• Destination Halswell Junction Road

    Destination Halswell Junction Road0

    Regular guest blogger Robert reports on his latest ride around town: Is there such a thing as moderate addiction to everyday-style cycling?  We hear plenty about those serious athletes of all codes who profess to having down times when they are unable to exercise.  But getting from A to B around the city on a

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  • Fossil Fuel Multisport #3 Quail Island 23rd July

    Fossil Fuel Multisport #3 Quail Island 23rd July1

    The third ever fossil fuel free multisport is planned for 23rd July, leaving 8am from central city. Participants will tow a kayak behind their bike up Dyers Pass Rd & down into Cass Bay. From there they kayak to Quail Island, go for a walk, then return. It is anticipated to take 6-7 hrs at

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  • New Kayak Towing System

    New Kayak Towing System1

    I have been towing kayaks for years now by strapping the nose of the kayak onto a bit of wood extending from the pannier rack. It has worked ok, but the kayak still jiggles annoyingly particularly with heavier kayaks. Now I have developed a sufficiently rigid towbar that attaches easily to the bike using my

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  • Billboard trailer riders wanted

    Billboard trailer riders wanted1

    Well after three attempts over the years I think I’ve got the almost perfect billboard trailer design. Simple & very light & good size, taking two 1200×900 corflute boards, one each side. I’ve had it out in a couple of stiff Easterlies and it copes fine – haven’t experienced the gale force NW yet though.

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  • Cargo Bike Power

    Cargo Bike Power5

    A nice article in last Thursday’s Mainland Press (on the cover no less), highlighting the usefulness of cargo bikes of varying styles around Christchurch. I remember reading an article a couple of years ago where local property tycoon Antony Gough, in decrying car-parking restrictions in the city, said “I’ve never seen anyone carry home a

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  • Kayaking the Port Hills

    Kayaking the Port Hills1

    I’m sure there are thousands of cyclists out there with the same problem as me. Lying awake at night wondering “what would it be like taking a steep downhill hairpin corner at high speed on my bike while towing a 20 kg kayak behind me”.  This is a question thats been bugging me ever since

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