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Fastest solo lap of a continent

Friday, June 18th, 2010 Posted in Bikes | No Comments »

I'm excited. Peter Heal is hours away from completing the fastest ever circumnavigation of the Australian continent under his own steam. Pete left Sydney on the 2nd of May, 2010 to ride around Australia. The record stands at 51 days, 47 ...

Once Around Australia - pedalling

Friday, May 14th, 2010 Posted in Bikes, General | No Comments »

Peter Heal is at the same time a well known Australian cyclist and an unassuming private man. Pete mixes his passion for cycling with engineering skills, a professional career in the public service, and a firm grip on life as ...

DIY LED Dyno Bike Lights

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 Posted in Bikes, General | 8 Comments »

For several months every year, commuting by bike involves riding for quite a while in the dark. Here in Canberra that's all of Winter and maybe a few weeks either side as well. For years I used a series of ...

Bike lights and longevity

Thursday, November 6th, 2008 Posted in Bikes | 1 Comment »

Way back in the distant past of perhaps 2005, I made myself a pretty good L.E.D. based light for night time cycling. I wrote up what I did and put it on the web: http://michaelcarden.net/luxeon/luxeon3.php Since then I have received the ...

Do you think he’ll win?

Sunday, July 27th, 2008 Posted in Bikes, General | No Comments »

"Hey Mike, do you think he'll win?" These last couple of weeks have delivered a really interesting Tour de France featuring a number of great Australian cyclists competing hard against the best in the world. A lot of people know that ...

Bonk-a-rama

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 Posted in Bikes | 3 Comments »

It has been a long, long time since I have experienced a proper bonk during a ride. I did it this morning and I can't say that I enjoyed the experience. Ten of us decided to use the public holiday morning ...