August 2013 Blog Posts (6)

In the land of Ortlieb

It's summer here, and we headed north towards Germany for holidays. Almost every city on the way is encouraging cycling, it seems. It's annoying. Every town, except for anywhere I live, is a cycling paradise.

On the way via train, I stopped in Milan for about 6 hours, getting a public bike. Each station says you need to sign up at an ATM. After discovering a big sign saying ATM near the main square, and following the tunnels to the office, ATM is: the…


Added by Edward Re on August 27, 2013 at 7:32am — 3 Comments

Canberra social cyclist moving to Sydney need advice!

Hi all,

I have recently taken up a position in Sydney for work. I will be living in Neutral Bay, and was hoping if anyone can provide with some good cycling routes in that area. I am looking for various lengths - 30km,60km and 100km rides.

Or if there are recreational cyclists that ride on the weekend, I would be happy to join in. Once I have settled down a bit more, I will be looking for a social ride on weekday mornings as well!

Hope to hear your knowledge and…


Added by Ian Nguyen on August 26, 2013 at 11:21am — 8 Comments

Huntering & Gathering (Muswellbrook) 17 / 18 August

One of the things I have enjoyed most about cycling is getting out to new areas and exploring without being imprisoned in an isolating metal & glass box. On a bike you touch and interact with the environment, the texture of the road, the sun, rain, heat & cold, the sights, sounds and smells which makes the journey important and not just the destination. I therefore registered for the Audax Huntering & Gathering at Muswellbrook (taking the easy options on both days) and it was a…


Added by Bill Parker on August 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Schwalbe Marathon Supremes

I was considering running Schwalbe Marathon Supremes on a custom Surly CX (general duties - rider weight 68kg). Thoughts are, 32s on the rear, 28s up front. The question is, does anyone have first hand experience with these tyres. Do they run to stated size, or are they under or over stated spec, as can be sometimes the case? Thank you for any feedback....Sharky

Added by markysharky on August 14, 2013 at 12:25pm — 12 Comments

A Significant New Bicycle - Part 2


In a moment of madness, I bought Mrs Dan a bike for her birthday. Her first bike since she was twelve years old. You can read about the lead up to this, and a review of the actual bike in part 1 of this blog post.

She was, it’s fair to say, rather shocked.…


Added by Dan on August 7, 2013 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

The joy of the Vic Road SUP

When Michael O' asked for examples of crap cycling infrastructure, my mind immediately went to the Victoria Road SUP, which I traverse on most days. So on the way home tonight I took a few pictures. A few of the choice ones are below - although this is really just scratching the surface of all the hopelessness this route has to offer.

A few years…


Added by Dan on August 5, 2013 at 10:56pm — 12 Comments

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