My urban bicycle adventure – sprinkled with travel to other places – has been active for ten months. Over that time, I’ve pedalled over 2963 kilometres. Through this blog, I’ve been documenting my personal experiment in bike riding and story-telling. I’ve committed to riding my bicycle as much as possible in everyday life. I’m testing the boundaries of myself – my laziness, discipline, fitness and lifestyle – as well as the boundaries of my city – its… Read More
Category: Bike culture, Experiment, Sustainability Tags: Active Travel, Advocacy, beginning, Bike commuters, bike-riders, Climate change, Currumbin, Cycleways, Decisions, events, Exercise, Gold Coast City Council, inspiration, lifestyle change, Making choices, self-expression, social responsibility, Spring, Statistics, success, Surfers Paradise, Transformation, Values
Last week a flurry of south-westerly winds gusted up the east Australian coast and made me reach for the nearest cardigan*. Then suddenly, they left. Strong wind warnings were cancelled. Spring warmth spilled onto lawns, heartened jacaranda blooms and brightened cheeks, pale from winter. Springtime riding became very pleasant. Sunday is a popular day for cycling. Sunday cycles take some people long distances at a fast pace from pre-dawn starts in sweat-filled lycra. Some Sunday cycles… Read More
Category: Bike culture, Experiment, Weather Tags: Active Travel, bike-riders, Coffee, Coolangatta, Currumbin, Cycleways, events, Exercise, Family, Festival, Friends, Greenmount, Kirra, Kites, Nippers, Picnic, Queensland, Spring, Sunshine, Surf Lifesavers, Surfing, Trees, Whales, Wind
With my sea of information swelling, being able to ride a bicycle was a wonderful way to let it coalesce.
Category: Bike culture, Experiment, Travel Tags: Active Travel, Canberra, Cycleways, e-bike, events, Festival, HARDCOPY, Spring, Trees