Cycling in Sydney Australia
My new bicycle
Added by SCHILTEC on September 26, 2013 at 9:57pm — No Comments
...and as any self-respecting randonneur would do, I checked the Audax UK website for rides and there was one starting at 08:00 only 50 mins by train from London Liverpool St which happens to be a mere 2km ride from my brothers flat. Next, bike....? Can I hire a road bike or will I have to get my bro's 80s steel MTB road…Continue
For the first time ever this morning 3 x bike lane traffic lights on King Street were sequenced green. It was so much better not having to stop and start half a dozen times in bike crowds riding up King St. Just wondering if the traffic controllers have re-programmed it. Anybody else see it?
I had occasion to travel to Melbun on business recently. My schedule was fairly tight, but in the end I arrived at my destination half an hour or so earlier than my appointment. And, as luck would have it, there was a bike share station right outside the door. Here was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up – I just had time for a quick ride! I have never had the…Continue
I’d been toying with the question for a while – it’s something that is a growing trend amongst cyclists, as evidenced by the endless youtube footage if cars carving up cyclists. Should I get a camera for my bike? The main motivation for attaching a camera to one’s bike seems to be in order to capture bad driver behaviour and, if the worst comes to the worst, to use as…Continue
Added by Dan on September 17, 2013 at 11:08pm — No Comments
I have, in the past, been a vocal supporter of Conti SportContact tyres. I’ve been running the 32mm wire bead version of this tyre on the fixie (and also a tourer, whilst I had one) for many years, with huge success. They are grippy, highly puncture resistant, they roll well and last for ever. I’ve had examples of these tyres that have lasted well over 10,000km, and…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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.…Continue
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…Continue
Last year, Mrs Dan celebrated a birthday. A Significant Birthday. So, of course, I bought her a Significant Present.
But no, dear readers, it was not that significant. For whilst I think I did buy her a book, and possibly some biscuits, I did not buy her a bicycle. I was very tempted, but in the end just thought it was too risky. Mrs Dan has not owned a bike since she was twelve years old, and not ridden one since we were backpacking in Thailand some years ago.
Then, in April,…Continue
Ever since Little Chillikebab got her first bike, she’s gradually getting better at riding it. She’s been riding it to the park sometimes, with me walking along. Whilst she still shuffles along a lot of the time, she is starting to get the hang of scooting along so the bike rolls while she lifts up her feet.…Continue
Stage 15 - Ascent of Le Géant de Provence
For earlier stages: 1-7, click this link; 8-14, click…Continue
Finally, I've ridden solo somewhere interesting enough to post a Where In The World I My Bike? So have at it...
For three weeks in July (usually), I love the Tour: There is France. There is scenery. There is drama. There's often some cows, and maybe a few dogs. There is also some cycling. And some cyclists. But mostly, for me, there is the commentary team.
The voices of cycling are where it's at. The stars, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, going…
Les vaches du tour. Local residents are often a good source of cycle-touring-route advice, if you can understand their directions. These locals were a bit moo-nosyllabic but they were right about Cedar Party Rd being a good bicycle route to Wingham.…Continue