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What were you doing when you were 14? What responsibilities did you have at that age? At 14 years old, Larpopo is the head of her household. After her parents left, she became responsible for cooking, cleaning and caring for her four siblings, two of...

Do you have big plans for 2018? I know that I certainly do. I can no longer put off the urgency of what I’ll be doing by saying, ‘next year’. This is where reality bites. Later this year I hope to be cycling right across Australia.

Every year since 2009 I’ve cycled between Albany and Perth, a distance of over 500 kilometres. Last week I was out there again with around 30 other cyclists, supported by a wonderful support crew, riding from Albany to Perth over six days. We arriv...

I’ve been wanting to improve the algorithm behind my Strava segment chooser for some time. Until now it’s been based off the number of riders who’ve attempted the segment and the power output of the KOM. It gave reasonable results but had to ig...

Life Happens

By RodneyOlsen.Net on Sep 27, 2017 in: Life

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. – John Lennon For some reason, I started thinking about that line from John Lennon’s song Beautiful Boy recently. Life is what happens to you? Really? Are we passive players...

Are you old enough to remember what you were doing 30 years ago? 1987 was the year Michael Jackson released his hit album, Bad. It was also the year Microsoft released Windows 2.0. And in 1987, The Simpsons cartoon first appeared as a series of short...

As the age of the undisputed rule of fossil fuel and automated transportation (cars, trains etc), at least as we had known it until now, is coming to an end, the discovery of new uses for the traces (and scars) trains and cars left behind during the...