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Riding a bicycle evokes something quite youthful in people. In some primal way, it reconnects us with being young and knowing little of the world’s cares. This is the lifelong legacy of riding a bicycle as a child. So these past few weeks, with Australian school children on holidays, it’s delightful to see so many little people pedalling around the bike paths. Some riding with their parents, others riding with grandparents. Some riding… Read More

An invitation arrived by phone. We’re heading south this weekend to go camping at Woolgoolga. Do you want to come with us? We’re bringing our bikes. My mind imagines Northern New South Wales with clear autumn skies carrying cool starry nights and sun basked days, mixed with comfortable conversations with long-time friends, a good dose of fresh sea air and maybe a meal from the White Salt fish and chip shop that I’ve heard so much about… Read More

When somebody suggests we meet, two things now happen. My immediate thought is “I hope I can ride there”. Sometimes they’ll suggest a location. I’m then relieved if it’s somewhere within an easy riding distance (which to me is about a ten kilometre radius from home). Alternatively, I might be a little apprehensive because it’s not. Coalescing with this might be an opportunity to recommend an alternative place to meet. This is… Read More