Tag Archives: street cyclist

Riding around Newcastle

Spot the difference in these two photos. Hint: It’s in the background. I was disappointed to find when riding along one of my favourite bike tracks the other day that all the graffiti had been removed from a long line … Continue reading

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Bikes (and other things) around Newcastle lately

Yesterday I was surprised to see not one but two adults commuting by scooter, could this be a new trend around here? I was also shocked to see this in a shop window in Islington:So very like my Speedwell, only … Continue reading

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More Tweed Ride ideas

I ran into Peter, the New Recyclist, last week, ¬†and thought that his outfit was perfectly suited to the upcoming Tweed Ride, which I have been thinking about 23/7 in recent times. His new/old Shogun also fits the bill. This … Continue reading

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Why more women don’t ride bikes

How do we get more women to ride bikes? It is a question that is often asked among bike advocates and city planners and there is no simple answer. Why would women want to step into that man’s domain, get … Continue reading

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Bikes, health and safety, plus some street cyclists

I was at the hospital recently and happened to mention in a conversation with a nurse there that I was not wearing a helmet during summer due to the heat. I am not convinced of the efficacy of helmets, especially … Continue reading

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Bikes seen in Hamilton today – colourful!

A study in blue – shoes, T shirt and backpack all match the bike. Rainbow palette. Pink fairy rider. Green beside the racecourse.

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A Newcastle tradition

A few days ago I ran into Adam while he was out from work getting his lunch. Adam is a sometime commenter on this blog, and he was riding his fixie, a vintage Malvern Star frame, built up, painted black … 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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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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Newcastle traffic

I have noticed that in Newcastle the traffic lights are not coordinated so that traffic flows readily along the main arterial roads. It is also not uncommon to sit at lights waiting for a green light while noone has right … Continue reading

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