All Blog Posts Tagged 'kids' (20)


As you may remember, over the New Year period we went to the UK, and had a very successful experience with a …


Added by Dan on May 23, 2017 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

I can ride!

My youngest daughter has, for many years, been an absolute natural on a balance bike. Since she was two years old she’s been scooting along, balancing with ease and maneuvering like a pro. However, the transition to a bike with pedals has taken longer than expected. Despite the fact that she can scoot along on a tiny balance bike (long outgrown), lift up her feet and pretend to pedal, for…


Added by Dan on May 2, 2017 at 1:37pm — 4 Comments

Kids, helmets and changing play

Here’s the Chillikebab kids, ready for an outing to the park for a picnic. See the excited faces! And check out how different they look form a few years ago

There’s also another difference you may have spotted, too. Yes, they are wearing bike helmets. Not because I made them or even asked them to,…


Added by Dan on August 8, 2016 at 2:50pm — 4 Comments

Double Radish

Well, my youngest finally outgrew the little BoBike seat. Her knees were practically jammed up against the handlebars, so it was time for an upgrade to a 'big girl seat'.

I showed her the colours available, and (somewhat unexpectedly) she chose black. So I ordered one from the internets, and a week or so…


Added by Dan on March 14, 2015 at 4:03pm — 7 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…


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

Hauling kids and hauling trombone

As I detailed in another post, I recently fitted out the Radish with another child seat, to facilitate the carriage of both my kids. Whilst I’m very happy with the outcome from a kiddie transport perspective, it did raise another issue. The Yepp Maxi seat does not fit directly to the deck on the back of the bike, but to an adapter which is in turn bolted to the deck. This adapter (in…


Added by Dan on March 13, 2013 at 9:07pm — 3 Comments

Double trouble

What with toddler Dan pretty much graduating into 'Little Girl Dan', and Baby Dan II graduating into 'Toddler Dan II', I have been in urgent need of sorting out a transport solution for both of them. The little BoBike seat on the front is getting too small for Little Girl Dan, and so the obvious solution was to put a regular sized seat onto the back of the bike for her, and put Toddler Dan…


Added by Dan on March 6, 2013 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

Toddler Dan's first ride!

I finally got around to doing something I’d been meaning to do for months – get a child seat so I can take Toddler Dan with me on the bike. What finally prompted me to get it was necessity; it seems with the various schedules for Mrs Dan, Baby Dan II and Toddler Dan I was going to need a way to get Toddler Dan to her oh-so-middle-class-structured-playgroup thing without using the…


Added by Dan on October 8, 2011 at 8:25pm — 7 Comments

Where in the world is my bike? 10/4/11

Added by Mark on April 10, 2011 at 3:37pm — 8 Comments

The Long Road To Brisvegas 10

Well today had a bit of everything, we traveled from Tamworth to Armidale starting out in cold wet conditions.

We cruised along pretty nicely until we got to the Moonby Hill which for anyone that hasn't ridden up it is a lot like riding the bad way out of Woolongong towards Sydney.

Suffice to say when we got to the top there were a few thankful looks including mine.

During this whole climbing phase the other thing that was happening was the temperature, by the time we hit the top of… Continue

Added by David Taylor on October 16, 2010 at 6:10pm — 4 Comments

The Long Road To Brisvegas 9

Today was a shocker, we started out from the hotel at 7am towards Tamworth straight into a headwind, all good until the rain. Wet cloths and saddle chafe aren't a great combo.

Having said that the kms clicked by pretty quickly, there were a few stops for mechanical issues that our mechanic Paul (one of the owners of Cranks cycles) sorted out quickly, and a stop in Muswellbrook for afternoon tea courtesy of the council.

