If you are going to wear one.. at least make it pretty!

We have done several helmet blogs in our time. Mostly rants about the law compared to other countries. Sometimes it's just easier to wear one so you don't get screamed at by every jackass on the street or in passing cars. This has been my stance of late, a big 'just leave me the heck alone'.  

Anyhoo my helmet was looking  shabby due to the fact I kept bumping it on everything and chipping the paint... 

So I stuffed paper towel in all the holes, covered the underside with some tape around the edges and went to town with the silver spraypaint!

After all if you are going to wear the bloody thing, at least make it match your shoes..

I also added a simple lace black headband so I wasn't such a chrome-dome..

Ta Da! Like new again. 

Aargh helmets, I'm wearing one, now if only all those same people (the yelling types) would at least give me a metre's space I'd think it worth it! 


Happy 2014! Hope it's electrifying!

How was everyone's Christmas and New Year? J-bot and I gave been so busy that we haven't blogged in a while. Sorry about that, life got in the way! 
We both have moved house and so have been exploring our new abode's and their surrounds. J-bot went on an exciting action-packed trip across Europe and I got a kitten friend (Satellite Fox) for Picnic Jeeves! Like you do.. 

Now back to bikes...

So I moved to Kingsford (eastern suburbs of Sydney for you overseas folk). Really pleased with the bike lanes heading towards the city, but found that heading towards the beach was not possible on my gazelle because she's made for flat land my lovely Sister Abernathy...

My lovely Gazelle.

I pondered the problem for a bit. I tried another bike to get over to Bronte but it was all too hard. I was also finding my commute to Annandale exhausting to ride (50min each way on top of a very physical 10 hour day). I found myself riding less.. *insert loud GASP here*

And then I thought electric. I looked into getting Sister Abernathy converted but she would take too much configuration. Boo! I was very sad, it meant a whole new bike. I love Sister Abernathy, she has been a loyal friend and we had gone on some great adventures together!

So after talking to stylish peeps in the know with electric help, I heard about Sydney Electric Bikes. We went and had a test ride and were excited by the electric assistance. S-boy and I both ordered normal bikes and had them converted with a SEB volt kit. 

So meet 'The Nebula Mission' (a lovely Dutch Lekker)

And 'Nero the Red', S-boy's Tokyo CS..

And oh my gosh.. When we picked them up and rode them home we were instantly hooked. SO MUCH FUN! Electric bikes turn the hilly terrain of Sydney into Amsterdam! Amazing! 

The zoom, the whizz, but also the ability to choose your level of assistance! If you haven't tried an electric I advise booking a test ride with Jake at Sydney Electric Bikes! 

So tomorrow I say 'Goodbye' to Sister Abernathy and I still feel a little sad...