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You’ve Paid Your Rego – So Enjoy Bike Week!

Posted on March 20, 2009 at 10:43am 0 Comments

Nice blog post by John Flynn at Cycling Central.

Every so often you experience one of those awakenings that reminds you of why you took up the cycling habit. For me, “Ride to Work Day” as part of Bike Week in Queensland’s South-East, was one of those days. The day started at 5 AM with a tempo ride to bayside…

Rider down

Posted on November 22, 2008 at 3:30pm 10 Comments

(Image: Daily Telegraph)

Via ABC Online.

Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber has been airlifted to hospital in Hobart after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle in his own charity event in Tasmania. Webber was taken to Royal Hobart Hospital by helicopter from Fortescue Bay on the Tasman…

Tony Abbott talks bikes

Posted on October 18, 2008 at 6:46am 13 Comments

The Liberal Party's Tony Abbott pens a favourable piece about cycling in today's Oz.

But jump on a bike and not only can you flaunt your social conscience but you set the destination and the timetable. The bike is a freedom machine for people who'd rather not pay for petrol and like being fitter than their contemporaries. The disdain motorists express for cyclists is secret…

Odd rumour of the day

Posted on September 20, 2008 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

It's not often that I'm lost for words about anything to do with Lance Armstrong but this bit of conjecture by Rupert Guinness in Saturdays SMH has pretty well done the trick for me.

Rumours are circulating that behind Armstrong's decision, which will allow him to race in next year's Tour de France, is an audacious plan that will change the face…

Punch drunk vanity

Posted on September 9, 2008 at 8:54am 15 Comments

This one has been brewing for a while now. I first heard about a possible Lance Armstrong comeback a couple of weeks ago but blew it off as a joke, now the rumours are stronger with Velo News all but confirming this.

Lance Armstrong will come out of retirement next year to compete in five road races with the Astana team, according to sources familiar with the developing situation.…

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Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 11:09am on June 26, 2008, DamianM said…
Welcome back!
At 11:13am on June 26, 2008, Phil said…
I never really left
At 10:48pm on July 1, 2008, Neil Alexander said…
Hi Phil,

You still at Northside?
At 10:01pm on July 8, 2008, Sammy said…
well hello! what are you doing here? I thought you'd taken your ball (or bike as the case may be) and gone home!
Not going to delete yourself again then? :-)
At 10:09pm on July 8, 2008, Phil said…
It's too early to tell.
At 11:13am on October 12, 2008, Jake said…
Maybe you could have a look at my Flickr account and let me know which images you think we should use for our postcard and poster next year? Just leave a comment on the ones you like.
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