April 2016 Blog Posts (3)

My Story so far (Episode 2)

Upon arriving in Australia, I settled in Sydney and set up in Erskineville. Working at Circular Quay it wasn't far on the train but I missed the bike commute that I enjoyed in England and soon bought a second hand bike. Or so I thought... It was an overpriced ($370) 'BSO' - a 'Guy Leech' brand road bike, from K-Mart. It lasted less than six months before, when setting off from lights near Redfern station, the biggest chainring bent outwards at about 90 degrees... LBS said at the time it's…

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Added by Mike Stuart on April 28, 2016 at 12:08pm — 4 Comments

My Story so Far (Episode One)

No idea what clicked in my head to "inspire" me to write this post but here we go... Apologies for the length - and this is only post 1 of 2 (so far)...

Now, this is a story all about how

My life got flipped-turned upside down

And I'd like to take a minute

Just sit right there

I'll tell you how I became the owner of a bike named Schwinn...



I started out as many do, riding a bmx-type kids bike in the suburbs. As my…

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Added by Mike Stuart on April 22, 2016 at 8:06pm — 1 Comment

Beginner Cycling

Hello I am new here. I am a very '50s' beginner cyclist. I can cycle - however I am terrified of everything - a slight speed or even the slightest gradient (downhill). 

I would like to meet someone or a couple / few people who are in the similar position and happy to go cycling together to build confidence. 

Is there anyone out there? We can help one another. Or is there anyone out there who will be exceedingly patient to ride along a beginner as myself? 

I would love to…

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Added by Jos S on April 12, 2016 at 5:55pm — 4 Comments

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