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Cycling the Bardo (Part III)

Wednesday morning saw my departure from Jugiong, and from the Hume Highway, to the safety and peace, but also relative isolation and exposure of a country back road. What I conceived in my mind as a meandering idyll beside the meandering Murrumbidgee began with a short sharp climb of about…

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Added by Niall on February 12, 2018 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Cycling the Bardo (Part III)

Wednesday morning saw my departure from Jugiong, and from the Hume Highway, to the safety and peace, but also relative isolation and exposure of a country back road. What I conceived in my mind as a meandering idyll beside the meandering Murrumbidgee began with a short sharp climb of about…

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Added by Niall on February 12, 2018 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Cycling the Bardo (Part 2)

This Tuesday afternoon, I arrived in Jugiong, nestled on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. The first sign of the river is at the top of the hill on the Hume Highway, just before you turn off and down into Riverside Drive, on the Old Hume Highway. You can’t see the river itself but…

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Added by Niall on February 8, 2018 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Cycling the Bardo (Part 1)





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Added by Niall on February 2, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Bicycle Thief

2 years ago, I had a bit of luck (albeit disguised at the time), in a year distinguished by its general, almost unrelenting.…

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Added by Niall on January 27, 2018 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

More bikeshare – Ofo vs Mobike vs Earthbike

Hot on the heels of ReddyGo and Obike (click here for my in-depth review of those two schemes) three more bikeshare companies have arrived in Sydney. And, of course, your intrepid correspondent has tried out all of them for your enjoyment and education.…

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Added by Dan on January 1, 2018 at 6:54pm — 2 Comments

December 25 rider numbers plummet to new low

Not a sight you see on December 25 but, the next day, riders are out in force... On the Akuna Bay route

There are several traditions I observe each year on the morning of the December 25 public holiday (usually;…

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Added by Neil Alexander on December 25, 2017 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Track cycling

I'm a UK track cyclist coming to Sydney for a couple of weeks work in late Jan/early Feb and would like to get some training in. Any advice please on where I can ride and how to book? I have UK track accreditation but will also need to be able to hire a track bike.

Added by Ian Lindsay on December 23, 2017 at 11:18pm — 2 Comments

New Commute



So I got a new job. Instead of riding to the wonders of Chatswood every day, I now get to ride to the delights of Silverwater…

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Added by Dan on December 10, 2017 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

Tin trail

My new journey to work is full of excitement. Some of it of the unpleasant kind – there’s more to come on this topic shortly. But, as always, travelling by bike offers all kinds of opportunities to experience things that you would just pass by in a motor car.

The other day, as I rode to work, I noticed a tin in the road. A biscuit tin, to be precise – of the kind that…

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Added by Dan on December 10, 2017 at 7:23pm — 2 Comments

Bicycles as art

Mrs Chillikebab and I recently went on a cultural outing to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Much fun to be had peering at the various avant-garde artworks – the usual combination of quite a lot of ‘meh’, a bit of ‘ooh’, occasional ‘aah’, and even the odd ‘WTF?’.

Amidst the piles of broken concrete fragments, lines drawn on walls, bags of coloured water and…

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Added by Dan on October 15, 2017 at 6:26pm — 3 Comments

More airport riding

So I had to go to the airport again. But this time to the domestic terminal, rather than international. My assumption would be that it would be equally easy, and I set off with alacrity.

However, it isn’t as easy. Or at least, if it is I haven’t found the easy way to do it. It’s a bit further, but the only route I could find basically involved riding into the airport via the main…

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Added by Dan on October 3, 2017 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Dockless bike share – oBike vs ReddyGo

Dockless bike share has come to Sydney, with two rival companies setting up within a few weeks of each other. Red and yellow bikes are becoming a common sight scattered around Sydney; indeed already a controversial sight as tempers flare about ‘blocked footpaths’. The authority that maintains the foreshore areas…

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Added by Dan on September 21, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Running Board Scars



The new look Radish is working out well. The girls love going on it, it’s easy to ride and the running boards are not just nice for little feet to rest on – they are also useful for supporting luggage and trombones.

However, there is one problem. it is extremely easy, when pulling away or manoeuvring the…

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Added by Dan on September 20, 2017 at 2:33pm — 6 Comments

Artarmon Bowling Club-house - what next?

I'm on a Citizens Panel to make recommendations on the future of the clubhouse of the former Artarmon Bowling Club, next to the bike path through Artarmon Reserve. The Club sold the site cheaply to council to be a dedicated recreation area. The grounds are proposed to be re-landscaped with community gardens, play and picnic spaces etc with access from the bike path. The panel has already decided that uses of the site should be low impact, compatible with multiple uses by different…

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Added by Truewheels on September 16, 2017 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Bike storage solution on Sydney Trains

Hello, 

My name is Isaac and I am an engineering student at The University Of New South Wales. I have chosen to design a device to store bikes on trains. I believe there is a big issue in Sydney with commuting on trains, particularly with a bicycle and plan to do something about it. The first plan of action is to discover more about you guys, the ones who are effected by this. In response, I would really appreciate it if you spent 2 minutes of your time completing this short survey.…

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Added by Isaac brewin on August 9, 2017 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Decathlon is recruiting bikers

Hi all

We have just begun our journey in Australia, and our first step will be the opening of our first sport warehouse in Tempe Sydney which covers 3500sqm and 70+ sports under one roof!

 Across the world, we are very active and involved with the local communities around our stores. This is what we love to do as we want people to enjoy sport, something that is common to both you and us.

That's…

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Added by Jaime on June 27, 2017 at 11:34am — No Comments

Ride and Fly



You may remember some time ago I impulse purchased a luggage trailer. My initial review was not 100% favourable, and to be honest since then it’s pretty much stayed in the garage unused.

However, the other day I had to go…

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Added by Dan on June 23, 2017 at 6:18pm — 4 Comments

Bike share in Shanghai

I had to visit Shanghai recently, and was amazed by the number of bike share bikes there were everywhere. And I mean everywhere. The system there does not rely on the docking stations more common elsewhere, but rather the bikes can be picked up and left anywhere, meaning there are bikes scattered all over the place. You literally can’t walk more than a few metres without…

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Added by Dan on June 19, 2017 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

Tag-a-long-a-Radish

As you may remember, over the New Year period we went to the UK, and had a very successful experience with a …

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Added by Dan on May 23, 2017 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

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