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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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Does doing one type of cycling make you more likely to try another type?

I was talking to a friend the other day who now has a roadbike, adding to his other very upright Dutch bikes. While I do not know if he is going to do any racing or serious training, I find … Continue reading

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How I learned to ride a bike

Long time readers of this blog will remember this photo of me on my first bike – a trike, actually, which served me very well until I was about 5 or 6 years old, but then I wanted something better … Continue reading

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Cycling/Fitness/Illness

My understanding of fitness is informed by both my former work and formal training as an aerobics instructor and also by my fitness training for running races and triathlons. I used to be what some called “super fit”. That kind … Continue reading

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Helmetless riders

I don’t think it is any surprise for anyone in the biking blogging world to learn that Australia has mandatory helmet laws for cyclists, that Australia is somewhat mocked for those laws and that the lack of success of bike … Continue reading

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Is it possible to look professional on a bike?

I no longer work due to the rather severe autoimmune disease I have now, so don’t have to worry about looking suitably professional when I ride my bike around town. However, last week I was asked to do some consultancy … 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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Some of my favourite biking clothing

Black skirt with coloured tights, and I love this old woollen tartan scarf. The gloves are the only cycling specific part of this outfit. I nearly always wear these sunglasses as they keep the glare (and insects) out of my … Continue reading

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Biking at 4am

This morning I had cause to ride to the other side of town at 4am … It was a very pleasant ride. The stars were out, there was no wind or rain or traffic (I saw two cars on my … Continue reading

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Bicycles as decor

Not having a garage and living in an older home, the storage of the bikes is always a bit of a dilemma. But the front room of our house has a disused doorway which makes it an ideal place for … Continue reading

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