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Christmas Track Racing - 28 December 2017

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eleri Dec 27, 2017. 5 Replies

Looking for a night out between Christmas and New Year? Come and experience a fabulous night of track racing at our local velodrome courtesy of Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club.…Continue

WITWIMB

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter H Jan 9, 2017. 20 Replies

A rare picture of my bike in the wild for you to deduce location.  If you follow me on Strava you aren't allowed to answer this.  …Continue

WITWIMB

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael O'Reilly Nov 5, 2015. 28 Replies

That's my Baum parked on the railing. …Continue

Bikes vs Cars - doco

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eleri Jun 16, 2015. 13 Replies

I went to see Bikes vs Cars yesterday as part of the Sydney Film Festival.  It's a documentary about urban planning really.  There's…Continue

 

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Eleri replied to KimR's discussion Plea to give reformed repeat offenders a new lease - and licence - on life
"Except this bit  These sanctions had disproportionately affected rural and Indigenous communities, the NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman said. Just today I was talking to a colleague who is working in the far west of NSW who was telling me…"
Jun 4
Eleri replied to John Knight's discussion Schwalbe One road tyre grip and performance
"Is 7000km a lot or not much?   The current tyres that refuse to wear out have just turned over their 16000km I reckon.  I was suss about them at first but they've ended up performing well.   Front is a 650*25 panaracer with a…"
Jun 1
Eleri replied to John Knight's discussion Schwalbe One road tyre grip and performance
"I've been riding Schwalbe Ones for a while.  They aren't currently on my training bike because the current incumbents REFUSE to wear out.  But I do have them on my race wheels when they get an outing. They are also on my commuter…"
May 31
Eleri replied to Eleri's discussion Christmas Track Racing - 28 December 2017
"We've got a few special guests and events planned for the night. Two up and coming Malaysian track riders are over in Australia for the Christmas Carnivals and will be at Tempe.  One of them has been selected for the national team that…"
Dec 27, 2017
James Mahon replied to Eleri's discussion Christmas Track Racing - 28 December 2017
"I races at Eastern Creek a few years back and the bunch agreed to let a tandem race alongside us. Huge mistake. It was tandem versus the rest of the bunch, with the bunch coming off second best. Not even close - in hindsight how anyone single rider…"
Dec 19, 2017
Dabba replied to Eleri's discussion Christmas Track Racing - 28 December 2017
"We found our "races" to be a lot of fun, and it was just like Mack trucks going at speed. "
Dec 18, 2017
Eleri replied to Eleri's discussion Christmas Track Racing - 28 December 2017
"It does happen - mostly just for para-cycling athletes now. I have seen a tandem in a regular scratch race out at Dunc Gray.   However, not on the event list for the Christmas Carnivals on this occasion.   The madison is pretty good though!"
Dec 18, 2017
Dabba replied to Eleri's discussion Christmas Track Racing - 28 December 2017
"Having had a couple of tandems, and drag raced our kids to keep them entertained on our bike tours, I've always wanted to see some real tandem racing. Does it still happen?"
Dec 18, 2017
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Christmas Track Racing - 28 December 2017

Looking for a night out between Christmas and New Year? Come and experience a fabulous night of track racing at our local velodrome courtesy of Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club.A big crowd attended the event last year and witnessed a magical mix of top-level track cycling competition and excellent funk music from 10 piece band…See More
Dec 18, 2017
Eleri replied to Dabba's discussion WITWIMB 9/2017 solved
"Maybe not in dry-bindii time of the year.  Maybe they got rid of them.  That's the trouble with anecdata - not reliable.  "
Sep 21, 2017
Eleri replied to Dabba's discussion WITWIMB 9/2017 solved
"I camped there once and it had vicious bindies and I got a puncture.  "
Sep 19, 2017
Eleri replied to PeterT's discussion Help - fixing a thermal bib
"there is that ..."
Aug 1, 2017
Eleri replied to PeterT's discussion Help - fixing a thermal bib
"Rapha Festive 500 roundel?  "
Aug 1, 2017
Eleri replied to Al.'s discussion Death shakes
"I thought the solution was turn it off, wait 2 minutes and then turn it back on.  "
Jun 28, 2017
Eleri replied to Al.'s discussion Death shakes
"I got the death wobbles two days ago descending fast on gravel.  I probably hit a washboard bump at a frequency that set it off.  Heavy on the pedals, light on the bars and knees on the top tube steadied it up - what Noel said.…"
Jun 28, 2017
Eleri replied to Marc Rerceretnam's discussion 2017 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show - 25 March 2017, Tempe Velodrome
"Was it Ben Kamenjas from Cicli Spirito?  "
May 13, 2017

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Track Cycling, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Marrickville
Tell us about your bikes
A handmade road bike, made by Wayne Kotzur in the mid 90s. It's black with a 24" front wheel and 700c back wheel (a Georgena Terry design). It's morphed into a fixie.
Another handmade road bike, made by bobo in 2010. It's black and both wheels are 650c.
A Baum Corretto with Di2. It's also handmade and black with 650c wheels.
A Bianchi Pista (track) bike. with 700c wheels.
About Me:
I work in community services. Been riding bikes for ever for transport, recreation, competition, audax and touring.

President Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club. Racing occasionally with enthusiasm if not skill or speed.
Website:
http://dhbc.org.au

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 3:41pm on April 29, 2012, Struggler said…
At 4:03pm on April 29, 2012, Eleri said…

If I'd known there was a photographer, I hope I would have had the grace to smile :)  Mind you, this is probably a pretty accurate picture of how I felt at the end of a very hard ride.  

At 8:13pm on September 13, 2012, Pine Moore said…

So you are here as well,

At 8:50am on May 8, 2013, Bill Parker said…
Congratulations, well deserved, hope you still have some time to spend here.
At 9:42am on May 8, 2013, Neil Alexander said…

"SMH" seemed to get the story very early...

At 10:02am on May 8, 2013, Neil Alexander said…

"SMH"

At 12:04pm on July 8, 2013, noelbike said…

I thought you'd like the nice ending of this story

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