Snowboarding – New winter 2018 hobby

So Winter 2018 is here, and with it, an invitation to go to France for Christmas ! A White Christmas! and some time in the snow. Of course I don't know how to ski or snowboard. Helen has been skiing before, but me, nothing. So we better learn this snowboarding bizzo...

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The Willard super chill living room

So Helen and I have been trying to create a super chill living environment 🙂 First the fish tank, now for some old school music in the background. So far I'm really digging this old school LPs thing 🙂 who knew! Basically we have no records (actually we have 5), but...

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Dave Moss Tuning

So, as "man crushes" go, I guess Dave Moss is fairly high up on my list of motorbike gurus. He is largely recognised as a world leader in suspension tuning for motorcycles, and as luck would have it, in my town this weekend. A bunch of road safety organisations were...

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Aquariums are the best

So I've had fish tanks for most of my life, except for the last 4 years. A week or so ago a nagging thought entered my head, "I need an aquarium". I'd been looking around, and while fishing for a weekend started talking to Matt about it. You can have my 3 foot tank,...

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2018 Auckland anniversary weekend

'Bout time I posted somethings so here goes. Highlights: 1017kmsOne night at Tolaga BayOne night at Waihau BayEast cape lighthouse So Yeah, time for a trip around East Cape. We've been wanting to go to the lighthouse for ages. Also, I'd never seen Tolaga Bay wharf !...

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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 https://vimeo.com/125428722...

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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.

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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 (smxemail.com) ... 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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