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Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney

Started this discussion. Last reply by mikesbytes yesterday. 11 Replies

Hi All,I'm doing the Gong Ride on Sunday and plan to ride back if my legs are feeling reasonable.1/ Bulli Pass and Princess Hway, but I heard last year going up Bulli was pretty daunting. 2/ Mt Kiera…Continue

Tags: Bulli, Kiera, Mt, Ride, Gong

WITWIMB?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Sep 29. 22 Replies

Pardon my slackness…Continue

Change of season - Watch out on shared paths!

Started this discussion. Last reply by sammy Sep 27. 17 Replies

I've noticed that in the last week or two with warmer weather and later sunsets that there have been more people out on the Gore Hill Fway Shared Path. I have gotten too used to seeing riders and…Continue

Anybody running Sram Force 22 groupset?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Jun 25. 4 Replies

I'm thinking of a total rebuild of my Litespeed in the next month or two, with a new groupset.I already have 11 speed compatible wheels, so 11 speed seems sensible!Force 22 (11 speed) looks pretty…Continue

 

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mikesbytes replied to John Knight's discussion Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney
"The route I've ridden back is to ride back to Stanwell tops, turn left towards Hellengsburg and take the Princess back to Waterfall, then back using the route that the bike clubs do for their Sunday rides"
yesterday
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney
"Plan, leave battery at foot of hill the day before. Or could someone make a bit of dough by having a bus with trailer (or an off duty coal truck) down the bottom doing shuttles?"
yesterday
Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria replied to John Knight's discussion Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney
"Not meaning to hijack the thread (well, at least not before John has his answer(s)) but if anyone is doing the ride on Sunday, AND isn't a member of a team, AND has or will raise >=$500 (in order to receive a complimentary team kit - read…"
yesterday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney
"Secret ways, Jackster, that's what I'm after! By the sound of it, If I'm feeling Ok, it looks like Bulli :~)"
yesterday
Jakster replied to John Knight's discussion Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney
"IF you return while the event is on, the police have stopped me previously going back in the RNP ( closed to traffic ). It really sucked as it was by far the nicest way. Mt Kiera or bulli pass are both a workout especially after a ride to the gong…"
yesterday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney
"Thanks Josh, I think I'll wait till I get to The Gong and see how my legs are feeling. Going the way you suggested would give a little more recovery time before hitting the hills back up to the top."
yesterday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney
"Thanks Drastic, I might have to HTFU!"
yesterday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney
"I'm riding down with the LACC boys - a bunch of whom will be going up Bulli. I'm just thinking of a softer option as an alternative, because I'm soft :~) "
yesterday
Josh replied to John Knight's discussion Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney
"You can go back the way you came (using the road not the path through the northern suburbs of Wollongong). Only issue is about a million people will tell you you're riding the wrong way. It gets a bit old..."
yesterday
Drastic replied to John Knight's discussion Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney
"Bulli Pass is the most common way back and you should be able to find a good bunch on the Princes Highway. Bulli is steep by rideable. There are quite a few Easy Riders going there and back so you could try following them if you can't find any…"
yesterday
timothy.clifford replied to John Knight's discussion Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney
"Just follow the DHBC jerseys ;-)"
yesterday
John Knight posted a discussion

Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney

Hi All,I'm doing the Gong Ride on Sunday and plan to ride back if my legs are feeling reasonable.1/ Bulli Pass and Princess Hway, but I heard last year going up Bulli was pretty daunting. 2/ Mt Kiera Road, then Clive Bissell Dr to the top of Mt Ousley Rd - the ride the shoulder to the Princess Highway. Virtually no traffic up Mt Kiera but need to ride the shoulder from the top of Mt Ousley to the Princess Hway.3/ Is there another way?Does anybody know how rideable the Mt Ousley Rd shoulder…See More
yesterday
John Knight posted a status
"Getting excited. Upgrades ordered yesterday!"
Oct 21
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion Has killing cyclists become a blood sport?
"That's what I'm trying to say in a boggled kind of a way. The reason for the crime may be completely insane e.g. "You raped my mother!" (That's what he said to my cousin who BTW, did not rape his mother!), but the plan,…"
Oct 21
John Knight replied to Rob Alexander's discussion Stolen Trek Fuel EX8 Bike - Drummoyne, NSW
":-( I don't know if they are pros or what, but none of the bikes - including top of the range Trek Madone, Bianchi, etc etc are gone without a trace - probably split for parts because the frames were very recognisable - the groupsets on Gumtree…"
Oct 21
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion Has killing cyclists become a blood sport?
"Paragraph 34 - That's my cousin. He got a broken eye socket from that. He had no idea it was coming! The guy was suffering from schizophrenia or similar very serious mental illness. Remember that mental illnesses can make you have extremely…"
Oct 21

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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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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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