Friday, July 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

I’ve recently scored a gig being the official photographer for the Dutch inline speed skating team where I take photos of the racing and, in return, my travel and [more...]

Teaser Trailer

Monday, June 29, 2009 // 1 Comment

Today was the start of “zomerijs” (which you might have probably guessed to mean “summer ice” in Dutch) for our team. I didn’t expect [more...]

Team Totally Oarsome

Friday, June 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Amsterdam Team Totally Awesome, along with the national skeeler squad for the Netherlands spent the day rowing coxed fours in Amsterdam forest. The session was the final [more...]


Monday, June 1, 2009 // 2 Comments

Heerenveen Several days ago, a new wooden floor arrived from the US with the purpose of enriching the experience of inline speed skating training in the Netherlands. Four [more...]

Looking for Sponsors

Thursday, February 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Enschede Training for the Olympics isn’t easy. It isn’t cheap either. I made a short promotional video recently as part of our quest to find sponsors (it also [more...]

Training Video

Friday, January 16, 2009 // 6 Comments

Enschede Those who have seen the movie “Team America” will know that, to go from being a beginner to a being a pro, you need a montage. So I have constructed a [more...]


Sunday, January 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

When it is cold enough, lakes and canals freeze over and you can go skating on them. The dutch go crazy over this “natuurijs” (literally – natural ice, as [more...]

Race Debut

Saturday, December 6, 2008 // 0 Comments

Enschede This evening I raced on the ice for the first time. Here is what happened. Just in case there was any lingering doubt, this is NOT what is supposed to happen in a [more...]


Sunday, February 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

Road Day 1 Australian nationals, or “nationals” as they shall be referred to from this point forth, began today on an initially forboding morning characterised by [more...]

Interview With Luca Presti

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 // 0 Comments

Ok, lets get started, for the record what is your full name? Full name? Luca Presti Ok, tell me a little bit about yourself, where were you born? where did you go to school? [more...]

World Championships

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 // 0 Comments

Wednesday 1st September Sitting in the lounge at Changi (Singapore’s International Airport). While, being a Hong Kong person, I have never been a big fan of Singapore, [more...]

Interview with Michael Byrne

Saturday, April 24, 2004 // 0 Comments

Mick collects his silver medal for the 1000m at 2003 World Championships in Venezuela ok, first of all, for the record, what is your full name? Michael Adam Byrne ok, tell me [more...]

Barquisimeto ’03

Saturday, November 29, 2003 // 0 Comments

It all started when it was decided that the 2003 world inline speedskating championships was going to be held in China. China, being geographically close to Hong Kong, was an [more...]

President’s Report

Saturday, November 30, 2002 // 0 Comments

Friends, Australians, Countrymen, lend me your ears! I come to bring news of the year that has been, and what a year it has been. As president of the Eltham roller skating [more...]

My First Asian Championships

Monday, June 14, 1999 // 0 Comments

Arriving at the specially built, newly surfaced, 200m banked track instantly smothered all my visions of glory and grandeur. A speedskater is a finely tuned athlete with the [more...]
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