Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sydney featured in The Guardian bike blog

The Guardian Bike Blog is arguably the most influential bike blog in the mainstream digital media, so when I saw this week that it has featured Sydney’s new cycleways, I felt that this was a great endorsement for the success … Continue reading

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New footpath signage

Yesterday I noticed that these footpath stickers have been added to the paths at all the intersections in Beaumont Street in Hamilton. They are signed as “An initiative of the City of Newcastle”. An acknowledgement that there are many dangers … Continue reading

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Wet weather gear

I have added a pair of small gumboots to my wet weather wardrobe and am hoping they will keep my feet dry when teamed with the gators I got from the army disposal store.I didn’t want to have to carry … Continue reading

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Riding a Gazelle Toer Populaire 8-Speed loopframe

After my recent experience, which I wrote about here, where a man wanted to buy my bike from me and I recommended that he buy a new loopframe bike for his wife, it occurred to me that I have never … Continue reading

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Cold weather riding

Due to an autoimmune condition I now have, I do not handle cold weather very well and find it difficult to function when it is cold, and we do not even get terribly cold weather here! So in order to … Continue reading

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Bikes seen around Newcastle this week

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Roundabout infrastructure

These pics show the new bike lane through the roundabout near Marketown. I am not sure what I think of this infrastructure. Roundabouts are notoriously dangerous for cyclists and, while this one provides a very defined place for cyclists to … Continue reading

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The Baby Bike (OR: Blue is for Boys)

I was given this adorable gift for my new grandson: a baby bike! The wheels are rolled up disposable nappies, handlebars are a rolled up baby suit and handgrips are mittens. The hubs? dummies of course! And every bike rider … Continue reading

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Throsby Creek today

With perfect weather today, a few were out enjoying it with their bikes … I ran into Bernie Hockings, out riding with his adorable dog …In addition to being one of Newcastle’s leading bicycling activists, Bernie, with his partner Lyn, … Continue reading

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Riding my 1980s Bennett 10 speed, now restored

I decided to ride Fernleigh Track this morning as I had nothing much planned for the day and at the last minute I decided to take the Bennett to give me the chance to see how it went on a … Continue reading

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