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The child-like wonder of biking (and rope swings)

Jonno Leonard - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Can you remember the last time you did something you loved as a child but never did as a grown-up? Childhood is filled with grin-on-the-face experiences, stuff you do 'just for fun'. Running. Leaping. Swinging. Whizzing along on whatever you have. And what are the commonalities with these experiences? Motion, in the main. Wind in your hair, sun on your face. And often as a shared experience, egging each other on with other like-minded wind/sun junkies.  Read More

Playing with Fire! (fun times with Lithium ion batteries)

Jonno Leonard - Sunday, October 09, 2016

We now live in a world increasingly powered by batteries, and Lithium Ion batteries in particular. You will find them in your phone, in your tools, in your kids' toys and definitely in your electric bikes! 'Lead acid' is the old-tech, and can still be found in some cheaper import bikes, but the weight and lack of battery life and power make them a poor choice. Read More

Mercury eBike Demo Day in Devonport

Jonno Leonard - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Windsor Reserve came alive with bright yellow over the weekend of 27th and 28th August, as Mercury Energy brought their  ‘Wonderful E.Bikes’ roadshow to town. Mercury have been running a series of national roadshow events to showcase the bikes and the use of clean energy, and this weekend was our turn in the sun (and the wind, as Saturday proved!).I estimate the number of test rides to be between 150 and 200 over the 2 days, and saw riders from 16 to 90 years old put the demo bikes through their paces with a  circuit up to the Navy Base and back. There was a lot of interest across the board, and most riders came back with a big grin on their face, clearly enjoying the wind-in-the-hair sensation! The ZM crew stopped by, and there was even a passing pod of Orca to really make the visit memorable. For those who missed out, we have the range of SmartMotion bikes in the shop for perusal and testing. You might just find the answer to driving on Lake Road is….not driving on Lake Road!   Read More

Hard habits to break

Jonno Leonard - Saturday, August 20, 2016

Old habits can be hard to break, and one I am often guilty of is assuming a local commute is further than it is, and that the motorway will be quick, and that I should really take the car. Take this example..... Read More