Travel
0 Death Valley daze

Getting down Things are looking up down there Here’s a free tip for the national parks people responsible for Death Valley: tell potential visitors it’s just like going down into a mine — without the claustrophobia! A friend who was working in a copper mine told me once that when…

Special Features
0 St John Ambulance and you

The life you save … The Possum lays it on the thin red line St John Ambulance Australia has been part of the scenery in Australia since the movement arrived here in 1883. Since then, the organisation has been behind the scenes at most sporting fixtures and large social gatherings.…

Travel Stories
0 Born in the U.S.A.

They’ve got Elvis’ Harley down at the new museum, but the man on the stage was singing about the country today Born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A. Who better than Bruce Springsteen to headline Harley-Davidson’s big 105th anniversary concert? With all due respect to The Boss,…

Cruiser Bikes
0 Triumph Thunderbird

The 97.4-inch solution* You read the Bear’s ride impression in the last issue — here’s Bob’s launch report Photos: Lou Martin, factory In late September, Triumph Australia invited the press to northern New South Wales for a leisurely look at its new baby, the Thunderbird. The new bike, plenty impressive…

Bike
0 Dragonslayer

This myth’s a hit Another special metric cruiser from the Kobbers Kruiser Klub My name is Rick, aka “Slayer”, Queensland President of the Kobbers Kruiser Klub, a motorcycle club for owners of Japanese and European cruisers (you can check us out at www.kobbers.com). The bike you see is a 2002…

Gear
0 Little Women 2

The Gaerne Donah high-heeled ladies riding boot gives the short-legged a little more security and the design pays particular attention to the anatomy of the female leg with special focus on the calf area which has elastic cordura inserts to ensure good fit. A full-length zip makes getting the boots…

Blog
0 Road Rider Blog

The Bear – Monday, February 14, 2011 No, not specifically because of the Ulysses Club AGM, although that will bring quite a few people to town. The big boost has come from Lonely Planet’s decision to list Newcastle as one of the world’s top 10 cities. It has resulted in…

Special Features
0 Here’s to living the dream

Here’s to living the dream Former Sydneysider Sarah Wong and German/New Zealand lawyer, Robert Foitzik recently set off on a three-continent 20,000km bike trip from Singapore to Germany, where they expect to arrive in early October. Here we meet the pair who will share their adventures and experiences with Australian…

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0 Bike Asia 2008

All bike shows aren’t the same, as we discovered In April, the first pan-Asian bike show took place in Singapore. Its published purpose was to reach a potential market of more than 500 million people with the message that, according to Managing Director Roberto Fabbri, “bicycles and motorcycles are changing…

Blog
0 Road Rider Blog

The Bear – Tuesday, June 02, 2009 “I say, I say… do you like Kipling?” “I don’t know. I’ve never kippled.” One of the things you seem to enjoy about ARR is my penchant for inserting quotations into the stories with the slightest provocation and at every opportunity. I picked…

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