Monthly Archives: December 2011

Those were the days …

This is a photo of my father taken in May, 1941 when he was 18 and before he went to war. He worked as the orderman for the local grocery store in Macksville, on the mid-north coast of NSW, which … Continue reading

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The evolution of my vintage Speedwell bike

I have done many posts on my Speedwell and this is an overview of the changes it has gone through in the past few months.  It had had a revamp and a brief return to the pathways when my sister … Continue reading

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Bicycle mural

This mural by Trevor Dickinson, which is found in the tunnel leading from Newcastle Beach to Pacific Park, is just such a superb iconic representation of Newcastle beach culture. From the roped fence separating the beach from the road (a … Continue reading

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The typical Novocastrian bicyclist

When I first started this blog, my aim was to reflect the cycling style of Novocastrians and to comment on how infrastructure could be made better around here to accommodate us. And it has been a bit like that, though … Continue reading

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Kids on wheels

Seen in recent months around Newcastle … At Bar Beach:At Adamstown (his dad made it for him):Islington Park:An e-scooter:At the Olive Tree Markets, The Junction:

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Christmas shopping & other things

While I decide what to do about racks and baskets on my bikes, I improvised with my shopping today, it worked well for me, though I think that if I had a long way to travel with a flimsy bag … Continue reading

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Marketown

I am still impressed with Marketown as a shopping venue. Today there was a trio of musicians hired by the Centre to entertain shoppers and help to create an ambience of classical culture.The Centre has also hired “help staff” to … Continue reading

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Video of my ride along the streets of Newcastle

This is me riding a few days ago. The camera is hand held which is why there is a fair bit of jerkiness, especially when I pedal. It shows me travelling from Adamstown into Hamilton, along Beaumont Street, across to … Continue reading

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Bikespotting

Outside Central Station, Sydney …Raleigh at Kotara …Purple on Beaumont …

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Newtown!

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I had occasion to visit Sydney again today and decided to go to Newtown as part of this visit, partly because I wanted to see the bike shop there and also because I  lived there for some time and wanted … Continue reading

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