November 26, 2010

Being abroad

It’s a problem: how to take a bike with you, when you go overseas? Sure, a gentleman might lower his or her standards and buy some old clunker once there, for the cost of a meal. […]
November 22, 2010

Gnome et Rhone and Velorbis

  Residents of my fair beach side community, especially those of us who meet in the water to surf, all know Strat, quintessential surf bum and part time moteecycle enthusiast. Well, back when I bought my […]
November 19, 2010

Fire side chat

I know, dear rusted on reader, you have been neglected. I owe you some one-on-one time, Roberto. Please though, I must assure you, blogging continues, even if the posts have been more sporadic. To your attention […]
November 19, 2010

Girls on my mind

Since seeing a young lassie bumping along the footpath on an old ladies bike yesterday—no helmet, basket, looking so smug—I have thought about nothing other than ladies… or at least ladies bikes. Here is what the […]
November 17, 2010

Ride in all weather and you will be adored

A run of wet weather here in bicycle paradise, Newcastle Australia, has reminded me how quickly cycling can slip from bliss into misery. The architectural writer/cylist Reyner Banham found driving strangely amusing, and in the 1970s […]