December 2007 Blog Posts (12)

Bye for the holidays and thanks

Off to New Zealand for a couple of weeks of cycle touring in the South. Prepared for heat, snow sandflies, bikie gangs and worst of all - New Zealand drivers (having ridden motorcycles there for 10 years).

Thanks to all in our building Sydney Cyclist community for comments, thoughts, discussions an irreverent bits of cycling related detritus over the last couple of months. Look forward to the same and more next year.

Have a great holiday - safe pedalling into…


Added by Richard on December 24, 2007 at 10:33am — No Comments

How the "other half" rides

I tow my son to school on a "trailer bike" and my wife has a child seat for our daughter.

Today, the daughter decided she wanted me to ride her home.

So I cranked up the seat-post as far as I dare and went to get her.

I'm wearing tight shorts today so the geometry of woman's bike made it easier for me to mount.

And the tires of her hybrid were wonderfully slim compared to the 2 inch jobbies on my MTB.

Even though my leg was not getting too far past 90 degrees at the bottom… Continue

Added by Simon Sharwood on December 18, 2007 at 5:33pm — 4 Comments

Cycling infrastructure needed: dead cyclists not

Interesting story on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald today about the Harbourlink proposal - building a pedestrian / cycle path from the Bridge to St Leonard's Park.

This is piece missing cycle…


Added by Richard on December 17, 2007 at 8:31am — 10 Comments

Wrong Bike

There's a brand of ... ahem ... cup supporters* called "Bike".

I've known this dimly since I played cricket.

So imagine my surprise when visiting the bicycle section at Rebel Sport today and finding the ... erm ... cup supporters there among the gel saddle covers, tubes and pedals.

Unless I am really ignorant about cycling (Bike's site makes no mention of cycling and I have never seen one of these in an… Continue

Added by Simon Sharwood on December 11, 2007 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Melbourne Cyclist

DamienM has been busy!

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Added by ChrisS on December 9, 2007 at 1:13pm — No Comments

My Saturday ride, hill training in Balmain

For some reason I haven't been motivated to get on the roadie much over the last few weeks. I'm not entirely sure why, it's partly to do with the accident I was in, but I think it's more to do with frustration that I lost my training momentum than fear of traffic. Anyway, while I haven't been on the road bike much, I've been really enjoying just bashing around the local area on my other bike. It's a return to the way I started riding, just exploring back streets and having fun with no… Continue

Added by DamianM on December 9, 2007 at 11:52am — 2 Comments

Riding in Callan Park

On Wednesday night I took my little boy out for a ride (we often do this, it gets us both out of the house for a while) it had been raining through the day and we were all suffering from a bit of cabin fever (I work at home).

It was decided that we would head towards the bay run, in two year old speak it translates to "go a bike ride, see some boats". Usually the bay run is a bit of an obstacle course, but with a bit of water on the ground most Sydneysiders hide indoors (or in cars)… Continue

Added by DamianM on December 7, 2007 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Whacked in the face by a giant bug!

As I was riding home after dropping my son at school this morning, I saw something coming at me fast.

Before I had time to brace myself - WHACK! - it slammed into my nose and lip and then flew off.

I think it was some kind of large bug, maybe a cicada.

It didn't really hurt but I sure got a jolt of adrenaline, so much so that I hollered "What the F**K was that" rather loudly.

Thankfully I was in a lane so there was no-one around to hear that.

Anyone got any cicada-avoidance… Continue

Added by Simon Sharwood on December 7, 2007 at 8:25am — 4 Comments

Bicycle Film Festival

I hope you were all able to enjoy some of the festivities over the last weekend - from the Bespoke Art Exhibition Opening on Wednesday, BikesRock! Party on Thursday, film screenings on Friday and Saturday and the fabulous Cheeky picnic on Sunday, everyone said they had a great time.

What feedback do you have on the Bicycle Film Festival? What should be done differently? What more could we do? What ideas do you have for next year? Are there other potential sponsors we should…


Added by BikeSaint on December 4, 2007 at 8:24pm — 1 Comment

Cheeky Transport Christmas Party

We had an awesome day on Sunday at the Cheeky Transport Christmas Party. It's fantastic that such a real biking community has grown around the store. There was a beautiful feeling of family at the picnic and it was great to see a real representation of the Newtown vibe - thanks to Sol for teaching Miles how to ride his First Bike. Miles rode down with his dad (Damian) and I drove Tilly but looking forward to riding next year once Tilly is old enough for the bike! I've uploaded a couple of… Continue

Added by Sammy on December 4, 2007 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Tour de Cadel - 2 December 2007

Had a brilliant ride on Sunday with Cadel Evans (Aussie Tour hero and Euro pro cyclist) to recognise his efforts and raise money ($34,000) for the David Peachy Foundation to promote sport to rural Aboriginal…


Added by Richard on December 3, 2007 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Sobering thought on a bike fest weekend

The NSW police website reporting a fatal hit and run on a cyclist in Punchbowl. All this on the same weekend as Critical Mass, the Bike Film fest and the Track Worlds.

Added by Miguel on December 3, 2007 at 1:35pm — No Comments

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