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Changes…

There have been many changes around Newcastle lately. The biggest one is the cutting of the rail line and terminating of trains at Hamilton. This has created a lot of havoc as it means the traffic around the station has … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Bike as a second home?

Occasionally, I see a bike which appears to be the second home for the person riding it. It does not happen very often, but yesterday I was treated to such a sight in Hamilton.This elderly man was cycling along, slowly … Continue reading

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#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

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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

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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

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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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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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New bike lane along Dumaresq Street

There is a new bike lane along one side of Dumaresq Street, on the side near the racecourse. This has always been my favourite part of my ride home as it is wide, flat, no parked cars for most of … Continue reading

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