Cycling in Sydney Australia
Paul Krugman brings up the question, what is the best song about urban sprawl. There's
Big yellow Taxi, Little boxes (yay San Francisco, you even get into this contest), but I'd have to agree with his final choice. The Pretenders…
Either I am going soft, or having the Radish is metamorphosing me into a full on European-style utility cyclist, as when i left work tonight it was a bit chilly in my cycling shorts and jersey, and for the first few minutes I thought longingly of how much more comfortable I would be all rugged up and riding the Radish.
However after a few minutes I warmed up and started to enjoy myself. However that enjoyment was curtailed by a slight wobbling, loose sensation on the right side of the…Continue
I've put this as a "Where in the world is my bike?" just to keep with the theme, and I'm just dieing to say that I had a great long weekend over easter. Found out when I got back to Sydney yesterday that Sydney has had miserable weather where the people (390 of us), that were participating where I was had perfect weather (cold overnight & perfect during the…Continue
Has anyone attended this event?
Looks great... i am going to give it a go this year.
Just came back from a week on the Gold Coast.
We spent the first few days doing the theme parks with the 7 year old. He had a great time while I relived my youth through his eyes. But I was over it by Friday so my partner offered to take the boy on her own for his second visit to Wet and Wild and left me to my own devices.
Plan was to do some home work on the laptop after a quick bus trip into surfers paradise however I ended up hiring a…Continue
‘I know you!’ she…Continue
Today I had the pleasure of joining in the Pre-Riverstone Loop Ride. It was kind of a dress rehearsal for the Ride to Riverstone (R2R), http://ride2riverstone.com.au/, on 1st May (Syd Cyclist event page).
As the R2R website says "Cycle the best rural scenery in Western Sydney whilst raising funds for kids with…Continue
There's a great network of cheap B&B accommodation spreading across Europe. It's available only to cyclists and other active travellers, set up by a Dutch organisation Vrienden op de Fiets (Friends on the Bike). If you're thinking of cycle touring in Europe (and I am!) it's well worth joining. Could it work in Australia too eventually?…Continue
Many of them waved back, and the height of the vessel meant they were close enough to call out to as…Continue
Click on the photos and see more. Essentially they are in separate albums sorted roughly by date.
I recently returned from a touring trip in Tasmania. The plan was for three of us to start out from Hobart and work our way up the east coat, across to Launceston and then back to Hobart by the central tablelands. We would mostly be camping and had allowed about two and a half weeks for the journey, averaging 50 km per day. Used Lonely Planet's 'Cycling in Australia' as a guide.
I couldn't really justify a…
The Herald article on injuries to MAM started off with "hordes of middle aged men have taken up cycling..." so I thought it appropriate to mention the Horde of MAM (quite a few MAW too) I saw in Annandale on Sunday. I was just returning from a ride with LBUG via some of Clover's new cycleways. We started with 10 riders, which is about an average turnout for LBUG. Sometimes we get 15 or even 20, and sometimes only a few gnarly old regulars turn up, but it doesn't matter, we go…Continue
What were they thinking?
A photo essay on bicycle engineering disasters
Sometimes when I’m riding I come across such engineering messes that I stop and wonder, what were they thinking? Here are some of the best examples in Sydney’s West:
This one is in Blacktown and…Continue