February 12, 2012

Brace your kids for a low energy future. Send them to work as bike couriers.

I don’t have solar panels on my roof. I punched a courtyard through my old terrace house, to minimise the distance to any window. I figured solar panels would only corrode and fail before their economic […]
February 12, 2012

Help me convince my ol’ buddy that he doesn’t really want his new bike.

The first thing I had to do was raise that quill stem and angle the bars so they didn’t feel so much like hedge trimming sheers in my hands. Otherwise, out of the box and all […]
February 10, 2012

Now Earth Hour has fizzled, it’s time for BIKE HOUR

Cycling poses a serious threat to drive-time radio DJs (look right), psychiatrists, heart surgeons, and anyone who profits from this miserable state of affairs, called car dependence. They look at these people who are fast enough […]
February 9, 2012

Loop the Loop, 4 March, 10am, leaving from Market Town.

Because it grew out of a process, not drunken bar talk, the waterway bicycle loop I have identified as a potential big project for my city, Newcastle, is starting to gather some interest. I’ve been having […]
February 7, 2012

Scoop buys a bike

As Woody Allen once famously said, to rationalise running off with his wife’s daughter, “the heart wants, what the heart wants.” Okay, so that is disturbing. Suppose though, Woody he was not wanting his step daughter, […]