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Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!

Started this discussion. Last reply by cafard à deux roues Feb 13. 14 Replies

I drove out to Eastern Creek this morning and was very pleased to see about 6 police on motorcycles targeting mobile phone use among the East bound lanes of traffic. They had no shortage of…Continue

Tags: police, blitz, phone, mobile, M7

Route help - Lane Cove National Park to Lane Cove along the river

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Jan 19. 9 Replies

This is embarrassing! I should know this!Google maps gives a route that uses "The Fairway" from the intersection of Lady Game Dr and Fullers Rd and goes along the river to Mowbray Rd through the…Continue

Letter to the Premier from the Chairman of Cycling NSW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dabba Dec 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Sensible words - driver education and awareness are critical. The balance has been out of whack with cyclists copping 95% of the flak.…Continue

Tags: premier, the, to, letter, cnsw

Time for new bib shorts

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Dec 16, 2016. 23 Replies

Prompted by Dan's blog post below about stuff wearing out, my couple of pairs of Go-To bib shorts are just about dead.I can't justify the ridiculous prices for top of the range stuff - specially when…Continue

 

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John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion How? Why? 14/4/17
"Too right! Punishment passes like this are completely inexcusable regardless of rideable shoulder or not. The driver had the whole road to use to pass with consideration of others and instead made a deliberate decision to show the bike rider…"
17 hours ago
John Knight replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Mike needs a new bike ...
"baa baa, I read some really interesting stuff on crank lengths the other day which makes a lot of sense, yet is, as first, completely counter intuitive. The tallest people sometimes get the best fit for race and often get the best fit for TT and Tri…"
Friday
John Knight replied to tonydelyall's discussion DIY Downtube Shifter Boss Cover - any suggestions?
"Looks great from here!"
Friday
John Knight replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Mike needs a new bike ...
"Yes Dabba, I guess you are correct. Flexibility AND core strength. A few years back I had a bike fit in winter after being a bit sick. The bike fitter checked my core strength using the plank and stopwatch method. I was piss weak. He shifted…"
Friday
John Knight replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Mike needs a new bike ...
"Both pads moving would make a big difference for sure! To reduce excessive lever play, winding the cable adjuster only gets you so far. You end up with not quite so excessive lever play, and dragging brakes and squeaking noises. You need to manually…"
Apr 20
John Knight replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Mike needs a new bike ...
"Maybe I've got dud Hayes cable disc brakes on my 29er? They are often needing the inner pad adjusted and seem to wear pretty fast. Yes, they stop harder and yes, they work just as well in the rain, but frequent adjustments, finding replacement…"
Apr 20
John Knight replied to tonydelyall's discussion DIY Downtube Shifter Boss Cover - any suggestions?
"Sorry ;-)"
Apr 18
John Knight replied to tonydelyall's discussion DIY Downtube Shifter Boss Cover - any suggestions?
"Heh heh heh ......."
Apr 18
John Knight replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Mike needs a new bike ...
"As for the build - I'm with James again on all of it. Ultegra or Force 22, rim brakes, cables on everything. Simple, reliable, easy to fix yourself."
Apr 18
John Knight replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Mike needs a new bike ...
"I know 2 owners of fully custom built Chinese titanium frames and they are extremely happy with the results - with turnaround times and pricing that make Baum look quite ridiculous.. AFAIK they can build to your exact frame dimensions and add in any…"
Apr 18
John Knight replied to Snowy_5's discussion Disc brake cover
"Ok. I'm in!"
Apr 11
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion Indian Pacific Wheel Race
"Haven't heard a thing yet .... This on the weekend though is kind of interesting Dot Watching - Death on Google Maps"
Apr 10
John Knight replied to Snowy_5's discussion Disc brake cover
"Sheesh - Not even carbon!"
Apr 7
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion Indian Pacific Wheel Race
"Yep, some kind of cattle prod / tazer that would kill their car electrics would be nice :-) It worries me, because if it takes such a small nudge to push some of these people over the edge, it's not just cyclists needing to be careful around…"
Apr 6
John Knight replied to Bob Moore's discussion Central to Darling Harbour Pedestrian (and bicycle?) link
"I was at UTS (then NSWIT) doing Mech Eng. back in those days and remember the Pyrmont/Darling Harbour area well. Such a crying shame to lose The Incinerator and so many other things there.  "
Apr 6
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion Indian Pacific Wheel Race
"I don't think the media started it, but they sure haven't discouraged it, and in fact yes, encouraged it with "cockroaches on wheels" crap. Even the NSW Police Facebook page allows anti-cyclist rants, misunderstandings about road…"
Apr 6

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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