John Knight
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Bicycle NSW Minimum Passing Distance (MPD) procedures and resources

Started this discussion. Last reply by Snowy_5 Aug 9. 1 Reply

From a Facebook conversation with BNSW I have the following BNSW MPD LINK to their web site concerning MPD procedures for how to…Continue

So a neighbour in Lane Cove got T boned by a car in April

Started this discussion. Last reply by yugyug Jul 8. 30 Replies

He injured his hand - requiring recurring hospital visits, but his bike and the car that T boned him were undamaged.Asking him on the weekend about how he has recovered, he told me that the worst…Continue

Re covering saddles ??

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Jul 5. 9 Replies

The leather on the rear of my faithful Selle SMP Dynamic is starting to scuff up and I'm worried that it's going to start scouring and scuffing my knicks.The best price for a new Dynamic I can find…Continue

Tags: re, cover, leather, dynamic, smp

Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!

Started this discussion. Last reply by cafard à deux roues Feb 13. 14 Replies

I drove out to Eastern Creek this morning and was very pleased to see about 6 police on motorcycles targeting mobile phone use among the East bound lanes of traffic. They had no shortage of…Continue

Tags: police, blitz, phone, mobile, M7

 

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John Knight replied to Bill Parker's discussion Crank Length ?
"NFI really, but I would go for the 170mm. Shorter crank means slightly less knee loading and might be better if you aren't the most flexible of fellows - the knee doesn't rise as high giving a narrower range of leg motion which might be…"
10 hours ago
Snowy_5 replied to John Knight's discussion Bicycle NSW Minimum Passing Distance (MPD) procedures and resources
"Old news. Been posted on 5/7/17."
Aug 9
John Knight posted a discussion

Bicycle NSW Minimum Passing Distance (MPD) procedures and resources

From a Facebook conversation with BNSW I have the following BNSW MPD LINK to their web site concerning MPD procedures for how to gather and present evidence of an MPD infringement to the Police.And also there is a MPD data collection point that BNSW has established for riders to log their close passes so that BNSW can accumulate MPD data for advocacy purposes to the Gov't and Police.Apologies if this has already been posted,…See More
Aug 9
John Knight replied to Peter H's discussion And this is why it is so dangerous on the roads
"Yep! Simple, put both speed humps right across both sides."
Aug 7
Neil Alexander commented on John Knight's status
"The Epping Rd bike path is particularly tough on cranks!"
Aug 2
John Knight posted a status
"I just watched a guy stop on the Epping Road path. He went back and picked up his crank arm. Another Bontrager square taper bites the dust!"
Aug 2
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion Help - fixing a thermal bib
"Top answer!"
Aug 1
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion Help - fixing a thermal bib
"I'm thinking a spray on or paint on waterproofing treatment - Try maybe Kathmandu or Macpac or Mountain Designs? What happened? Hipflask of Grapa leak in your jersey pocket?  "
Aug 1
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMB: After which I went and rode bits of the Great North Walk from here as suggested by Bob. Thanks, Bob :-(
"Thanks! That's it.  I was hoping to find a rideable track from Fullers Rd Bridge to the bottom of Mowbray Rd - or to one of the streets off the North side of Mowbray. I don't think it's going to happen though. Thanks again…"
Aug 1
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMB: After which I went and rode bits of the Great North Walk from here as suggested by Bob. Thanks, Bob :-(
"Definitely more and more cars early Saturday mornings than there used to be. We've noticed a year on year increase in traffic at 6am. We briefly considered changing to a 5.30 start, and then canned the idea......."
Aug 1
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMB: After which I went and rode bits of the Great North Walk from here as suggested by Bob. Thanks, Bob :-(
"Though Neil thinks I'm brave, I've never done it once, even on quiet weekends, and I live just about on River Road. Too hilly, too many bends with reduced visibility, and cars and motorcycles use it as a short cut race track. The 50kmh…"
Aug 1
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMB: After which I went and rode bits of the Great North Walk from here as suggested by Bob. Thanks, Bob :-(
"I don't mind riding down the highway, and Grosvenor is extremely quiet. I've ridden all the way up Fullers Rd a couple of times and do not like the top half. I should try the marked back way - My daughter is supposed to ride to school that…"
Aug 1
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMB: After which I went and rode bits of the Great North Walk from here as suggested by Bob. Thanks, Bob :-(
":-("
Jul 31
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMB: After which I went and rode bits of the Great North Walk from here as suggested by Bob. Thanks, Bob :-(
"Here are my pathetic wanderings on that morning ..... The golf course is covered in signs warning that trespassers will be shot, and along with the fact that tracks shown on google don't even seem to exist at all, I've officially given up…"
Jul 31
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMB: After which I went and rode bits of the Great North Walk from here as suggested by Bob. Thanks, Bob :-(
"Keener then I am Neil. Well done. I got sucked into finding a similarly marked path on Google Maps from Fullers Bridge through to the bottom part of Mowbray Road.  After much confusion and pain, I gave up and rode up to Chatswood to get home :-("
Jul 30
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMB: Princes St Lookout in Boronia Park at Hunters Hill
"Here you go - I just stumbled on this - "North Western and Lane Cove Valley Expressway" Still vaguely feasible I guess - through Buffalo Creek Reserve and linking up to the M2, though a street or two would have to go in Boronia Park. What…"
Jul 27

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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John Knight's Blog

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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