Category: Bike Stories

  • I went for a ride with a lot of passionate Brompton riders and saw some terrific bicycles.  We started at Omafiets Bicycle store in Alexandria and rode to the Opera House for photographs. The purpose of the event was to see and even ride the One Millionth Brompton ever made.  It has been all around…

  • One would think the goal of an Australian cycling tourist would be to ride along the coastal trails of Australia, see some surfers whilst enjoying a peaceful trail and some ocean breezes.  To help you be the first,  here are a list of trails that are over 15km long one way that mainly showcase beaches…

  • Pools on Bike Trails in Sydney

    Pools on Bike Trails in Sydney

    Its hot, time to think swimming pools in Sydney. This page features pools that are on the bike trails of Sydney. Probably a good idea to start riding from the pool if you can so you can finish off with a relaxing swim and then hop on the train or in the car. Checklist for…

  • As my friends Howie and Gaz were both arriving from the Hume Highway, I decided day 1 of our ride down the complete length of Canberra would start in the far north. I picked a football oval with lots of parking in Casey and we headed there. It was 8:30 in the morning and I…

  • I have a popular Private Facebook group called Lets Go Cycling, The purpose of the group is to encourage people to go cycling or to help them find places on a bicycle.  In other-words, cycling stories, maps and just happy cycling photos.  Anyone can contribute, its quite a lively group and seems to stay on…

  • I have setup a new private Facebook group, Lets Go Cycling, The aim of the group is to encourage more people to go cycling. One way I do this is to release photos of trails and stuff on trails worth viewing. But did you know that many photos have the GPS location embedded in them.…

  • The Heritage of Parramatta

    The Heritage of Parramatta

    Parramatta was the first place in Australia for farming European style and significant relics of those really early days exist in the area today. You can catch up on the history here without leaving your lounge chair or you can ride a bike with Paul from Parramatta Heritage rides as my wife and I did…

  • This is a link to the Google map of all the decent trails around Sydney  

  • Fluoro Fran and I decided to head off early to the Central Coast (north of Sydney) to deliver my son to a mates place and take in a couple of bike rides. This entailed some bike selection as the cavernous boot of the Honda Odessey can handle three bikes and two people or three people…

  • A few experts from BikeExchange grabbed some eBikes and headed to the mountain bike trails. This article describes the six differences and you can read about them here   Read the eBikes differences on MTB trails here

  • The Otago Rail Trail Story

    The Otago Rail Trail Story

    Travelling to New Zealand to ride the Otago Rail Trail is actually going to be easy. All you need to think about is bringing your family and friends and you won’t need to bother about packing bikes and things like that. Your initial target is getting to the starting point and selecting a tour group…

  • My First E-bike Experience

    My First E-bike Experience

    RIP young man.  All the best to Rachel  Here was my day with Gary in 2018.   A few weeks ago, I was reading a blog by Gary Corbett, holder of the world record for continuous e-Bike riding which he set at 28,000kms. In the post he discussed his plans to ride his Ebike in great…

  • I have an idea.

    30 years of programming is a long time I told my accountant. Can I cut back on the hours. We do the sums and the answer was yes. That was the easy part, now what to do ? In the garage was a bike, covered with cobwebs. Give that a shot. That was a good…