August 2009 Blog Posts (22)

Kids Cycling Seats, WeeRide

I have a rear mounted seat and this works fine, however I now have another daughter and they both want to ride with me :).
With a wife that is no way interested in cycling I am investigating the Wee Ride front mounted seat, has anyone got one, do they work okay? can you pedal with that infront of you on a mountain bike?

Added by Sean Buckley on August 31, 2009 at 12:53pm — 4 Comments

Religous zealots...well sort of.

Last Saturday the BIKESydney crew rocked along to the Paddington Alive Festival on Oxford Street. We were running bike valet parking for the event, handing out cycling related information and we ran a social ride.

The morning started slowly until David realised that people might be avoiding us thinking we might be religious zealots. One big hand-made sign advertising free cycling maps later and the above was the result.

By… Continue

Added by Elaena on August 28, 2009 at 3:11pm — 3 Comments

Says it all really

52 Brompton folding bikes


Added by naomi on August 28, 2009 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Kamakaze peds

I left work early today, as I was feeling crook. Because I was feeling crook, several people told me to 'ride safely'.

It must have jinxed me, as I was knocked off my bike shortly after setting off. I was going down Miller St approaching the Pac Hwy, and there were some peds crossing in front of me. Most of them saw me coming and either stopped or scuttled across. As I got closer, one guy just stepped off the central curb where we had been waiting with his mates, and started… Continue

Added by Dan on August 27, 2009 at 2:43pm — 7 Comments

Click Click Boom

SC Brain Trust, help!

After an uneventful ride from Marrickville to North Sydney this morning, my left knee is clicking quite badly every time I take a step. The clicking's not painful as such but it's got that "just try me" twinge every time it happens, like the next one is going to explode in a world of hurt. Help? Riding with cleats on a MTB, seat's up nice and high, what's the go?

On a side note, my right hip hates me too; apparently running for a bus last night was… Continue

Added by Conrad on August 27, 2009 at 9:46am — 7 Comments

Please Sponsor me - Pengana Goulburn to CIti Charity Bike Ride

On the 20th September I am riding my bike for 150km in the Pengana Goulburn to Citi Charity ride to raise funds for the Bicycle NSW Environmental Trust. All donations are tax deductable and the money raised will go to support Bicycle NSW in their efforts to get more people cycling more often.

To learn more about the work of Bicycle NSW visit and the Bicycle NSW Environmental Trust website

To sponsor me please go to… Continue

Added by Ron Krueger on August 24, 2009 at 3:28pm — 2 Comments

probably the worst rear light design in the world...

I was in the outlet Kathmandu store at Birkenhead point the other day, and noticed that had a cycling rear light reduced to $10 from $30. I usually have two lights on my bikes, and only have one on the new one, so I bought it. I wasn't expecting much (their cycling stuff is pretty cheap and nasty), but I though might do the job for $10.

I couldn't see much of how it worked, as it was in one of those plastic packages that is virtually impossible to open, with most if it obscured by… Continue

Added by Dan on August 23, 2009 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

One hundred and two mums, dads and children cycling for life

Sunday 16 August 2009 was an afternoon of talks on safe cycling, a helmet demonstration, road worthiness tests on bikes, cycling games, and the ubiquitous smell of sausages under an unusually blue, warm winter’s day.

The finale was one hundred and two cyclists participating in a police escorted bike ride mostly on shared bike/pedestrian paths and short stretches of roads in the Northern Beaches - the culmination of five months’ work by a group calling itself Cycle For Life… Continue

Added by Ron Krueger on August 19, 2009 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

Riding with one pedal

I've been sharing one pair of pedals between two bikes since I went clipless a few weeks ago. I was pleased to pick up a second hand pair at the Deus swap meet on Saturday. One was spinning more freely than the other so I stripped them down, cleaned and regreased the bearings. All good. Put them on the commuter, went for a quick spin to test them out and relaxed with the knowledge I'd just saved myself $50+.

