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Skiing in Myoko, Japan

Leisure and Recreation
In February this year my family and I embarked on an overseas skiing trip to Myoko, Japan. With me being well, limited in my ability to say the least, requiring quite a bit of luggage (including a sit ski) and having specific needs in terms of accommodation and assistance on the slopes, was going to be quite an adventure requiring a lot of planning. I did this planning and I'm happy to say we had a very successful trip, bordering on the best trip our family has had pre-or post accident. I have been asked a number of questions about this trip so I will attempt to answer as many as I can in this blog. Why Myoko, Japan? There were a number of reasons. The main reason was that…
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My New Toy!

Leisure and Recreation
Riding my new contraption with my family at Falls Creek. Hell yeah! Made my first steps to being able to do this somewhat independently. Without question collectively the most fun our family has had since my accident. Awesome weekend.
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Feature Article – Sidestix and Entertainment Book

General
Each month there is a newsletter put out by the company (Sidestix) that makes my crutches. This month I was that featured user. You can read the article here. I am also selling the entertainment book this year as the only fund raising that I do to help pay for my ongoing physiotherapy. Last year I managed to raise enough money to pay for one month's worth of physiotherapy. If you would like to buy an entertainment book this year please follow this link.
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Mountain Bike Riding?

General, Rehabilitation
Never in 1,000,000 years would I have thought it was possible to go mountain bike riding again. In between Melbourne and Geelong is a national park area known as the Youyangs. It is a steep hill that rises to about 400 m above a surrounding plain. At the base of the hill is a fabulous set of graded mountain bike paths. They are great for the kids to learn on so I thought I would try taking my three wheeler out for Ashley's first mountain bike! It was incredibly successful and a lot of fun for all involved. Ashley managed to get through about 17 km of singletrack trails and I covered about 12 km. My three wheeler bottomed out a few times and the slick tyres were an issue.…
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Updated Website

General
Over the last 18 months I have been racking my brain as to what I could do with my skills to spend time in the real world and contribute to the household. I would get incredibly frustrated working in the IT environment that I thrived in before as what I brought to my job prior to the accident was energy and knowledge. Obviously I still have the knowledge, but not the energy to fly interstate and work full-time. So I have come up with some alternatives that I can do on a part-time basis to hopefully hang out with some good people. This is what I have come up with: Website and Social Media Marketing. I have done some additional training in marketing in relation to how the World Wide…
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Appearance on 3AW. Parking on Beach Rd.

Cycle Safety
I was a guest on the 3AW sports today programme where they discussed proposals for the corridor strategy through the bayside Council area on beach Road. I think it is a well thought out segment. Please feel free to have a listen it is at the beginniorder viagra super activeng of the 3AW Sports Today Podcast, Wednesday August 10. The segment appears at the beginning of the program. Enjoy, Mike.
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SBS News-Rest in Peace John Cornish

Cycle Safety
Following the death of John Cornish whilst riding his bike within 200 m of the site of my accident SBS ran a news story on bike safety. The circumstances of his death are frighteningly similar to the cause of my accident. John was an advocate for safe cycling, and it is important that we all take up the mantle to continue his work. It is time for the cycling community to show other road users that they are serious about road safety. In order to gain more rights and respect on the road we must show motorists that we are serious about minimising serious injury and fatalities whilst cycling. The Amy Gillett Foundation has a Road Users Code which is worth a read. It gives a good overview of how…
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Appearance on Channel 9 News – Share the Roads

Cycle Safety
I was interviewed for a story that Channel 9 news was running with some statistics revealing that cyclists break Road rules. With any segment of the community there will be lawbreakers but nothing changes the consequences of when a cyclist is hit viagra in the ukby a motorist whether they are breaking the laws or not. Obviously motorists break the rules as well but the consequences are not as great when a cyclist hits a motorist!
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