• “I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel!” Hmmmm, I wonder how much I love this angle: bikes free chicks! My favourite (dead-set) tweeter Maria Popova alerted me to National Geographic‘s new book Wheels of Change: How The Bicycle Empowered Women. The advent of the bike “radically redefined the normative conventions of femininity”. For a start it got women straddling something, and not more
  • my bike gets a guernsey in Treadlie magazine! Bike fans, there’s a new bike mag out and it’s called Treadlie. It’s very cute and is on sale now in newsagents. It’s got a guide to building your own fixie, and features hot bike looks and other hot bike bits and pieces. Oh, and my beautiful single-speed gets its own spread. If you’re keen more
  • if you don’t like wearing a bike helmet, you might like to read this… Some time back I mentioned I don’t wear a helmet all the time. And that I don’t support mandatory helmet laws (MHLs). Over the years these admissions have triggered heated (and, sadly, misinformed) feedback. I wrote this post to explain why I arrived at my conclusions. It’s not a vain preference; my stance is based more
  • bike accessory porn on a Thursday Oooola! Pretty things for bikes. I post this by way of getting you excited about riding a bike. When you ride a bike you can enter this world of cool stuff. This is a new inflatable bike helmet that won’t ruin your ‘do. Unless you stack. To see how it works, check out the video more
  • ride to work, smell the roses Oh dear. I’m on the cover of Central Magazine this week spruiking Ride to Work Day Oct 13. The “Oh dear” refers to that high-octane sunny expression on my face…and the largeness of the picture. Fortunately, my bike’s look spick. And the campaign – I’m totally up for it. If you don’t want to read more
  • just a cool bike shelf I’m filming 14 hours today so am just posting a Quick Cool Thing I Found on The Interweb That Builds On My Campaign To Ride a Bike. Knife and Saw has made this beautiful device – perfect for all of those inspired by Jerry Seinfeld’s nifty innercity storage systems. The shelf is about $US270, but more
  • so, i think you should ride a bike I’ve been thinking for a while that I should be putting some energy to inspiring as many people as possible to ride a bike. I’m not sure how I’ll do this yet, but let’s make it a campaign. Let’s call it A Campaign to Ride A Bike (unless anyone out there would like to pose more
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