A warning for us all. Based on the Police account of events in Sydney last weekend, it seems bikes are the new flat screen TVs in the eyes of break and enter gangs; the expensive objects of choice. Club-mate Warren S was the victim of a costly break and enter at his Breakfast Point apartment … More Steal yourself against bike thieves
This pic was doing the rounds on social media yesterday. Has to be right up there with a cyclist’s worst nightmares. Poor bastard.
Just a quick shout out to the filthy pig who let their dog crap all over the bikepath at Meadowbank yesterday. Really appreciate you leaving it there for joggers and cyclists to ‘discover’ too. Charming.
It would appear some of the fans in Normandy think Cav did the wrong thing the other night. For rather than cheer the Tour sprinting legend, they gave him a golden shower from the roadside during the Stage 11 Individual Time Trial. Not good. Whilst the firey Manxman was no doubt livid at the time, … More On the piss
Nothing grates like a drain grate. Slamming into a hunk of uneven metal at high speed can really spoil your morning. They come in many different varieties, sizes and depths and are, usually, at their most dangerous when riding on busy roads where you spend a lot of time gutter-hugging to keep away from trucks, … More Things Cyclists Hate #8: Grates
It’s true. I am not the most patient person on the planet. But from what I’ve observed over the years I’d venture to say am I far from alone amongst my cycling brethren in possessing DNA that makes me feel compelled to hurry most of the time. We are not especially good at waiting. For … More Things Cyclists Hate #7: Waiting
Guaranteed to drive you crazier than a Western Sydney Wanderers fan at finals time. You spend gazillions on your bike. Yet it still squeaks and rattles. You pull it apart, clean it and reassemble it piece by piece. Yet it still squeaks and rattles. You smother every join and crevice you can find in oil, … More Things Cyclists Hate #6: SQUEAKS, CREAKS and RATTLES
“You don’t ride on bike paths, do you?” I thought the guy, a seasoned cyclist, was pulling my seatpost. But he was dead serious. And, as it turns out, dead right too. Somewhat paradoxically, bike paths are one of the most dangerous places you can actually ride a bike. Unless you enjoy running a gauntlet … More Things Cyclists Hate #5: BIKE PATHS
Ninjas are so in right now. In fact, they even manage to get up the nose of cyclists, according to Elliott. Top of his hate list is the Bike Ninja and their close cousin, the Shanks Pony Ninja (aka, a Walker). Both appear quite suddenly and without warning out of the dark. They are the … More Things Cyclists Hate #4: NINJAS
I think it’s fair to say that this one we hate, but also love a bit. You know. The holier than thou, horn honking, get-off-the-road type driver who who’s full of bravado from the safety of his/her metal cocoon. But then in a wonderful piece of RTA karma has to stop at the next set … More Things Cyclists Hate #3: The Cowardly Horn Honker