John Knight
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John Knight's Discussions

To make things a little more balanced

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Robinson May 31. 5 Replies

Spotted in the Brisbane Courier Mail last Friday.Those car drivers really are a lot more than naughty!…Continue

Bicycle Lane in Artarmon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Alexander May 15. 20 Replies

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Stuff the bike riders

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Apr 23. 31 Replies

What a kick in the teeth ....…Continue

 

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John Knight replied to Hector Lupuche-Oviedo's discussion Riding on the bus lane in /
"A normal Bus Lane can also be used by bicycles, motor cycles, hire cars, taxis.  A Bus Only lane can only be used by busses. If the Bus Lane is 3 to 7 then it will be open to all vehicles outside those times and only to busses, bicycles,…"
Aug 26
John Knight replied to Hector Lupuche-Oviedo's discussion Riding on the bus lane in /
"I ride this same way to work (when I ride to work, which has been never, lately ....) The bus lane is fine.  I've been using them for years from the Fairlight end of Burnt Bridge to Warringah Mall. Both ways. I've found the bus…"
Aug 26
John Knight replied to 34 x 28's discussion Draft Lane Cove Bike Plan - on Public exhibition
"Oops, yeah, the pedestrian lights have bike lights too .... So I guess we don't need to worry about that."
Aug 1
John Knight replied to 34 x 28's discussion Draft Lane Cove Bike Plan - on Public exhibition
"I've been riding through there too, for at least 6 years.  There is too much going on coming down the path from the highway to the Longueville Rd lights. Particularly too many people getting off busses and wandering all over the place…"
Jul 31
John Knight replied to 34 x 28's discussion Draft Lane Cove Bike Plan - on Public exhibition
"Thank you. I've put a few comments on about turning off the Epping Rd path in to Longueville Road.  It can get super congested with pedestrians, and have cars coming from several directions at once. I'm kind of surprised there have…"
Jul 26
John Knight replied to James Mahon's discussion Super Car Runs Bicycle Rider Down from Behind - Akuna Bay - May 2018
"OMG."
Jul 9
John Knight posted a discussion

Some sensible discussion about the future of autonomous vehicles

From ABC Radio - https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/will-you-drive-an-autonomous-car/11086812There is a lot more to it than meets the eye.To summarsie - Don't hold your breath waiting ................See More
Jun 6
John Knight replied to ShaneA's discussion Driving a ute on a Cycleway 29/01/2019
"Correct! I'm teaching my daughter to drive now, and there is still zip in the learner driver program about dealing with cyclists! "
Jun 6
John Knight replied to Bob Moore's discussion On the radar
"If only it was 100km west ......."
Jun 4
Peter Robinson replied to John Knight's discussion To make things a little more balanced
"crossing guards at my kids school get all kinds of abuse from entitled parents when they call on them to not park in the no stopping areas.  Then there are the parents who decide the 2 minute drop off and pick up bay is for them to park in for…"
May 31
Jon replied to John Knight's discussion To make things a little more balanced
"will the police accept their body cameras as evidence?"
May 30
mikesbytes replied to John Knight's discussion To make things a little more balanced
"When lollypop holder gets hit, will they be saying "sorry didn't see you""
May 20
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion To make things a little more balanced
"It must be getting pretty crazy to be going down the path of body cameras! Damned lawless cyclists!"
May 20
James Gray replied to John Knight's discussion To make things a little more balanced
"And often it's the parents whoa re the worst offenders. The number of parents I've seen decide that the No Stopping zone just in front of the school crossing doesn't apply to them is pathetic."
May 20
John Knight posted a discussion

To make things a little more balanced

Spotted in the Brisbane Courier Mail last Friday.Those car drivers really are a lot more than naughty!See More
May 20
Neil Alexander replied to John Knight's discussion Bicycle Lane in Artarmon
"These "facilities" only "work" if the cars are parked correctly close to the kerb. A VERY big ask of many drivers..."
May 15

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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