Archive for the ‘fun’ Category

Cycling update

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

It's been a crazy few months, well, more like several, or more maybe. One job ending, the next starting (detail saved for another post at another time) plus the Christmas and New Year silly season. Chaos! I'm back into training, slowly ramping it up. Trying to do triathlons, even short sprint ...

Sprint Triathlon series

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Did my first sprint triathlon not long ago. It was hard, but not the way I expected. The early morning was very hard; out of bed at 3:30am! At the event by 5am! But I was glad later, by the time i finished just after 9am, it was getting close ...


Monday, November 9th, 2009

I was in Japan recently for a holiday. This time it was longer than usual, 3 weeks. Chika went ahead of me and stayed an extra week too.  We traveled around together; 2 weeks in Osaka and 1 week in Tokyo. This was my first proper trip to Tokyo.  I ...

SMH Half Marathon

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

First Half Marathon done. First time I've ever run 21km. First time I've ever run more than 10km actually! My aerobic fitness is better than my legs now. That's what limited me. paaaain! damn legs! 2:21:42 and 21.55km according to my watch. the distance accuracy isn't all that great i reckon, ...

SuperSprint Corporate Triathlon 2009

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

I did my first ever triathlon this morning. It was a baby one, an enticer some people call it; 400m swim, 8km ride and a 4km run.  The swim was in the harbour between Mrs Macquarie's chair and the Opera house. The ride and run were around Mrs Macquarie's chair, ...

Fitness and cycling

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

My fitness has been sliding for years. There has been the odd burst of enthusiasm from time to time, but it was never successful at getting me back into good habits. It finally got to the point where I admitted defeat and called in the experts.  To cut a long ...

Hunter Valley wineries

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Pictures from a recent trip to the hunter vallery visiting cellar doors. We visited our old favorites Moorebank and Petersons and 8 others. Standout new winery for me was Calais Estate. Most of the rest were passé. Still, you don't discover good things if you're not adventurous.

Tips when visiting Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

From Kateigaho 2007 Summer edition

Fishing again

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

We went fishing again today, with four friends. It wasn't a great day for it, the fish weren't biting as well as in the past. However with some concerted effort changing rigs, bait and location, we managed a decent haul that will feed us tonight. 23 Yellowtail (yakka), 4 Mackerel (slimy/blue) ...

R/C car nostalgia

Monday, January 21st, 2008

When I was a kid Tamiya R/C cars were all the rage; The Hornet, The Frog, The Grasshopper and the top of the line 4WD Hotshot. My memory is that only rich kids had them. The one I craved most was The Hornet. Well recently I discovered that Tamiya have released ...