Monthly Archives: October 2011

Newcastle Bicycle Infrastructure fails

Cardiff Has a well separated bike track on Main Road, it feels safe to ride along. Until you get outside the main part of Cardiff, then …. you are on your own! Bar Beach Is easy to access by bike, … Continue reading

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No posts till end of month

I have not been able to post for the last week due to the internet slowing down at my place. I will probably not be able to post till the end of the month, so check back next week for … Continue reading

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The bicycle as art form

During the daytime … and at night There is a cafe in Beaumont Street with this bike in the window at night. I went there during the day once and it was also there, it seems like it is a permanent … Continue reading

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A taste of summer …

Of course, no blog about Newcastle would be complete without pictures of the beach, and with good reason, we have fabulous beaches. The weather here does not seem very summerish at the moment. We have had days of warm weather … Continue reading

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Newcastle has a bicycle taxi service!

Its name is East Coast pedicabs and it is the rickshaw of Newcastle. A great way to get around in the inner city or they can be hired for a day trip too.

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Fixie in Cooks Hill

This bike caught my eye today at the Darby St Fair and it was a photo opportunity I decided I could not miss. Talking to is owner, he told me he bought an old frame from the Bike Ecology Centre … Continue reading

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Newcastle city

Newcastle is an unusual town in many ways, it started out as a coal mining town and that has shaped its growth. The coal brought BHP steelworks here and this shaped the culture, and still does. The town revolved around … Continue reading

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Street cyclist Hamilton

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Vintage Repco on Beaumont Street Hamilton

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Babies on bikes: Part 3

This setup for carrying children on bikes is one which only needs the out-turned-knees modification in riding style. You also have to remember that you cannot stand in front of the seat when stopped, but once the bike gets going … Continue reading

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