Back in the day, bikes were heavy, lumbering beasts. Lloyd Geering has written about the cycling trips he undertook 80 years ago on such a bike which cost him five quid and had no gears. And of course he had to do the Haast Pass on foot – it was a mountain track back then, not a road.
Mountain-biking enthusiast Laura Williamson has written The Bike and Beyond: Life on Two Wheels in Aotearoa New Zealand about the recent transformation to expensive lightweight carbon fibre bikes, families with a stack of different bikes for different conditions, and a network of new bike tracks.
Sir Lloyd Geering ONZ is best known as a religious thinker and writer who shot to fame with his trial for heresy back in 1967. He turns 99 this year. Canadian Laura Williamson is a Wanaka writer and edits the NZ mountain bike magazine Spoke.
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