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Power and passion

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In the city of Taichung, Iain Treloar sees two very different sides of the Taiwanese bike industry. As one of the largest manufacturers of quality bikes in the world, Taiwan is dotted with factories devoted to the production of frames and their components. These can be in somewhat out of the way locations—a small two-storey
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Wide Bay biking

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Seeking a seaside getaway, Simon Vincett finds idyllic cycling on the Fraser Coast. Known for whale watching and access to Fraser Island, Hervey Bay deserves more credit as a destination in its own right. With approximately 40 kilometres of beaches, the Wide Bay area certainly shares some of the “outstanding natural universal values” for which
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Review: ActivLife SportsMed TENS Machine

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Iain Treloar tests out a sports-oriented solution to chronic pain.                     You’re probably aware of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) machines from one of two places: infomercials, where they promise six-pack abs from no more activity than sitting on the couch, and therapeutic applications, such as
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Ride On digest

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The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Wednesday. Local news Street party Hundreds of bike riders, including Olympic gold medallist Anna Meares, gathered in Adelaide CBD this morning to celebrate the opening of the first section of the Frome Street separated bikeway with a breakfast provided by Adelaide City
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Ride On digest

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The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Wednesday. Local news Should bike riders be licensed and/or bikes be registered? Last week NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay expressed an inclination towards licensing bike riders. He said, “I’m increasingly persuaded that we need to look at licenses for cyclists.” Meanwhile, Victoria’s
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Peace on the roads

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It’s been quite a week for cyclists in Australia. Bike riding issues have dominated media coverage with stories including a car dooring incident in Melbourne. Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards encourages all road users to work together and talks doorings, car registration and the “war on the roads” in this new video. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSF1PchkHco&w=560&h=315] Ride
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Newcastle Challenge – the wrap up

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It rained, but no amount of inclement weather could dampen the spirits of the Newcastle Challenge riders today. Guest blogger Anthea Hargreaves explains.       Elated riders cross the finish line at Nobby’s Beach Reserve in Newcastle The skies may have been grey, but the weather was as warm as the greetings from the riders as
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Roll among the vines

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Margot McGovern discovers three fantastic rides in beautiful wine regions. A  leisurely bike ride in a lovely setting is an ideal way to share time with that special someone or catch up with friends you haven’t seen for a while. Add some great food, spectacular vineyard vistas and a sampling of some of Australia’s best wine and beer and you’re set for
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The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Friday. Local news   Aussies hold their own in the Ladies Tour of Qatar Going into the fourth and final stage of racing, Australia is dominating the field with Orica-AIS the leading team, four Aussie riders in the top ten and Chloe
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