If you missed the last two Cycing Central shows on SBS try to catch up , finally a show that covers commuting and other pedal power rather than UCI Pro Tour stuff. Yesterday they pitched a car verses…Continue
"I was really impressed on Sunday on Cycling Central when they chatted about cycling as transport. It was a radical departure from their usual concentration on cycling as competitive sport. They all talked about how everyone should be…"
"I can just imagine the Council meeting ;
In a dark corner of the Council Chamber sits Doctor Strangelove in his wheelchair, cigarette in his hand. As the Council's Consultant on Sustainable Transport he submits his recommendations.
"Let's face it , Sydney is a badly planned sprawl that has evolved on its own unlike a planned city like Canberra. Consequently as the population grows there is a mad scramble to grab and own what you can. Car drivers selfishly claim the road as…"
"Picked up a BMC Tour Down Under Skoda roomster from 2009 complete with TDU stickers, UCI partner logos and branding.
Drove to my first race and enjoyed the faces riders wondering whose shown up....
Anyway - reason for post ( after…"
"Don't worry, I'm sure The Mad Monk is about to get his JUST desserts:
First reported at my favourite News Source IA.
IA Report on Abbott vs One Nation
Rupert aka The dark Lord aka Tony's real father, will not be happy, if this case…"
"First year we went, and being short and combined with a family visit = no riding this time, but after seeing how awesome it all was - will definitely take the bike next time. I was almost going to try and rent one or borrow…"
"I hope Abbott and Costello don't sell off SBS I have become a bit of a ProTour junkie. I used to just watch the Tour de France and maybe a bit of the Giro d'Italia but I have been sitting up for the other races. Paris-Rubaix was awesome!!"
vintage bikes only I have built a 1906 board track racer replica using only genuine era parts on a modern frame, built a steampunk bicycle trailer that you can see every saturday in Newtown, trailer mark 2 on the way! Built a sixties style fixie,a dragster bike and restored an old 80's BMX, always have a few crazy bike projects on the go!! Current completed bike is an edwardian replica delivery bike....roll on Tweed Ride!!
i like to live in another era, the early twentieth century. My philosophy on life can be summed up by the late Walter Brennan in the1941 "Meet John Doe"
"When they got ya, you've got no more chance than a road rabbit...You're walkin' along, not a nickel in your jeans, you're free as the wind. Nobody bothers you. Hundreds of people pass you by in every line of business. Shoes, hats, automobiles, radios, furniture, everything, and they're all nice loveable people. They let you alone...Then you get ahold of some dough and what happens? All those nice, sweet, lovable people become heelots. A lotta heels! They begin creepin' up on ya, tryin' to sell ya something. They get long claws and they get a stranglehold on ya and ya squirm and ya duck and ya holler and ya try to push 'em away, but you haven't got a chance. They've got ya. The first thing you know, you own things - a car, for instance. Now your whole life is messed up with a lot more stuff. You get license fees and number plates and gas and oil and taxes and insurance and identification cards and letters and bills and flat tires and dents and traffic tickets and motorcycle cops and courtrooms and lawyers and fines - and a million and one other things! And what happens? You're not the free and happy guy you used to be. You've gotta have money to pay for all those things. So you go after what the other fella's got. And there you are - you're a heelot yourself. "