John Knight
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  • Sydney, NSW
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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, 2019. 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, 2019. 20 Replies

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Stuff the bike riders

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Apr 23, 2019. 31 Replies

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

 

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John Knight replied to Bob Moore's discussion Parramatta Boardwalk to go ahead
"It gets extremely low under the Macarthur St bridge! You can see in Jame's piccy where the workers are there is only a meter or so of freeboard..... They might need retaining walls and one way drains in a few spots. But it should be…"
Thursday
John Knight replied to Bob Moore's discussion Parramatta Boardwalk to go ahead
"Yeah, we saw it on Sunday morning.  It's going to bypass the steepest little hill on the path ;-)"
Tuesday
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion More people taking up cycling worldwide to avoid coronavirus
"I think road traffic is down by a fair margin, at least North Shore / Northern Beaches. I think a lot are working from home."
Mar 17
John Knight replied to Pat The Rat's discussion Warringah Rd Blocked 19 02 2020
"I had to carry my bike over a tree on the Gore Hill Path this morning. And duck under another 2 or 3 that are leaning diagonally over the path.  It was another tough weather night last night!"
Feb 19
John Knight replied to noelbike's discussion Vehicle Confiscation law needed
"We need it. Everybody needs it!"
Feb 7
John Knight replied to noelbike's discussion Vehicle Confiscation law needed
"It's a symptom of our totally entrenched "drivers have plenty of good excuses for their appalling driving" mentality.  "
Feb 7
John Knight replied to noelbike's discussion Vehicle Confiscation law needed
"It would take a tidalwave of change. Change priority at crossings so pedestrians cross before cars. Change every special lurk that car drivers have and put pedestrians and vulnerable road users in front of them. Above them. And arguments about…"
Feb 4
John Knight replied to noelbike's discussion Vehicle Confiscation law needed
"You know they're that bad Bob. It's been commented many times that if you want to murder someone, wait till they're riding a bike and run them over. Guaranteed most lenient sentence."
Feb 4
John Knight replied to noelbike's discussion Vehicle Confiscation law needed
"Yes. Legally switch the drivers social status in society from the top to the bottom."
Feb 4
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion Should I write a christmas-day-cycling blog?
"You would be letting me down, and worse, letting yourself down, if you didn't."
Dec 20, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
John Knight replied to James Mahon's discussion Super Car Runs Bicycle Rider Down from Behind - Akuna Bay - May 2018
"OMG."
Jul 9, 2019

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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