Jonathon Troy

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Jonathon Troy's Discussions

Camping while touring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dabba on Monday. 26 Replies

Building a bridge and getting over it.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wir sind Profi Nov 15. 20 Replies

Yass to Albury

Started this discussion. Last reply by recumbenteer Oct 26. 7 Replies


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Dabba replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Camping while touring
" Skounds like the sort of thing that I use."
Wir sind Profi replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Camping while touring
"I recommend National Parks & State Forests. You can check on websites what facilities they have, and in most cases self-reliant car-free camping can be done more or less at will.   Why camp near a motorway, when you can use the Morton NP…"
baa baa replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Camping while touring
"Thanks for that, I like you, do try to buy ozmade kit, had a good run with all my WE panniers and packpacks, mont sleepbags and it goes without saying the old marine ply stiffened front and rear summit panniers....brattice, brattice, brattice what a…"
Dabba replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Camping while touring
"+1 If they are going to damage your bike, they'll do it in a tent, and it won't be as safe or secure there as it will be locked to something solid in the open."
Human909 replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Camping while touring
"Where do you expect to be camping that stuff will be nicked of maliciously damaged?  I've camped across Australia and across the world and never locked up my stuff.  (Normally thousands of $$$ worth.) Not that I'm saying your…"
Dabba replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Camping while touring
"I use a sheet of silver one side/blue the other side woven plastic as a footprint.  When I bought it I was told it was a space blanket, but my father,. who was a miner, probably would have compared it to brattice.  It's like the stuff…"
baa baa replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Camping while touring
"Dabba, the timing of your comments is quite good for me, am looking at a Wilderness Equipment Second Arrow now that they have the sorted out the length for tallish peoples? (I think) However, I am a bit let down that you cannot get a footprint to go…"
PeterT replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Camping while touring
"Very nice setup there. But whats that brown line from the base of the handlebar bag to the end of the front forks? And the same for the black diagonal to the front brakes?-a strap?"

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
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I have a couple of Hybrids, road bikes, mountain bikes and a couple of folding bikes

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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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