May 24, 2015

Exporting a sustainable vision

I’m no economist, but as far as I can ascertain, the Australian government gets beads from other countries in exchange for coal, iron ore and fancy looking degrees. Our government then distributes those beads to Australian citizens (through direct […]
May 20, 2015

Bike plans for cities that cycling forgot

A renaissance in urban cycling is forging ahead in many cities, generally ones that are dense, flat and that have a wealth of building stock predating the age of basement garaging. But what if the city […]
May 12, 2015

Preparing my Primrose for Returning to Paradise

  That there on the left is my Primrose when she was little, being cheeky in London. On the right: what the big girls were doing in London at the same time. Nothing says British Modernism […]
May 10, 2015

Vintage Track Bike for Sale

Hi everyone, I’m selling a track bike I rarely use. Not really sure of the value, so will listen to readers’ advice. The saddle, stem, leather grip tape, front brake (and new drill hole), and pedals […]
May 9, 2015

Pleased or appeased?

Occasionally I am lured into playing the role of the bicycle advocate. Somehow, within seconds, I am made to feel like Bill Oddie in an episode of The Goodies parodying South Africa. No longer allowed to […]