"Wide is good. Schwalbe kojaks are killer in a 32, as are Vittoria rando hypers (now called voyager hypers) in 32 or 35. Both are fast and pretty puncture resistant.
My current commuter only takes 25s with mudguards, so I'm on 25mm gatorskins.…"
"Interested to know what he means by "not safe". I don't think I've ever felt safer on a bike: there was almost no traffic, we didn't cop any abuse from anyone, I didn't have a single flat or mechanical. Even…"
"I did the ride, made it to Newcastle at 5.50am.
I started at Baulkham Hills, went up through Berowra Gorge and joined the ride at Berowra. (Don't worry, my distance was exactly the same as the observatory hill starters).
Met a couple of…"
"Yeh, this guy is there every year. He's pretty accurate, and has been known to hit on 3 of 4 swoops and draw blood.
Best bet is to go one street to the north, that's a magpie free zone. One street to the south has a slightly…"
"But the attitude remains. Motorists aren't really pissed off at cyclists, they're just pissed off in general. Cyclists are just easy targets for aggression.
Next time someone starts complaining about cyclists, see how easy it…"
"I don't even engage in these conversations anymore. Even seemingly intelligent people reduce themselves to the level of the daily telegraph whenever bikes are mentioned.
Let 'em suffer in their cars, I say. The answer is right…"
Hello Jonathan, you mention in a post recently that you ride from Baulkham Hills to the CBD, I'm planning a similiar ride soon but only as an occassional ride as I work elsewhere.
So I live in Baulkham Hills near Jasper Road Public School, where is it you join the M4 and where through Parramatta do you ride? I'd like to go a way that has been tried and tested rather than pick my own way through the maze.
Thanks in Advance.
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