October 16, 2011

Commuting via the underworld

A reader, who I shall call Mr Do-Bee, today showed me the route he takes, on his mountain bike, each day to work. He came to this city from Montreal, a decade ago, and has taught […]
October 16, 2011

easy-clean

Bicycle designers have set their minds on speed, off-road handling, folding, utility, style, integration (of lights, locking) and perhaps a few other things that don’t come to mind at the moment. What about cleaning? Whatever weight […]
October 15, 2011

Film by ’70s porn stars that raised driver awareness of cyclists

Me ol’ bike blogging buddy Mikael has really been putting in the yards this weekend, trawling the archives for dirt on General Motors, but remarkably uncovering a GM produced video, teaching drivers to look out for […]
October 14, 2011

Yay: I’ve finally convinced my wife that we don’t need a car

Readers who have been with this bike blog from the start (hi Roberto, hi Gus) will know it began with a question: how many prestigious bikes could I own, for the price of one fancy car? […]
October 14, 2011

The Quick Fix: Turn Australia into a Dutch Colony

    It is a little known fact that October 25th will be the 395th anniversary of the first European landing on Australian soil, by the Dutch Sailor, Dirk Hartog. So I am preparing a launch, on […]