John Knight
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A little winter shoe trick for warmer toes

Started this discussion. Last reply by tonydelyall Jul 20. 6 Replies

Maybe obvious to everybody but me, but I like to think I invented this neat trick to keeping toes warmer.Use electrical tape to cover over the ventilation holes in your shoes, then put your shoe…Continue

Tags: tape, toes, cold, winter

Schwalbe One road tyre grip and performance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Parker Jun 7. 48 Replies

Can tyres age particulalry badly?I never used Ones before and was tempted, so I bought a pair of 25x700C from Wiggle last year.Then I didn't use them for  ages and finally put them on a few weeks…Continue

Tags: tyres, road, One, Schwalbe

Bloody car drivers ......

Started this discussion. Last reply by mikesbytes Dec 27, 2017. 25 Replies

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WITWIMB for the day!

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Nov 30, 2017. 9 Replies

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Donald Rintoule replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Have tried Squirt a waxy lube. It isnt gluggy or sticky. It doesn't draw dirt. Its durable and keeps on working. Its easy to reapply. Lastly, it reduces friction well according to independent tests. I like it and use it."
Jul 23
PeterT liked John Knight's discussion A little winter shoe trick for warmer toes
Jul 20
tonydelyall replied to John Knight's discussion A little winter shoe trick for warmer toes
"On tours I've been known to pull a pair of wool socks over my gloved hands to keep the fingers warm."
Jul 20
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion A little winter shoe trick for warmer toes
"I gave the velotoze a go a while back. Yes, in torrential rain they are pretty amazing, but they trap all the moisture in, so your socks will still be wet from sweat, even in winter."
Jul 19
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion A little winter shoe trick for warmer toes
"On my tour back from Adelaide earlier this year, I had to get rid of the long fingered gloves that I'd packed because they were too tight for comfort. I visited a bike shop in Castlemaine and managed to get a pair that would be useful for the…"
Jul 19
Bill Parker replied to John Knight's discussion A little winter shoe trick for warmer toes
"That would be a very good look Dabba. Two years ago doing a shorter version of the Temora ride that Andrew blitzed last weekend we had the same cold, (maybe not quite as much), together with 50kms wind and rain with every "floodway" each…"
Jul 19
mikesbytes replied to John Knight's discussion A little winter shoe trick for warmer toes
"I've done that with a slot on the bottom to prevent winter water getting in"
Jul 19
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"They would be fairly thick side plates too - I'm sure they will handle a little rust ;-)"
Jul 19
ShaneA liked John Knight's discussion A little winter shoe trick for warmer toes
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Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion A little winter shoe trick for warmer toes
"I've put my socked feet into plastic bags that used to be provided by the supermarkets and then into the shoes. Seemed to offer some protection."
Jul 19
back street baron replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"On my cargo bike it is just a cheap KMC 8 speed one without any fancy platings. On my commuter , i've got HG-73 (9sp) these get a bit rusty too (but i am not complaining i got a box of 20 of them for free about 10 years ago). In both cases it…"
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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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