John Knight
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10th May - Strava Global Ride to Work Day

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Apr 30. 8 Replies

http://blog.strava.com/bike-to-work/Do we really need an excuse to ride to work? :-)Continue

Be careful out there folks

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Apr 7. 3 Replies

Rider down on the Gore Hill Path tonight.Just down hill from Naremburn shops. I don't know the story - he was being looked after by several other riders already on the scene.Hopefully he isn't badly…Continue

My SRAM jockey wheels are wearing down, so I Google .....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dabba Apr 3. 35 Replies

And blow my mind!…Continue

All about me!

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Mar 9. 30 Replies

Thank you Sydney Cyclist and all Sydney Cyclist inhabitants!I think I became a member here around July - August 2011. On doctors orders, I had to get a healthier lifestyle - my weight was slowly…Continue

 

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John Knight replied to JimmyH's discussion Bikes v Cars doco on SBS Thursday night
"It l9ooks like a great doco - But 10.35pm!!! Who's awake to watch it?"
yesterday
John Knight replied to Jeff's discussion Freshwater to Sydney commute
"Jeff, I commute once or twice a week Lane Cove - Brookvale and use most of Paul Jacksons route. Definitely you don't need to go on Military Road. I find the back way through from Cremorne to Seaforth to be quiet, safe, even…"
Monday
John Knight replied to Mike Stuart's discussion Cyclist's Questiontime
"I agree and try to do my bit of reclaiming, but I have a family and draw the line at martyrdom. I'll take a slightly longer or slower route to ride in less traffic and reduce stress where possible."
Sunday
John Knight replied to Mike Stuart's discussion Cyclist's Questiontime
"Or why ride with retina burning lights tilted in other riders faces at all? It rides me nuts too. A few weeks ago I rode into and out of the city during evening peak traffic (Brookvale - Annandale - Lane Cove), I preferred the roads to the paths.…"
Sunday
John Knight replied to Mike Stuart's discussion Cyclist's Questiontime
"I've ridden up the East side of Roseville Bridge several times. You have the option of going onto the path if you feel the need. Going up the West side towards Chatswood is another story. It's probably half as steep again, the cars go up…"
Sunday
John Knight replied to Mike Stuart's discussion Cyclist's Questiontime
"As in the rest of life besides riding, takes all types Mike,  Some people make mistakes and choose the wrong options. Some lack the required skills or fitness to attempt them. Others just do things their way, right or wrong. Personally, I…"
Sunday
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion Does anybody know the old Mungo Brush - Seal Rocks mining road?
"I think that the water is too brackish to drink Bob. Dingos and packs of wild dogs have been an increasing problem in that NP for a while. They apparently are becoming as much of an issue as those on Fraser Island."
May 19
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Does anybody know the old Mungo Brush - Seal Rocks mining road?
"There were dingos at The Wells campsite, didn't see them but heard them run past my tent in early am. Another camper was up early and saw them.I saw sea eagles,swans,ducks, honey eaters,tawny frog mouths,but no snakes, unlike on a previous…"
May 18
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Does anybody know the old Mungo Brush - Seal Rocks mining road?
"You rode it straight after the grader Neil! We haven't been up there for a while. I'm missing the area a bit, specially Wootton Way!"
May 18
Neil Alexander replied to John Knight's discussion Does anybody know the old Mungo Brush - Seal Rocks mining road?
"The Old Gibber Trail was certainly passable by touring bike in winter 2013. http://www.sydneycyclist.com/photo/witwimb-22-june-2013?commentId=1321712%3AComment%3A538265"
May 18
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion Does anybody know the old Mungo Brush - Seal Rocks mining road?
"The last time that I was in that area, I camped at Mungo Brush. It was probably about April, so there weren't many people there. It was a bit unnerving during the night with the howling of the wild dogs and having them running around the camp…"
May 18
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Does anybody know the old Mungo Brush - Seal Rocks mining road?
"I tried the old mining road on Sunday.I rode up to point B on the Old Gibber Track from Mungo Brush Rd, which had some rough gravell in places, more like stones, but no problem on a MTB, and legthy relatively smooth sections, so a loaded touter…"
May 18
John Knight replied to Sam Daykin's discussion New front light wanted.
"I started using the Bontrager Ion 700R at the beginning of this year. I am impressed with it so far - It has 5 operating modes - high, medium, low, low with strobe and strobe only. High is very very bright - I never use it. Easy to fit to your bars…"
May 16
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
""I averaged 64kmh top to bottom" You're a braver man than I am Gungadin, especially with all of the bush debris and crappy surface in places. Neil, I think that there'd be lots of places that I'd drop down to the two-foot…"
May 14
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"According to Strava, 9% max. I averaged 64kmh top to bottom, requiring a little caution since the shoulders and even the centre of the road are covered in leaf litter and moss! It's an awesome stretch of road regardless of the profile. "
May 14
Neil Alexander replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"I dunno what you're looking at but the only bit that looks steeper to me is the 100m between 11.93 and 12.03. You could walk that. ;-)"
May 14

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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