People Plotter

Shane snagged the moniker, People Plotter, when he worked as a Demographer with NSW Dept of Education and Communities, Dapto Campus, but is now a Regional Asset Planner.  So if you think the roads and infrastructure in the Illawarra 'are all arse about', then blame Shane. 

Shane has cycled in Canada, and completed the 120km Amy Gillett Grand Fondo from Lorne Vic (twice) the 100km ACT Five Peaks Challenge, Cairns to Karumba on a road bike (will be doing it again this year but on the dirt) and the Sydney to Dubbo Zoo2Zoo.

Shane recently commenced riding Audax rides intent on qualifying for PBP in 2015. 
"This trip to France will be a good training for pre-qualifying in November's Super Series (200, 300, 400 and 600km)".
Shane's flight lands at Zurich on Wed. 4 Sept (one day earlier). 

Hence, at Sparrow Fart of Thurs 5th Sept, Shane will TGV the 420km to Grenoble and meet Syd aka MotorMechanic, Steve aka TravelDoc and Phil aka BankTeller around 3pm at Grenoble to collect our rent vehicle and affix a three bike rack and drive to Bourg d'Oisans same day, with the option of cycling the 51km to Colporteur Campsite at our 1st Base Camp

Alan aka PharLap and wife, Sharyn, are arriving (separately) at our 1st Base Camp on the arvo of Thurs 5th Sept.

Shane was awarded a PhD in Geography and a Bachelor of Science with Honours from James Cook Uni at Cairns, so perhaps he can be a 'Bookworm Nerd'  Mon to Fri when in The Gong.  But he assures that he will leave his career interests in Oz.