Jacqueline Hicks's Blog (4)

I need help deciding on my replacement bike

My bike was stolen on the way back from a trip to tassie - I need a replacement - and I'm a little undecided....

So if you can help at all, I'm looking for something with these criteria:

  • I ride everyday so I guess it's good to have something comfortable
  • I like to go cycle touring so something that doesn't mind the hills and bumps
  • I like to carry excessive amounts of stuff (and ocassionally dink people) so something sturdy
  • I don't want it to be…

Added by Jacqueline Hicks on January 20, 2011 at 10:44am — 7 Comments

This morning I met a truckie....

This morning I was happily riding my bike up oxford street in a colourful summer dress. I was trying to get in the right lane before Taylor square so I didn't get stranded on the left of the road. A big petrol tanker was behind me but I gave the truckie a wave and he slowed down to let me in. I continued along fitzroy street and the truckie passed me and gave me a wave. He got stuck at the red light at moore park road so I got ahead of him as I raced down the Anzac Parade bike path. He did get… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Hicks on December 15, 2009 at 3:56pm — 5 Comments

When vehicles start talking

I had the strangest experience on Sunday while cycling along York Street in the city. I pulled up at a red light on the right side of a bus. As I sat there admiring sydney's architecture, I notice the bus creep forward next to me. The bus driver then started to speak to me as his window was now inline with me. He was worried about me getting sunburnt but I reassured him I was covered in sun screen from head to toe. After this conversation starter we proceeded have a nice little chat. He was… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Hicks on September 29, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Changing phases - how to ask the RTA to consider cyclists

Through a mixture of frustration (directed towards the RTA for their lack of consideration of cyclists), procrastination (directed towards my uni work) and determination (directed at me trying to be a worthwhile citizen) - I decided to try and change the phasing of the traffic lights at the intersection of Darley Road and Alison Road. I thought I would tell the trials and moments of inspiration just on the off chance that it spurs you into action in tackling your favorite inconvenience, death… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Hicks on September 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

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