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I was at the bike workshop yesterday and there was a young lad there who wanted a different seat on his bike.
But he had no money and couldn't/wouldn’t pay
I think it was a bike for refugees bike after harassing mike for what seemed like more than a reasonable time he had a different seat on his bike.
Mike refereed him onto me because it seemed the brakes on the bike needed attention and possibly Mike had other things to do.
On investigation the brakes could work…Continue
The Bike Workshop’s Saturday morning sessions remain busy. There are people looking for bikes –people with bikes for repair – people bringing bikes to donate.
We’ve expanded to 6 work stations in the car park, and set up trolleys, to make it easy to move tools & equipment outside. The year hasn't been too hot so far, but just in case, we have large parasols so people can work in the shade. An added summer bonus - fig trees nearby - very sweet fruit last…Continue
Always one more challenge.
A have a new challenge looming on my horizon. Next month I’ll spend five days hanging with some friends in Bright and riding the majestic Victorian Alps. It was my contemplating this coming trip that led me to wonder “how did I get here?”
I know lots of you regularly ride the “3Peaks” or the “Alpine Classic” and that fills me with awe. I’ve never been tempted to ride one, but I'm not sure if…
It’s not about the bike. (OK, maybe it is a bit)
Every good hobby needs good magazines and cycling is well catered. There are plenty of niche publications to suit roadies, mountain bikers, BMXers, hipsters and followers of the pro teams. A lot of these are almost half full of bike reviews. This amazed me when I first started flicking through magazines. Just how many different current bike brands are there? (that’s not really…
I just thought I would share a few events with you all. For those of you that don't know I work for Ride a Bike Right as a cycling instructor and we are specialists in cycling safety education for kids. This school holidays we have three programs for school kids whether they are already riding or don't know how to ride yet with out training wheels. Give your kids the gift of being able to ride this Christmas :-)
We can get your kids up and riding and riding safely to make these…
My name is Snappy and I’m an addict
..and you all respond in unison "Hi Snappy".
So what’s with on-line clubs? Newbies to any online forum are so keen to get involved. They want to contribute to every topic (whether they know anything about it or not) and the forum always open in their browser. Every email notification is switched to 'on' so they don’t miss a thing, and everyone who replies to their topic is a new best…Continue