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Travelling by bike with two nine-foot surfboards attached behind on a tiny trolley doesn’t go unnoticed. In an earlier post, I shared how a solution arrived for getting my surfboard to the beach without using our car. What I didn’t share was the unexpected attention this invention attracted. Even though we’d trialled the surfboard trolley in the driveway, taking it onto the streets and footpaths was an altogether different set of circumstances. I was fairly… Read More

My experiment to ride my bicycle as much as possible in everyday life has cycled through four seasons. This time last year, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into! I had a lot of questions in my mind about what would happen, how I’d cope, would I last the distance? Was this a ridiculous idea that would fizzle out like a sparkler at a birthday party? But… I needn’t have worried…… Read More

Something happened yesterday. It was as if all the thinking, observing, pondering and patience merged into one ethereal stream and suddenly a solution floated to the surface. All year I’ve been wondering how I could transport my surfboard to the beach without using our car. It’s been a prickly part of this project. Something that I felt was unresolved. A conundrum. A puzzle that I couldn’t solve. You see it’s possible to buy a surfboard rack for a bike… Read More