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Storms and Anzac Day

We have had terrible storms here last week and many areas have flooded badly as a result. Four people died in those floods. Many have lost their homes. It has been an intense week. Now sights like this are common … Continue reading

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Four years of blogging about bikes in Newcastle

It’s been four years since I started this blog and I’m evaluating whether things have changed much in Newcastle to make it more bike friendly. There are now green bike lanes in some streets and I recall the first time … Continue reading

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Bicycle photography using an iPhone

I don’t have a proper camera, I just use my iPhone for my blog photos. And I have no traning in photography, but in the interests of making this blog look better, I have taught myself a few things about … Continue reading

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Some easy fixes in Newcastle’s cycling infrastructure

There are black spots in the infrastructure here which can easily, and relatively cheaply, ┬ábe altered to provide a much better cycling transport system. The above photo shows the stairs which connect the upper and lower levels of Carrington Parade … Continue reading

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Are there more women’s bikes around Newcastle?

I love this pink Bella Ciao, a one of a kind in Newcastle! Its owner says she gets lots of comments on it. I especially like that it has so many ways to carry things: basket, floral panniers and a … Continue reading

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Eskateboards and etrikewheelchairs

I was stunned to see this sight at Bar Beach today – an eskateboard! This is a steepish slope and at first it didn’t register with me that the kid in front was skating effortlessly UP the hill! See his … Continue reading

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Bikes in Newcastle and the Bennett decal

I saw this lovely retro styled bike at Bar Beach the other day, it reminded me so much of my own Speedwell, only much newer and with derailleur gears … and this is Bar Beach in all its glory, we … Continue reading

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Bike lanes, Copenhagen style

It was always going to happen that Newcastle was going to get Compenhagen style bike lanes, as it had been promised in the Newcastle City Council Cycling Strategy, but nonetheless, I was surprised to learn that they are already here, … Continue reading

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Holiday riding

Evening ride to the beach on the Bennett, it was a hot day, too hot to ride much, but the evening was perfect! Shopping at Westfield, the usual bike rack I frequent was full … first time ever! this was … Continue reading

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1980s Bennett Super Sports

So here is the Bennett that I have been working on all year, albeit with many work breaks. It is still not completed, but the remaining things to be done are minor and the bike works very well as it … Continue reading

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