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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

Tags: Beaches, Hospital, Northern, path, Road

Cyclist gets instant karma

Started this discussion. Last reply by PeterT Sep 13, 2018. 1 Reply

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A little winter shoe trick for warmer toes

Started this discussion. Last reply by tonydelyall Jul 20, 2018. 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 John Knight Jun 6, 2018. 45 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

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John Knight liked PeterT's discussion Remorseful driver.
Jan 10
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Warringah Rd new paths and overpasses near the Northern Beaches Hospital
"Not yet Bob. At the moment it's via pedestrian crossing. The Wakehurst PWay / Warringah Rd intersection is still being built and the roadway will have a flyover straight over Wakehurst PWay, so eventually I imagine that cycles will be able to…"
Jan 8
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Warringah Rd new paths and overpasses near the Northern Beaches Hospital
"Is there an overpass at Wakehurst Parkway?"
Jan 8
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Warringah Rd new paths and overpasses near the Northern Beaches Hospital

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 rode to Brookvale yesterday via Mona Vale Rd and Forest Way and previously, I've run the Warringah Road gauntlet from Forest Way to Allambie Road - if it's early and in holiday season, it's not too scary - I somewhat jokingly call this stretch  "the Warringah Road Death Zone" - it's very cycle…See More
Jan 8
John Knight liked Neil Alexander's blog post 45
Jan 8
John Knight liked Susanna Mills's discussion 208km Monaro Rail Trail
Jan 4
Snowy_5 replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"No, but review from Bicycling Australia. The manufacturer claim the wax-based mix (that includes Teflon & zinc) keeps the chain cleaner, offers superior friction reduction properties over other chain lubes, and makes…"
Dec 18, 2018
Nigel replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"I received  WEND wax kit with a bicycle bought on line has anyone tried this product? You apply the cleaner until chain is clean and then apply wax with applicator like extra large lipstick to top and bottom of chain."
Dec 18, 2018
John Knight replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion WITWIMB
"Michael, Bob, that spot is known as Curiosity Rocks - after the large roundish boulders laying around in the waters at the end of the little bay there. And probably for the curious dents and marks they have left on various propellers and hulls over…"
Dec 14, 2018
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion It was all Mike Hall's fault that he was killed
"Oddly, there are some superficial similarities with an incident I was involved in about 30 years ago on the Monaro Hway just out of Michelago. I wrote off my brand new car and came very close to seriously injuring several passengers. Though the…"
Sep 27, 2018
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion It was all Mike Hall's fault that he was killed
"This is just horrifying. I can't think of another way to describe it. Mike Hall was on the shoulder of the road, most likely lit up like a small Christmas tree and yet because the driver "didn't see" him, it is an unfortunate…"
Sep 26, 2018
John Knight replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"Sad but true."
Sep 21, 2018
John Knight replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"Yes!"
Sep 21, 2018
John Knight replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"Have couple of nice glasses of wine Donald. Then have a lay down and shut your eyes. You might see it soon after that."
Sep 19, 2018
John Knight replied to James Mahon's discussion Super Car Runs Bicycle Rider Down from Behind - Akuna Bay - May 2018
"Terrible. Sounds like he is maintaining a very positive outlook, which is fantastic. The news stories make his injuries sound far less serious."
Sep 13, 2018
PeterT replied to John Knight's discussion Cyclist gets instant karma
"haha, CLICKBAIT!"
Sep 13, 2018

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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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