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“It exploded into flames basically, probably ten-foot-high flames to start with” Witness, via 9 News AustraliaSource: https://www.9news.com.au/2019/01/14/22/28/adelaide-news-man-s-electric-bike-explodes-almost-starts-bushfire Feeling the burn A few days ago a man’s electric assist bicycle (ebike) exploded while he was riding with friends through the Adelaide …

Pants on fire: Why you should be wary of after-market ebike conversion kits Read More »

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Image: RollingNews.ie

Image Source: RollingNews.ie   We’ve been travelling around the United Kingdom and Ireland for the past month and have noticed a concerning parallel with Australia and the USA: pedestrians and cyclists wearing high visibility (hi-vis) at all times of the …

What’s with our obsession with hi-vis? Read More »

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How to correctly secure your bicycle

This information was created to be given to participants of bicycle information workshops that I have been running at work and with friends at home. The take-home message here is that it is important to keep your bike in a clean, …

Essential information for new bicycle riders Read More »

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Viva La Resilience is an upcoming festival celebrating community, independence and sustainability. Come down to learn useful skills to save you money and the planet along with great food, music and company. The best part about it is that I will be …

Viva La Resilience festival! Featuring Velophile Australia and free bicycle maintenance advice Read More »

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The truth

A few months ago I came across a highly readable and practical financial advice blog called Mr Money Mustache (or MMM for short). MMM advocates people to take control of their finances and spending, as well as maximising their return …

How to: Become an unimaginably frugal bike-riding superhero‏ Read More »

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French Rhone-Alps region in the background

As I have alluded in several of my previous posts, I had been in preparation for a 9 week trip to Europe earlier this year during August and September. It all started back in 2009 when I first stumbled on …

Beer and baguettes: A wrap up of my trip from Bonn (Germany) to Marseille (France) Read More »

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Screen shot of the new Google Maps bicycle directions!

Well I am a few days late, but for those who haven’t noticed it yet Google have finally released an extra feature on their Google Maps service that caters for cyclists in many Australian towns and cities. It’s still in …

About time: Cycling directions and routes now available on Google Maps in Australia! Read More »

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Granted that it is currently the ‘dry’ season in the northern regions of Australia, for the majority of people living in the southern hemisphere winter is only just getting started despite the winter solstice passing a few days ago. For many people this means …

Cycling in the rain: Advice for winter commuting Read More »

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My BWR locked up at my work's 'secure' bike storage area.

I often have friends or colleagues ask me about how they can better secure their bicycle so that they can stop their bike from being stolen. The first thing I tell them is that it is near on impossible to make your bike 100% …

Bicycle security: General advice on keeping your ride safe and secure! Read More »

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