Tag Archives: Fernleigh

New shared path in Adamstown Heights/Kotara

This is the start of the new shared path that connects Fernleigh Track with Westfield Kotara and the shopping complexes surrounding it.  It crosses Park Avenue in this photo. This is from the other side of the street, looking back … Continue reading

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The Fernleigh trackster

This bike was an eye catcher yesterday at The Vintage Tweed Ride, partly because its name referenced locally famous Fernleigh Track, and partly because of its unusual and understated colour scheme, as well as the distinctive and well-executed font used as … Continue reading

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Riding the new bike path on the Pacific Highway, Merewether Heights

This new bike path has been open for some months now, it has attracted a great deal of attention, and rightly so. It is state of the art for a bike path along an urban highway on a stretch of … Continue reading

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More on bicycles in Newcastle

I  have been blogging on the Newcastle Cycleways Movement site recently which is why I haven’t been doing so much here. It has many things that are happening around Newcastle to improve bike riding in this city, so take a … Continue reading

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What makes a cafe popular with bike riders?

Locking areas or bike racks are not necessary for bike riders to frequent particular cafes. So long as there is an outdoor seating area where you can be close to your bike, most bike riders are happy just to leave … Continue reading

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Bikes in the media this week

With the Ferneigh Track making the front page of our local paper earlier this week, some debate has been sparked about its merits and its over achievement as a riding destination.  This article outlined the problems between pedestrians and riders on the … Continue reading

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Cool things you can do by bike that you can’t do by car

Ride through work sites that are closed off to traffic, the workmen don’t mind. (Of course this does not apply to work sites on bike paths.) You can also ride into permanently closed-off roads. Stop at the ATM without even … Continue reading

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Riding a single speed

I had the chance to borrow a single speed for a few days and to take it out for some rides. As you can see, it is the Bianchi Pista I wrote about a while ago. It is interesting riding … 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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