April 6, 2010

The Celestial Order

Without wishing to alienate my lay readership, I feel a gentle reminder is now overdue: mountain bikes, town bikes, fixies and mixties, revolve around the god of road racing. Commuting with mudguards, playing bike polo, mountain […]
April 5, 2010

Reader of the week: Gusto

Occasionally one meets a person half their own age, who seems twice as advanced in some ways. Take this week’s reader of the week Gusto, a fellow who found our bike polo match via a university […]
April 5, 2010

If I may gloat

This day, Monday 5 April 2010, saw the annual running of Kooragang Open Cycling Club’s Easter public holiday invitational scratch races. You may note from the photos, it was a little dirty out there, on a […]
April 4, 2010

Newcastle Gentlemen’s Bicycle Polo asked to vacate!

Sad news, a council ranger interrupted today’s meeting of Newcastle Gentlemen’s Bicycle Polo, to inform us that all the requisite red tape was never in place for us to make use of our wonderful grounds, and […]
April 3, 2010

Eros, Thanatos, Narcissus: a Freudian analysis of 3 kinds of riding.

I posit the following, that town bikes connect riders with people, mountain bikes connect riders with nature, and road bikes connect riders back to themselves.        A town bike is social, about sitting up, […]