John Knight
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John Knight's Discussions

WITWIMB?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight on Monday. 23 Replies

Pardon my slackness…Continue

Change of season - Watch out on shared paths!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Alexander on Saturday. 19 Replies

I've noticed that in the last week or two with warmer weather and later sunsets that there have been more people out on the Gore Hill Fway Shared Path. I have gotten too used to seeing riders and…Continue

Anybody running Sram Force 22 groupset?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Jun 25. 4 Replies

I'm thinking of a total rebuild of my Litespeed in the next month or two, with a new groupset.I already have 11 speed compatible wheels, so 11 speed seems sensible!Force 22 (11 speed) looks pretty…Continue

"So Happy" - More on driving and texting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dabba Apr 30. 16 Replies

Saw this in the news today. More evidence of the danger/stupidity/consequences of texting while behind the wheel.…Continue

Tags: consequences, driving, happy, Text

 

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John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"For tourers I guess it's a necessity. You have to keep the bike upright and the click-stand might actually be a lighter more versatile solution than a kick stand."
Monday
Ma Dame Vélo replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"Actually I'm with Warren.  i have a click stand for my tourer.  I don't think the stick would have worked - click stands come with little brake loops so that you can put the brakes on while the bike is standing.  The stick…"
Monday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"Sorry Warren, I didn't intend for that too sound mean. I'm sure that plenty of rides would like a click-stand. Me, I pride myself on having a little creative spirit (most of the time) and would buy a click-stand if touring Antarctica, but…"
Monday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"I'm with Dabba on this Warren :-( If I spent a minute looking I'd have found a stick to do the job. They were everywhere! Uh. See the one near my feet in the piccy? Probably would have worked."
Monday
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"Sorry Warren, but for me that's just another thing that you have to find a place for before it gets lost!"
Monday
Warren Hudson replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"Pardon my slackness resting my bike on the road. I couldn't be bothered finding anything to prop it up. Have you seen Click-stands? ... they weigh nothing, they're made from shock-corded aircraft tubing, and fit on the cross bar with a tad…"
Monday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"The descent is definitely more fun going South."
Monday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"Thank you for having some decorum! I'll have to have another look at geotagging. I turned it off a while back because the tagging thing visible on every image bugged me."
Monday
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"Is there a better direction to climb it from - south to north vs north to south?"
Monday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"No, not so bad, the hills are nicely graded, though most have a steeper few hundred metres or so just before the top. STRAVA says the worst was a cat 3 2.8km 6.9 degrees average. Going down was fun - big fast sweepers. Just riding on such a big road…"
Monday
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"A bit of a slog with road cogs?"
Monday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
Monday
Neil Alexander replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"Nup. ^^^^"
Monday
Keen Cyclist replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"Just north of the old Mooney Mooney bridge on the old Pacific highway?"
Monday
PeterT replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"hey! At least I didn't use the info on Strava!  :-)"
Monday
Neil Alexander replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB?
"Just using available information. All's fair in war and WITWIMB. I've been trying to find the spot on Wooton Way with StreetView but can't find an exact match. Do you have a link to exact location, JK?"
Monday

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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