a bike for all seasons

Monthly Archives: December 2014

This week I was asked if I’m enjoying the experiment. My immediate response then, and now, is a resounding Yes! I feel it’s giving me a focus that is quite healthy for me at present. You see a couple of months ago I was told my teaching contract wouldn’t be renewed. It was a casual part-time contract for teaching academic writing at Southern Cross University. I’d been teaching there for three years… Read More

Any good experiment needs some statistics to make some sense of what’s going on. Since starting this experiment, I’ve been recording some facts about my cycling trips: where I rode, why, how far it was, how long I took and for a bit of fun, the maximum speed I rode (which at present is 45.2 km/hour! It was downhill with a tailwind – I had very little choice but to go fast… Read More

It’s day fourteen. Being on my bike at the moment is where I feel best. It’s where I want to be. I like knowing that I have to ride if I want to go somewhere and I like that it takes me out into the elements. It’s where I feel alive and where things feel possible. There is the randomness of anything happening while I’m out there, who I see, what they say,… Read More