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The Minties are in town again. Not the sweet, mint-flavoured lollies that plucked amalgam fillings from innocent teeth in the seventies. I mean the good people from the Royal Australian Mint who have brought their mobile coin press to the Gold Coast. A couple of weeks ago, I dropped my plans for the afternoon, jumped on my Brompton folding bike and headed north to Broadbeach. The latest Mint News had landed in… Read More

Two days after enjoying a ride along the River Torrens, I was out there again. This time Jane joined me. And this time we headed for the beach. Henley Beach. Leaving Treadly Bike Shop late morning on the cutely-coloured Brompton hire bikes, we rode over to the southeast corner of the CBD and fuelled up at a small Vietnamese cafe I’d seen while out walking earlier in the week. Ready to explore,… Read More

Four days had passed since I’d ridden a bicycle and my feet were getting tired from walking everywhere. Adelaide City is good for walking. The terrain is flat, a feature that also makes it good for cycling. When I first arrived, I hired the Adelaide Free Bikesย but, with plans to explore the city’s impressive cycleways,ย I wanted to ride something that I felt more comfortable on. Hire bikes come in all shapes and… Read More