Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Shit Cyclists Say

This has been doing the rounds on the web, so apologies if you've seen it. If not, enjoy...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Art, China and Bikes

Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist who designed the Bird's Nest Stadium for the Beijing Olympics and is often incarcerated à la Aung San Suu Kyi (except he gets locked up in China while she's confined in Burma) has just had his Bicycles Forever installation installed at at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

An Epiphany in Cyclist-Driver Relations

As I'm at home sick today, I thought I'd catch up on some news, and what better way to do so than access my favourite online news source, www.newsminer.com? None, that's right. Not The Washington Post, not The Times and definitely not The Age (which actually is shit).

"What's holding us up?"
"Ah, not sure. A bicycle or a tractor or something."

And was I disappointed? No I was not. Because I found a fantastic article that makes some groundbreaking and profound assertions that are sure to change the way drivers and cyclists view each other. Pretty exciting though, isn't it? OK, here's the headline (my palms are sweaty);

Saturday, January 7, 2012


I recently had the pleasure of meeting up with a few of the Ride2Rescue crew as they had a layover in Phnom Penh. As a mostly Aussie outfit, it seemed fitting to chat at a pub while being soothed by the dulcet tones of Ian Chappell and Ravi Shastri wax lyrical on the Australia versus India Test at the SCG.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Vervelend hè, fietsen?

The title of the video below (and this post) translates to "Annoying is not it, cycling?" in some bizarre foreign language (Dutch). It was created by some kids for a school project in what must be the first useful thing students have ever created for an assignment since the small bookcase I made in woodwork in 1995.

It's clever. And funny. And only one minute long. It would do well in speed-dating come to think of it...

Thanks to BicycleBaseCamp for bringing this to my attention (well, actually I just stole it from their website (but they just stole it from youtube so it's all good)).

Thursday, January 5, 2012

He's got the goods

I'm often impressed by the amount of stuff that Khmers are able to transport on their bikes. Particularly impressive are the guys that carry around all of aisle 12 (that's the aisle with baskets, brooms, containers, buckets, brushes and pans, blankets, scrubbing brushes, mops, dusters, sieves and of course plastic piglets).

This morning I accosted one of these very men...he's got the goods...