Yesterday I commuted by bike for the first time in what seems like ages. It was arse. Usually when I ride I feel really good about it, I enjoy zipping along in the early morning, the feel of exercise, breathing, muscles working, senses heightened. Yesterday I didn’t really feel any of that. And then, when almost at work, being abused by the driver of a trash van who decided to indicate and turn...
AUSTRALIAN cycling gold medal hopes Jack Bobridge and Michael Hepburn are lucky...– Cyclist fined for drink-driving Australian cyclist does irony.
Meanwhile, in Australia, things are getting increasingly sucky for cycling, and...– Bike Snob NYC Victoria’s government being a bunch of incompetent chancers makes the news even in NYC.
highheelsandtwowheels: And another great Kickstarter I also just came across - a frame handle! Why haven’t we thought about this before? Because there are plenty of places to pick up a bike by its frame without needing a completely extraneous handle.
Bikes, brollies & the budget: Melbourne riders... →
Footage from the rally outside Parliament this morning.
Join forces to Bring Back The Bike Budget! »... →
With its Zero Budget for bikes, the Baillieu Government has made it clear that if bike riders don’t get pushy, we’ll get nothing! On Thursday 21 June from 7.30–8.30 am outside Victorian Parliament, riders will gather to rally for the state government to Bring Back the Bike Budget. Background: The state government has allocated practically zero to bike infrastructure in its 2012-13 budget. This...
…somewhere along the way, Armstrong apparently convinced himself that...– Why fans shouldn’t forgive Armstrong - CNN.com
treadlyandme: Retroshift looks interesting: a combined braking and gear shifting system. Now that could come in handy for a retro rebuild.
A $5000 grant went to “Pedalling Science to the People - Science Busking...– On yer bike, to pedal science | Story & Education Stories | The Australian Gah hipster scientists…
BIKE riders armed with iPhones can now document Melbourne’s cycling black...– App sends cyclists’ concerns straight to governments
The idea that cyclists should pay registration is a perennial one for bike-bashers, and seems to revolve around two pet theories. The first notion, that of “user pays”, falls down on a vast number of points, including: 1. Road construction is paid for out of general taxation. We all fund the roads, even those who only ever walk. Besides, rego revenue falls far short of the amount spent on roads,...
That's Australian for shafted. →
Now doubtless I’ll be accused of double standards over the whole Lance Armstrong finally being charged with doping and David Millar making it into the British Olympic Team thing. The way I see it is simply that Millar put his hands up, said “It’s a fair cop” and took his punishment. After that he came back, rebuilt his career and has used his experience to help other...
USADA’s letter, dated June 12, alleges that Armstrong and five former cycling...– Lance Armstrong faces fresh doping charges from USADA - The Washington Post
That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the...– Lance Armstrong faces fresh doping charges from USADA - The Washington Post “La la la la, I’m not listening” Lance went on to say.
Graeme Obree: Hand-building the world’s fastest... →
The mixed joys of cycle touring →