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Some people say it’s cheating but I know they’re curious. You see, I’ve bought an electric bike, a pedal-assist Gazelle. And the question I’m being asked is: why would you want an electric bike? Yes, I’m fit and a seasoned bike rider and I have a trio of bikes in the garage. However, there’s a problem that I haven’t been able to solve with them. My work commute. Riding 28 kilometres each way… Read More

What’s blue, white, very photogenic and found in Norway? Clear Nordic skies over snow-capped mountains. The bright white marble of Oslo’s opera house draped with azure skies. And…. The Oslo Bysykkel! I’m switching seasons and revisiting Oslo. Looking back at my 2015 post, my Observations in Oslo remain current. There are, however, a couple of new developments. One is the Oslo Bysykkel – the Oslo city bike. Oslo city bike is a bicycle hire scheme designed to help people move around the city easily. While… Read More

My previous post highlighted the magnificent landscape we rode through on the Wollumbin Circuit, its geological, cultural and spiritual significance. In this post you’ll read about the communities, their people and livelihoods that we encountered while riding the Wollumbin Circuit on a Good Good Friday. But first the news… (play first 20 seconds of video).. In this bulletin,  Hare Krishna visitors cross creek in early morning hurry. Wild fruit feeds bike-rider’s memory. E-bikes a gogo! Small… Read More