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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…

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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…

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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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Terri . – Monday, July 12, 2010 We’re used to having things fly through the air and thwack into us while we’re out riding. You know, the usual nuisances; stones, very hard beetles, vast swarms of bees that kamakazi into you and leave your jacket and helmet oozing with furry…

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The Bear – Monday, August 30, 2010 Are Mark Twain’s jaundiced words appropriate in Victoria? LOntime motorcycle safety activist Damien Codognotto OAM, of the Independent Riders’ Group, sent me this note about an article in Melbournes The Sunday Herald Sun. It appeared on Page 13, August 29, 2010. “NO MORE…

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0 Off-road encounter

Bushwacked! Off-road hero Robert Crick didn’t plan it that way but he and his roadbike went decidedly bush It started the day before. Heading down the road to Armidale from Grafton, I decided to divert to Dorrigo for the night. There is a back road north of Waterfall Way that…

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0 Customising 401

Welcome to the fourth in our series of customising stories. The idea here is to give you some ideas, demystify the whole customising thing and provide a few useful contacts. Please let us know what subjects you’d like us to tackle — we’re here for you. The art of sound…

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Eyes in the back of your helmet How many times have you wished you had eyes in the back of your head? The Reevu MSX1 rear-vision helmet has been astonishing everyone who’s seen it because of the way it bends light so you can see the road behind. It’s a…

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The Bear – Friday, July 31, 2009 Many of you will know that I produce a weekly motorcycle column usually called, predictably enough, Motorcycle Weekly, for some 100 newspapers around Australia. Well, it used to be 100 newspapers. Now it’s more like 80, because Rural Press, one of the newspaper…

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