Tag: cycling

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, …

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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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As I mentioned in a previous review of my Walz Caps’ moisture wicking cap, I am a big fan of cycling caps due to their multiple benefits while cycling – no matter what type of ride and no matter what type of weather you …

Owner review: Walz Cycling Caps’ cotton cap – a stylish solution for cooler weather rides! Read More »

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I’ve always wanted a mirror for my bike that would allow me to easily see what is approaching from behind while riding my bike without obstructing my handlebars or be difficult to fit/swap sides. After a bit of reading and testing I finally settled …

Owner review: Mirrycle Road Mirror for Shimano STI levers Read More »

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I know that one of the main things I wanted to know when I was doing research for my tour was what gear people were taking with them and why. So with that said, I present my own packlist with …

Cycle touring pack list for a European summer.. revised with comments! Read More »

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Shimano MT71 2011 Mountain Trekking Shoe

During my research for a good all-round touring and commuting shoe I was generally thinking of something that had the following features: They look low-key enough to sneak into the pub or wear around town off the bike Had recessed …

Owner review: Shimano MT71 Gore-Tex SPD MTB/Touring cycle shoe 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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2012 Vivente World Randonneur (drop bar STI version) - modified

The Background: (Scroll down to the ‘review’ section below if you aren’t interested in my journey to find the perfect touring and all-season commuting bike) I had been thinking about getting a good quality all-season commuting and long-distance touring bike for …

Owner review: Vivente World Randonneur touring and commuting bicycle (drop bars with STI levers, 2012 version) Read More »

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