Haven't done this for a few months so here we go ....
What a rake! Sir Edward Elgar with his 1903 Sunbeam bicycle.
From the aptly titled "The Strenuous Lads Library" -
Rollo Johnson, the Boy Inventor, or The Demon Bicycle and Its Daring Rider!
Fixed Ladies Represent!…
ChrisS on January 21, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Joe Ciavola on the far right. Image courtest of the
From todays Age, a obituary for Joe Ciavola
interview with Joe Ciavola
ChrisS on January 9, 2009 at 11:05am —
Someone's missing photo album - help me find the owner
Lost and Found - online search for mystery photographer
It's the new age of "lost and found". A Northcote man who discovered a lost photo album is trying to find the owner using the…
ChrisS on January 4, 2009 at 8:00am —
Remember reading this Christmas fable on Drunk Cyclist ages ago and couldn't find a link. All I could recall was the phrase that went something like "you'll blow your knees out".
So I googled it and bingo! The original story appeared, first item on google. Ya!
A Cyclist's Christmas by Kent… Continue
ChrisS on December 24, 2008 at 9:19pm —
Listen to a fantastic example of bicycle-themed radio on
ABC Radio National: 1940s young women cycle Australia
A cycling holiday around a country the size of Australia is going to present challenges, even for the most experienced rider. But imagine taking that trip 62 years ago.
The year was… Continue
ChrisS on December 3, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Ghost Bike image from Times Up
Political statements do not protect those still riding the roads
If you drove by a sombre memorial to a fallen cyclist every day, would you become more aware of bike riders, or… Continue
ChrisS on November 21, 2008 at 9:30am —
Whilst researching something complete unrelated, I came across this:
Related blog post:
Bike to Work? It’s possible in Scottsdale. Sell real estate? Hum…
Wonder if Melbourne estate agents could follow suit soon?
It's more evidence that events in the US are altering rather…
ChrisS on November 16, 2008 at 11:12pm —
Sic 'em Mark!
Cyclist sues Triple M for defamation
The rider who rocked Australian cycling with allegations of teammates injecting themselves with vitamins and supplements is suing radio station Triple M for defamation.
The Supreme Court heard yesterday that Triple M presenters had labelled Mark French a drug cheat and an "un-Australian" dobber in a…
ChrisS on November 12, 2008 at 12:02pm —
When it comes to remembering 80's pop tunes and obscure cultural references.
3CR Quiz Night Success 5 November 2008
Trivia Winners: 3CR's 30th October fundraising Quiz Night was a great success.
(pictured left with MC Shiralee Hood) had the audacity to win and showed no…
ChrisS on November 7, 2008 at 10:30am —
Former Olympic wrestler Kevin Coote, in his poolroom-cum-museum, handed over Russell Mockridge's 1952 Paris Grand Prix Cup to Mockridge's daughter Lindy yesterday. Picture: Michael Dodge
Slide show stuns Queen
November 06, 2008 12:00am
LEGENDARY cyclist Russell Mockridge's daughter Lindy has solved a 56-year-old…
ChrisS on November 6, 2008 at 9:00am —
(Note: this is an illustration only. God does not kill kittens. I've asked Her and She said She'd
do such a thing)
login is slightly screwed up at the moment, here's a rough outline of a Theory that's been ruminating in my mind for a little while.
The Theory: The Real Reason Why Some Bicycle Riders Run Red Lights.
The reason why some cyclists run red lights…
ChrisS on October 27, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Great ATB video from Ross, see below for another version
ChrisS on October 27, 2008 at 9:51pm —
Schembri is at it again
Those of us with longer memories know that he's got form for this variety of
Although with the recent shakeup in Fairfax, why do they retain this twits services over other quality journos?
ChrisS on October 7, 2008 at 1:26am —
Hey mate, only 10k's to Bearbrass. I'll swim ahead & order two Ristrettos and a flat white.
Apparently Flipper & friends have seen fit to
grace the Yarra with their presence
I recall seeing dolphins in the Derwent as a kid and wondered why the hell they would visit, considering all the Dad Facts we were told about what was pumped out…
ChrisS on September 24, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Can this theme last the distance, as there's possibly another 106 years of photographic fun to document. Should I keep going?
Would Madam or Sir prefer Radial spoking or a Crows foot? Maybe even a Snowflake?
Edward and Florence consider playing a quick game of 'catch the open ended spanner'
Folders for the Dutch…
ChrisS on September 23, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Continuing on in a relatively easy to predict theme ...
We don't need to know the way home, all we want is life beyond the thunderdome.
His n' hers
Tally Ho! Early queuing up at the gas lights at Dan O'Connells to cross Princes Street
1901. Bike nerds had already kicked off…
ChrisS on August 28, 2008 at 6:30pm —
No I'm not actually discussing a Date with Elvis, more of the agony inducing oh-shit-something-is-ripping-my-calf-off pain.
Now as most people would know, cramps can occur after exercise or during sleepy time when the muscles are trying to relax/repair.
What about getting cramps after a reasonably short bike ride when you're attempting to get back into form after a bad dose of 'flu? From perusing some cramp-themed reading material, it seems to be…
ChrisS on August 24, 2008 at 11:30am —
Early Grand Ridge Brewery Tour. So early that the brewery hadn't been built yet.
Not entirely sure about this.
When a new career opening has come, it has come, a policeman on the job's a happy one
Real old school roller derby.…
ChrisS on August 14, 2008 at 7:00pm —
**You should see what it looks like now**
Apologies to anyone who visited here looking for Veronicas pix
ChrisS on August 4, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Today was the
winter solstice in the southern hemisphere
, and aren't we all looking towards longer days and less brisk mornings. Ok it depends if you like such things for starters, such as thermals, gortex, overbooties and snot rockets.
Before you know we'll be whinging about the return of 40C days and what hydrapak works best in…
ChrisS on June 21, 2008 at 7:35pm —