February 16, 2012

Man about town

I do so enjoy just being out about town on my bike. Mine is a sprawling, car dependent city, where going for a walk down the main street might see you pass no more than a […]
February 16, 2012

Sharrows from the council, who don’t know what they’re for.

On my way into the office yesterday, an opportunity arose for some bike activist nit-picking. Sharrows along our city-to-university bike route have been erased, and new ones painted, under parked cars! Local government is so delightfully […]
February 13, 2012

5 things that are not being said about cycling

It seems there is only so much that can be written on blogs and in magazines about cycling. Yay for bike lanes and waterproof clothes you can wear at the office. Boo for helmet laws and […]
February 12, 2012

Brace your kids for a low energy future. Send them to work as bike couriers.

I don’t have solar panels on my roof. I punched a courtyard through my old terrace house, to minimise the distance to any window. I figured solar panels would only corrode and fail before their economic […]
February 12, 2012

Help me convince my ol’ buddy that he doesn’t really want his new bike.

The first thing I had to do was raise that quill stem and angle the bars so they didn’t feel so much like hedge trimming sheers in my hands. Otherwise, out of the box and all […]