I've just spent a few days in Brisbane and have enjoyed cycling around the city. My outsider/subjective view is that the city is getting many things right in terms of cycling. There are many bike racks, tracks and lanes all across the city and the city government have strongly including cycling as part of its broader transport services. I had time to check out the King George Cycle Centre which was an impressive bike parking facility.…
Every week I remind at least one person on the Gore Hill shared Pedestrian / Dog / Stroller / Bike Path that they should keep their dog on a leash because one day "they will cause an accident with a cyclist". Well, it looks like that day has come for me...
This morning as I approached a couple of walkers taking up one bike lane each, while leaving the pedestrian lane free (a pretty common scenario)! I noticed two dogs playing in the bushes. I rang my bell about 5 times and slowed… Continue
So, i went in my first race on the weekend at heffron park. Too much fun!!
My goal for the day was to show up and race. if i managed to stay with the pack then that would be a bonus. With that in mind i immediately went to the back of the pack and stayed there for the entire race. figured couldn't get in anyones way back there.
14 laps and i stayed with them easy enough. no real energy expended. a couple of interesting surges here and there but nothing to bust the pack up.… Continue
I've just come back from a trip to Tokyo, which looks like a rather nice city in which to ride.
I saw bikes everywhere, ridden by all sorts of people. And 95% of them rode without helmets.
Most of the bikes were step-through, single-speed town bikes, with baskets on the front. Very few were branded in any way, although the picture above shows what must be the most incongruous bike on the planet: the HUMMER bike. I saw two of these, so… Continue
I've finally scored the gig I want which can get me on my bike five days a week, and get me a new bike to boot.
I'll be riding from Marrickville to Rhodes, so any advice on a commute will be very welcome. Have spotted nothing on bikely.com, but there's got to be a way there via a link-up between the Cooks river track and Homebush Bay. I'm open to suggestions there though.
But I reckon I'll have a grand to spend on a new bike, so I thought I'd take this to you people, the… Continue
Firstly thanks to Peter H for sorting out my links. Beautiful day for riding...again. My ride avoids the CBD so I have missed all the WYD people.
I must say thanks too, to Silent Otto for pointing me to my favourite bike video - "Fast and Reliable". The one I have been looking for, for a long time. I won't say anything now other than, watch.
As metioned in a previous post, i've been thinking about getting into cycling as a sport. Well, this satruday my brilliant racing carrer will begin. I'm going to be racing at heffron park this saturday.
I was thinking i should train until i thought i was fit enough, but i'm bored with that idea already. i figure i might aswell just jump in and have a crack. My goal for this weekend is simply to show up and race. if i finish it'll be a bonus, but i'm in no way expecting… Continue
Ever since we changed our name from British Petroleum to BP (Beyond Petroleum) in 2000, we've led the way in developing progressive, environmentally friendly alternatives to gasoline. These last few years of pouring money into biofuels and renewable energy sources have been so great that I can't…
So, this morning, 6am. i'm up and i'm ready. about to head to the park for my (hopefully) regular 20km jaunt before work. I'm going through my usual morning ritual of turning on the lights and checking my tyres when i discover my front wheel is a flat as a tac.
I rode it on saturday morning without issue, i then went away for the weekend so hadn't touched it since 9:30am saturday morning. Not sure how it would have gone flat in that time but such is life.