Hey and thanks for visiting my blog and about page!

✪Competitive Road & Track Cyclist, Athlete, Graphic Designer, Photographer  ♘

I compete in European and Americana single & multi-stage cycling events including various charity-related cycling events especially those that raise money and awareness for breast and prostate cancer, children and animal issues.

Artist, Art Director, Graphic Designer, Photographer. Former major market radio news director, former nuclear health physicist (certified until 2024). My articles, news pieces, stories as well as my photos & graphics are used by various TV news media worldwide.

Kick ass tennis player, art historian, photographer/journalist/blogger, world traveler, Segway pilot, amateur astronomer, master gardener. Founder of Bikes4Kids and Meals4Kids – every child in the world deserves a bike, every child in the world deserves to be nourished – for the road ahead.

Home away from home: The Abbey of Mount Melleray, France & Normandy, France

Home: Gorgie, Edinburgh, Scotland.

You’ll find a more in-depth bio at about.me/CrashMacDuff

Thanks again for dropping by!



27 thoughts on “About

  1. Enjoyed your Wildcat blog. I recently met with a small group in Belfast (Ulster Aviation Society) who are restoring a Wildcat FM1. They are a very competent group who have done amazing work on other warbirds but really need the manufacturing plans for this aircraft. Do you know anyone who might have such plans or who might have done restoration work on the FM1 (or any other Wildcat model)?

    • Hey Bob! Glad you enjoyed the article!

      The Grumman Aircraft Company suspended Wildcat production in May of 1943 to concentrate on producing the new F6F Hellcat. The Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors also built Wildcats as the FM-1 and FM-2. These 2 companies are great places to start or you can contact The Museum of Flight, 9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108-4097. Phone: 206.764.5720/Fax: 206.764.5707. One of the museums FM2s is currently undergoing restoration at their Restoration Center in Everett, Washington.

      Let me know

  2. Apart from the fact that I am a history geek, I also love cycling. I grew up idolising Greg Lemond. Being Australian, Cadel Evans is a favourite too. I am going to have to pay more attention to your blog ! Lol

    • Hahaha! Thank you! I cycle with Anna Mears from Australia whenever I’m there, awesome lady and wonderful training competitor.

      Thanks very much!!

    • Thanks very much! I am just as honored. I’ve never heard of the Sunshine Award, but it sounds great and I’m about anything & everything positive & sunny, even when the skies are gray. =)

      • It’s Andy Kaufman – The Wandering Poet. He has been relentless in his attacks on other bloggers but we’ve had to pull our blog post about him because he is threatening legal action. Not worth beating heads with the nutjob. Anyway, you’ll see it all at his blog. Back to wine for me! Cheers!!

      • Thanks for the heads up Conrad. I’ll watch him closely. Besides, anyone can threaten legal action, few implement it, but it’s always good to err on the side of caution.

        Enjoy your blog very much and thank you for visiting mine!

        Highest regards,


  3. Thanks for following FIGHTER FAITH. I’m providing a free copy of my e-book Far Better Men to service members, veterans, and e-mail subscribers. Come on back if you’re interested in this free digital download.

  4. Hi there!! Stopping by to thank you for the follow … “It Is What It Is” … hope you enjoy your visits there!!! BTW … these are awesome photographs!! Beautiful nature! Peace .. :-0

  5. Great to stay connected via WP with my one Scottish friend! Your posts and images are always wonderful and profuond, glad you moved to WP. Should your tavels evet bring you to Miami, Fl, you got a friend down here!

    Best personal regards, JJF

    • WP is great and I’ve been here since 2012, so I definitely know my way around. Plus not the gunk as on twitter and I can go into as much detail as is required. Thanks Jose! Godspeed, my Friend!


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