Cycling in Sydney Australia
Christmas. Such an exciting time. I can still remember the thrill of coming down on Christmas morning to find a pair of bikes parked in the lounge - one for me, one for my brother. I was probably about four years old, and the bike was way to big for me - as I recall my father had to tie blocks of wood to the pedals so I could reach them. It was a Raleigh Champ, a cool red and gold…Continue
In a showing that would make a NSW Cup rugby crowd look huge, cyclists have again failed to take advantage of the best riding day of the year. Official figures, gathered by me, show cyclists riding in the lowest numbers on Christmas Day since records began in 2009, a mere 35 whom I saw on my ride. (I'll ignore…Continue
Well as you may remember I planned to do a tour to get to Gong Ride. I made a booking for Youth Hostel at Central and got the leave approved but got caught up in work and the date almost crept up on me. On Thursday morning I got my Cell S2200 road bike ready. It has a Topeak rack and a Topeak MTX bag with compartments that unzip into panniers. I also have a bag that straps onto the top tube and…Continue
It happened to me early one morning. At a fast spot on the path I came over a slight crest and there in front of me was a Cyclist Down. Later I realised that I didn't know how long he had been lying there, spreadeagled across his bike and bleeding, it could have been a minute, or an hour.
The first thing I did was park my bike blocking the path where is would be clearly visible, and then started to assess the situation. From the length of the skid marks this had been a monumental…Continue