June 24, 2012

Clearing my desk of some recent photos

I have some photos on my desktop I’m dying to share. The first is of a lady of indigenous Dutch appearance, stealing a boost from her “immigrant” looking friend on a moped. I took this in […]
June 23, 2012

Bring back the boater for biking

Thank you Gusto for that inspiring photo, with such wonderful hats! Also from the 1800s, and our own city, comes this early photo of the start of a bicycle scratch race. Please pay special attention to what […]
June 22, 2012

1869 Australian Bi-cycling

Young men, possibly students, on bicycle trip 1870 With Steven overseas and complaining about cycling in other countries it falls to me to provide Australian content. Researching our rich cycling history I happened upon this letter to […]
June 18, 2012

A way forward for bicycle planning in Paris

I am so disappointed with my regular readers. I gave you the tiniest window of opportunity to expose yourselves as anti French bigots, and you showered me with blog comments and direct emails, telling me how […]
June 17, 2012

le Nouveau Parisien

Before I tell you what a pile of poodle poo Paris is, I really should declare a few prior prejudices. First, my Primrose was raised in Jersey in the Channel Islands.  All the street signs in […]