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Wet weather gear revisited

As we’ve had a bit of some rain here recently, I wore my Gondwana rain jacket and little gumboots …I’ve had them for a while now and they have served me well. The rain jacket always looks like new and … Continue reading

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Bikes seen in Newcastle this week

This fellow impressed me with his venturing out to ride in the weather we are having at the moment – very windy, rainy and cold. He is well prepared for it though with his weather proof panniers and backpack and … Continue reading

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Wet weather gear

I have added a pair of small gumboots to my wet weather wardrobe and am hoping they will keep my feet dry when teamed with the gators I got from the army disposal store.I didn’t want to have to carry … Continue reading

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Gators to wear in the rain

I picked up these little green gators for a few dollars at the local army disposal store recently as I thought they would make great wet weather wear, especially if teamed with short gumboots (though I don’t have a pair … Continue reading

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Wet weather cycling: where attention to detail counts

I had decided to wear skirts as much as possible this winter after donning my jeans recently for the first time this autumn and finding them too uncomfortable. With their tightness on my calves and ever-descending waistline, I felt that … Continue reading

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Biking sights around Newcastle this week …

Today, Adamstown …Today again, Adamstown …At Adamstown railway gates, a five minute wait for the coal train to pass …One cyclist taking the “shortcut” at the gates …Wednesday, Raspberry Gully track …

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Product review – Gondwana rain jacket

Given that today is a deluge here I thought it a good time to review my new Gondwana rain jacket  (the style is called Balfour) … It comes with the highest claims including a 3 year warranty. They also claim the … Continue reading

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Review of my Brooks saddle

I had thought that cyclists were doomed to suffer that odd combination of pain and numbness which can be the result of cycling any distance on the wrong saddle, followed by soreness in that area the next day. So I … Continue reading

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Rain …

We have now had six days straight of rain. It started out as intermittent, then became heavy and steady and relentless. Everything feels damp. Before that, we had a heatwave for two days, neither is good for cycling, though as … Continue reading

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A creative and practical wet weather solution

Usually when a quirky or attractive bike and rider goes past me or near me, I am too busy riding or doing something else or not quick enough and the zebra striped bicycle or neon fixie or group of girls … Continue reading

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