Getting the famous chain ring tattoo on your leg is all well and good but when it’s full of sand, dirt and the disgusting black grease build up, it’s something we can all do with out. Through the winter, your chain and entire drive train gets covered in sand and road grime that dramatically reduces the life of all your gears. Keeping it clean and well lubricated is the key to adding trouble free years and kilometres to your trusty stead.
This is why we do this sort of thing here at Riding Way. Seeing the community grow and build an interest in riding bicycles is the greatest joy we know and the fact that in some small way, we are a part of this is marvellous. We were threatened by the weather man/lady that we would face a wall of water in the morning but when I was woken up by a toddler to the face, it was clear that yet again, the weather report had failed. Beautiful, clear blue skies were all I could see and so I knew we’d have a great ride. Continue reading →
We’re a brand new small business and like most, we need your support! Naturally, when we saw this government initiative we thought it’d be best to be a part of it and give back to our great, loyal customers. To show our love for our friends and customers, we’re offering some special deals when you mention the ‘Support Small Business‘ day. Check out the details here and watch the video now… Please support Victoria’s small businesses. Continue reading →
The better weather has started to show it’s beautiful face even though I just heard we’ve had the wettest September in quite some years, but it’s time to drag out your trusty stead and get it repaired and serviced. Continue reading →
OK, here it is! WE LOVE RIDING BIKES, and we love riding bikes with all of our customers, young, old and anywhere in between so we’re organising some ‘Let’s Ride Initiatives’ on almost every weekend in SPRING 2013. We have BMX Bowl Jams for the tricksters, easy, bike path rides for the family and longer road rides for those that love a bit of lycra. Come on down and join us on some rides. We’d love to share the experience with you! See all the flyers after the jump. Continue reading →
Little Devil is coming back. You can rest assured that when this is available in Australia again, it will flood our shelves. Little Devil was a brand that helped get me more stoked on BMX when I was growing up and to see it coming back definitely bought a little smile to my face. Have a watch of their 2002 Vancouver team trip. Continue reading →
‘Baz’ has more character than most. He’s rad! Baz popped down for a quick visit from Mooroopna (near Shepparton) and spent some hours in store today and you can rest assured we had a blast. Here, Baz demonstrates a perfect indoor table top. Baz is great. Follow him on Instagram @bazzalinko.
Yesterday was a day like any other. I had some repairs to do in the workshop and a list longer than my arm of wheels that needed to be built. So, I got to work. I decided I should start timing myself with wheels again and my first wheel was laced in about 6 and a half minutes. Not bad I thought, but I wasn’t really trying. The next wheel I decided to ‘prepare myself’ a little better and give it a solid crack. I laid out all the spokes and grabbed the hub and rim and off I went. All I wanted to do was beat 5 minutes and I seemingly did it with ease. 4 minutes and 25.2 seconds. WHAT!!
The wheel still needs to be trued and tensioned at this stage but laced 100% and still at the highest quality, so much so the all labels line up when looking at it from the drive side (show side of the bike) and through the valve hole.
So, yesterday I re-visited my old stomping grounds. I relived old moments in my head and reconnected with BMX. I’ve been stuck on this road bike for a while and thought this was the ‘new me’ but my love for BMX runs too deep. Here’s a trip through some of my memories in BMX. A few photos over the past few years. I love BMX.
What a perfect day to be out on the bikes and what made it even better was the relaxed pace that was perfect for the whole family. Today, we had a family fun ride from Brighton through St Kilda and to the playground at Port Melbourne. If you haven’t ridden the bike path along the beach front there, may I suggest you go give it a crack? It’s flat, easy and safe. We had four families with us today and kids as young as 2 were along for the ride. Some were in child seats, some on ‘Tag-A-Long’ bikes and other kids were powering themselves along.
It was great. We get a big kick out of this sort of ride and so do the families that come along. We will definitely be doing some more of these.
This Sunday we’re going for a family bike ride and YOU’RE INVITED. We’ll meet at the Boat Playground in front of the North Point Cafe (2b North Rd, Brighton) at 10AM. We’re going to ride towards Port Melbourne where we’ll find a playground for the kids and I and then ride back to Brighton after a play.
This is an ALL AGES RIDE. Everyone is welcome and we’ll be riding at a slow easy pace so everyone can enjoy the ride.
Shoot us an email if you’d like to join us. ( firstname.lastname@example.org )