May 2010 Blog Posts (14)

Where in the world is my bike? 30/5/10

Thought that this bollard system would be unique enough to be quite rare. Can't get the bike and trailer through and decided I didn't want to take the kids out, take the trailer off, then lift everything over, so I just stopped here took the photo and continued riding.…



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Added by Mark on May 30, 2010 at 6:44pm — 3 Comments

Just Another Night on the Road? (Sequel to: Just Another Day on the Road?)

We awoke early with the tang of smoke in our nostrils but, fortunately, on opening the tent flap saw the nearby countryside was yet unblackened by ubiquitous bushfire.



The road ahead, still long and winding, was remarkably unsullied by traffic. We left the fires behind, making good time before the heat returned. Geoff, while still keen to draught our tandem, kept a respectful distance behind. He seemed none the worse for his unconventional, high-speed dismount of the previous… Continue

Added by Neil Alexander on May 29, 2010 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Just Another Day on the Road?

Cycle touring is surely the most fun you can have on two wheels. Traversing peaceful countryside on a bicycle carrying everything you need for a camping holiday is the ultimate in travelling freedom. So, touring by tandem should be twice the fun. Of course, the potential for disaster may also multiply, even exponentially, as happened one recent summer day -- a day when the rules of tandem mathematics went wild.



A bright, hot sun blazing from a clear…
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Added by Neil Alexander on May 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

A tale of two cities

As some of you know I've recently been overseas, while I was there I was taking note of how people use their bikes. Two of the places I saw a big difference in how

they are used were Cambridge and London.

First up some photos of Cambridge.…



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Added by Susan on May 28, 2010 at 11:29am — 12 Comments

How the Dutch cycle system gets it right

Navigating around the Netherlands by bike is easy, thanks to the brilliant bike network system. I tried it out and it works a treat!

http://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/the-brilliant-dutch-cycle-network-amsterdam-to-laren/

Added by Richard Tulloch on May 25, 2010 at 7:06pm — No Comments

1st Crieterium event yesterday- good result but still a lot to learn

i've been (what I consider serious) cycling for around 13 months now . I entered in the B2B a couple of months ago, and after reading a thread on SC about racing, decided I'd dip my toe into the racing scene again.

The Beaumont Rd Criteriums hosted by NSCC was where I was headed, and had no idea about how i'd go, how quick i would be, and what the rules & etiquette were all about.

So- Saturday morning, I took a leaisuely ride up the old Highway to Beaumont…

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Added by Steve H on May 17, 2010 at 10:03am — 2 Comments

Shopping by bike.

Today I rode to the shops after a Pedal Power ride. It has been a while since I did a full shopping load by bike. I loaded the calico bags I use for shopping into the panniers and rode off to Westfield Woden. Most of the way was bike path, however I did use the road for part of the way.

The Westfield at Woden has some bike racks right outside the main doors. I was able to lock the bike on to one of them. I was one of a number of riders. There was also a…

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Added by Jonathon Troy on May 15, 2010 at 10:47pm — 8 Comments

Farce-ilities

The quality of bicycle infrastructure in Sydney never ceases to amaze.

These photos are just from my ride today.



3rd Place - The prize for Best Placement of a Variable Message Sign goes to...





2nd Place - The prize for Narrowest Bike Lane (with the sharpest turn) goes to....…



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Added by Tony Arnold on May 13, 2010 at 6:11pm — 9 Comments

1983 Malvern Star Sprint 12

So, I picked up a new toy a few days ago.

Well, I use the term "new" loosely. This "new " toy is 27 years old. But it's "new" in the sense that I'm the first consumer to have purchased it from the retailer.

It's a 1983 Malvern Star Sprint 12.

More pictures here:…

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Added by Robert Harris on May 11, 2010 at 2:13am — 4 Comments

Giro scoop - Cadel talks to me!

Great to catch up with Cadel Evans in Amsterdam while he was wearing the pink Giro jersey. I've been following this fabulous event for the past week, riding parts of it myself, and writing about it on:

http://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/giro-ditalia-scoop-my-exclusive-with-cadel/

Added by Richard Tulloch on May 11, 2010 at 12:36am — 1 Comment

Cycle touring in Japan

Hi there,

Planning a cycle touring trip to Japan for two weeks with my bro towards the end of September. Hoping to explore lots of
mountainous country (love riding up big hills). Anyone have any general
advice for cycle touring in Japan and/or route tips? Looking to fly
Jetstar. However, with a 20kg weight limit including bike (plus 10kg of
hand luggage) going to have to pack light.

Cheers,

Clinton

Added by Clinton on May 10, 2010 at 7:19pm — 4 Comments

My Pledge

I will now make a public pledge that from this day on I will try really, really hard to not swear out loud whilst riding my bike.

Added by Mark Lambert on May 6, 2010 at 10:47am — 9 Comments

My Giro tips for Cadel

The Giro d'Italia starts this weekend in that famous Italian city Amsterdam. I know the cycling routes here very well - and have some advice for Cadel on:

http://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/giro-ditalia-prologue-my-insiders-tips/

Added by Richard Tulloch on May 6, 2010 at 3:53am — 2 Comments

Suggestions for Europe Trip

My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Europe for June/July and we will be bringing the bikes with us. The plan is:

1 week in Copenhagen

2 weeks touring along the North Sea Eurovelo route from Copenhagen to Amsterdam

1 week in Amsterdam

A few days around Rotterdam, Brussels at the first stages of Le Tour

1 week in Berlin

1 week in Zurich

A few days in Tokyo



We don't know anyone in Copenhagen or Amsterdam, but we'll be staying with friends for most of the… Continue

Added by Tony Arnold on May 5, 2010 at 11:55am — 6 Comments

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