtrail Coffeeneuring

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

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In a week of riding along the Otago Central Rail Trail for our first “overseas family bike touring holiday” we drank at least one decent coffee a day that would qualify, for clarity, here’s the one I chose to be number seven of this year’s challenge. There was a coffee on day one, but I was too busy enjoying it to take a coffeeneuring photo. Day two of our mini bike tour was from Omakau to Wedderburn, with the morning tea stop coming early at Lauder.
Coffeeneuring 2019 no. 6 — The Solo Slog

Coffeeneuring 2019 no. 6 — The Solo Slog

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

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A long one, and it would have been “an event” and disqualified according to the rules, but the event was cancelled so I rode the route anyway. In 2012 I first rode “The Slog”, a 160km fund-raising ride around Gippsland, starting and finishing at the Chairo Christian School just out of Pakenham. I’ve entered it and ridden every year since, except for 2013 where I entered but stayed home due to illness & bad weather.
Coffeeneuring 2019 no. 5 — Lorne to the lighthouse

Coffeeneuring 2019 no. 5 — Lorne to the lighthouse

Monday, Nov 4, 2019

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Two rides in a row, two days apart, acceptably within the bounds of the rules. Unlike two days ago, today I left Lorne on the Great Ocean Road to the north-east, off towards Aireys Inlet and the Split Point Lighthouse. Out of town, a few kilometres of flat coast road then up Big Hill and into the steeper forest sections, winding and twisting. Up and over Cinema point and down to Eastern view and back to flat coastal road and eventually, to pass under the arch that marks the official start of the Great Ocean Road.
Coffeeneuring 2019 no. 4 — Kennet river koffee

Coffeeneuring 2019 no. 4 — Kennet river koffee

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019

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A long weekend down at Lorne, an afternoon out along the Great Ocean Road. I’m over half way through the coffeeneuring challenge for 2019. Road riding options from Lorne are somewhat limited; its either along the coast one way, towards Wye River, along the coast the other way to Aireys Inlet, or inland to Deans Marsh. Today it was fifty kilometres or so, south-west along the Great Ocean Road through Wye River and on to Kennet River, stop for a coffee at the Kafe Koala, then retrace my route back to Lorne.
Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 7 — rainy day commute and a coffee

Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 7 — rainy day commute and a coffee

Friday, Nov 23, 2018

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My seventh – and last – ride of the eighth coffeeneuring challenge. The challenge ends on Sunday and there are things I must do on both days of the weekend, so I’d been wondering how I’d fit in the last ride. Earlier this week I’d been intending to go for a lunch ride on Thursday or Friday, similar to the shorter rides I did last year. Well it didn’t happen yesterday, so that left today.
Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 6 — Early home, chores, a coffee

Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 6 — Early home, chores, a coffee

Friday, Nov 16, 2018

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My sixth ride of the eighth coffeeneuring challenge; tomorrow I’m off on “an event” which rules out my Saturday ride being counted as part of the challenge, so I snuck in a coffeeneuring coffee as my late lunch, going home early to work from home, and to do some secret chores. Circumstances dictated that I had to collect kid from school, so an early ride home and then work from home was called for.
Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 5 — The other river, yesterday's donut, a hipster coffee

Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 5 — The other river, yesterday's donut, a hipster coffee

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018

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My fifth ride of the eighth coffeeneuring challenge; each one different so far; back in Melbourne after last weekend away and a bit of exploration – urban and riverside – then a coffee on the way home. I’d had a hankering to go west and explore the Maribyrnong for a few weeks – partly after going over it on our Around the Bay ride, and partly after hearing a relation talk of his work on an engineering project out that way – it reminded me I rarely go out there and hadn’t seen much of that side of Melbourne for years.
Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 4 — The Great Ocean Road, the wind, the coffee

Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 4 — The Great Ocean Road, the wind, the coffee

Saturday, Nov 3, 2018

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My fourth ride of the eighth coffeeneuring challenge; each one different so far; equally good scenery to last week, but much better coffee. We were going away for a four day weekend due to the Melbourne festival of horse whipping, drunkenness and gambling … err, the Melbourne Cup … and taking the bikes with us. It takes up too much of the day if I try and ride the whole 200 km from Melbourne to Lorne so I’d decided to wait until somewhere around Freshwater Creek or Moriac – depending on the route we took – and ride the rest of the way from there.
Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 3 — Mountain ash, tree ferns, bad coffee

Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 3 — Mountain ash, tree ferns, bad coffee

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018

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My third ride of the eighth coffeeneuring challenge; far better weather than a week ago, but much worse coffee. A six thirty start, first time back on the AWOL after it spent the week at the LBS having the bottom bracket replaced. Last Saturday’s gritty rain ride was the last straw, although it had seemed OK on Sunday when we went out exploring, on Monday morning it was dead – the occasional noise under load was now a constant grinding.
Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 2 — Just like Spring rain…

Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 2 — Just like Spring rain…

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018

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My second ride of the eighth coffeeneuring challenge; a very different ride to a week ago and a lot fewer people about. I’d woken up around 4 am to the sound of heavy rain on the roof, not a good sign, but by the time I woke a second time at around 6:30 am the rain seemed to have stopped, although everything was very wet. I left under dull grey skies, temperature of 10.
Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 1 — Saturday morning bay ride

Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 1 — Saturday morning bay ride

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018

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Last year I stumbled on the semi-humorous “coffeeneuring” cycling challenge via the Chasing Mailboxes blog and had lots of fun as a result. The months have rolled around and here it is again, their eighth coffeeneuring challenge, my second time through. Seven rides to seven coffees in seven weeks… how hard can it be? A quick perusal of the rules… hmm, I think rule 9 would have tripped me up last year – one of my coffees was taken during The Slog and wouldn’t qualify this year, I’d better be more careful!
Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 7 -- Koonung Creek trail

Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 7 -- Koonung Creek trail

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017

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A final ride for the 2017 coffeeneuring challenge and I almost thought I wasn’t going to make it over the weekend and would have to bend the rules. I’d thought I’d be going out for a longer ride alone, as it was we had a shorter one with the family. So over the three weeks, the rides were short short long, short long, short short. Which in Morse code is “U-A-I”.
Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 6 -- refuelling on the corner

Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 6 -- refuelling on the corner

Friday, Nov 17, 2017

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My efforts for the 2017 coffeeneuring challenge have been split into four small rides during my lunch break from work, and three longer rides. The first two little rides in were, almost coincidentally, to the south and then the east, so I made a conscious effort to go north for the third with the intention of then heading west for the fourth1. Today in the morning I’d attended a lab walk-through for SensiLab at Monash University Caulfield campus, so although today’s coffee destination is west of my normal workplace, I was heading east when I got there.
Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 5 -- “The Slog” and a coffee

Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 5 -- “The Slog” and a coffee

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

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Fourteen years ago a church group – the 4Cs – decided to hold a fund-raising bike ride from where they were, in Pakenham on the eastern outskirts of Melbourne, to Sale, on the Gippsland coast. Thus the Slog to Sale was created. For fourteen years the ride has been held, I’m not sure when the name changed to The Slog and the route changed to a loop around the West Gippsland area, but that was what it was when I did my first one in 2012.
Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 4 -- nanoadventure to the north

Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 4 -- nanoadventure to the north

Friday, Nov 10, 2017

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Part the fourth of my attempt at the 2017 coffeeneuring challenge, and to keep to the rules, I have to go for a ride and a coffee today. Like the first and the second, this is a lunchtime mini-ride to somewhere – anywhere – preferably somewhere I haven’t previously visited. Since the first was to the south, and the second to the west, clearly now, in the immortal words of Mark E.
Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 3 -- Lorne to Apollo Bay

Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 3 -- Lorne to Apollo Bay

Sunday, Nov 5, 2017

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With a long weekend at Lorne on the Great Ocean Road there’s a chance for a few long rides, especially if I can force myself to get up early and get out before the tourist buses come through and make the traffic a bit too much of a chore. This morning I was up at dawn and headed out towards Wye River, intending to go through as far as Cape Patton and grab a coffee on the way back, probably at Kennet River.
Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 2

Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 2

Friday, Nov 3, 2017

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Right then, yesterday was a good start, down south through the medical precinct for the first coffee of the challenge. Since today is Friday it’s a new week according to the rules, so off I’ll go in a new direction. New rules for myself are that I’ll try my best to go to places that I’ve never been to before, but here in Melbourne we’re surrounded by a bazillion coffee shops, so how to choose?
Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 1

Coffeeneuring 2017 no. 1

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

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Now here’s a challenge I can aspire to; suitably silly, a name with a pun, involves coffee and cycling, easy enough but it’ll take a bit of paying attention to not let the days slip past. Let’s go coffeeneuring… Somewhere around five weeks ago I stumbled across the blog post at Save the Date: Coffeeneuring Challenge Starts October 13 and decided to give it a go; seven coffees in six weeks didn’t seem too hard.
Bad coffee :-(

Bad coffee :-(

Saturday, Aug 24, 2002

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Life’s too short to be served bad coffee. Two bad coffees in a row and now we can’t bring ourselves to call in at Via Ponte. A sad thing when both Ian and Michael are such nice guys, but with all the other cafés in the street — Bridge road — we keep walking past theirs and on to somewhere else. A longish ride in the afternoon. Just like last Saturday I headed out in short sleeves, half thought of coming back for a warmer shirt but didn’t.
Coffee

Coffee

Monday, Jan 1, 0001

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The Atomic A magnificent find! Jo and I were rummaging through a second-hand book and Brik-a-brack store in Inverell when we spotted it. The Bialetti The Vesuviana It isn’t mine, some friends resurrected it from a bedraggled state after discovering it in the back of a cupboard. External Links http://www.espresso.com/: http://www.bialetti.it/:

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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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