Cycling in Sydney Australia
Just noticed this gentleman. He builds bikes out of Mahogany. Production is about 4 bikes a year. Cost is 2 Million Yen, which is about $15,000 - not too different from a high quality carbon…Continue
Two Taiwanese designers have concocted a new way of preventing bike theft: one that sees the pedals used to both clamp the wheel of, and (if necessary) incapacitate, the bicycle…Continue
It's been a fascinating time for me. I left Germany in 1984 and I had grown up in a small country town at the Dutch border so I shared much of the Dutch bicycle culture - I had been riding bicycles since I was 4 years old. So now I notice things that I either had forgotten about, or what has changed since or what at the time wasn't noticeable to me because I was so used to it.
There are two things that stand out to me in regards to riding bicycles. One is that there is a lot less…Continue
I've been in Dordrecht in the Netherlands for the last week. Winter has truly arrived, we have had snow and ice (the lakes are freezing over). One thing that one can't avoid noticing is the Dutch attitude towards bicycles. They are utilitarian, using these bicycles as amode of transport - unlike us Ozzies who make it a matter of athletic performance. Almost all bicycles are of the sit-up version, many of them without gearing. …Continue
On Sunday I went to RNP for some riding, preparing for the Sydney to Gong ride. I picked a nice route on bikely whch starts at Audley weir, going south via Lady Carrington drive and the back north on Sir Betram Stevens drive.
I had never been to Lady Carrington drive so I was surprised that it was more of a track than a drive. I wonder what Lady Carrington had thought of it. This one is more for MTBs than normal bikes. I made it through on my trike but it took me over an hour. At the…Continue