Rick has been an active bushwalker in Victoria and Tasmania for well over 50 years. He organised and led the 31 day expedition along the 400 km Alpine Walking Track between Walhalla and Mount Koscuiszko for the Maroondah Bushwalking Club in 1986. Rick has also completed several multi-day bicycle rides in three States and was an active cross-country skier during the 1970s.
As an accomplished watercolour artist, Rick has sold paintings in Hobart and Melbourne at the Herald-Sun art exhibition and is the published author of Stopping All Stations: Melbourne's unfinished rail network.
Rick has been married three times, has two adult children, has had 16 jobs over 48 years and has lived at 26 different addresses in various States. Except for a medical emergency in 2013 he is enjoying retirement in the north west of Tasmania.