January 6, 2011

A sociological account as to why people stopped cycling

Following on from an earlier post, in which I expressed my surprise that our CBDs were virtually bikeless as early as the 1930s, while blue collar districts had bikes in every old photo I had been […]
January 5, 2011

techno hippiedom

Here among friends I’ll admit, I spend every January looking at my house and routines, and thinking of remodeling it all with a match and a big can of petrol. I would talk my way out […]
January 2, 2011

Euro box bikes have an Australian importer!

Whether for reasons of piety, practicality, finding love, or medicine ball training, we all need a box bike. And thank the lord Jesus Christ Buddha of Mary, that good quality Danish and Dutch box bikes now […]
December 29, 2010

new years direction

Another year, another existentialist bicyclist meltdown. No local racing this holiday season, for some reason. And darlings, it’s hot here in Australia. I have taken to trail riding each night after dark, to avoid sunburn and […]
December 29, 2010

Modernise that glass tower with a bike ramp around the outside.

Rational architects don’t usually go in for ramps. The gentle gradients prescribed by building codes, plus requirements for landings and minimum widths, all make for a huge waste of space, where providing disabled access with a […]