Tag Archives: Trendy bike

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

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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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Are there more women’s bikes around Newcastle?

I love this pink Bella Ciao, a one of a kind in Newcastle! Its owner says she gets lots of comments on it. I especially like that it has so many ways to carry things: basket, floral panniers and 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, 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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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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Bicycles in Newcastle this week

In spite of the shocking weather we have had the past two days, beach cruisers were out in force today …And bikes were also in the local media again, with an announcement being made that an approved rates increase for … Continue reading

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Bike storage

On a recent trip to Sydney, I found it a relief to escape from the heavy, noisy traffic by walking the back streets and laneways. Within seconds, it is possible to be out of earshot of the noise of the … Continue reading

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Hamilton hipster

Trendy baby blue¬†Felt Curbside fixie – check Wayfarer style sunnies – check Converse or Vans shoes – check Tattoos – check Slogan T-shirt – check “1970s” jeans – check Fingerless gloves – check Stubble beard – check Messenger bag – … Continue reading

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Seen at Broadmeadow station

I love how this bike has no decals, it is just tastefully covered with bike activism stickers. The black, lime green and purple colour scheme is captivating too …

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