It's been an impossibly busy three weeks and the blog posts have been sparse.
Good news though!
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For those of you who ride Dahons, you'll know that accessories are few and far between in Australia. So I'm thrilled that the guys at Thor have such a lovely range.My new KLICKfix Beige Deluxe Shopper uses a special CADDY horizontal mount (also available from Thor) which attaches to the seat post.
It is a surprisingly sturdy mount and so far, it seems to hold very well. The bag has a hard flat bottom so it holds all the stuff I carry with me to work without any problems.
I had hoped it would sit on the front of the bike on the special frame mount, but the bag is too deep and drags along the front wheel if I place it here. Luckily, there is another bag, the Beige deluxe Matchpack which sits on the frame mount beautifully.On my first cycle I noticed that the lovely beige colour was already getting dirty so I've decided to make a bespoke crochet cover for the bottom half of the bag (photos to come).
I have used Thor a number of times and have found them to be completely professional and a great option for Dahon accessories!
On another note, if you have a moment to listen to a podcast, you may be interested in City Cycles,Tuesday 6th September, Life Matters, ABC Radio National.
The lovely Richard Aedy speaks to Dr Jan Garrard, Senior Lecturer in Public Health in the School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University and Elaena Gardner, Executive Office Australia Bicycle Council about all things cycle.
Did you know that only 5% of women over 40 cycle in Australia?!
Last thing for today, if you're in Melbourne, don't forget to sign up for the Bike Futures Conference and if you're in Sydney, don't forget to have a look at the Sydney Rides Festival. You may even want to join us on our next cycle tour as part of this festival!