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John Knight's Discussions

Stuff the bike riders

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore 8 hours ago. 31 Replies

What a kick in the teeth ....…Continue

Oval chain rings - First impressions

Started Mar 18 0 Replies

I finally wore down my Red 22 big ring and took the opportunity to try oval chain rings for the first time.The Absolute Black chain rings I bought from Pro Bike Kit turned out to be cheaper than…Continue

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Warringah Rd new paths and overpasses near the Northern Beaches Hospital

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Jan 8. 2 Replies

Merry Christmas All!Following from Neil A's Christmas Day post and his comments about the Northern Beaches Hospital roads fiasco, I thought it's worth a word about the new works around the area.I…Continue

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Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"While I was there several buses came through in the space of a few minutes, both in and out of Oly Park. Didn5 see any passing in the tunnel but I suppose it could happen. No cars, it’s bus only, or bikes only when no Special Events.  The…"
8 hours ago
Duncan replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"Yes - it is quite different, though (especially the location of the flyover and lack of any visible progress around Saleyards Ck, though those sat shots are probably old). I suspect the M4, which seems to have a wide right-side verge in the six…"
21 hours ago
mikesbytes replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"I do a bit of work at Sydney Olympic Park and when there's a special event I still have no problems driving there and parking when there's a special event on, such has Easter Show due to the $25 parking fee, which I don't pay as…"
21 hours ago
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"That helps. Looks like they changed the plan. Or maybe it’s not finished there yet, you can see from the photo I took there are some temporary looking traffic cones near Saleyard Ck where there is currently no shoulder.  From the plans…"
21 hours ago
Duncan replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"Bob, check out the 2015 concept drawing This has the cycleway adjacent (not on) the M4, then passing on the top of it at Vasey St around a 'spill containment basin'. Of course, this may not reflect what is being done now -- but the…"
yesterday
Duncan replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"I'm not sure I comprehend how a new link between Homebush and the Strathfield transport hub cannot be useful, or be 'of very little use'. Try to be a little more positive... or you'll continue to be disappointed."
yesterday
Duncan replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
" You don't think infrastructure such as this helps significantly? (ps: at 3mm/year, you could be waiting a while. Study some geology.)"
yesterday
Duncan replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"I must say, with such a wide tunnel, a dedicated two-way bike lane plus one-way lollipop lights for the buses (if they need to go both ways) would seem like the obvious solution."
yesterday
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"In case you might have thought I spent all my time on the WITWMB, I went and had a look along the M4 motorway west of the Pomeroy St footbridge. There is some setback of the sound walls where  a ramp up from the motorway shoulder could go just…"
yesterday
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"I don’t think there is going to be an exit at Pomeroy St for cyclists. There is a big sound proof wall above the motorway along there and no room for an off ramp by the looks. Would have been an obvious way to get off the motorway onto…"
Sunday
Duncan replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"thanks Bob. Slow and steady -- eventually all these improvements will form something cohesive. Major works like these freeway passageways are a big step."
Saturday
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"Eastbound cyclists would leave the M4 shoulder before the off ramp and duck into Oly Park and go through the “bus”  mousehole from Rod Laver Drive, then under the on-ramp onto the north side of the M4 where they rejoin the…"
Saturday
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"Westbound cyclists will get onto the M4 via the on-ramp in Homebush and will have their own mousehole (already built) under Homebush Bay Drive to avoid having to cross the exit ramp.  "
Saturday
Duncan replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"My understanding is this goes along the M4 to a new interchange of some sort at Strathfield. "Powells creek and green link"…"
Saturday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"Bang on! "
Saturday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Stuff the bike riders
"Bang on! "
Saturday

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Lane Cove
Tell us about your bikes
1999 Litespeed Natchez Ti road bike - Purchased Dec 2012 - Fits me perfectly and is in beautiful condition.

2000 (?) Fuji cro-mo road bike of unknown model - Purchased June 2012 - Now retired since the Litespeed arrived.

2010 Marin Muirwoods 29er - my first bike in 26 years. Now reserved as family ride/bush/camping holiday bike.
About Me:
Back into riding after 25 years off!
I feel like a 10 year old on my bike and am enjoying riding to work once or twice a week.
I've lost 14kg since getting back into cycling when I bought the Muirwoods in June 2011 to ride with my daughter. Cholesterol has dropped from 7.5 to 5.0 during that time as well.
I feel healthier now than in the last 15 years.
April 2013 - Now lost 18kg!

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At 9:25pm on April 14, 2012, Snowy_5 said…

Hi John,

Bike Muster, Click on ride booklet tab for info. Mark was with me there.Been camping there. Breakfast, lunch and camping included in price but extra for dinner.. I had a good time the 1st time this year. Online entries will be after mid-January`13. Hope it helps you.

Cheers,

David.

 

At 2:54pm on April 1, 2014, PeterT said…
At 7:13am on April 2, 2014, John Knight said…
Oh dear. According to that I'm not really cut out for knighthood.
I can't grow hair on top of my head and hate shaving!

I'll have to look around for a chainmail jersey and knicks with solid pewter chamois :-)

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WITHIMB?

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 5:08pm 3 Comments

Nobody's done it this Christmas - WITHIMB?

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:51pm 13 Comments

Is in NSW.

Joys of the family bike ride

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 9:09pm 8 Comments

We're staying up in the Myall Lakes NP as we do every October and this morning we went on my traditional family bike ride.

The weather was a little cooler, a little cloudy, perfect. Rain predicted for the afternoon. OK.

It all started well. A few kms down the dirt road and over the Bomba Point ferry and down the Mungo Road for a walk through the Mungo Brush rain forest.







Lovely. We made it to the rain forest just in time for a light shower. No big deal.… Continue

Great Ocean Road Otways Classic

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 7:30am 1 Comment

I've been working up to this ride for ages - and looking forward to catching up with an old cycling buddy from my Uni days who I hadn't ridden with for around 30 years.

We got down to Torquay on Friday late afternoon. It was absolutely freezing, and raining and blowing pretty hard when we went out for dinner.

I was so glad I packed everything and bought arm warmers just the week before!

It was overcast, damp and a bit breezy a the beach for the start.…

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