A whimsical look at my life in words, pictures and the occasional video

 

JetBlack 12 Hour 2014 Race Wrap Up

JetBlack 12 Hour 2014 Race Wrap Up

The JetBlack 12 Hour at James Estate Winery was the first road trip/short holiday that included our new addition, Celeste, tagging along.

I signed up for this race a number of months ago and before I knew I was heading to France with Team Soldier On to race in the Trois Etapes in August.

I’ve enjoyed the past few Rocky Trail events and this was guaranteed to be one of their best.  Martin and…

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And that’s my Jet Black 12 Hour nutrition plan sorted

And that’s my Jet Black 12 Hour nutrition plan sorted

TSO Training Camp – Tweed Heads

TSO Training Camp – Tweed Heads

The month of June was incredibly hectic for me.  My job decided it wanted to try and take over my life and then my daughter, Celeste, decided she wanted to enter the world.  Only one of the those events was a priority in my life and it definitely wasn’t my job.

My training as a result suffered and I barely managed to get a handful of short rides under my tyres before our second Team Soldier On tr…

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Trios Etapes 2014 - Team Soldier On

Trios Etapes 2014 – Team Soldier On

Finally, after a couple of months of imposed silence I am able to announce that I will be competing in with Team Soldier On the Trios Etapes Tour in the French Pyrenees in August 2014.

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From 7 to 10 August, seven riders from Soldier On and a pro from Orica GreenEdge will compete against other charities in a ProAm riding over some of the Pyrenees’ most stunning and difficult climbs.

Team Soldier On

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…And Little Celeste Makes Three

…And Little Celeste Makes Three

On the 6th of June 2014, my Wife and I were elated with the arrival of our daughter; Celeste.

She arrived at 00:59 and was at home with us less than 12 hours later.
The past 10 days with our little girl has been amazing and something I will never forget.

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New Theme - Much Makeover - Such Design

New Theme – Much Makeover – Such Design

 

There hasn’t been a lot of action on my Blog lately.
So before I start uploading new photos and creating new posts I figured it would be a good idea to implement a design change to the theme.

Enjoy

Chad

New Design

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I’m dressed to ride but Celeste has other ideas #SOCycling

I’m dressed to ride but Celeste has other ideas #SOCycling

TSO Training Camp - Thredbo

TSO Training Camp – Thredbo

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Over the weekend of 10-11 May 2014, I was lucky enough to attend the first Team Soldier On cycling training camp at Thredbo NSW.

Thredbo? Really?… Well that was my first reaction when I saw the week before the training camp that it was in fact snowing in Thredbo Village; exactly were our base camp was to be.  Combine this with one of the worst weeks of my working life as a civilian and I was not…

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