November 8, 2011

Inner city bike races, near my place, this weekend

They do it in Holland, so it must be Kosher, right? Wharf Road in my city center, will be closed to traffic for criterium races, this coming Saturday afternoon, as part of Newcastle’s Cycling Carnival, and to […]
November 8, 2011

Simple v Elegant Plans

The task of forging a place for cycling, in cities that now have cars deep in their souls, is being hindered by simple ideas. “Simply lower speed limits and introduce no-fault laws to protect cyclists,” is […]
November 7, 2011

How much of our taxes go to support cars?

The headline to this TIME articles reads: “We pay more to drive than we spend on taxes.” Yes, it’s around 10K per year for the average (American) family, or let’s say 1K per month for anyone […]
November 5, 2011

Aussie bike stores and helmet laws.

I can bite my tongue no longer. One too many Australian bike retailers, has told me they need mandatory helmet laws, to stay in business. If only bicycle retailers had not wasted their youths as tour-de-france […]
November 4, 2011

Maximizing the joy of long rides

Maximum pleasure with minimum pain, and minimum effort for maximum gain: my unashamedly hedonistic world view. Last night I joined a large group of architects for the opening of some holiday units—beautifully, naturally—68km from town. 31 […]