Mountain biking with Helen

On April 26, 2015 Helen and I went to Rotorua for some mountain biking, followed by a soak in the stream at kerosene creek. This is the video. Music: "Happy feet" performed by Kermit the Frog. "Life's a happy song" performed by Kermit the Frog and Bret McKenzie...

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Always with you.

Always with you. Always with me. On April 19, Helen and I rode to Raglan. We checked out Soul Shoes, drunk some coffee, had an unfortunately conversation with Mr Plod; and an all-round good Sunday out. And caught a bunch of it on video

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Easter 2015 – Whangamomona experience

On Easter weekend 2015 we (Paul and Helen) motorcycled to Wellington, mainly to visit Helen's daughter Sarah, and sister (plus family including new born baby) Tracey. Then on Sunday we headed to Whangamomona via Stratford, where we met with Warren and Robyn, and Richard on their bikes, then rode back to Hamilton together. read more

FXDF Suspension upgrade

So this Friday I trucked down to Kiwi Suspension Solutions. They had an ex-demo set of Ohlin's HD022's .. how could I resist. At nearly half price, reconditioned like new, and perfect for the Fatbob, why not I said to myself. So on went the shocks, of course while I...

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Hello Fatbob

Bye bye Honda Hornet, Hello Harley Davidson FXDF Fatbob. Yep, that's right .. I made the switch from a sports bike (well naked sports bike) to a cruiser, and a Harley no-less. I did it about two weeks ago, and so far love it. Gobs of torque, much less top speed...

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Beard growth?

So I guess this summer it's all about hair growth for me 🙂 So I start clean shaven on the 1st of November; Here's a pic of me on that day (taken as I strolled along Kawhia beach with Helen) It start kind of just rebelling against the norms; in fact Helen's first...

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A month of commuting 120kms

So after a month of commuting daily between Hamilton and Auckland I thought I'd share the good, the bad, and the ugly. Work life Interestingly, having a commute time between work and life means that my work life is fully focused. I quickly learnt how to put my...

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This is not spam!

So it's 6:41pm and I'm on a train destined for Papakura before jumping the car to head home. It's the end of day one as VP of operations (that's what Americans call an operations manager 🙂 ) at SMX ( ... Oh, note SMX is NZ owned 🙂 but I've not been a VP...

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Public transport vs Auckland

So here I am ... Sitting on a train bound to Manukau. Britomart train station in Auckland city has only two rail platforms, which are feed by only one line. Which means the art of catching a train out of Auckland (for those of us who haven't done it before) is a bit...

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Big moves workshop with George and Hannah

Yep more dancing things .. did a "big moves workshop" at Addiction Dance this weekend with lessons from New Zealand's best ceroc dancers. Was a fantastic weekend, thanks to Carolyn Cooke for partnering me in the workshop .. can't wait to throw some of these moves out...

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Install a ram drive in Windows 7

or How to move the Firefox or Chrome cache to a RAM disk and speed up surfing by 20% or more   If you're as old as me, you probably remember what a RAM drive is. Back in the golden ages of computing, we had to squeeze every last bit of juice out of our computers...

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Pirelli Angel ST Tyres after 13000kms

Well after 13000 kilometers I can finally be rid of the angels. They say that tyres a personal thing, and each rider has their own preference; well to be honest, I'm not a fan of the Pirelli Angel ST tyres. At first they felt pretty good, but then they were a...

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Ceroc Dancing intermediate

So this dancing bizzo has got fun ! Thanks to Susan, and thanks to Addiction Dance. In 12 lesson I went from never having danced before in my life to dancing nights away with an awesome woman ! What a riot, so much fun ! And I've met some really neat people ! Susan...

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