March 2013 Blog Posts (13)

AMSTERDAM CYCLING - facts and figures

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.



http://richardtullochwriter.com/2013/03/28/amsterdam-cycling-facts-and-figures/

This despite all the reasons cycling should never work in Amsterdam - wind, cold, rain, ice, snow, cobblestones, canals,…

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Added by Richard Tulloch on March 29, 2013 at 6:53am — 33 Comments

World cleat shortages and aching knees

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…

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Added by Dan on March 28, 2013 at 10:03pm — 3 Comments

The Beauty and the Beast - The Great Ocean Road

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…

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Added by Omar@Go! Alliance on March 22, 2013 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments

Bike cops, bridges, taxis and bike lanes…

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…

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Added by Dan on March 22, 2013 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

On a day

When this happens in the morning;

http://youtu.be/l4kFq__WHsI

And I see this add from Samsung;

http://www.samsung.com/au/article/samsung-830-series-ssd-benefits

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.

Added by Da Munch on March 18, 2013 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment

Watch out hipsters: eco-friendly bamboo bicycles come to Bondi!

Round-the-world cyclists Henry Brydon and Jamie King launch an exclusive line of bamboo bicycles to Sydney riders on Thursday 28 March 2013 at 34 Degrees South in Bondi.

Henry and Jamie, aka The Blazing Saddles, launch an affordable range of high quality and durable bamboo bicycles to Australia as part of a global launch across 4 major cities. With bamboo sustainably sourced from Indonesia and China, and handcrafted by trained artisans in Singapore, these…

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Added by Henry Brydon on March 15, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments

3 Peaks Challenge 2013

Hey Guys,

It's not technically a "Sydney Ride", but it is a Sydney Cyclists experience of the 3 Peaks Challenge in Falls Creek last weekend. I was going to migrate all the picture etc over, but probably best to just click the link at the bottom for the full report. Enjoy, because I sure didn't :)

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“I’m not really sure it’s worth the drive, with the route change and all…” Sometimes you live to regret a few things, that…
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Added by Christopher Miller on March 14, 2013 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments

Hauling kids and hauling trombone

As I detailed in another post, I recently fitted out the Radish with another child seat, to facilitate the carriage of both my kids. Whilst I’m very happy with the outcome from a kiddie transport perspective, it did raise another issue. The Yepp Maxi seat does not fit directly to the deck on the back of the bike, but to an adapter which is in turn bolted to the deck. This adapter (in…

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Added by Dan on March 13, 2013 at 9:07pm — 3 Comments

AUSTRALIA'S TOP 50 RIDES

Damn you, RIDE ON magazine for publishing this list of Australia's Top 50 Cycling Experiences. Now I want to do them all!

http://richardtullochwriter.com/2013/03/13/australias-top-50-bike-rides/

Added by Richard Tulloch on March 13, 2013 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

How the Hills District does Sustainable Transport

The map below shows my route to Castle Towers by bike via the Hills "cycleways".

Most of the cycleways are not marked, the short offroad bit is about shoulder wide and has a short steep drop onto a wooden bridge, fun but not really a commuter thing to do.

This route is taken…

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Added by Robflyte on March 13, 2013 at 11:30am — 19 Comments

Double trouble

What with toddler Dan pretty much graduating into 'Little Girl Dan', and Baby Dan II graduating into 'Toddler Dan II', I have been in urgent need of sorting out a transport solution for both of them. The little BoBike seat on the front is getting too small for Little Girl Dan, and so the obvious solution was to put a regular sized seat onto the back of the bike for her, and put Toddler Dan…

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Added by Dan on March 6, 2013 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

WITWIMB

Somewhere in the open area and water nearby....

Added by Snowy_5 on March 2, 2013 at 7:12pm — 14 Comments

1Yr + 12m

Yep, 1 year and 12 months ago I got back on a bike after a long time off a bike.  I went through the pain of getting fit enough to ride to work, to ride 100km, to ride 200km in the first 12 months and now it is time to report/brag/waste your time again.

 

In the last 12 months I've rolled another 10,761km,…

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Added by Robflyte on March 1, 2013 at 8:38am — 17 Comments

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