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Keen Cyclist replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Quantifying and contrasting - How should I go about it?
"You wouldn't need a log book, there's plenty of apps for this kind of thing, Strava can do this. Or if you're trying to count all your walking in a day, a step counter can work. I've cycled 7000km this and driven about 6000 (the…"
Saturday
Jonathon Troy posted a discussion

Quantifying and contrasting - How should I go about it?

I have been thinking about undertaking an exercise to compare how many Km I do cycling versus how many Kms I do driving. I was also looking at including the Km I do by public transport and if I can get around to working out a way of measuring it walking. One way of doing it would be keeping a log book for the bikes and the car (if I can find the spreadsheet from the commuter challenge I may create one for each bike I use and bodge up a similar thing for the car). The point of the exercise would…See More
Saturday
Jonathon Troy replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Cyclist killed, Church Point area
"Following all the utterances from the Terrorcrap about speeding cyclists on the Anzac bridge SUP we saw inundation of the Anzac and Pyrmont bridges, will we see the police crack down on drag racing etc in this area?"
Saturday
Jonathon Troy replied to Smelly Tofu's discussion Another Hit & Run - Garrawarra
"Is there any way we can alert the prosecutor to the facebook page? It would be one of those moments if she became the latest example of Facebook giving evidence of shonky activity "
Friday
JP replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Is is possible to ride long distances or tour with a Camelbak?
"I should add that the bike I use the frame bag on is a 29er hardtail."
Nov 18
Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Is is possible to ride long distances or tour with a Camelbak?
"What it ultimately comes down to, is how much clothing you need or want to carry. I have done an overnighter on the bike (150km day 1, 115km day 2) with my Camelbak. However it wasn't carrying any water, I was only using it to carry gear: -…"
Nov 18
Jonathon Troy replied to Streetsweeper's discussion Mosman Daily Photo Request
"Has the council taken this up? Was there a debate? Also what does Simon Menzies do? Usually councilors are business people or wannabe politicians - is he a member of a party? If so which one? Is ManMos Bug or Bike North doing any activism on this…"
Nov 17
PeterT commented on Jonathon Troy's blog post My Gong Ride Tour
"Good on you for carrying on. Just like any one who had their personal space and safety violated (a crime in any other part of life) it would have been quite easy to hang the bike off for a couple of days. Cooks River Cycleway is great, sorry about…"
Nov 17

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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

Jonathon Troy's Blog

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 (5 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.

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