Cycling in Sydney Australia
People often say that when I'm riding my electric bike I'm 'cheating'... which is clearly nonsense. I still have to pedal and it can't move by itself.
This, however, IS cheating:
I had a great ride with a mate in Sydney on the weekend through the Royal National Park (I was down for a medical conference the day before which was slightly…Continue
I don't own a car, I'm what they call a utility cyclist. The vast majority of my travelling is done on a cargo bike, more often than not with two kids on board. I'm also overweight, have been most of my adult life, even when I was a cycle courier my nickname was "Fatboy". You would think that riding a bike all the time would make me skinny as a tent pole, but it doesn't work that way. I'd like to blame genetics, or a poor metabolism, or whatever the excuse du jour is, but the fact is I like…Continue
Mountain biking. Some pretty cool coordinated moves like the red arrows
Added by Pat The Rat on June 9, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments
We just finished a five-day loop on Europe's most popular cycling route, the circuit of Lake Constance. No great physical challenge, but highly recommended for safety, beauty and culture.
Added by Richard Tulloch on May 30, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments
Since the increase in the number of bicycle enthusiasts out on the roads, so the demand for a more comprehensive insurance cover for cyclists has also increased. Some of the more traditional insurance packages such as home and contents insurance may not go far enough for the avid bicycle enthusiast and some of the more specialised packages for cyclists are an extra expense that may not be needed by many.
It always pays to do research when deciding on which type of insurance is…
Added by Nancy on May 29, 2013 at 10:35am — No Comments
Land’s End to John O’Groats is a classic cycle touring route. But it was also the blue riband distance among the long distance record-breaking heyday of the 1930s to the 1960s. In 1954 Eileen…
A beater bike, something to take to the shops, that's all I wanted. The beater road bike I have is too small, my father's old Bennett also too small, the crap thing I picked up from St Vinnies, well it's crap and also too small.
So I searched far and wide for a super cheap 63cm road…Continue
Man oh man I'm so happy right now!! I just brought home my shiny new bike =)
Nick from Cheeky Transport was so helpful and awesome. He pulled strings to get me this bike in pink and white and he also helped me keep the bike under 1.8k =) I'm definitely going back for upgrades! John at the QLD dealership was also very helpful and awesome! If not for him I wouldn't even know about this colour combination! Too bad I didn't buy the bike off him, by that time I had already given a…Continue
Ever since Little Dan got her first bike, Toddler Dan II has wanted to be able to ride it. And so we have to put her on and wheel her round (her feet don't touch the ground), whilst her older sister looks on somewhat resentful that her bike has been commandeered. Incidentally, Little Dan has pretty…Continue
Well, it happened again. And again, actually – I’ve really had a spectacularly successful run of collecting tickets over the last three weeks, totalling six tickets. That’s about $400 in fines (assuming the ones I contested for various reasons are upheld). But the one that I was going to write about didn’t happen on Pyrmont Bridge, and is notable as it’s the first ticket I have ever received…Continue
I've been working up to this ride for ages - and looking forward to catching up with an old cycling buddy from my Uni days who I hadn't ridden with for around 30 years.
We got down to Torquay on Friday late afternoon. It was absolutely freezing, and raining and blowing pretty hard when we went out for dinner.
I was so glad I packed everything and bought arm warmers just the week before!
It was overcast, damp and a bit breezy a the beach for the start.…Continue
The Dutch cycling association Fietsersbond rates this the best electric bike on the market. It's not the cheapest, but not the most expensive either. Any other suggestions for its competitors?
Added by Richard Tulloch on April 21, 2013 at 11:51pm — No Comments
The City of Amsterdam has just released new figures on bike use - it's inspiring reading. Just when you thought they couldn't squeeze another bike into the place, cycling is growing.
This despite all the reasons cycling should never work in Amsterdam - wind, cold, rain, ice, snow, cobblestones, canals,…Continue
So my knees have been aching slightly the last couple of weeks. Serve you right for riding a fixie, I hear you muttering, and indeed for a few days I did think about whether I was getting too old for all of that.
But then I remembered the thing I always seem to forget; my knees start aching when my cleats / shoes are worn out. It's when my feet are not secure in the pedals and roll around…Continue
Well, don't ever let anyone tell you to ignore the weather forecast if you are heading out on the ocean roads of Victoria...
Last weekend a group of us headed for Lorne, Vic for a ride along the Great Ocean Road. This is a classic if not iconic Australian ride. The morning of the ride it looked like the sun had acquired a monochrome filter and while colours appeared muted the resulting contrast exposed more subtle details. As we began readying ourselves the smart phones were…
A story about another story that has no ending.
What is this commotion, this disturbance in the flow, this sense of something hard to qualify; turbulence ahead in my dimly lit path? Aha! The bridge is open! A gate opens for a seafarer, and one closes for me. But this opens yet another, if only for just a peek into the world of Ann, the beautiful German sleep technician, with whom this night I compose a symphony.
It is love at first sight, as is…Continue
I’ve had a bit of a bad run of it lately. The bike cops are doing another helmet blitz on Pyrmont Bridge, and I’ve been stopped three times in the past couple of weeks. Had some lovely chats with them, but each chat costs me $66!
Whilst I have no argument with the individual cops (they are doing what their command have told them to do, and it’s obvious they think it’s a…Continue
When this happens in the morning;
And I see this add from Samsung;
I start penning;
Samsung, I am not spending money on your equipment and since I'm the guy at work who upgrades all our machines that's a fair whack.