Riding to work this morning, about 5 km from home, left foot comes loose from the… Continue

Added by Michael S. (Boxhead) on August 18, 2009 at 9:42am — 8 Comments

It's all about Performance!

Added by Kosta Atzemis on August 15, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

article on commuting by bike in Sydney in today's SMH (14/08/09)

Direct quote:

"Associate professor of public health at the University of Sydney, Chris Rissel, says the cyclists may be right to feel worried. He researched the attitudes of motorists towards cyclists and found many were ignorant of the rules of the road.

Almost 40 per… Continue

Added by Nic on August 14, 2009 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Akuna and West head

What a beautiful morning it was for a ride today. I rode from Terry Hills down Akuna, just magnificent. Continued to West Head, the road has been resurfaced and is fantastic to ride on. Noticed more riders than usual (what don’t people work anymore).

The spring flowers are out, the distant ocean was sky blue and inviting, I didn’t need my arm warmers and it was just like a summer’s day.

I seriously need to get my arse resized, to a small size so that I can ride those hills better. A… Continue

Added by Pine Moore on August 12, 2009 at 8:53pm — 5 Comments

Another "Where in the world is my bike?" #2

Added by Mark on August 9, 2009 at 11:20pm — 8 Comments

Another "Where in the world is my bike?"

Hi Everyone,

Brian has been slack :) so I've gone out and got a photo for you to guess where it is. So Here it is.

Added by Mark on August 8, 2009 at 10:40pm — 10 Comments

Bicycle Film Festival 2009

I have posted shorts from the Bicycle Film Festival before, and highly recommend attending it.

The trailer for 2009 (which looks similar to the Bat for Lashes's video), coming to Sydney… Continue

Added by Nic on August 7, 2009 at 11:24pm — No Comments

problems with your saddle


Added by Nic on August 7, 2009 at 11:20pm — 1 Comment

New Freo to Bondi cycling record set

“Well, that's done.” Peter Heal's words as he stepped casually off his recumbent bicycle last night at Bondi Beach, having just completed a 4014 km ride from Fremantle, WA, in 282 hours (11 days, 18 hours) and a few minutes.

There were no champagne corks popping as Peter freewheeled down Campbell Pde to the finish. The low-key welcoming committee consisted of Audax Club stalwart Malcolm Rogers and his wife Marja, with me tailing along behind after meeting Peter at Centennial Park.…


Added by Neil Alexander on August 7, 2009 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

This is the beginning

Well, well, here it is, my first attempt at building a single speed bike?


For the last five or so years, I've got into riding bikes, mainly mountain biking, but a little bit of road stuff for commuting and fitness. For some time the thought of riding a bike with only one gear has struck me as a little crazy, especially doing it off road, over hills, or any substantial distance.

I still think it a little crazy, but the idea has been planted, to build a bike,… Continue

Added by Hack on August 5, 2009 at 1:03pm — No Comments

The power of one small button.........

This morning I took a different route to work. Usually one of the highlights of my regular morning commute is crossing over the M4 and noting the car park below me (yes I have a rather boring commute route).Today was different.

For some reason I went a way that I rarely go and discovered................the power of the button. One press was all it took. The traffic on the Great Western Highway slowed, then stopped and then the cycle lights turned green to let me continue on the cycle… Continue

Added by Jen on August 4, 2009 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

Cold sweat about bicycles moment.

I like a few other syd-cycs will be building up a bike.

I have bought the frame and thinking it should be a nice fun bike, and somewhat "cooler" than what I would normally ride.

BUT on the morning ride to work, I had a cold sweat moment...

Should a man my age be seen riding such a cool bike?

Can you have a mid life crisis which has nothing to do with sports cars but all about bicycles?

Will my just turned 13 daughter think her dad is a dag riding a bike which any… Continue

Added by baa baa on August 4, 2009 at 9:24pm — 6 Comments

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