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The Melling Line (or, how to save MotoGp)

photo courtesy of When I first got interested in motorcycles and road racing Frank Melling was already a household name. I used to buy all the motorcycle magazines that I could and … [Read more...]


The 2013 MotoGp season has been most notable for three things. Firstly, we have seen the emergence of a new superstar, someone who, potentially, could become the greatest motorcycle road racer of … [Read more...]

The changing of the guard

photo courtesy of foxsportsasia. By now all my regular readers will be aware that I am an unashamed Marc Marquez fan. While I would love to be able to have an Aussie rider in the top team for whom … [Read more...]

When it doesn’t quite go according to plan

Most lifers will know that I made friends with Ralph Hudson (above) when he visited Australia as part of the USA Team at the Island Classic earlier this year. And, most of you will know that he not … [Read more...]

The soundtrack of my life

The other night my son rang up and, amongst other things, he was talking about how various songs reminded him of some of the road trips that we used to do as a family when he and his sister were … [Read more...]


In 1976 we moved from Wollongong to the ACT. The move was prompted by an offer of employment with the ACT Education Department at a much better rate of pay than what I was currently receiving from the … [Read more...]