Why it’s hard NOT to comment in social media on issues surrounding cycling safety. “Stop *%$ing riding two abreast!” “Pay rego if you want equal rights!” “Roads were made for cars!” “Get on the footpath where you belong!” “Cyclists should get the $%#@ off our roads!” “You deserve to be run over you lycra toads!” … More SOCIAL MEDIA & CYCLING SAFETY: The never-ending cycle
An entertaining exchange over this morning’s post-ride coffee. Rider 1: “Seriously, cycling on mornings like this is better than sex.” Rider 2: “Hmmm, depends who you’re having sex with.”
“…having started to ride again three years ago at the age of 59 after a hiatus of 30 years, it’s feeling 20 odd or less years young again that has got me on to a good carbon road bike, into lycra, club jersey and lightly obeying the Velominati. Boys ride bikes and I like being a … More Why does Colin Ride?
There’s no need for a group diagnosis. We already know we’re addicted to cycling. Yet as I type this, having woken this morning to yet another social media avalanche from friends currently pedalling their way across the most famous towns, bergs and cols in European cycling, it occurred to me there’s something we’re perhaps becoming … More Why cyclists love sign language
Pro riders use social media for all kinds of reasons these days. But this is the first time I’ve seen it used quite like this.
Part bike shop. Part art gallery. Part cafe. Part showroom. Part clubhouse. If you haven’t been to your LBS lately you may end up thinking WTF the next time you do. For some of the transformations are, frankly, amazing. Mambo founder Dare Jenning’s did it with motorbikes a decade ago with the outrageously-cool-at-the-time-but-then-it-went-mainstream, Deus ex … More The hybrid bike store
Well, it is Friday afternoon….
Have you ever noticed how people we know well can seem like complete strangers when we see them out of the usual context? On more than one occasion over the years I’ve been guilty of walking straight past one of my club or riding pals at the shops; not because I was being rude, but … More Who are you?
Not so long ago Friday nights used to be expensive, costing me plenty of money. And brains cells. Nowadays, for the bargain basement price of just $20 I can get a darn good workout by hitting the boards of a velodrome, instead of the overpriced beers of a pub. I still get to socialise with … More Out on the boards, not beers