Monthly Archives: April 2013

BIkes seen around Newcastle recently

I have featured a postie before on the blog, he was riding an e-trike, but recently I have seen posties on e-bikes too. This one was a woman, which doubles its merits in my book. These e-bikes glide around so … Continue reading

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On helmet hair

Helmet hair is one of the turn offs for women when contemplating bike riding, especially when it comes to commuting to work or going out somewhere special. I don’t find it especially worrisome, so thought I would show how the … Continue reading

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Placemaking, liveable cities and bikes

Hunter Streeet Mall Photo credit: Google maps Wikipedia defines placemaking as “a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, ultimately creating good public spaces that promote … Continue reading

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My Speedwell now

My Speedwell has evolved a lot over the nearly two years I have been riding it in its current “life”. I have covered its evolution in here and  here. It now has an aged Brooks saddle with springs, I think it … Continue reading

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Helmet capers: product review of Lazer helmet

I have a new Lazer helmet, all lovely, covered with red tartan fabric and colour matched to my Speedwell bike by a happy coincidence! This is me wearing it while riding along Raspberry Gully track. When it was first given … Continue reading

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Bike friendly infrastructure appearing in Newcastle: Raspberry Gully

This work site shows how more user friendly is being constructed around here now.  It is a picture, taken today, of the entrance point to Raspberry Gully bike path at Park Avenue. The path entry has been relocated and widened … Continue reading

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The trip in your head

Sometimes when I drive the car somewhere I haven’t been by car for a while I have to mentally adjust the “map” inside my head so I can visualise which way I will be going by car as that trip … Continue reading

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