David Taylor
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  • Sydney, NSW
  • Australia

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David Taylor's Discussions

Here is one to get behind

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Feb 4, 2014. 7 Replies

Sydney Air Quality

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Safe route selection

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Cycling Partners

A place to find people to ride with, be it social or training
Oct 19
David Taylor replied to Christian Javier Hackbarth's discussion Sydney Alley Cat Race.
"lol we are such a bunch of law abiding citizens in this country. It definitely has it's benefits but it does take a lot of fun out of life. In most other cities I've spent time, people just do things and if someone wipes themselves out…"
Apr 20
David Taylor posted a status
"Currently training for the Big Red Ride, sponsorship is greatly appreciated http://bigredridesydney.gofundraise.com.au/page/DavidTaylor15"
Apr 13
David Taylor replied to Bhanu Loku's discussion Cheaper Alternative Grease for Speedplay Cleats
"I just use a finish line bike grease with an injector and mine work great. http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Finish-Line-Grease-Gun"
Apr 13
David Taylor is attending Allison Maher's event

Big Red Ride Sydney at Bondi Richmond Katoomba

November 8, 2015 all day
Cycling enthusiasts are once again set to take on the epic Big Red Ride Sydney on 8 November 2015.  Riding alongside cycling legend Brad McGee, the 150 participants will enjoy a celebration of Sydney icons in a ride of endurance they will never forget.  The Big Red Ride Sydney is not a race, rather a cycling challenge traversing the Sydney basin from Bondi Beach to the Blue Mountains.  Riders this year will have the option of finishing at Richmond or continuing on to complete the ride to…See More
Mar 27
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Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club - 100 Years of Cycling in Sydney's Inner West
Mar 24
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Cycling Around Sydney

Based on "Bike rides around Sydney" and "Cycling around Sydney", a group for weekend rides around Sydney
Feb 27
Tommy Hill liked David Taylor's group Cycling Around Sydney
Jan 26

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Neutral Bay
Tell us about your bikes
I now have two
A BMC SL01 52.2 2009 model road bike with a mix of Ultegra and Dura-Ace groupset.
A Surly Steamroller single speed.
And a Surly Long Haul Trucker 50cm with a mixed groupset largely Deore XT for touring
About Me:
I'm a 38yo photographer and IT guy, I live in Leichhardt and work in Botany so I ride to work and back most of the time.

David Taylor's Blog

The Long Road To Brisvegas 10

Posted on October 16, 2010 at 6:10pm 4 Comments

Well today had a bit of everything, we traveled from Tamworth to Armidale starting out in cold wet conditions.

We cruised along pretty nicely until we got to the Moonby Hill which for anyone that hasn't ridden up it is a lot like riding the bad way out of Woolongong towards Sydney.

Suffice to say when we got to the top there were a few thankful looks including mine.

During this whole climbing phase the other thing that was happening was the temperature, by the time we hit the top of… Continue

The Long Road To Brisvegas 9

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 11:12pm 5 Comments

Today was a shocker, we started out from the hotel at 7am towards Tamworth straight into a headwind, all good until the rain. Wet cloths and saddle chafe aren't a great combo.

Having said that the kms clicked by pretty quickly, there were a few stops for mechanical issues that our mechanic Paul (one of the owners of Cranks cycles) sorted out quickly, and a stop in Muswellbrook for afternoon tea courtesy of the council.

After that things got a bit tough, the rain eased off but the wind… Continue

The Long Road to Brisvegas 8

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 10:26pm 7 Comments

Well the first day is down, 180km riding from Sydney to just outside Cessnock. It was interesting riding in the bunch with a lot of new people, some with a lot of experience some with almost none, no accidents though there were some funny incidents involving new people and cleats :)

Tomorrow is a much bigger day 270kms with a lot more hills, we are riding from here to Tamworth and I think we will have a few people riding in the bus before the day is over. It's been great to see people step… Continue

The long road to Brisvegas 7

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 8:38am 6 Comments

Well the day is almost upon me, tomorrow myself a 29 other riders will take to the roads of Sydney on our way north for some fun, adventure and hopefully raising a lot of money for a great charity. To date we have raised almost $120 000 and we are hoping to do even better by the end of the ride.

The charity supports Randwick and Brisbane children;s hospitals providing much needed support for research into children's diseases and care including… Continue

The long road to Brisvegas 6

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 7:54am 7 Comments

It's been a while now and to be honest progress has stalled a bit on the training. A new job, a new love and house hunting has left not much free time for the training schedule..
Weight wise I've sat at about 80kg now for some time so no great additional wins but no losses either. The next month is going to have to be pretty big or this little chicken is going to hurt for all to hear.

The training schedule kicks back off again this Sunday which will give me…

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 9:43pm on November 2, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi David

Welcome to Sydneycyclist! (a little belatedly I know, I'm usually more on top of this)
At 10:09am on December 11, 2009, Margi Rose said…
Hi Dave,

My mate John and I are going for a ride this saturday. We're meeting at 3pm at St Thomas Rest Park (the cemetary) on West St Cammeray and riding to Lane Cove and back. Hope you can make it. Text me if you can make it so I know to keep an eye out for you :)


At 8:21am on January 30, 2010, David Taylor said…
indeed it is, I'll be in front of the MCA at 10
At 4:57pm on July 22, 2010, Neil Alexander said…
Hi David. No, I have no further Audax-riding plans. I think I am pretty well Audaxed out now, having started doing them in the mid-80s. I guess there is a minuscule chance of a "spur of the moment" decision to do one sometime... but I wouldn't hold my breath. ;-)
At 2:24pm on August 16, 2010, Struggler said…
I am thinking of going up to Bathurst for the Audax 150 + 100. Were you thinking of going?
At 8:48pm on September 10, 2010, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…
Hi Dave,
How's the training going? Still losing weight?
I've started training for a crack at the Fitz Epic at the end of October (200km + a few decent hills). I'm finding it very time consuming getting the mileage up. I'm using a training schedule for the 3 Peaks ride as a guide. Looks like roughly every 5th week is a light week and the other weeks build up distances. This weekend I need to do a 160km ride, next a 180, then a 200. It will be interesting for me to see how well I can keep it up. Fyi I tend to average low 20's and am slow going uphill.
Anyway, would you like some company on a long weekend ride? Are you doing audax rides? I haven't done audax yet. I looked at route for a couple of the longer ones and found they following motorways at times, e.g. M4, and I won't ride there.
Tomorrow I'm going to Akuna Bay to ride four loops of about 40 km to get my 160 plus hills.
At 12:40pm on November 1, 2010, DamianM said…
Happy Birthday mate! Have you recovered from the ride yet ?

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