Cycling in Sydney Australia
Laura helps her mum climb Bust-Me-Gall Hill in eastern Tasmania
Heading north on the east coast of Tasmania
A touring cyclist passes poppy fields in north-eastern Tasmania
Riders and their rigs ready to roll from the Pub in the Paddock, Pyengana, Tas
Over the mountain to Ringarooma, Tas. This was even steeper, rougher, tougher and wetter than it looks.
Easier riding once on top; the road less travelled (esp by cyclists).
Can you guess where I went on December 25, 2019?
I can hardly believe this is the 11th iteration of this fairly pointless blog. I've been banging on about the same thing since 2009 and nothing has changed...
Riders ascend Mt Buffalo
It's been a few years since I've been to Bright, in the Victorian Alps, on the Australia Day weekend for the Audax Alpine Classic.
Increased motor traffic on the course, minimal motivation, too little training, and, if truth be known, advancing age has seen me retire from…Continue
All right, short-attention-span millennials, you don't have to read any further. Forty-five (45) was the number of other cyclists I saw on this year's 72km December 25 ride.
Actually quite an improvement over last year's dismal 20 in 60km, but still well under my benchmark 1-cyclist/km, way down on any other holiday of the year, certainly far fewer than…Continue
You didn't go for a ride this morning (Sunday), did you?
I know this because I would have noticed another rider, or two, on the road.
Uncharacteristically, I exaggerate slightly because there were other cyclists, just very few. In fact the roads were as devoid of my fellow pedallers as they seem to be every…Continue
Eagle-eyed readers will have immediately noticed something unusual about the picture above.
Yes, those are "cycling" socks but those are not (proper) cycling shoes. Of course, they can be used for cycling, and even occasionally are on my commuter bike with toe clips, but their primary purpose is for walking, not pedalling.
Really insightful readers,…Continue
I'm over this, Sydney Cyclists. Every year I tell you what a great morning it is for cycling on Christmas Day and every year you all ignore me. Why should I tell you again?
I'll just give you the stats: 73 cyclists in 76 km between 0615 and 0915 on an out-and-back run to scenic West Head. Hardly any car traffic and all of what there was failed to try to kill me.
PRESS RELEASE February 8, 2008
Following the call for a levy on bicycles by Pat Farmer, Alan Odds, the President of the National Roads and Cyclists Association, today endorsed the call for cyclists to contribute to the cost of maintaining the road network.
"Let's face it. The situation is untenable. Motorists are constantly calling me a tax cheat. I hear 'Get off the road! Pay your taxes!' all too often on my daily commute to my consulting contract in the CBD.
With great fanfare, the Barangaroo Headland Park was today opened by premier Baird in company with Paul Keating, former PM and prime mover for the restoration of the natural attributes of the area, and Malcolm Turnbull who tweeted that he came by Route 333 bus with his grandson (subtext: Not by helicopter, so not costing taxpayers very much).
When it was safe…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