Some weeks before this bike experiment was conceived, I registered for a bicycle maintenance workshop. The Gold Coast City Council has a very active program of community workshops and classes, and amongst them is a series devoted to bike-riding. They’re part of the Council’s campaign to promote active travel, encouraging people with the clever prompt to ‘change the way you move’. The outline of the workshop read well, it was nearby and… Read More

Today it’s the second day of the second month of summer and it’s hot. As December came to a close and the first month of this experiment was completed, I began to realise how quickly this season will pass and soon it will be autumn. I found myself wishing for summer to slow down so I can milk more of its warmth and intensity. Summer delivers the most extreme conditions that the… Read More

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