On Your Bike - cycling blog

After wearing out his knees with basketball and running, Michael O'Reilly became yet another Mamil (Middle-Aged Man In Lycra).
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On Your Bike

Signal your intentions

Michael O'Reilly Indicating when cycling is a vital tool, but there can be times when it's safer not to.

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Best day on a bicycle

FIRST USE AFR 07/11/05 - Generic photo of a cyclist at sunset,recreation,excersise,bike,tropical,palm tree,bicycle.  Pic Glenn Campbell

Michael O'Reilly Epic race, magical tour or just a lovely commute - what's your most enjoyable cycling experience?

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One metre between life and death

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Michael O'Reilly After the death of a Brisbane cyclist, does the advisory one-metre rule need to become a law?

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The cycling apps that can make you go faster

GEELONG,AUSTRALIA-DECEMBER 4, 2011: Photo  of the Dulax cycling team  during the AFR corporate cycling Challenge in Geelong on Sunday December 4, 2011. AFR /  LUIS ENRIQUE ASCUI

Michael O'Reilly It's easy to be lazy on a bicycle. If you're looking for added motivation, a range of electronic goads are available.

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Make sure you're covered before you ride

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Michael O'Reilly Despite one's best efforts, accidents happen. So, what kind of insurance are you carrying against a serious incident?

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Do we need to 'de-Lycrafy' cycling?

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Michael O'Reilly You probably don't need to kit up like a Tour de France competitor to trundle down to the shop.

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Women and cycling: closing the gender divide

Mmag. Model, Amber, on Bike for Rachel Wells story. Cycling . Bicycle . Exercise. Fashion.   Pic Rob Banks .September 29 2009

Michael O'Reilly Why is the gender imbalance so stark among the lycra-clad set?

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The thrills and spills of mountain biking

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Michael O'Reilly One of the most exciting things about having a genuine off-road experience is not falling off.

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The benefits of being a colourful cyclist

Photographs show Cyclist commuter group...Louise Lai, Fiona Campbell, Denise Day and Katya Klimenko who ride to work in the city each morning in their group of four abreast in the normal car lanes because thy feel the allocated cyclist lanes are too dangerous...eg car doors opening  Taken in George st Redfern..  Ben Rushton/bgr  smh.news.cyclists  June 29 2005 SPECIALX 00000

Michael O'Reilly Should hi-viz clothing be made compulsory for cyclists?

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When cyclist and pedestrian worlds collide

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Michael O'Reilly Fixing the way cyclists and pedestrians interact is becoming increasingly urgent as more people choose bicycles to get to work.

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Is the internet killing bike shops?

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Michael O'Reilly Be it ever so humble, there's no place like a bricks-and-mortar local bike shop. Especially not the internet.

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The importance of having a great time

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.
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Michael O'Reilly It turns out some things are more engrossing than simply enjoying a leisurely trundle around New Zealand's picturesque Lake Taupo.

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Beginning of a beautiful friendship

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Healthy Eating

Healthcare And Medicine

Relaxation Exercise
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Michael O'Reilly They say you never forget your first, and I certainly remember mine. Standing there under the Christmas tree, black tyres, chrome handlebars, "banana" seat, three-speed shifter on the top tube.

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When bicycles pass on the left

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Michael O'Reilly One of the best things about riding a bike in heavy traffic is being able to overtake cars on the left hand side.

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Do you call yourself a cyclist?

A generic photo of a cyclist riding along a bike path at sunset.
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Michael O'Reilly What's your definition of "a cyclist"?

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Why do some cyclists disregard red lights?

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Michael O'Reilly Running red lights on a bike... why are some cyclists prepared to risk life and limb to do it?

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The virtual cycling community

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Michael O'Reilly Riding a bike can be a lonely and confusing business for a newbie, and that is where 'nerdsourcing' can help.

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Share bike schemes need to lose the lids

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Photograph taken by Michelle Smith on Wednesday 3rd August, 2011.
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Michael O'Reilly Bike share schemes in Australia seem doomed to fail, unless a key change is made.

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Cycling the continent

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Michael O'Reilly A visit to most western European countries is like a religious experience for an Australian cyclist.

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All about the bike

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Michael O'Reilly Who knew a book about obsessive-compulsive cycling-gear-freakery could be such a compulsive read?

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