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

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight 2 hours ago. 8 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

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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

Watch out for the "St Trinians" bunch this morning if you're riding from Manly to the City

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Sep 15, 2016. 4 Replies

They're all overthe road and very distracted!

 

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John Knight replied to centurion48's discussion Recall: Giant Bicycles - various Giant Stance, Liv & ToughRoad bikes (odd recall this one)
"Could be wider! "
2 hours ago
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Route help - Lane Cove National Park to Lane Cove along the river
"Thanks Duncan, I think you've nailed it! I rode down that for 10m or so. it's as rough as guts - turned around thinking that it just couldn't be right. Gotta laugh. Looking at your Strava heat map link, NOBODY uses the route Google…"
2 hours ago
Duncan replied to John Knight's discussion Route help - Lane Cove National Park to Lane Cove along the river
"OSM, Willoughby council maps and others definitely have it as a walking track. I think this is the entrance you are looking for."
3 hours ago
John Knight replied to centurion48's discussion Recall: Giant Bicycles - various Giant Stance, Liv & ToughRoad bikes (odd recall this one)
"They can be very antisocial - say on the Spit Bridge pathway - My Marin 29er has 69cm bars - two of them could not pass head on without trouble!  I cut mine down as well, I think I took 2 or 3 cm off each side - still bloody wide!"
4 hours ago
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Route help - Lane Cove National Park to Lane Cove along the river
"That's Tony, I think you're correct. I willtry it fromthe Lane sidein the next few days, on mtb, and report back!"
19 hours ago
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Route help - Lane Cove National Park to Lane Cove along the river
"I recognise that spot! That goat track goes to Reid Drive. The one I'm looking for is supposed to be between that and the river."
19 hours ago
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Route help - Lane Cove National Park to Lane Cove along the river
"Thanks! Ok. I have to keep looking"
19 hours ago
Tony Arnold replied to John Knight's discussion Route help - Lane Cove National Park to Lane Cove along the river
"I think that the track you were looking for was the track you found (i.e. a goat track).  From memory, it isn't really a proper shared path and you end up in the middle of the golf course. I once walked through the bush on the other side…"
19 hours ago
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Route help - Lane Cove National Park to Lane Cove along the river
"I recall going along there with Russell Webber years ago. I think we ducked off The Fairway onto a bush track just after Millwood Rd lights. See Google screen shot pic attached. Then we snuck through the golf course and up a steep slope to regain…"
20 hours ago
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to John Knight's discussion Route help - Lane Cove National Park to Lane Cove along the river
"bad timing - rode there for my lunchtime ride yesterday I'll have a look next time ... I *think* the entrance is on the bend immediately after leaving Lady Game. In other words only about 10m from the start of The Fairway."
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John Knight posted a discussion

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

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 Chatswood Golf Course.I couldn't, for the life of me, find the way onto this Fairway Path - I could see the path off in the distance, but could only find rocky little goat tracks that I wasn't even sure would lead me there!Does it really exist?Is it suitable for road bikes?See attachmentSee More
yesterday
John Knight replied to Peter H's discussion Where have all the cyclists gone?
"We were there this morning. Apparently the fire was about a week ago. Not good.  "
Jan 3
Jonathon Troy liked John Knight's discussion Letter to the Premier from the Chairman of Cycling NSW
Dec 21, 2016
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion Letter to the Premier from the Chairman of Cycling NSW
"About time the cycling bodies weighed in on this. Good on CNSW. Where's the supposed "peak body", BNSW, shivering in the bushes frightened to say boo in case it looses its funding!"
Dec 21, 2016
Frank Chapman liked John Knight's discussion Letter to the Premier from the Chairman of Cycling NSW
Dec 21, 2016
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Letter to the Premier from the Chairman of Cycling NSW
"Good to see, roadies are copping it more than most lately."
Dec 21, 2016

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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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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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