What’s happened in 2014 to MEL365.com

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Can a day have more than 24 hours? Can we have all that time we would like to use for our hobbies? And most important how important is to enjoy our life giving the correct priorities to our families, ourselves and the work?

These are all million dollar questions! And this is what happened to MEL365.com . I just did not give the priority it deserved and in no time 2014 is almost over.

This was my cycling year, literally. I love riding my bike to all the locations and I enjoy cycling, sometime spending way too many hours on the road. 2014 was a crucial year for me as I had the possibility to document two incredible events and, in both cases, using my road bike.

The first event was in March, the Variety Cycle 2014, from Sydney to Uluru; over 4,000km in 26 days. An epic ride to raise funds for Variety, a charity organisation that is committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh & learn.

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The second big event was the Tour De France, where I spent two weeks documenting the energy around the Tour, the people, how the villages get ready, how hard are the climbs for an average rider, how beautiful is the landscape. It was not about making photos of the pro, although I have some cool ones :D, but about the fun that people can have at the tour

Mountain bikes, road bikes, everybody is waiting for the pro-rid

In both cases I had to ride myself, taking my photo gears with me. The only solution was to install a pannier on my seatpost. a solution that would have made my experience very challenging and sometime complicated. I will write more about this as many people asked me what gear did I take, how was my selection, what was my daily working process and much more.

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For the moment I like to look back and remember the most incredible sunrises and sunsets I have ever experienced in my life, like the one below, an incredible desert and water storm approaching in the early part of the day, just when the first sun was trying to get through. Luckily we had to ride the opposite direction and the rain was not as heavy.

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Stefano Ferro
Stefano is a cycling, movie and life style photographer with a big love for landscape & travel photography. When in Melbourne, his hometown, you will see him cycling around at sunset or sunrise looking for the best spot for a photo of this beautiful city. It is quite amazing how much photography gear he can pack on his bike :o

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