December 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Biking in Belgrade

For ago now I've been meaning to say something in this forum about a couple of little cycling adventures I had in Europe during the most recent northern summer. As I will shortly feel guilty about having to add 'last year' to any description of these events, today seems as good a time as any to rectify my failure to thus far post anything. :-)

So in late August, travelling from Istanbul to Prague, I found myself in Belgrade for a few days. It was a city I had heard a good deal about…

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Added by dr bean on December 31, 2013 at 7:01pm — 4 Comments

Another lonely Christmas Day ride

Forty-one (41) other riders, in 65km between 0615 and 0845. That's all I saw out this morning on my Artarmon–Church Point–Artarmon loop. A ratio of less than 1 c/km, to use the official measure.

Now, we've been through this all before, in 2009, in…

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Added by Neil Alexander on December 25, 2013 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

When pannier bags just need to be a bit bigger!

This was taken in Siem Reap - Cambodia during a recent trip to Angkor Wat.

Having spent nearly 4 weeks in Thailand and Cambodia, it was fascinating watching the organised (?) chaos on the roads.  There was no apparent road rage, just the regular toot to warn that someone was coming through.  It all seemed to…

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Added by Dabba on December 21, 2013 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

My First Ironman

Two years ago my wife (Veronika) and I embarked on a journey to complete an Ironman. Last weekend, in Busselton, Western Australia, we did it.

 

Several years ago I didn’t even really know what an Ironman was (it’s a surf lifesaving thing, right?). Veronika’s father had, at this stage, already qualified for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii a few times. We then became more involved in his racing, from afar. 

 

We would track him in…

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Added by Paul Martin on December 17, 2013 at 6:30pm — 12 Comments

Recovery from Speed Wobbles - some ideas

I used to belt down Sydney Road to Manly but I began to get the dreaded speed wobbles - frightened the crap out of me. Tried clamping my knees to the top tube - made it worse. Light hands on the bars - who writes this crap, the wobbles were so bad you simply hung on for dear life. Who else has had this problem and what did they do…

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Added by Donald Rintoule on December 14, 2013 at 12:51pm — 3 Comments

Artistic cycling

Hi guys.. anyone knows where to buy artistic bikes or anyone selling one?..please let me know..thanks

Added by Rizaldy Valencia on December 9, 2013 at 12:11pm — 8 Comments

Convenience and inconvenience

A big part of why I ride my bike is because it’s so convenient. It’s often the quickest way to get around, it’s easier than driving or catching a bus, and I can pretty much guarantee parking right outside my destination.

I’ve written several times about my cargo bike, and how it opens up a range of new possibilities for bicycle usage. It was brought home to me again the other day, when…

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Added by Dan on December 4, 2013 at 7:05pm — 2 Comments

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