October 2012 Blog Posts (11)

new to town

Hey all,

silly question. Ive just arrived from Melbourne and experienced but only social road rider.

I live on Redfern/Surry Hills border.

I understand there are a couple of rides e.g. Centennial Park, but is there anyway along the water I can ride that is "road cycle friendly"?

Added by James Hanrahan on October 30, 2012 at 12:14pm — 6 Comments

PaulineWebberInk does the Great Vic

I should be training. I've committed to nine days of the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride and I would not call myself "touring fit". I'm 55, I ride a hybrid Malvern Star (... yes, really, and it's usually weighed down with library books) and I cannot pretend comfy rides of 15km around town twice a week constitute serious preparation.

I did the ride last year and loved the freedom of the road, the up close and personal connection with the landscape (all those giant skies…


Added by Pauline Webber on October 29, 2012 at 8:25pm — 4 Comments


Why is there something intrinsically funny about a bike when it's used as art? The internet is fully of witty images:…


Added by Richard Tulloch on October 29, 2012 at 9:58am — 5 Comments

Explaining myself to the cops...

Below is a post I wrote on my blog some time ago; I didn't post it here because I do try and stay away from the H word.  It does get a bit boring after a while, and tends to rather define me (even though it's only one of many cycling and urban transport issues I am interested in).

Still, I was prompted to do so by two things; one was DamianM encouraging me to do so; the other was that I did, in fact, get a ticket for this…


Added by Dan on October 26, 2012 at 12:28am — 10 Comments

Princes Hwy St Peters to Tempe

A proposal to adapt low usage East side footpaths for two way, bike shared pedestrian route.

West side has the residential aspect whole East side is mostly commercial including IKEA at Sydenham/Tempe.

At the south Tempe end there are residential homes in the adjoining side streets but still not a lot of pedestrian use of the footpaths along the Hwy.

Tempe Tyres and Wheels is on the East side.

Near there you can enter Tempe reserve to cross Alexandra Canal to the airport or… Continue

Added by Peter Erling on October 18, 2012 at 10:00am — 35 Comments


Hi all,

Was thinking about supplements the other day and if they can actually help me with my riding. Ok, i'm no A grade racer, but can pedal ok for an old boy. Surely there are some supplements that can help with blood flow, breathing and losing my gut?

Added by Stephano Demera on October 17, 2012 at 10:04pm — 15 Comments

Tour-de-Kangaroo Island, Tandem style !

If your sitting at home, wondering what to do for your next adventure, then read on...


At the beginning of the year, Kate and I had just returned from our summer holidays, and while still on a high, we started planning our next trip:

This time we fancied a touring holiday on our …


Added by Pete Roberts on October 11, 2012 at 9:13pm — 7 Comments

Ramblings of the few assorted rides, Paris, Singapore


And so it came to pass, a week away to Paris.

Walking around an average of 10km a day in the City of Light to attempt to reduce the effects of awesome raw-milk cheeses available there...  mmhmm 24 month old Comté  (raw-milk cheese are illegal to produce in Australia, naturally... ) 

Travelling with 12, 9 and 6 year old and with shopping bags,  the Metro (a station every 4 blocks? ) proved a great…


Added by PeterT on October 11, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

THE SHEER JOY OF CYCLING - at 4 years old

If you haven't seen this viral video yet, you should. It makes you want to take a kid out on a bike immediately!


Added by Richard Tulloch on October 11, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments

WITWIMB 4 October 2012

Since it is a dreary, rainy sort of day which doesn't lend itself to cycling, after a week of lovely weather which did, perhaps another "Where In The World Is My Bike" is in order.

Now it shouldn't be too hard to identify the general location of this slightly left-leaning obelisk but I want accuracy, please. No vague guesses like "Oh, it's in the Andes" or anything…


Added by Neil Alexander on October 6, 2012 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

WITWITF? (Where in the world is this ferry?)

The family went on a decently long ride today - almost 40km - 90% on dirt is decently long for anybody and the longest the family has ever done as a group.

Beautiful weather. Loads of goannas. No snakes. A few yellow tailed black cockatoos.

Unfortunately, we did not make it to our planned destination - the track got too sandy and boggy for the kids - we would have ended up wheeling the bikes and the kids would have lost it on the way back. We ended up 6 hours all up as it…


Added by John Knight on October 2, 2012 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

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