Hi, I’m Neil McKinnon
But you can call me Macca
I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia
and I’m still in Melbourne
You’ll find me eating a steak tartare, but it cannot have anchovies, that’s a crime
And you’ll see me drinking a coffee to start my day, then shiraz with dinner (a sparkling one if the weather is toasty) and a fortified shiraz to wrap it up with dessert
A sports moment I’ll never forget is hard to single out, so we’ll settle for two:
First, being on the Champs-Élysées in 2011 as Cadel Evans wearing the maillot jaune (yellow jersey) won Tour de France in 2011. The first Australian to ever do so, and being there to experience his victory, after following him for years, was amazing.
Second, the Australian Rules Football Grand Final in 2017, when Richmond broke their nearly 4-decade long drought to become premiers. I was speechless not just from yelling, but speechless regardless.
The sports you’ll have trouble getting me out of is the MCG. To feel the roar of 100,000 people, and for it to be walking distance from home? It couldn’t be any better?
I idolise Cadel Evans (no surprise there), he is simply the greatest cyclist of a generation, and the greatest one for Australia of all time.
On the weekend you’ll find me running, riding, or making red wine (also no surprise there)!
I’m always happy to talk about reducing waste, whether that be money, resources, food, water, or opportunities in life. But that is a reverse negative passion, something a lot more positive, is coffee; the beans must be roasted right, ground appropriately, cup warmed, milk the correct temperature, can you tell I’m a Melbournian?
Something you may not know about me is I am a patient person with most things in life, but I have zero patience when it comes untangling string or rope: a disaster!
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