Kiwi Dave

A few years ago I worked with an English guy who had migrated to New Zealand many, many years ago. Let’s call him Kiwi Dave. One day over morning tea, we got talking about “the good old days” and he told me a bit about his early days. In his words … It was 1957...

Damaged FRP (Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic)

Just under the railway bridge between Rhodes and Meadowbank (Sydney, Australia) there is an area with odd shapes of concrete at strange angles and sort of linked together with sections of GRP. There are also benches which overlook the water. I don’t often go there,...

You Know That You’re An Old Engineer – Number 8

1. When you can remember that gloves were for wimps – guys on the shop floor had gnarly battered hands. 2. When you can remember that hearing protection was for wimps – which is why all of your buddies now have hearing problems – WHAT DID YOU SAY? 3. When you can...

Is A Better Bicycle Really Worth It ?

I admit it – I like to ride a bicycle. I think that it’s good exercise and I like to get out into the fresh air. Let me say at this point that I don’t ride on roads with high traffic, as I think that it’s too dangerous. My riding is on dedicated cycleways and paths...