Monthly Archives: February 2013

New bike lane along Dumaresq Street

There is a new bike lane along one side of Dumaresq Street, on the side near the racecourse. This has always been my favourite part of my ride home as it is wide, flat, no parked cars for most of … Continue reading

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Everyday things you can do by bike in Newcastle

Go to the beach. This is a no-brainer really. The beaches are accessible by bike, there are no parking problems when you get there, you generally don’t have much stuff to carry, and if you are going to the beach, … Continue reading

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Green bike lanes

We have a number of these green painted bike lanes in Newcastle, and I like riding on them, they provide a sense of safety in the traffic and at lights as in the picture above. I feel as if I … Continue reading

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Errandonneuring …

Today I did another leg of the errandonneuring challenge, it was off to the grocery store, Errand #7. Riding there,  there was a light misty rain, so  I felt like a kindred spirit with my co-competitors in the northern hemisphere, … Continue reading

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Errandonneuring – a biking challenge

Chasing mailboxes DC blog has issued a challenge which I feel compelled to have a go at, even though I am a bit late to the party, it’s called errandonneuring. See the linked post for the rules, it involves quite … Continue reading

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Bikes, health and safety, plus some street cyclists

I was at the hospital recently and happened to mention in a conversation with a nurse there that I was not wearing a helmet during summer due to the heat. I am not convinced of the efficacy of helmets, especially … Continue reading

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Cargo bikes & some comments on Bakfietsen and Niholas

I mentioned recently that my daughter had a bakfiets on loan. She was going to make the purchase of a Nihola but it was not available at the promised time, so the Melbourne based dealer sent her the Bakfiets in … Continue reading

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Is it OK for a man to ride a loopframe cycle?

Why yes, yes it is. This was a question which appeared recently on the search engine terms for this blog. I am not sure if the querier (?) got the answer he (or she) was wanting, as I do not … Continue reading

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