After that things got a bit tough, the rain eased off but the wind… Continue

Added by David Taylor on October 15, 2010 at 11:12pm — 5 Comments

The long road to Brisvegas 7

Well the day is almost upon me, tomorrow myself a 29 other riders will take to the roads of Sydney on our way north for some fun, adventure and hopefully raising a lot of money for a great charity. To date we have raised almost $120 000 and we are hoping to do even better by the end of the ride.

The charity supports Randwick and Brisbane children;s hospitals providing much needed support for research into children's diseases and care including… Continue

Added by David Taylor on October 12, 2010 at 8:38am — 6 Comments

The long road to Brisvegas 6

It's been a while now and to be honest progress has stalled a bit on the training. A new job, a new love and house hunting has left not much free time for the training schedule..
Weight wise I've sat at about 80kg now for some time so no great additional wins but no losses either. The next month is going to have to be pretty big or this little chicken is going to hurt for all to hear.

The training schedule kicks back off again this Sunday which will give me…

Added by David Taylor on September 14, 2010 at 7:54am — 7 Comments

The long road to Brisvegas 4

Well after much work and trying like mad to not go out and eat to my heart's content with friends at every opportunity I've managed to lose 5kgs in 3 weeks and getting the cycling miles up a lot with the help of Audax :)
Two weeks ago I did a 150km ride from Hornsby out through Kurrajong, Sackville, Pitt Town and back over 6hrs. Tomorrow I'm doing a similar route hopefully in a slightly better…

Added by David Taylor on July 30, 2010 at 2:42pm — 4 Comments

The long road to Brisvegas 3

Well it's a week down and on Friday despite the bad weather keeping me on my trainer rather than the hills I managed to lose 1.5kg and in general I'm feeling a lot better on the bike.

The diet is going really well, I'm very impressed with the quality of the food from the Diet Factory though I'm keeping an eye on my weight loss each day to make sure I don't lose too much, sitting on about 0.2kg per day at the moment. As I was thinking on the way back… Continue

Added by David Taylor on July 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The long road to Brisvegas 2

Ok so the clock is ticking and and there are really three things I need to do to get things heading in the right direction.

First I need to get my weight heading southwards and there's only one way to do that, fix the diet.

I don't know about you but I love cooking and when I think about what to cook I tend not to think in terms of what will be healthiest or appropriate, it's more about interest and tastiness. I love Moroccan, French, Italian, Japanese you name it, on top of that I… Continue

Added by David Taylor on June 30, 2010 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

The long road to Brisvegas

Ok so the story so far:

Late last year after much riding a good level of fitness and my first 200km Audax ride in typical form for me I announced to the world or at least those close enough to hear, that I David Taylor was ready for some kind of big challenge and would take on all comers.

Some short number of days later Tash fires me off an email with an innocuous enough link to the 1200kms for kids website

Full of energy and… Continue

Added by David Taylor on June 25, 2010 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Growing up in a risk averse society

The Frank Lambert Memorial Rant

Now that my son is ten months old he is becoming a lot more active. I'm his full-time carer and I do feel there is a difference between what I let him do and what the others kids are allowed to do by their over-protective mothers. When we go to the playground he often ignores the play equipment and… Continue

Added by Mark Lambert on March 26, 2010 at 11:54am — 5 Comments

Riding with my kid

Ok..first ever blog I posted here, ever, (anywhere on the net) and I got hammered for spamming. I saw a post here of similar "advert blog" nature to my initial blog and had no comments, so thought it was a good place to start. I didn't know it was spamming - hence blog has now been deleted. Can you blame a mother who just started riding in Sydney (now with a toddler), who absolutely loves her bike as it fits the purpose, got a bit more involved and is now trying to earn a side… Continue

Added by Ayn on March 26, 2010 at 8:51am — 15 Comments

Taga - The Dutch Bicycle and stroller combo has arrived at last here

Taga, ( the revolutionary new vehicle, is the perfect travel solution for the modern family. Taga converts neatly and efficiently from a bike to a stroller within 20 seconds, meaning that you can…

Added by Peter Byrne on March 8, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments

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