• Cycling in the Wet

    Cycling in the Wet9

    Another dreary wet day and inevitably the number of people cycling takes a nosedive. Perhaps you are a “fairweather cyclist”. Perhaps you’d like to become more of an “all-weather” rider. So how to do that? Disclaimer: I will mention some brands and businesses here, but they are just suggestions. And sadly I receive no commission

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  • Googling your Way around Town by Bike

    Googling your Way around Town by Bike7

    An interesting development was added to everybody’s favourite mapping service Google Maps in the past month. NZ’ers can now experience getting directions for cycling, which will make use of any handy cycling shortcuts such as off-road paths. Viewers can also see the location of any bike lanes, off-road paths (“trails”) or cycle-friendly streets. It’s easy

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  • Bikes on Buses

    Bikes on Buses1

    Another reason why cycling in Christchurch is great: you can combine bike and bus trips! This evening I had to go to a meeting in Burnside. From work it was only another 5km – easy to get there by bike. But by the time I was finished I didn’t really fancy the 11km-or-so ride all

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  • Cycling and Snow: It’s the Little Details

    Cycling and Snow: It’s the Little Details1

    The big thaw is now underway in Christchurch, and it’s time to go back to work as well. So off on my trusty steed I headed this morning. Cycling after a snowfall is “interesting” because of the potential ice hazard still lurking. Unless you have some of Steven’s magnificent snow-chains, it’s all about straight, smooth

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  • As easy as riding a bicycle?

    As easy as riding a bicycle?2

    Not! I have a new neighbour at work who comes from Fiji. She told me that over there girls do not ride bikes- and especially not women. Its just not in their culture. That was in March this year. Well, today she just randomly told me that she has set a new challenge for herself-

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