FSR Tours: How It Might Work

In 2008 I enjoyed a short period of unemployment. It was great but not long enough. The European School had opened down the road and I strolled in one day to drop off my CV. It was October and I was hoping to re-start work the following September. The head asked me if I could start the next day. I was there for 9 years before moving to Munich in July 2017.

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I'm Podcasting

I'm still working on a personal podcasting project. I haven't had a lot of time recently. I'll let you know when the first episode "drops". It's one of the scariest things I've ever done. Not sure why. I kind of talk all day, every day for a living. I'm really enjoying the process and the gadgets though. There'll be no attempts at worldwide podcast notoriety or "grow my audience" however.

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Nerf Gun Biathlon Target

I haven't had Eurosport since I lived in Lebanon. Back then I used to look forward to getting back from work to watch the Biathlon World Cup races. Those were the days of the Raphael Poirée - Ole Einer Bjorndalen rivalry. Magdalena Forsberg had just retired after winning won six World Cups in a row. I need to get Eurosport again!

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Why You Should Race In France This Season

I don't live in France anymore. But I did for more than 15 years. I'll definitely be heading back there with the boys to race a few times this season. The photo below is from the Alsace Regional Team Time Trial Championships in Colmar in about 2012. With ASPTT Strasbourg we won it 4 or 5 times in a row. The top 3 teams would qualify for La Coupe de France des Clubs.

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We all squeezed the stick...

We all squeezed the stick... and we all pulled the trigger. Except that we couldn’t. Before the internet, you had to wait until Tuesday morning for the Daily Telegraph to print the results of major races. It was August 1989 and my triathlon hero, Glenn Cook, had just finished second in the first World Short Course Championships in Avignon, France.

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