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Week 66: Christmas Day and Cycling in Tasmania

Christmas had arrived. Breaking with tradition, the family trip to the little church on the hill had taken place on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas morning. Instead we would be going straight into opening all of the presents that had amassed underneath the tree. The chaos started in earnest when the all of the young… Continue reading Week 66: Christmas Day and Cycling in Tasmania

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2016-17: Year in Review

The conclusion of the Orientation trip to the Lake District brings with it a moment for reflection and contemplation. For one, it is the culmination of months of work on a massive project which now leaves space to focus on new tasks. For another, it marks twelve months since I moved to Cambridge from Australia,… Continue reading 2016-17: Year in Review

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Music · Travel · Weekends

Week 44: Shepreth Wildlife Park, and July Reprise

It was a slow week following the hectic cycling holiday in France. I needed a bit of time to catch a breather. I ventured out to the department for a little bit of work, but it was a lonely place as most of the academics were away and my officemates were in the US. I… Continue reading Week 44: Shepreth Wildlife Park, and July Reprise

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France · Travel

Tour de France Trip: Day 5 – Salon de Provence

I woke up sore; the full after effects of the previous day’s crash starting to set in. There was a cramping in my neck and my lower back, so I began the day by stretching it out. I had planned to spend the day riding up Mont Ventoux, but that plan was foiled for a… Continue reading Tour de France Trip: Day 5 – Salon de Provence

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Tour de France Trip: Day 4 – Col d’Izoard

I woke up in the morning earlier than before, with a bit of pain still in my legs, but I forced myself to get up and out of bed as quickly as possible. Today, the plan was to climb the Col d’Izoard, which would be the final mountain pass of this year’s Tour de France.… Continue reading Tour de France Trip: Day 4 – Col d’Izoard

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Tour de France Trip: Day 3 – Col du Galibier

It was the second riding day of my Tour de France trip, and the first day that I would see the Tour en route. The race started in La Mure, and took in the Col de la Criox de Fer, Col du Telegraph and Col du Galibier before finishing on the descent into Serre Chevalier,… Continue reading Tour de France Trip: Day 3 – Col du Galibier

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