Monthly Archives: February 2012

The beach and bikes

There is somehing about the beach which seems to attract the most quirky bikes, at least here in Newcastle. It is where you would expect to see plenty of beach cruisers, and this gorgeous, new, retro-styled Schwinn did stand out … Continue reading

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What motivates people to cycle?

Lake Macquarie City Council is currently calling for feedback on its cycling strategy. This raises some interesting questions as the council has targeted a fair portion of its cycling budget for educational programs rather than for building new infrastructure. This … Continue reading

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Quintessential Newcastle

This photo is quintessentially Newcastle because it has the essential elements: Beach, boats and bikini babes. And  a bike. The quintessential beach babe, Jen Hawkins, a Newcastle local, entered the Miss Surfest beauty comp and was runner up. Twice. The … Continue reading

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Throsby Creek bike track closed

Some will already know that the Throsby Creek bike track along Route 6 has been closed and will be for a few more weeks. It is only a short section of the creek path and there is a detour in … Continue reading

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Lime Green and purple – Hamilton and Adamstown

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Survey regarding bike racks in Newcastle

If you  would like to have input into the design of new bike racks in Newcastle, please go to this address to do this survey which has been designed by one of my readers and the results of which will … Continue reading

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Malvern Star Wisp

Seen in Newcastle today, and this one looks as though it is all original. A quick look on eBay tells me there are a few of them around, they date back to the 80s, have 10 speeds and now sell … Continue reading

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Should some footpaths become shared paths?

As I was cycling along the footpath this morning in an area that is partly a shared path I had a comment from the one pedestrian I saw,  he said “You shouldn’t be there”. He wasn’t angry or abusive, I … Continue reading

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E-Trike for posties

What a great way for the post to be delivered!

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Beautifully refurbished vintage bike

Today my eye was caught by the sunlight glinting off the mudguard of this bike, even though I was at some distance from it. At first I thought it was new, but on closer inspection I saw that it was … Continue reading

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