John Knight
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Oh crap :-\

Started this discussion. Last reply by PeterT Apr 9. 41 Replies

Putting my bike back together after a trip to Melbourne and snapped a stem cap screw. Guess it's time to buy a torque wrench.And maybe a new stem if I can't get the broken bit of the screw out.Do LBS…Continue

Tags: wrench, Shits, torque, stem, screw

Interesting BBC article on the origins of Jaywalking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Le Marquis Géliot-Guillaume Feb 15. 12 Replies

Sounds like a good marketing plan to me!http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26073797Continue

Reliable HRM to pair up with Garmin Edge 500 ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by stempost Dec 16, 2013. 15 Replies

This morning I got my third failure of the standard bundle Garmin HRM. Model HRM2 I think it is.That's three gone in 13 months.Is there one that lasts?Continue

 

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John Knight replied to sammy's discussion Frustrated police have blasted the "disturbing" number of WA drivers using mobile phones
"This story was on The Project on Channel 10 last night. See the program on Tenplay - scroll along to 30:20 Absolutely no mercy for the phone users caught out. I thought it was excellent. No mention of cycling, but the views of The Project team were…"
1 hour ago
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion "A metre matters" - Is it the right message?
"Hmmm, three words ....... "Open Your Eyes" "Look In Front" "Put Phone Down" "Stop F#$%&g Texting" "
21 hours ago
John Knight commented on Dan's blog post Shiny new shoes
"That's a unique concept! I have to wear work clothes at work - can't be avoided. Do you keep spare shoes at work if you get rained on? Wet shoes all day would be a bummer!"
yesterday
John Knight commented on Dan's blog post Shiny new shoes
"@ Rob - You mean you don't have to change shoes when you get to work? "
yesterday
John Knight commented on Dan's blog post Shiny new shoes
"Comment I hope you like them. You will notice performance improvements over your old Scotts - the Shininess Effect is real! My Bontrager shoes are edging closer to replacement. Only 8,000km, but the ratchet straps are looking pretty chopped up…"
Tuesday
PeterT liked John Knight's blog post WITHIMB?
Monday
John Knight commented on John Knight's blog post WITHIMB?
"Yes, it's the Great North Road, about half way up the hill from the gate at Wiseman's. Bad Dad! I willed the girls up there. I should have checked first. STRAVA says the climb from the bottom gate to the top gate is 1.7km at 7.7% average.…"
Sunday
Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon commented on John Knight's blog post WITHIMB?
"Probably just up the hill from here: "
Sunday
Bill Parker commented on John Knight's blog post WITHIMB?
"Good set of panniers, you will be a Dabba soon I expect. Somewhere on the ex Great North Road, maybe north of Wisemans Ferry? If it was all as level and wide as that we would be running B-double bullock drays on it still."
Sunday
John Knight posted a blog post
Sunday
John Knight replied to Doddsy's discussion Is Bof engaging in corrupt conduct?
"I bet Eddie cracked a bottle of Grange tonight."
Apr 16
John Knight replied to DamianM's discussion Bicycle Network... and threats of legal action
"Cell is good. Received my first ever pair of pannier bags today from them. Ordered yesterday :-) $48. Not the best, but good enough for my minimal expected use. They have flouro rain covers that tuck into the cover flaps. <img…"
Apr 16
John Knight replied to Dan's discussion Terrific driver...
"Nice! I've had some good experiences with truck drivers too - who I guess are the "old school" types who are prepared to give slower vehicles some space and courtesy, knowing that in turn they need that from others on the road also. "
Apr 16
John Knight replied to Sir robflyte's discussion Don't you get sick?
"I rode home in the rain last night as well. It was raining lightly most of the way, and then started bucketing from Crows Nest along West St all the way to Lane Cove. I had some premonition in the morning and put on a base layer for the 1st time…"
Apr 16
John Knight commented on Dabba's blog post WITWIMB (2)
"Ah yes, now I view on the big screen there is some detail in the background I was missing on the screen of my phone! Still don't know exactly where though :-)"
Apr 15
Tom .Peg-leg liked John Knight's video
Apr 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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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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