• The Sarah Wilson mindful xmas gift guide. ‘Cos you asked for it. My family doesn’t do Christmas gifts. Each year we pitch in for a crappy, wood-veneered, chenille-bedspreaded holiday house down the coast. We wrestle, eat, attempt to play board games (none of us are good at sitting very still), go for bike rides and try not to step on each other’s toes (especially those of the more
  • look who else rides a bike and doesn’t wear a helmet… How rad. David Byrne from Talking Heads is a big bike banger-on-erer. And he makes a good point. The New York Times just ran a video interview with him. [youtube]http://youtu.be/37IDIUOJA6s[/youtube] I’m a non-helmet wearer (I wear one on big rides or dangerous roads)…ditto Byrne for the same reason. Oh, people get arked up about it…for more
  • some fun bike porn It’s been a while since I’ve done a gratuitously evocative bike post. It’s time… Famous people on bikes Some hot looks courtesy of  Fashionising, and Cyclelicious. Starting with Olivia… Just some pretty looks
  • Do what you love and do it often Have you seen this? A call to action by The Holstee Manifesto, originally a side project selling shirts, that’s since turned into a “message” (can you become a message? I reckon you can) that’s been viewed over 60 million times online. I like this: When they quit their jobs to form Holstee, the three founders more
  • friday giveaway: a papillionaire bike worth $700 Another generous Friday giveaway…and what a cracker it is this week. Yes, we’re giving away a Papillionaire old-school treadlie. Just in time for summer!   Not only is she very pretty, this Papillionaire bike is: a fully customised Sommer bicycle valued at almost $700  powered with a 3- speed internal hub (yes, gears!) an upgraded more
  • a *very* cute bike fashion find To be honest, being safe on a bike is mostly about being visible. I ride to be seen. Which is to say, I ride obviously. I ride so cars know I’m there. I take off at traffic lights from up front, I ride on the road (not on footpaths where reversing cars can’t see me) more
  • the “ikea effect” and the up and up of crochet This week in Sunday Life I use my hands (which, admittedly, when coupled with this picture below, reads a little wrong!) As kids, my brothers and I had a ritual. In the school holidays we’d sit on the back step with an ice cream bucket full of kero, a few rags and an old toothbrush more
  • more bike funs for a Friday Bikes are rad. Here are some more rad bike things… via pinterest.com I recently found this Brooklyn wedding on ‘A Cup of Jo’. The happy couple didn’t have a huge budget – so they got married in a park and then rode bikes to a bar for their reception (Pam wore cute denim shorts under more
  • some indulgent bike stylin’ Today, because it’s sunny where I am, I’m posting some nice bike pics… and a great bike video from Kate Spade which Gala Darling sent to me. Ride on! (PS. stay tuned for an international bike-buying guide coming up). Via pinterest.com Via pinterest.com Me, with the Cooper Zandvoort in Byron
  • really not much too much at all. I don’t have much to say. It’s early. I’m getting my hair and makeup done in my sunroom, ready to go sky-diving in Picton. I’m drinking this amazing Miessence antioxidant “Berry Radical” drink – a chocolaty “superfood” hot drink. Like a hot chocolate, but it only contains superfoods. You can add coconut milk, or have more