Last weekend I was pootling back toward the city from Oaklands Park, following the rail corridor. I got to Emerson crossing (South Rd+Cross Rd) , followed the path under the bridge to the Nth East…Continue
Last year I was fortunate to be picked as test rider for Merida Australia and I get to try a road bike of theirs for three years in succession. 2012 was fantastic and I loved every ride on that bike,…Continue
When I cycle to work I come from the Mike Turtur Bikeway at Goodwood Railway station and take the "City via Keswick'' route behind the showgrounds.At the Northern end of the Showgrounds you're…Continue
OK, It's not as simple as running down to the LBS and grabbing these new tyres, but it's nice to see that new developments in cycling aren't just aimed at the sport /pro end of town.This kickstarter…Continue
The back story
As some of you know, when I’m not on a bike, I’m behind a camera. That’s where the ‘snappy’ in snappy don comes in. It’s interesting to see people’s reactions when the party question comes up, and I tell them I’m a photographer. Their follow up, if it happens to be a male under 35 years of age, is usually to ask if I photograph lots of lingerie models.
Now, surprising as it may be, 98% of commercial photography actually doesn’t involve lingerie…
SPRING IS HERE
If morning rides have seen you return home
And it’s still barely dawn,
Spring is Coming.
If the pain in your legs is nothing compared
To the stinging cold of hail on your cheeks,
Spring is Coming.
If the bike has been barely wiped clean of grime
Before it’s covered in filth on the very next ride,
Spring is Coming
If preparing to ride is an endless chore
Of donning layer after layer of winter…
I love to ride a bike. And I enjoy writing about riding a bike. But putting A plus B together does not make me C - “a bike reviewer”.
Until now my experience of riding road bikes has been n=1. Like most of us, I didn’t get the opportunity to test ride a stable of different models before I made my choice. Instead, I did some research. I bought magazines, I trawled the internet for specifications, I asked some buddies (who each said that their own bike was the best in the world) and…Continue