Tag Archives: Beaumont St

Checklist for women buying a new city bike

I have a friend who is thinking of buying a new bike for riding around the city. She had been riding an old mountain bike and wanted to upgrade to something more suitable for her. I sent her the following checklist … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Bike watching around Newcastle today

It must have been the launch of the visionary Newcastle Bike Plan that brought out all the fabulous bikes today. The cafe racer above was there, I love the shiny black paint, cream tyres, leather trims and handlebars. Perfection! This … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Placemaking: comparing Beaumont St and Darby St

Both these streets have become “places”, through the growth of cafés and popular eateries as well as a variety of boutique stores. They are also both strip shopping streets for local inner city suburbs and both have a clearly demarcated … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Riding Beaumont Street

Riding Beaumont Street recently as the rail gates came up, the already busy mix of cars, bikes and pedestrians becomes more intense with the addition of alighting passengers. I cross the tracks, subtly altering my line of riding to make way … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

#coffeeneuring rides 5, 6 & 7

My 5th coffeeneuring ride was to the Donut King at Westfield Kotara where I met my parents for coffee. Instead of my usual soy latte I had a cappuccino and am so glad I did, if just for the wonderful … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Are cyclists the new breed of disadvantaged?

I have noticed a new terminology emerging in the world of cycling, and indeed, in some instances I have started using it myself (and will continue to use it). Instead of referring to cyclists as such, we refer to “people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

#coffeeneuring

Coffeeneuring is the event of going for coffee on your bike. Combining both exercise and coffee, with the option of food, it has gained a global following. It was invented by Mary of Chasing Mailboxes DC . Basic rules: 7 weeks, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bikes seen around Newcastle lately

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bicycles seen around Newcastle and Sydney lately

A rider in Redfern Sydney, note the lack of helmet which is fairly common in inner Newcastle and Sydney.A rider in the park near Central Station, carrying a musical instrument on his back. Just a few of the many bikes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Foreign perceptions of Newcastle as a hipster, biking city

How does one really get to know what a city is like without actually living in it? Sure, you can read travel brochures and do web searches and even take a reality tour on Google Maps to see what it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments