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Fatality at the Blayney to Bathurst

Started this discussion. Last reply by Profi Gelly 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

Outback cycling

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Are Sydney's bus lanes "slippery"

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Profi Gelly replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Fatality at the Blayney to Bathurst
"And by choosing a bike that is designed to handle the conditions. Not to mention skills training and practice"
3 hours ago
Nigel Bisset replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Fatality at the Blayney to Bathurst
"This is terrible news and I feel very sad for the cyclists family. I did not compete this year to due to illness but did complete the short course last year (2014). On the final run down off the highest climb they had posted warning signs about poor…"
4 hours ago
michael dyczek replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Fatality at the Blayney to Bathurst
"I have been continually riding for the last 10 years, cracking 3 helmets in the process. The 3 accidents occurred unexpectedly caused by other people in bunch riding. I now mostly ride solo which minimize the risk, however even a brown snake had a…"
17 hours ago
Paul McNamara replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Fatality at the Blayney to Bathurst
"Dear Jonathon, I rode the 110 km route for the second time on Sunday and look forward to many more in the future. Despite the unfortunate and sad fatality I believe the B2B to be the safest ride I ever do because of the closed roads, warning signs…"
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Bob Moore replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Fatality at the Blayney to Bathurst
"That is one steep hill. It could have been a puncture I suppose. The CIU should determine this. Not much consolation. It is a risk we all face, whether on a sportif, touring or commuting. You can only try to minimize the risk by checking tyres,…"
Tuesday
Dabba replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Fatality at the Blayney to Bathurst
"What a terrible tragedy.  Our sport is what it is.  My thoughts are with his family, friends as well as those who worked to try to save his life - they need help too. JT, I remember reading something issued by RTA or someone else a few…"
Monday
Snowy_5 replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Fatality at the Blayney to Bathurst
"CNSW statement of B2B accident Mr Wilson fell from his bike on a steep descent. No other riders were involved nor does there appear to have been any obstacles or potholes on the pavement in the area where he fell. He passed away overnight at…"
Monday
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Fatality at the Blayney to Bathurst

I was did the Blayney to Bathurst short course yesterday. There was a crash on the descent of the major hill. I was among the last of the riders and when the ambulance passed me with the lights and sirens going. When I got to the the hill where King Of the Mountains points are allocated I joined a group of other riders who had been stopped on the hill while the paramedics were working on the guy at the bottom of the descent. Eventually we were told we could go at "walking pace" as the…See More
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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Tempe
Tell us about your bikes
I have a couple of Hybrids, road bikes, mountain bikes and a couple of folding bikes
Website:
http://www.jonathonsbicycleblog.wordpress.com.au

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My Gong Ride Tour

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 6:26pm 4 Comments

Well as you may remember I planned to do a tour to get to Gong Ride. I made a booking for Youth Hostel at Central and got the leave approved but got caught up in work and the date almost crept up on me. On Thursday morning I got my Cell S2200 road bike ready. It has a Topeak rack and a Topeak MTX bag with compartments that unzip into panniers. I also have a bag that straps onto the top tube and…

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The road back - 6 weeks off the bike is bad for you

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 10:11pm 1 Comment

Well I have been back on the bike for a fortnight. On Tuesday week I rode to work for the first time since the accident. It was good to be out there even though I was a bit saddle sore and I was back in time for things to get a bit Alfred Hitchcock as regards the magpies. As things progressed the commute got better and I was able to get to and from work and too and from TAFE without any serious problems.

I also undertook one of my milestone rides. I said I would do the Goulburn Cycle…

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The road back - second stage

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:44pm 0 Comments

I have begun the second stage of the road back. I decided to take myself shopping the other day and decided to check out the pricing on helmets. Given the last one prevented the prang from being worse than it was, I decided to get one from the LBS rather than go online. I got the feeling that the online price war has had it's effect on the local bike shops given one only stocked RJays and the others likewise had limited stock. Eventually I found a Scott MTB helmet on special which fitted…

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On the road back!

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

Anyone who read this will know I had a prang not so long ago and copped at least 4 broken ribs and wrote off a helmet. Well I have gone back to work - they were snowed under while I was away. I am getting back into the swing of things and hopefully will get on top of things by the end of the week. 

I was told I would have at least 6…

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A long way for a pie?

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 11:12pm 3 Comments

Well I rode 150 Km yesterday and ticked off one of the rides I have wanted to do since I arrived here in Canberra. I have been planning to ride to a number of the towns around the ACT. I have rode to Goulburn 4 times and Bungendore once. I had planned to visit Yass earlier in the year when my wife was in Sydney for her high school reunion but wound up having to cancel that when the reunion was cancelled. For the past week she has been in Brisbane visiting a cousin who is suffering cancer and…

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Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 2:07pm on January 10, 2008, DamianM said…
Hey there Jonathon, welcome to the site!
At 11:15am on October 16, 2008, Lzzter said…
Hi Jonathan. Can you check your emails please. Thanks.
At 12:34pm on October 16, 2008, Lzzter said…
The meeting is cancelled. Apologies. Details in the email.
At 12:07pm on March 12, 2009, Ma Dame Vélo said…
Hi Jonathon, sorry I should have done this sooner. I have been extremely busy with family matters lately. I will contact Kevin Young (CEO of Cycling NSW) about Amy's Ride in Sydney and get back to you when I hear what he has to say.
At 4:27pm on January 5, 2010, Ma Dame Vélo said…
And dealing with anything that requires balls for that matter. They are a complete waste of space, IMHO.
At 6:40am on December 12, 2014, Dabba said…

If you want to give me your personal email address, i'll send you the blog that I did of the trip for my local group.

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