Intrepid Tales on Insulin

Type 1 life adventures

Benalla’s Better Bike Hike (Outdoors in October Episode #2)

Today’s lessons…your bike doesn’t want to fit into your hatchback because you’ve tried to squeeze it in without taking off the front tyre. Quick release was invented for a reason. … Continue reading

13/10/2013 · 3 Comments

Bike and Hike: Black Hill Reserve (Outdoors in October Episode #1)

The Silver Bullet lived up to her name when I was city dweller.  We’d shoot past cars jammed in peak hour traffic. But with trucks and boat trailers zooming by … Continue reading

08/10/2013 · 4 Comments

Camel’s Hump-Mt Macedon return (SiSS Episode 5)

I did not want to leave the house Was not exactly feeling grouse Knowing I had to make blog talk Forced me to take head for a walk Soon enveloped … Continue reading

02/10/2013 · 2 Comments

Lysterfield Park (SiSS, Episode 4)

Technically we didn’t get lost.  We just never found the second (or subsequent) flag/s.  And technically this episode of the Sundays in September Series didn’t happen on a Sunday.  But … Continue reading

23/09/2013

Heritage River and Whipstick Loops, Blackwood (SiSS, Episode 2)

I turned the volume down on the basal insulin a couple of nights ago so that I can better manage this hiking business, like the 14km ramble at Blackwood yesterday. … Continue reading

09/09/2013

Macedon Regional Park (SiSS Episode1)

Insulin was off the menu for most of today. Within 45 minutes of scoffing breakfast I was taking the first active steps of this 16 month intrepid adventure. There was … Continue reading

01/09/2013 · 7 Comments

The Confectioner Conundrum

I got an email yesterday from a research institution regarding my job application from some time ago.  I just assumed I’d been dumped, but apparently the shortlisting process has been … Continue reading

30/08/2013 · 5 Comments