Memories are precious
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When you get to 60… how many more birthdays do you have?

Jack Yuen Jul 9 2017
broken galaxy s7 in jersey pocket
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How NOT to carry a phone in your cycling jersey pocket.

Jack Yuen Mar 3 2017
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Value – not to be confused with money.

Jack Yuen Aug 16 2015
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It does not matter what you do – you will piss someone off

Jack Yuen Jul 22 2015

Getting older? Why bother?

Jack Yuen Jul 10 2015
Posts From the monthly archives: "August 2013"
Hang on to that bottle neck

The next time you grab a bottle, look at where you have taken hold of it. It is probably the skinny bit at the top called the neck – hence the bottle neck. At first glance, it looks like the neck has been made skinny so that you can wrap your hands around it. But…(Read More)

What are you hiding?

We all have the experience of meeting a fellow cyclist in a non-cycling environment and failing to recognise them. Yet they instantly register when you see them in their cycling gear. My wife is always critical of my dress sense. This is because women have been brought up to think of dress as the…(Read More)

Go with the smell

You can be blind folded for a drive around Pyrmont and you will still know that you are driving past the fish markets. We were riding home from Lansdowne one Sunday and Peter came up with a ‘trade secret’. He said that we can remember a smell far better than anything else. So, as we…(Read More)

You got to have character

Any interesting story will have characters. These are people with attitude. They create the spice that makes the story vibrant. The central players have more developed characteristics than the support cast. Character development is the ‘must have’ for any story teller to be able to breathe life into their tales. Our lives are just stories…(Read More)

From small to big

If we couldn’t make a mountain out of a molehill, life would run out of steam and implode. When I was born, there was not a lot of fanfare. When George Alexander Louis was born a couple of days ago, The Daily Telegraph devoted 6 front pages to the Royal baby. Then there was…(Read More)


“A bit of this and a bit of that – a recipe for a full-flavoured life”. We run round with this ‘truism’ in our heads without realising how misleading it can be. I was told that to live life to the full, I had to experience as many things as possible. And with such a…(Read More)

Tired of trying too hard?

I just had my 56th birthday. As the years tick by, I can’t help but marvel at the vast amount of experiences that has graced my life. Yet, I am still guilty of trying to cram so much more into my day. Occasionally, I wonder if I am just trying too hard. Different things…(Read More)

one after another

The lowdown on a run.


Two weeks with cancelled races and a run of 8 wet days. We are now on a run of a week’s sunshine according to the BOM. Orica GreenEdge is on a good run at Le Tour. Two stage wins in a row and hanging on to yellow. We marvel at how things sometimes just…(Read More)