Momentum on Melbourne
Bike loses commuter challenge!
But it is about 80km from Mandurah to Perth, so what do you expect? Now if he took his bike on the train…
Shared space or a free kick to bullies?
A meeting of (cycling) minds
At Interbike Tim Grahl grabbed three prominent cycling minds and tossed around ideas on how to get more bums onto bike seats. A grab from Brad Quartuccio:
I think part of it is changing the vocabulary of what's being talked about in a [bike] shop when you walk in. And, as Tim said, Shimano in their Coasting group is a great step in that direction. It's not talking about efficiency, it's not talking about speed, it's not convincing people that they need to do intervals, it's not talking about shaving your legs and going for a ride; it's talking about having fun on your bike, on this bike that's really comfortable, that you just cruise on. And that will create who we're talking about, that gets people onto a bike, that gets them…out of the culture of racing. This isn't about racing. [Racers] are not who we need to sell bikes to, they're buying bikes, they're in.
Well worth a look. And remember "it's not about the stuff".
Gadgets and Gear
When I first saw the Safe Turn bike turning indicator I didn't know what to make of it: hopeless gimmick or handy gadget? Well I guess the only way to find out for sure is to get hold of one to try. Do you reckon they'd send me one to review? [Thanks Tom]