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  1. Full Tilt: From Dublin To Delhi With A Bicycle

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Full Tilt: From Dublin To Delhi With A Bicycle by Dervla Murphy John Murray $130 In 1963, 31-year-old Irish nurse Dervla Murphy packed her clothes onto her rusty bicycle, loaded her pistol ... but chose the bicycle because it brought her closer to people- and herself. ...

  2. Bicycle blues

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a sign that read: 'Chaoyang District-managed bicycle park'. 'Where did my bicycle go?' I demanded of one of a handful of private security guards hanging around. 'We ... I had four bicycles stolen,' said one labourer who looked like he had emerged from the Misty Mountains: short, skinny and jocular, he had a kind of medieval grubbiness about him. Eventually ...

  3. Back to BMX

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Tei with two other avid BMX riders, allowing more people to gain access to the activity. BMX, which stands for bicycle motocross, was developed in the 1960s by a group of Californian teenagers who imitated their motocross heroes with their bicycles. The sport then gained massive popularity in America and spread throughout the world. During the 80s, the sport reached a peak ...

  4. Hills prove too much for Wong

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The hills surrounding the Acropolis and the tight, narrow streets through the city centre proved too much of a hurdle for Hong Kong cycling ace Wong Kam-po, who retired in the 11th lap of the gruelling 224-kilometre road race yesterday. Italian Paolo Bett ...

  5. talk back

    Posted Aug 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and more efficient transport, property owners will also benefit. So the problem that remains is getting more people to ride a bicycle on our rather unsafe roads. The roads are unsafe for cyclists because this is the way some authorities want them to be. These authorities always see an increase in bicycle-related accidents as a good chance to accuse the cyclists and not the motorists, who ...

  6. Riders prepare to conquer 'the hill'

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... It's just 2.2 kilometres long but riders are already quaking with fear at the prospect of climbing the one hill that could make or break their hopes as attention turns to the hilly Coloane sixth stage, the penultimate leg of the Tour of South China S ...

  7. BMX biking

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... Olympic Games. BMX, which stands for bicycle motocross, started to take root in the 1960s when children in California modified their bikes to imitate motocross heroes. The trend quickly spread ...

  8. Commuters rediscover pedal power

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor Traffic congestion may give the bicycle a new lease of life in cities across Europe Bicycle usage has taken off in London since February last year, when the city started to charge commuters a fee to drive private cars into its central district on week days in a bid to reduce traffic congestion. Within three months, bicycle usage in what is referred ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should the MTRC make concessions in its bicycle ban? I have campaigned at length against various restrictions on carrying bicycles on the MTR and KCR trains and also on ferries, so I am familiar with the ludicrous excuses of the train/ferry companies, in which they are always supported by a bicycle-hostile Transport Department. What I find disturbing about the latest hullabaloo ...

  10. Cruz's sizzling Bearcat set to take Valley by storm

    Posted Jan 28th 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... The improvement of Bearcat since joining Tony Cruz's yard has been nothing less than astonishing. Four victories and two seconds from his past six starts speak volumes for his progress and another win appears there for the taking in the last event wh ...




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