• Firsts on the Old Ghost Road – cycle trailers and unicycles

    Firsts on the Old Ghost Road – cycle trailers and unicycles0

    • 23 September 2016

    In June Steve Muir completed the first crossing of the Old Ghost Road towing a bike trailer. It was the middle of winter with a marginal weather forecast, so felt the need for a decent amount of gear to keep warm & have warm dry clothes at night. Short days mean long nights so a

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  • SUP Stand Up Paddleboard By Bike

    SUP Stand Up Paddleboard By Bike0

    • 15 March 2016

    I’ve been making kayak trolleys for a few years now and lots of people use them instead of driving their kayak to the water on a car, but the increasingly popular vessel of choice is the stand up paddleboard (SUP). They are flat on the bottom so don’t sit well on a kayak trolley, and

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  • Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast Update

    Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast Update0

    • 4 February 2016

    The world’s first ever fossil fuel free coast to coast to coast happened in January 2016. Eight people towed four kayaks behind three tandem and two single bicycles from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass, then on to the West Coast and returned again to Christchurch over seven days. The purpose was to have some fun, raise

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  • Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast leaves this Friday

    Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast leaves this Friday1

    This Friday 22 Jan there will be a never-before seen sight to be had. Four kayaks will be proceeding out of Christchurch being towed by tandem bikes, bound for the West Coast. The journey will take 6 days there and back and people will tag team the Mingha Deception walk & kayak sections with the

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  • Freezer recycling by bike

    Freezer recycling by bike0

    • 17 March 2015

    I had an old and very solid 500 litre freezer that had died and needed taking off to the scrap yard. How to get it there? The three wheel bike trailer was the perfect vehicle. I made the 2km trip Saturday morning down Fitzgerald Ave & into Wilsons road and all went slowly and surely.

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  • CHOCBAR 2015 CHristchurch Otautahi Cargo Bike Annual Rally

    CHOCBAR 2015 CHristchurch Otautahi Cargo Bike Annual Rally0

    • 12 February 2015

    Sunday 22 March 2015 1:30-3pm Meet outside the peacock fountain/museum at 1:30 then go for a leisurely cruise around Nth Hagley Park to Victoria Lake where we will swap around as people feel comfortable and try out other vehicles. Cargo bikes are encouraged but anything pedal powered (or electric assist) is welcome. Chocolate bars will

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  • Destination Halswell Junction Road

    Destination Halswell Junction Road0

    • 28 November 2014

    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

    • 1 July 2014

    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

    • 30 January 2014

    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

    • 17 September 2013

    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

    • 20 April 2013

    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

    • 15 April 2013

    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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