Sunday, 21 August 2011

Are you sure?

A small stuff-up from Stuff; "Mountain biker Jonathan Kennett" rides a new leg of John Key's job-creation scheme.

I know Kennett wrote the definitive NZ mountain-bike trail guide, but even a casual commuter can see that this is no MTB that he's riding - it's a drop-bar touring bike, as far from a mountain bike as you can get.

Apart from reporters who don't know one kind of bike from another, the story had no map, so we don't really know where the trail goes, and the piece was noticeably quiet on the subject of economic benefits from building bike trails. It did have a link to nzcycletrail.com, though, and that site is quite informative. (But don't get me started on NZ sites, especially government sponsored ones, using ".com" URLs!)

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