a bike for all seasons

Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas means travelling for many people, much of it by car. The highways become clogged with traffic, some people travelling short distances for a day trip, some travelling longer distances for an extended summer holiday. Cars carry surfboards, bodyboards, fishing rods, bicycles, camping gear, loaded in and around the car, on rooftop racks and in elaborate trailers. They might be families on their way to a beach holiday over the school break…. Read More

The storm bird sounds in the distance. Iโ€™m not sure of its botanical name but I know this bird well from living in the sub-tropics. It heralds a halt in the heat. For days, the storm bird might sing out its long melancholic call, echoing the yearning everyone feels for the rain to arrive and relieve the humidity. She calls, she calls. This bird that I have never seen yet heard all… Read More

The holiday season is here. The beaches are filling up with people who would normally be working or studying, and children who would usually be at school. Conversations start or close with โ€œwhat are you doing for Christmas?โ€ or โ€œwill you be at home or are you going away?โ€ The air-conditioned shopping centres are filling with people escaping the heat and buying gifts for their friends, relatives and loved ones. Yes, the… Read More