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Entries from October 2011

peda pod

October 27th, 2011 · No Comments

on the second day in sydney i went to the office of peda pod, a velo cab service which got its idea and the first bikes from berlin. thanks to alex for pointing me in that direction. i had to pass a small exam and afterwards drive once around the block which more or less […]

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Tags: equipment · people

sydney

October 27th, 2011 · No Comments

after 2 years and 15 weeks and i guess around 40.000 pedalled kilometer, i arrived in sydney. the last meters on the ferry from manly landing at the circular quay between opera and the harbour bridge. the manly ferry being that not so small ship on the right with the harbour bridge towering over it. […]

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Tags: locations · postcards

new south wales along the coast

October 27th, 2011 · No Comments

i choose a route following the coastline for most parts after leaving byron bay. after working in tully which was 3okm from the sea and brisbane also not being famous for its beaches, i was missing the ocean and had plenty of opportunity for a swim despite the water’s dropping temperature on my way south. […]

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bicycle pit stop café #2

October 27th, 2011 · No Comments

after a good memory from the siTigun café in georgetown on penang, malaysia, i was lucky to get another recommendation for a place where good coffee and bicycle culture meet. this time in sawtell just south of coffs harbour, a place called ‘split’. the café is linked to a bicycle store, organizes group rides and […]

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camping

October 27th, 2011 · No Comments

since the east coast is rather busy with people on a camping trip, there are lots of signs to prevent hordes of campers to stay just anywhere. still some seem rather superfluous… hardly readable at, this sign is not only standing in the middle of the forest but is also surrounded by a small lake. […]

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byron bay

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

the first people i ran into were three buskers from ireland offering me some ice cream. a good start. and after a long time without any places in the worldtourguide, byron bay is home of the rails/ railway friendly bar, the recommendation from dorit. there is live music on every night. mostly folk,  blues and […]

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on the lions road into new south wales

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

after a planned project to built a road through the richmond gap connecting queensland with new south wales was cancelled by the government, the local lions clubs (thus the name ‘lions road’) of this area got together and built it as a community development project. lots of volunteer work and fund raising made it possible […]

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brisbane festival

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

back in this city for the third time, i was just in time for the brisbane festival. this meant a lot of events scattered about the city, a nightly laser light show at the river and some cultural program not to be found in rural parts of australia. at the last weekend the queensland symphony […]

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Tags: locations · music