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Pole Position

Pole Position

Pole Position They called it the sleigh ride: the three-hour flight on a ski-equipped Hercules cargo plane from the U.S. base at McMurdo to that most exotic of Antarctic destinations: the South Pole.  Schoolboy keen, I showed up early at the icy airstrip, bundled up,...
The Wheels of Chance

The Wheels of Chance

The Wheels of Chance It was a tram driver’s strike in Melbourne back in the early Nineties that got me riding a bicycle again as an adult. I was living in Elsternwick that year, one of those old bayside neighbourhoods in the city’s inner south, and working as a...