John Knight
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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

WITHIMB?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Nov 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Here you go.Not as cryptic as the last one by far!Please name the town where this park is located.…Continue

WITWIMB?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Nov 11, 2014. 12 Replies

There are a couple of subtle…Continue

Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Nov 3, 2014. 14 Replies

Hi All,I'm doing the Gong Ride on Sunday and plan to ride back if my legs are feeling reasonable.1/ Bulli Pass and Princess Hway, but I heard last year going up Bulli was pretty daunting. 2/ Mt Kiera…Continue

Tags: Bulli, Kiera, Mt, Ride, Gong

 

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John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMWBWMWOITT*
"Hotham is only on the 250 and 300 isn't it? You didn't participate in any of the AAC rides today? (Unless you finished the ACE250 already!) CRB Hill - I think the fact that you can see it snaking steeply left right left right up the hill…"
21 hours ago
John Knight replied to JP's discussion Affordable Lynskey's.
"I'm not sure Si, I would take advice from the retailer on that issue :-)"
yesterday
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMWBWMWOITT*
"No Megs or WTFs! If the 10-11% bit was just a few km from the chalet somebody would have given it a bad name! Any idea who (The) Meg was? Can't have been good!"
yesterday
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMWBWMWOITT*
"Oh yeah, I forgot about the no crazy steep bits part of it. You do see riders on commuters and MTBs up the top. Nice.."
yesterday
John Knight replied to JP's discussion Affordable Lynskey's.
"Rockies! My bad! I drove across them once - North Texas over the top to New Mexico. It was amazing. Up, up, up, up. Scrubland turned into forest, then the snowline, snow, a ski resort, a herd of deer, then down again, down, down, back to sand and…"
yesterday
John Knight replied to JP's discussion Affordable Lynskey's.
"A hell of a thing for hours of 8%-10%. LOL! Decades ago I met a young Scottish guy who rode east to west across the U.S., coast to coast. He said he did it without any planning. He bought a BMX type bike with a basket on it from a kid on the street…"
yesterday
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion What does it all mean?
"http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/derailers-rear.html I exceeded by one tooth on my road bike - no touching or scraping where it shouldn't, so I didn't need to buy a new medium cage RD. From the Sheldon Brown page, it looks like you have…"
yesterday
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion What does it all mean?
"So you are exceeding the total capacity of the derailleur by 1 tooth. You might get away with it. I did on the old iteration of my road bike. Otherwise, you need a RD with a bigger total capacity."
yesterday
John Knight replied to JP's discussion Affordable Lynskey's.
"Check this out - The same track bike - Jamis Sonic! Climbing the Dolomites on a TRACK BIKE! You should be able to drill and tap the seat stays for a decent rack! "
yesterday
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMWBWMWOITT*
"Very nice! Very nice! I have to say that effort put into colour coordination has payed off! Superb! That could be my favourite hill. Long shady stretches, Not really any boring bits on the way up. With a fabulous descent that has a perfect surface…"
yesterday
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion What does it all mean?
"Total capacity is the maximum no.of teeth difference between big/small on the front and big/small on the back - the biggest difference in chain length your rear derailleur must be able to take-up. I have 50/34 front and 11/27 rear, so my total…"
yesterday
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMWBWMWOI*? WHAW**!
"Or is a mazing?"
Friday
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMWBWMWOI*? WHAW**!
"I think he's saving himself - he has a maze to negotiate later on .......... I just checked my numbers from Bright - Falls Creek - Bright Going out - Bright to Tawonga Gap - 65 min Coming back - MB to Tawonga Gap - 54 min Tawonga Gap East climb…"
Friday
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMWBWMWOI*? WHAW*!
"That's a lovely offer Eleri! I wish I was in Bright!"
Thursday
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMWBWMWOI*?
"BTW, it that you lot done already for the day? I haven't seen a piccy of the Lynskey at the top of Mt Buffalo yet. Ti glinting in the afternoon glow - that would be a stunning sight!"
Thursday
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMWBWMWOI*?
" Did not stop at the orchard NA! It is a super quiet road with a few nice views. Nearly got hit by a snake leaving there!"
Thursday

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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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