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Added by Pat The Rat on February 12, 2014 at 7:24pm — 5 Comments

Japan Trip Nov Dec 2013

Travelled around central Japan for 2 weeks or so.  Unfortunately my posterior was neve placed on a bicycle, much to my disappointment.  This blog is my take on cycling Japan style in that period.

Added by Pat The Rat on February 12, 2014 at 1:30pm — 13 Comments

Shopping trip with the bike - potato salad edition

My boyfriend's mum brought over a bunch of recipes a few weekends ago, including one for japanese potato salad (yum!) We tried it out for dinner last night, and this morning, I decided to upscale potato salad production so I've got lunch to take to work for the rest of the week.

This is a picture of the shopping haul + my bag in the basket…

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Added by Helen Leung on February 11, 2014 at 5:45pm — 4 Comments

part wanted

am looking for a campagnolo 10 speed rear cassette ,13-29.... anyone got anthing ,new /used good condition ,thanks

Added by stephen daniels on February 8, 2014 at 7:20am — No Comments

Incensed

[scene: riding past the new Haberfield UTS rowing club, which is being built in Iron Cove. The builders are setup on one side of the path, and the building site is on the other. The path is combined walking/running/cycling/commuting effort and is very heavily used. The builders, had a bridge over the path which they have now removed. So they cross the path with all their foot traffic. They have erected 'Dismount from bike' signs, which the cyclists happily ignore]

Incensed…

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Added by Ian on January 30, 2014 at 1:33pm — 16 Comments

Those scofflaw cops...

 

I came out of work at lunchtime the other day to see two bicycle police officers riding on the pavement outside our building. The ground slopes away a little bit, and one of them instead of being on the pavement proper rode up on the paved area outside the office block. When he got to the end he realised that the pavement had dropped away, and there were a few…

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Added by Dan on January 25, 2014 at 12:59pm — 15 Comments

Perfect day

Had a really great day today riding the bike. Can't wait to go out again. Woohoohooo :D

Added by Helen Leung on January 18, 2014 at 6:03pm — 4 Comments

Poles, signs and Pyrmont Bridge

Various blog-worthy things have occurred to me over recent weeks, but I’ve been too lazy / busy to write them up into proper articles. So here’s a few vignettes for blogs that could have been..

Firstly, what’s the difference between these two photos?

sign car_servo_poles

The one on the…

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Added by Dan on January 16, 2014 at 9:55pm — 7 Comments

Nobody's done it this Christmas - WITHIMB?

Is in NSW.

Added by John Knight on January 10, 2014 at 5:51pm — 13 Comments

Electric conversion on the awesome bike

Took my bike to the electric bike shop today to get it electrified... I hope it turns out ok.

Added by Helen Leung on January 7, 2014 at 8:47pm — 2 Comments

A not-quite-so-lonely New Year's Day ride

Here's another lament on low cyclist numbers on low-motor-traffic days written due to overwhelming popular demand. (Well, actually only from Mr O'Rwelly who I suspect just wanted to post another link to 10 hours of sad violin music or, perhaps, some Elvis song. But at least four of you "liked" my Christmas Day…

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Added by Neil Alexander on January 1, 2014 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

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 — 13 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

New outdoor cafe on the Cooks River

Dear Cyclists

I am very keen to spread the word in the cycling community about a new canteen operating on the south side of the Cooks River in Earlwood

Cooks River Canteen is located a mere 30m from the cycling track offering organic fairtrade coffee, Brasserie Bread jaffles and pastries and a range of cold drinks

With a large number of outdoor tables to rest at and soak up the riverside serenity, it will make a great pit stop on your weekend rides

Hope to see you…

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Added by Ben Johnston on November 13, 2013 at 1:13pm — 3 Comments

The Bogan Way ? (don't believe it)

Another lovely weekend in the countryside with Bike. We (Bike & I) were doing a 200 km ride in the Central West, starting at 6am on Saturday in Parkes and travelling through Bogan Gate, Bedgerabong*, Forbes, Mulyandry*, Eugowra and back to Parkes, (* = "locality" which is a nice way of saying they don't really exist, although Forbes at 11am on Saturday is pretty empty too).…

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Added by Bill Parker on November 4, 2013 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

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