a bike for all seasons


Travelling, cycling, swimming… and a good dose of watermelon – now that’s a good summer! ๐Ÿ˜€ Myย summer holiday is over and there’s a new year to enjoy! To start 2016 and to celebrate the joys of summer on Australia’s east coast, here’s a photo story featuringย scenes from the past few weeks in a short video (1min 54secs):

Last week a flurry of south-westerly winds gusted up the east Australian coast and made me reach for the nearest cardigan*.ย Then suddenly, they left. Strong wind warnings were cancelled.ย Spring warmth spilled onto lawns, heartened jacaranda blooms and brightenedย cheeks, pale from winter.ย 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

It was a sunny morning on Coolangatta beach. The sea was sending small swells around Greenmount headland. Two young girls were learning to surf in the shallows. A slight sweep of the current and undulating sand beneath made it awkward to pick the right place for the peak. We bodysurfed a couple of waves and headed back to the bikes to change and ride on to a new little coffee house. Riding… Read More