John Knight
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Bloody car drivers ......

Started this discussion. Last reply by mikesbytes Dec 27, 2017. 25 Replies

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WITWIMB for the day!

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Nov 30, 2017. 9 Replies

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Seaforth - Burnt Bridge bike path - Watch for angry ducks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scientia et Labore Oct 10, 2017. 4 Replies

I got chased by an over protective daddy duck last night on the way home from work. Mum and dad duck were on the side of the path with maybe 4 or 5 ducklings. Next thing I know, daddy duck is very…Continue

WITWIMB #2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter H Jan 16. 19 Replies

Fairly precise location is required.…Continue

 

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John Knight replied to James Mahon's discussion Sydney Olympic Park - Morning Laps & Stop Signs
"In the dark ages, late on Friday and Saturday nights, The northern end of Hill Road was known as Brickies. It was a famous illegal drag racing spot. I'm sure many older hoons still go there to reminisce.   "
24 minutes ago
John Knight replied to James Mahon's discussion Sydney Olympic Park - Morning Laps & Stop Signs
"Interestingly, a mate reported to me today that when he was doing SOP laps last week (solo, at a gentleman's hours) he saw a highway patrol car booking multiple cars during his laps."
17 hours ago
John Knight replied to James Mahon's discussion Sydney Olympic Park - Morning Laps & Stop Signs
"Absolutely - The stop sign there is ignored by cyclists and cars alike - it does not warrant a stop sign, but needs a give way sign and a warning sign to watch for traffic coming from the right.. Historically, the only incidents between motor…"
22 hours ago
John Knight replied to James Mahon's discussion Sydney Olympic Park - Morning Laps & Stop Signs
"Yes, changed to avoid the stop sign. The extra traffic light is not so bad."
yesterday
John Knight replied to James Mahon's discussion Sydney Olympic Park - Morning Laps & Stop Signs
"That is a very good question (the first one)! I've never ever thought of it in that way."
Saturday
John Knight replied to James Mahon's discussion Sydney Olympic Park - Morning Laps & Stop Signs
"I think they've been there at least 3 or 4 times in the last fortnight. The spot is at the corner of Australia Avenue and Kevin Coombs Avenue. The stop sign is on Australia Avenue, turning left into Kevin Coombs. Like Operation Pedro, I wonder…"
Saturday
Peter H replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB #2
Jan 16
Bill Parker replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB #2
"must be the helium in those two bottles and tires, they usually use argon in the tubes during Ti welding but yours must have been helium too and they had forgotten to purge it."
Jan 16
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB #2
"So light it almost floats away Bill!"
Jan 16
Bill Parker replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB #2
"It would be way too hard , narrow and mis-shapen for you Dabba but shares a shape like your new SMP TRK. Bike is very well balanced standing there by itself"
Jan 16
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB #2
"SMP Dynamic - set up way wrong. I've since been educated and it's now a lot closer to the bars with the nose tipped up."
Jan 16
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB #2
"What's the saddle? "
Jan 16
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB #2
"Thanks Peter. The number of people who appreciate tube frames is dwindling!"
Jan 15
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB #2
"Good choice.  With pumped hard 23mm tyres it's a tough push push push all the way on that rough chip seal. Bigger softer tyres would be the go.  I've done it on 2"mtb knobbie tyres - not ideal either ;-)"
Jan 15
Peter H replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB #2
"Regardless of where it is, that is a damn nice looking bike."
Jan 15
jrjr replied to John Knight's discussion WITWIMB #2
"I presumed the road surface would be rough, so I took my Cyclocross, running 32 Schwalbe Marathon plus, and not the roadie, glad i did."
Jan 14

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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