Friday, November 13, 2009


Riding home from work the other day, I nearly ran over this little guy, sunning itself on the side of the road. I don't know the species, it was less than a metre long, and no more than 25mm across. It was dark brown with darker stripes.

It didn't move while I took photos, so it was either dead or playing possum. It was definitely dead the next day though - the side of a busy road is not the best place to sunbathe.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Marginalisation of cyclists

Bicyclists, Motorists and the Language of Marginalization is a thought-provoking article by Mighk Wilson on Bicycling Life. It's written about the USA, where the attitude towards cyclists seems very similar to that in Australia. European readers would probably not understand what the fuss was about.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Being BIG

"The Theory of BIG" is a great description of how to ride safely on the road. The "Bicycling Baldricks" who hug the gutter or ride on the footpath need to read this, now.