Tag: practical cycling

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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My new Walz Cap!

Background story (scroll down for the review if you’re not interested): Ever since a friend brought me back a yellow, cotton Colnago cycling cap from Canada a few years ago I have become a massive fan of cycling caps. At first my …

Owner review: Walz Cycling Caps’ moisture wicking cap – the perfect cap for warm weather cycling that you never thought you’d need! 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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Over the years I have tried a number of chain lubricants, ranging from Teflon infused sprays, to chain wax and the traditional ‘wet’ chain oils/lubes. However I’ve never really been overjoyed by the performance of these products, plus most of them were …

An environmentally friendly way to keep your bicycle chain smooth and quiet? Introducing Green Oil ‘Ecological Chain Lube’ Read More »

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