This is a great ride as you can spin down to Mrs Macquarie’s chair, soak in the views of the bridge, Opera House and harbour and then go for a wander through the Botanic gardens. Technically there is no riding allowed in the gardens but you can walk through with your bike.
Did you know there is even a dedicated succulent and cacti garden housed in it’s own walled garden within the Botanic gardens? Check it out when you get a chance it’s fantastic.
Our amazing friends over at home industry are running workshops so you can learn how to repair and cover a drop in style chair. Just the first of what I am sure will be many workshops to share their fantastic array of skills with everyone.
So start scouring the roadside for chairs in hard rubbish and get on over to home industry and book yourself in for a workshop.
Earlier today I shared with you photos of my Ride to Work day journey. I mentioned that I see some cats everyday but had missed them that day.
Well I managed to grab some photos a few days later.
These are two of the grumpiest cats I have ever seen. See
grumpy and very grumpy
and the other one is equally grumpy!
They sit or lie on either side of a road and spend their time being grumpy and looking disapprovingly at anything that makes noise in their street.
In my mind I think of them as Statler and Waldorf from the muppets. Making fun and passing judgement on the passerbys.
On the recent Ride to Work day instead of joining in the festivities I decided to take my camera and photograph my ride to work.
The bike lanes were filling up, some were the regular riders I spot everyday and others were out for the first time (and loving every moment if the big smiles were anything to go by).
I love these quiet streets, mostly I am the only person using them.
Coolest house in Sydney.
A tiny part of a huge mulberry tree that is on a corner. Sometimes I spot school kids on each other’s shoulders snitching the berries off the tree.
Ironically a closed bike lane on Ride to Work day (it was only closed in the morning and only on that day).
There is this cool little lane that runs beside a community garden and a warehouse. The mural is a recent addition but I really like riding past the creatures each day.
The last one is looking back down the lane, it’s pedestrian and bicycle only and always makes me feel like their is an interconnected secret way around the city only known to cyclists.
From here it’s only a few streets and I’m at work. Sadly I missed the photos of the cats I normally see as they weren’t out that day. I’ll have to try and catch them another day.
For anyone familiar with the coast ride down to Wollongong will know you go through Austinmer, admittedly it’s normally a flying visit as you swoop down past the beaches and climb back up and out again.
If you are looking for a shorter ride or a break to your long ride then take the time to look around. It’s a seaside village with a laid back atmosphere and some good food.
A good tip is take your bike on the train to waterfall and then start your ride from there. It makes for a much nicer ride (no city traffic to deal with) and gives you more time to explore along the way.
This weekend kicks off Sydney’s Annual Bike Festival but this year it’s bigger and better than ever!
Starting with the Street Fair of Cycling Goodness this Saturday.
Up and down Bourke st the Woop Festival will be on with stalls, bands, swap meets, photo booths and all kinds of fun stuff to do.
Rocket Fuel will be there and for every cap purchased you will receive a FREE musette.
So grab your bike and come say hi! and for all the other cycling fun take a look at The Spokes People site.