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Another close pass - marked police vehicle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duncan yesterday. 27 Replies

WITWIMB?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Parker Mar 10. 16 Replies

WITHIMB

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Dan replied to James Mahon's discussion Vivid & Pyrmont Footbridge
"I came through this way this morning, and the group of cyclists I was in dismounted to negotiate the barriers, and then re-mounted and rode across the bridge as normal. So the bridge is not closed to cyclists; it's just the getting through the…"
11 hours ago
Duncan replied to Dan's discussion Another close pass - marked police vehicle
"jesus -- why didn't they just make it park front-to-kerb ? Problem solved."
yesterday
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Dan's discussion Another close pass - marked police vehicle
"dent-dent-dent-dent-dent"
yesterday
Snowy_5 replied to Dan's discussion Another close pass - marked police vehicle
"Better install the tyre popper spikes to stop their vehicles overhanging the path. https://goo.gl/images/H2cEJK"
Tuesday
Dan posted a blog post

Tag-a-long-a-Radish

As you may remember, over the New Year period we went to the UK, and had a very successful experience with a Burley tagalong trailer. The kids loved it, and it was very easy to ride with it on the bike.I’ve been thinking about getting one for use at home ever since, especially as the children are really now too big for the…See More
Tuesday
mikesbytes replied to Dan's discussion Another close pass - marked police vehicle
"I guess that issue could be fixed by putting in wheel blocks"
Tuesday
John Knight replied to Dan's discussion Another close pass - marked police vehicle
"Can I say "AT LEAST YOU ARE OUT OF THE DOOR ZONE!" ;-) Yes, it is a bit of a mess around the Spit Bridge approaches, but I've been very impressed with all the other things they've been doing between Naremburn and there.  "
Tuesday
Neil Alexander replied to Dan's discussion Another close pass - marked police vehicle
"I'm pretty unimpressed at Mosman's engineering of the path past The Spit parking area where cars with protruding towbars always overlap about a third of the width of the facility. Unless they've fixed it in the two weeks since I…"
Tuesday

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Inner West
Tell us about your bikes
I've had a lot of bikes over the last five years; at one point I had five bikes in the shed. However, I've now rationalised down to two bikes (although I am itching to get another...)

Salsa Casseroll singlespeed / fixie

This is what I usually ride to work on. It’s set up as a fixed-gear, which means you can’t stop pedalling. Sounds mad, but it’s lots of fun. And it makes going up hills easier (kind of). I love this bike. It makes me smile every time I ride it. And it looks cool.


Xtracycle Radish

My cargo bike. I've carried all sorts of things on this, from my trombone to a table, from a person to a pile of boxes. it really does open up a new world of riding - just so practical. It's also made me re-think the benefits of an upright, slower bike that you can hop on any time without getting changed or putting on funny shoes.
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Tag-a-long-a-Radish

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

As you may remember, over the New Year period we went to the UK, and had a very successful experience with a …

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Teaching kids how bikes work...

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 12:05pm 1 Comment

With the junior Dans now at school, we have the joy of school readers. Books they bring home to read to us – full of the joy of them learning to read, and the crushing monotony of the repetitive sentences.

The other day, one of the juniors brought home this one – ‘How does my bike work?’. This book I of course approved of. Nothing like some good early education…

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I can ride!

Posted on May 2, 2017 at 1:37pm 4 Comments

My youngest daughter has, for many years, been an absolute natural on a balance bike. Since she was two years old she’s been scooting along, balancing with ease and maneuvering like a pro. However, the transition to a bike with pedals has taken longer than expected. Despite the fact that she can scoot along on a tiny balance bike (long outgrown), lift up her feet and pretend to pedal, for…

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One thousand electric kilometres

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 4:27pm 1 Comment

A small thing, but Mrs Dan's electric bike ticked over to a thousand kilometres the other day. I was able to capture the event on video, for your viewing pleasure.

This was on the same day that I had to replace the front brake pads – so I can tell you that pads last for exactly 1000km.

And it was also the day…

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Not so whitewall tyres

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 3:52pm 1 Comment

I finally had to put new tyres on the Radish. The old ones were getting extremely worn; to the point they were completely smooth and starting to bulge. Riding it was very peculiar; the tyres were so squishy the bike handling was very odd, especially around corners. They were the ones that came with the bike, so have done a lot of km over the past seven years or…

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Comment Wall (18 comments)

At 9:58pm on November 2, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi Dan

Welcome to Sydneycyclist! (a little belatedly I know, I'm usually more on top of this)
How do you like the Casseroll ? I considered that bike just before I bought my Masi
At 9:27pm on March 6, 2009, Neil Alexander said…
Hope you are able to read the map without the aid of the microscope I need these days. Geez they made it tiny! I really enjoyed researching the routes in Balmain -- some of the harbourside routes are superbly scenic but do you reckon they could shoehorn any more cars in there? Talk about wall-to-wall parking... See you again one Tuesday, maybe after DL saving ends and it is actually light in the morning at 5.45 when I need to leave Artarmon to get there.
At 10:11am on June 29, 2009, DamianM said…
Hey Dan

Damn you're quick up that hill!
At 11:06am on June 29, 2009, DamianM said…
It's all good, I need some new cleats I think, having lots of problems with the left foot staying in at the moment, so I got a slow start. I would have overtaken me too!
At 5:15pm on September 21, 2009, DamianM said…
Hey thanks for the comment. Yeah I'm healing up pretty well, my right shoulder is still a little sore, I might go get some remedial massage done now it doesn't hurt too much.
Skin is all healed up too.

My fitness is a bit of a worry, with my last 6 months of work I hadn't been riding much other than commuting, add in two weeks off the bike and I'm horrible shape.
Thankfully I'm working at home for a few weeks so I can turn that around.

Next step is get the bike fixed....thankfully I have more than one :)
At 1:22pm on October 9, 2009, Freewheelin' Franklin said…
Hi Dan,

Can you tell me what crank length you run on your fixie?
I' using some old 175's that I want to replace cause I keep touching when I pedal through corners. Was thinking most likely165's but was interested to hear what someone running a fixed casseroll was using.

PS glad you're likeing the new one - they are pleasant hey!
At 9:37am on October 16, 2009, Neil Alexander said…
Tiny, tiny screwdriver was put in a "safe place where it can be easily found". I will begin searching for it now.
At 9:48pm on October 19, 2009, Freewheelin' Franklin said…
great if you let me know when you get it back that would be tops

Am looking at these particular bits of fluff

I'm pretty sure the bb height is the same for all frame sizes - but will have to go check the salsa website to make sure. Mines a 53 (weird salsa size)
At 12:09pm on November 4, 2009, Freewheelin' Franklin said…
thanks for that. I'll go the 167.5's then should be no probs... of course tyre size probably makes a difference too
At 5:40pm on January 12, 2010, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…
Thanks Dan. It was good to meet you also. See you again some time zooming past on your fixie.

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