a bike for all seasons

Monthly Archives: August 2015

This post comes with a soundtrack ๐Ÿ™‚ Recorded this morning on the second last day of winter as I rode beside Tallebudgera Creek at West Burleigh Heads. You’ll hear the birdsong ofย Pied Currawongs, Magpies and Rainbow Lorikeets, cars passing by and a plane buzzing overhead. Yet still the birds sing on, each in their own voice, telling me there are signs of Spring. You know, when it’s soon to be Spring. Signposts… Read More

Familiar yet foreign. That’s how I would describe driving the car. Itโ€™s something I know how to do, yet now, it feels a little different. In fact, driving the car feels a little weird. Itโ€™s nearly nine months since this experiment began. Thatโ€™s nine months of driving less. And riding my bicycle more. Much more. The experiment was never framed to eliminate the car but to test the boundaries of where the… Read More

Remember the fable about the tortoise and the hare? Aesop the storyteller from ancient Greece invented this little tale to show that slow and steady wins the race. Well we weren’t racing. And as the tortoises, we weren’t riding that slowly. And the hare, a most unlikely hare at that, wasn’t trying to drive her car that fast. It was really just an accidental experiment that happened on the way to the… Read More