John Knight
  • Male
  • Sydney, NSW
  • Australia
Share

John Knight's Friends

  • Seamus Fingleton
  • Bhanu Loku
  • Don Murchison
  • Robflyte
  • Snowy_5
  • Bill Parker
  • PeterT
  • Nigel
  • Si
  • Paul S
  • Michael S. (Boxhead)
  • Dan
  • Neil Alexander
  • Russ W

John Knight's Discussions

Time for a rant about ignorant homophobic idiots

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Wassell Jul 8. 38 Replies

I got abused by some guy this morning for wearing Lycra. He said "Go put some clothes on, I can see everything, it's offensive".He wouldn't give it a rest and stood there baiting me.Truly, who are…Continue

Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Snowy_5 May 25. 16 Replies

These look like a great idea - being able to seal on your calf and stop your shoes filling up looks actually possible with the Velotoze. $28 from Cell Bikes. Anybody tried them?Continue

Tags: feet, wet, velotoze, overshoes

Last minute shopping for girls "ride to school bike"

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Dec 27, 2014. 15 Replies

I need to find a bike for my daughter who is 12yo and tall - 168cm.She wants a ladies type bike with mudguards and rack.We are in Lane Cove and have some hills up to 8%-10% so I think she needs a…Continue

Tags: triple, bike, school, girls, ladies

 

John Knight's Page

Latest Activity

John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Cheapy commuting headlight review - Solarstorm X2 - first impressions
"It's still going strong Snowy_5, after more than 2 years. Not bad for $50! The batteries are the worst though. I've gone through 3 batteries now and need another one. I guess that's what you get for $10-$15 rechargeable battery…"
Sunday
Snowy_5 replied to John Knight's discussion Cheapy commuting headlight review - Solarstorm X2 - first impressions
"More reviews from Candle Power forum."
Sunday
Snowy_5 replied to John Knight's discussion Cheapy commuting headlight review - Solarstorm X2 - first impressions
"Why do sellers trying to sell 5,000 lumens lights when it isn`t what they claim to be? It`s an exaggeration of the fake increased lumens. Remember that on web that sells 9,000+ lumens, well it isn`t meant to be. Sellers should be charged with…"
Aug 29
John Knight replied to herzog's discussion To all cycling advocacy groups
"YES!"
Aug 17
John Knight replied to Snowy_5's discussion Guardsman Pass Tour of Utah`15 nasty crash
"I agree, there are so many things to worry about crashing into that you don't need support vehicle drivers trying to take you out as well. There have been several cases lately where drivers should have been kicked off the tour for their…"
Aug 12
John Knight replied to Snowy_5's discussion Guardsman Pass Tour of Utah`15 nasty crash
"Hi Si, There's a right hander immediately before this lefty, it's just up out of view - there's another video around that shows it - Anyway, if you rail the lefty at speed, and if you fall asleep for one second, or think to yourself…"
Aug 12
John Knight replied to Snowy_5's discussion Guardsman Pass Tour of Utah`15 nasty crash
"Only a net would have saved him from flying into the timber if the car wasn't there. He was flying! The car probably saved him from worse - cars dent and absorb some energy. Tree trunks not so much."
Aug 11
John Knight replied to Snowy_5's discussion Guardsman Pass Tour of Utah`15 nasty crash
"That makes me feel a little sick. It's obviously a freaky bit of road looking at the number of preceding riders bailing out of the racing line and riding their brakes around the less steep outside. The poor guy looks like he'd lost it way…"
Aug 10
John Knight replied to Snowy_5's discussion Someone spying on you at night while riding
"Maybe trying to hitch a ride. Lucky for you he didn't jump!  "
Aug 10
John Knight commented on Dan's blog post Camera! Action! Police!
"Good work Dan! Good advice. I often ride up Burns Bay hill on weekend mornings and never had a problem there until about 6 weeks ago when I was tailgated for no reason - I might need one of those cameras too!"
Aug 4
John Knight liked Dan's blog post Camera! Action! Police!
Aug 4
John Knight replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Tell Mike O where to go - going Dutch (and French, Belg and Brit)
"And Blaenau Ffestiniog is quite close enough to Portmeirion to tie in a visit there - the beautiful village where The Prisoner TV series was shot. "
Aug 4
John Knight replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Tell Mike O where to go - going Dutch (and French, Belg and Brit)
"Those slate towns are fascinating! Mr O also needs to go to Cardiff to watch Welsh rugby, and have a pint or two of Brains!"
Aug 4
John Knight liked Snowy_5's video
Aug 2
John Knight replied to Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria's discussion Werld ferst - truple beck flup
"What an amazing sucsuss!"
Jul 14
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion Differences - 9spd vs 10spd cassettes
"Hi Dabba, My only suggestion is to go scientific on this and check the teeth on the big rings of all bikes. Then check the cassettes so that you can be sure you have the 9 speed bike in exactly the same gear ratio as the 10 speed - i.e. 52 x 17 on…"
Jul 10

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!

John Knight's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (3 comments)

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 :-)

You need to be a member of Sydney Cyclist to add comments!

Join Sydney Cyclist

John Knight's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

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.…

Continue
 
 
 

Community Ads

Sponsors





© 2015   Created by DamianM.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service