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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

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

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