Interview with Marlon Quinn – Passionate Freediving Instructor and Founder of WaterMaarq Freediving

Originally posted on PADI Pros Oceania:
Marlon Quinn’s freediving journey began with a chance encounter with a ray. Today, he is a passionate Freediving Instructor and founder of WaterMaarq Freediving in Victoria, Australia. We asked him about his love for freediving and where he hopes to see it in the next few years.   What inspired…

2014 – It’s a wrap!

Placing the Book-end on 2014 The end of the annual cycle provokes a reflection on the 364 days that have passed by, seemingly at Ferrari pace. 24 hours remain before the looking glass is swung 180 degrees and what appears to the fore takes all capacity. 2014 Was A Big Year It really was. The seasonalContinue reading “2014 – It’s a wrap!”

Collioure. A place to hide, ride and escape

Over the weekend I ran into an old friend and by chance we meandered through the conversation to discover we’d narrowly missed paths 7 months earlier in the little publicised French seaside town of Collioure. He’d cycled about 1000kms and gained 23,000 metres in altitude with a bunch of friends riding over the Pyrenees fromContinue reading “Collioure. A place to hide, ride and escape”

Cycling’s Big Question: What for?

Just riding along, (or JRA) and that big question lobs up once again “What am I doing this for?”. Most profoundly it appears during the middle of a long hard race or as a car door almost takes you out. Some way up a mountain when the view is already teasing you with it’s mystery,Continue reading “Cycling’s Big Question: What for?”

The wrong tool for the right job

Sometimes we don’t have the right tools for the job, other times the skill, or the know how, the experience, an instruction booklet, someone to ask or nor do we know what’s on the other side or maybe at the top. We know that by going forward, we’ll face perils, or we have materials andContinue reading “The wrong tool for the right job”

Training with a French Cycling Club

Cycling. France. Training with a local Club at the foot of the Pyrenees. Three simple things spun together that seem far removed from belting up and down Beach Rd in Melbourne at 6am. What does it mean to roll along in a club ride through the Pyrenees-Orientales? Hopefully this virtual tour will do it justice…

How will the story read at the end of the year?

Everyone has a story, often it reads with how we want it to be but what it actually is, is the substance all others seek. Alessandro, reported by his sister in Italy in September 2012 as missing, presumed dead, has a story. Presumably the victim of the economy, saddened by the loss of his Father,Continue reading “How will the story read at the end of the year?”