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Jonathon Troy replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Cycling on footpaths - latest On Your Bike blog
"Hi Michael,  Has Harold S or anyone else from the Ped Council sent anything? I am wondering if he is still in action - he would be in his late 60s from what I am told and may have passed the batton on to a former commissioner of the Victoria…"
23 hours ago
Jonathon Troy replied to Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria's discussion OLBS - the NZ tax
"I would love to know what they are not allowed to sell here. I particularly would love to know what the suppliers rationale is - I have heard that some dept stores are going to major brands waving the big stick saying the won't stock their…"
Apr 6
Jonathon Troy liked Sir Timothy Clifford, SC's discussion #ReplaceBikeWithCar
Apr 5
Jonathon Troy replied to Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria's discussion OLBS - the NZ tax
"Is Torpedo 7 the NZ equivilant of Cell Bikes? If it is then they may be obliged to charge the NZ GST on their domestic sales. There was a review into the Australian GST not so long and depending on how the treasurer or the finance minister…"
Apr 5
Jon replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Tech for the road
"I'd recommend a smart phone with a GPS chip. To keep it powered, there are a huge range of solar, external battery etc things. I believe you can even get dynamo hubs which can recharge via USB. Add to that a handful of uSD cards for…"
Mar 28
John Knight replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Tech for the road
"100% And you have a removable micro SD card so that high res photos, movies, maps etc can be uploaded, downloaded etc at internet cafes or friends places by putting the SD card into a USB adaptor. 64GB should see anybody through a decently long trip…"
Mar 28
Jakster replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Tech for the road
"Just be sure the portable solar panels wind out enough Amps to charge,  My ipad needs 2.1amps which makes most solar panels to small to charge or too big to carry ( $$$$  too)"
Mar 28
Dabba replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Tech for the road
"I'm currently on the road, and this has always been of interest to me.  If you get 1 device to do all things, the chances are that it may be good at some and crap at others, as well as it being a total failure of all of your systems if…"
Mar 28

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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 ?
Tell us about your bikes
I have a couple of Hybrids, road bikes, mountain bikes and a couple of folding bikes

Jonathon Troy's Blog

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…


Jonathon's bogus adventure no 1

Posted on June 10, 2012 at 3:33pm 3 Comments

I have been catching up with friends and family by riding from Canberra to Goulburn catching the train to either Springwood or Lithgow. I usually take the Federal Highway to Gollector then ride to Breadlebane and take the Hume Highway shoulder to Goulburn. The thing is touring is pretty much like commuting riding the same route gets boring. There are some quite interesting towns and villages in the Southern Tablelands that would make a good alternative to the regular route and yesterday I…


Resurecting Iggy the story so far

Posted on May 14, 2011 at 5:04pm 0 Comments

A while ago I asked if I should restore Iggy and the vibe seemed to be that the project should go ahead. I have begun with the purchase of an A-head converter & a handlebar stem from a local bike shop. I attempted to remove the old handlebar stem and basically suceeded in removing the bolt that held it in but not the actual stem itself.

I was able to remove the handlebars and put them on the new stem but the old stem remained stuck. I tried everything from twisting and turning and…


Amy's Ride Canberra - 2011 edition.

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 7:01pm 5 Comments

Hi everyone today I took part in Amy's Ride Canberra 2011. This year they had combined it with the Big Canberra Bike Ride. I took Black Magic for the ride. I packed a 2nd tube and the full puncture repair kit. I got to the park in front of old parliament house and picked up my number. I got the jersey I ordered and a free T-shirt from a previous event - probably the Parra Pedal ride, I packed all this into the jersey pockets. I got my number pinned on and was ready for the ride start at… Continue

Goulburn Cycle Grand Prix

Posted on September 20, 2010 at 6:55pm 1 Comment

My apologies to people who have already read a similar post on a couple of other forums I contribute to but this ride was good so I thought I would mention it here. On Sunday morning I went to Goulburn for the cycle grand prix, which was held as part of NSW bike week. On offer were a choice of the 85, 50 and a community fun challenge around a park. I got to the park which was the start point for the Cycle Grand Prix and signed on and got a number and a bag with some…

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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