Keep on truckstering
I see those guys over at Bike Forest have gone crazy. Again. Check out The Family Truckster.
Looks great, but will they be taking it on the next PBP?
Crappy new year to you too, Ms Kosky
Plenty of people have had plenty to say about the bloody stupid new ban on bikes being carried on peak hour trains in Melbourne. I don't really have anything salient to add except that it's a ludicrous decision of the kind we've come to expect from the Minister for Not-wanting-to-run-a-railway.
I also have nothing to say one way or the other on how Bicycle Victoria has acted and represented its actions on this issue, while pointing out that the Public Transport Users Association made a more bike-friendly response. However, commuting cyclists should probably take BV's survey on Bikes, Trains and Work.
Bike commuters, what do you want?
On a happier commuting topic, bikecommuters.com is asking what bicycle commuters would and would not like to see on a next generation commuter bicycle. Send your thoughts their way.
Maintain the lane
If a city is serious about bike lanes, it keeps 'em clean. But if a city is fanatical about bike lanes, it tests 'em for comfort! I'd like to see what that laser detector would make of any number of routes in Melbourne (the Federation Trail springs to mind…)
Read it and weep
Shut the door on dooring
Mudflap in minutes
It's been…oh, at least a week since I've said anything about mudguards, so I'm pleased to see that Vik over at the The Lazy Randonneur has given me the excuse to bring up the topic again. He describes a mini-project to add a mudflap to a front fender. I reckon even I could manage that mod.
Cycling in snow, for the uninitiated
Peter Chen, ex-Queenslander, recently of Melbourne, now in Edmonton gives a terrific overview of cycling on snow and other wintery surfaces.
For those interested in riding in snow, it fulfills your long-held desire to cycle in a lake of very fine Styrofoam beads, without the risk of inhaling the plastic balls and expiring of styro-suffocation.
Complete with sample photographs, it's fascinating for the uninitiated like me.