January 2015 Blog Posts (5)

Training Wheels

I challenged my colleague Alex to write his first cycling blog as he embarks on a pretty big challenge in about a month's time. It's his first time on a proper road bike, hence the title I gave him 'Training Wheels'.... So this is what he has to say about cycling and the challenge.  

"I’m not sure when “mid-life” officially starts.  My kids are getting older, 40th birthday is imminent and increasing numbers of friends have been squeezing into lycra over the last few years. …

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Added by Catherine Patmore on January 22, 2015 at 9:18am — 2 Comments

New tyre

Well, the rear tyre on my fixie finally needed replacement. As you can see, it really was down to the last fragments or rubber covering the casing. I was actually rather pleased it got to this point, as this is the same tyre that was on the bike when I had…

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Added by Dan on January 19, 2015 at 9:25am — 11 Comments

Bang!

So I took my wheel to the bike shop to get the spoke fixed yesterday. I didn't ride the fixie; I just took the wheel on the cargo bike, and dropped it off on the way to work. After work, I duly popped into the bike shop and picked it up, all fixed and ready to go.

As I strapped it back on to the cargo bike,…

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Added by Dan on January 17, 2015 at 8:49am — 7 Comments

Broke Spoke

I’ve been riding bicycles for a long time – since I was about four, I suppose, although there was a fairly long hiatus when I was in my twenties and early thirties. And, remarkably, in all that time, I’d never broken a spoke.

Others I know seem to face this as a perennial problem. They break spokes if not daily,…

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Added by Dan on January 16, 2015 at 2:13pm — 3 Comments

First ride of 2015

Well, I got out on my first leisure ride for 2015 quick smart, going out with a mate on the 1st January for a spin. Such rides are now rare events, since the little ones arrived. Gone are the days of spending Sunday morning pottering around Bondi or going out to Watson’s Bay. Still, my once-regular riding buddy was in town (for some reason he moved to Adelaide…) so I took the…

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Added by Dan on January 8, 2015 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

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