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It’s one of those aimless nights,

We seem isolated from

A desolate, even alien, world.

Behind St Stephen’s church

A small historical graveyard.

Behind St Stephens Church – a small historical resting place.

There is an odd sense of belonging

Respectfully, we enter

Find a friendly soul – (Alice?)*

Have a quiet drink,

Discuss – quietly, for hours

Life’s meaning, hopes, desires, & love.


* I think the name of our soul-mate was Alice, but I could be wrong. I could also be wrong about who might be in a position to confirm of correct this – Glen Davidson definitely, I’m pretty sure Greg Totman was there and Paul Smith may well have been there too.

Precinct of St Stephen’s Anglican Church Penrith.


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Dynamo - Lighting the Cyclists Night Rides.


The generator powering the cycle headlight,

powered by the wheel turning, in turn

Driven by extra, EXTRA, pedalling power.

Tuckered out from football training the night cycle home (Jamison Park to Cambridge Park*)

Was hard enough.

But the extra effort to keep the lamplight burning really burnt me out.


* There was always debate about whether Guildford Rd was Kingswood or Cambridge Park. We used Kingswood most of the time and when it suited we used Cambridge Park. It suits here, don’t you think?

All you need is a "little" extra pedal power!! #$%@ that - I can see without it!!

The route home varied but the majority of times one of 2 options:

Jamison Rd, Castelreagh St, Derby St, The Northern Rd, Parker St, Copeland Avenue, Victoria St, Sandringham Ave, Guildford Rd.

The 2nd main option came into play if I was feeling  too scared to ride past the cemetary, then from The Northern Rd, right at Great Western Hwy, until Kingswood Station cross the level crossing onto Richmond Rd, then right at Victoria St.

The 2nd route still had me passing the eastern end of the cemetery but there had been little activity at that end.

The usual route (red) with scaredy cat's detour (blue)

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