Tuesday, January 30, 2007

2007, so far

A month into the new year, and most of my recent cycling activity has been only fit to report over here, and accompanied by jolts of pain as my confidence exceeded my skill.
On Sunday morning I repeated the trick on the road, catching the pedal of my Holdsworth fixie on a curb and launching myself onto the street, much to the amusement of my 11 year old niece.

Not all the outings on the Holdsworth have been so painful.
A couple of weeks back I had a bi-modal expedition, catching the train to New Lynn, then riding the Butter Chicken loop from Swanson to Titirangi. I resisted the tempation to catch the train home again, navigating a route through Mt Roskill that avoided the misery of Hillsborough Rd, but also every bakery from New Lynn to Otahuhu.

It's not quite Big Brother...

but I have installed a hit counter, so I know y'all are out there.

Feel free to leave comments, or even email me.

Monday, January 01, 2007

43 Bikes

Jack Bissell's new website 43bikes is worthy of a few hours gawping.

At Velo Rendezvous last year, Jack brought this stunning restored Legnano Roma Olimpiade.
The other bikes on the site are just as good, and there's something for everyone.

There is also a handy page about bike photography on the cheap.
If your budget goes a bit further, try Ray Dobbins page.