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Campus to countryside

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The Ipswich 100 is an annual community ride with less bustle and more scenery, writes 2015 participant Scott Charlton. After a very early alarm, it proved to be an easy 40 minute drive west from Brisbane to the start of the Ipswich100 cycling event. Friendly marshals waving torches to direct participants into the car park at the University
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A city thrives on connectedness but access all hours makes privacy a problem

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Stephan Winter, University of Melbourne and Christopher Leckie, University of Melbourne Cities are complex systems, some may even say messy systems. Many independent and concurrent decisions shape the experience, form and opportunities in a city. And many stakeholders have their views, their data and their interests without necessarily sharing with others. Let us try to
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Time to train

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Too busy to get as much time on the bike as you’d like? Don’t worry—Lee Rodgers explains that the secret to improving your performance is to train smarter, not longer. “If only I had more time to train, I’d be so much quicker!” It’s a common refrain of the time-­constrained cyclist, bemoaning the lack of
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Cycle Orange

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Orange, in New South Wales’ Central West region, is going mad for cycling. Local enthusiast and advocate David Waddell takes us on a tour of what’s on offer. Heaving myself out of the saddle to climb the last 50m stretch of the Pinnacle on a midday ride with mates I couldn’t help but reflect how
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Build your own bike

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Euan Pennington jets off to Arizona to discover his inner framebuilder. These days the bulk of bikes come from Asia. Large companies have done to bikes what Henry Ford did for cars, and production is all about big tooling, bulk materials and cohorts of skilled welders churning out dozens or hundreds of frames a day at
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Beach-bound by bike

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The beach beckons in New Zealand’s sunniest corner. Alex Crisp packed up the family to ride the new trail to get there. Kids love adventures. Rio and Mia buzzed with excitement as we loaded our bikes and donned helmets to explore the Great Taste Trail. We planned to ride 69km along the coastal section of
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Back on the bike

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After a life changing injury there can be many roads to recovery, and pedalling a bike can be one important part. Senior Exercise Physiologist Chris Byrne explains. The  Epworth  Hospital’s  Cycle  Re­training  started  20  years  ago  –  the  brainchild  of  sports physiologists including Chris Byrne who realised people suffering from traumatic injuries wanted to get
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Keeping it in the family

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There are many great reasons to ride together as a family. Nicola Rutzou looks at ways to encourage parents and children to get on two wheels and active. Family life is often frantic and fraught, so it’s important to take time out to spend together. What better way than by getting on a bike and
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LDD

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Taking science into his own hands in the service of road harmony, Ashley Holtmeulen explores  the damaging effects of LDD. As always science has been a little slow to substantiate or be willing to look at what most cyclist have always known, that LDD has always been the single biggest cause of stress and anger
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