20 in 2: Finish in the top 50 riders in the 2013 3 Peaks Challenge – done!

One of my 20 goals for the next 2 years was to better my 2011 result and finish in the top 50 riders in the 3 Peaks Challenge, a 235km (146 mile) long bicycle race down in beautiful Victorian ski country. On Sunday, March 10 I achieved that goal by placing a respectable 28th out of 1500+ riders with a total time of 8 hours,…

235km. 3 Epic Climbs. Welcome to the 3 Peaks Challenge!

This one was ticked off the to-do list back in 2011. I had signed up again for it earlier this year before coming down with man-flu a few weeks before the start, so it is back on the list for 2013! It’s funny how you don’t remember the pain of climbing for a total of 4 1/2 hours, or riding for a total of…

20 in 2: Save a deposit and buy a place – done!

After many years renting with Meriton, (who put up the rent like clockwork and now want $650/week for a one bedroom unit that looks out onto another building!) managed to snap up this little beauty not too long ago and will be moving in on Saturday! It’s a 2 bedroom duplex (the top floor) in Bondi approx. 75sqm in size. Decided to buy because the…

The year that was

The new year is always a good time for reflection and also to think about upcoming goals/resolutions, but this post is all about the year that was and in particular how I am going with the goals I set in December 2010, also known as my 20 in 2. So without further ado, here goes: 1. Save a deposit and buy a place. Update:…

20 in 2: Complete the 3 Peaks Challenge – Done!

Been a while between posts I know… I took a few weeks off work so that I could study for two exams – legal ethics & family law. If I have successfully passed those two then it will leave three subjects remaining – practice and procedure, jurisprudence and an elective. A nervous five week wait until the results arrive in the post! The day…

Photograph a complete stranger: Danny

It’s hot in Sydney today – probably the hottest day of summer so far -  reaching 40 degrees C on the coast. Got up at 5am to do the usual Saturday morning ride up to Church Point (beautiful part of Sydney) and it must have been almost 30 degrees when I rolled out of bed. Needless to say lost a lot of fluid on…

20 in 2 – book for January & volunteering

Well we’re now well in to January and thought i’d see how my 20 in 2 list is coming along. I just finished reading Joe McNally’s ‘Hot Shoe Diaries’ – which provides a great insight into professional lighting techniques by basically giving you the finished product and working backwards. I highly recommend that and his other book ‘The Moment It Clicks’ for anyone looking…

Looking to 2011

It was about this time last year that I was speaking with Shane Ambry about the year ahead and the fact that it would be good to have something akin to Jessica Claire’s ‘101 in 1001’ list (she also happens to be an amazing wedding photographer). I’m not sure who originally came up with the idea but it is similar to a bucket-list, only…