Ma Dame Vélo
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  • Sydney, NSW
  • Australia

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Ma Dame Vélo replied to Pip Vice's discussion Bicycle Infringement Notice / Letter of apology received
"Hi Pip.  Apologies for being out of the picture but what was his alleged offense?"
Apr 4
Ma Dame Vélo replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion Details of illegal stops and bodgy infringement notices please
"Don't points 2, 3, 3a and 5 above imply that any person can be breath tested by RBT, even is not driving a motor vehicle? Or because they refer to subsection 1 and 2, mean that they must be in a motor vehicle?"
Mar 28
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Pip Vice's discussion Visit to Mike Baird's office copied from CELL Bikes Factory Direct FB page!
"No Duncan, they had chairs in the room.  They all sat at the Roundtable and had a chance to make a difference.  Not all cycling advocates are created equal, unfortunately, and it seems those working at the not-for-profit organisations lack…"
Feb 11
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Pip Vice's discussion Visit to Mike Baird's office copied from CELL Bikes Factory Direct FB page!
"I think that explains how Cell managed to get a face to face with the Premier.  I was trying to find the connection.  As I said last week, the avenue to get yourself heard in Federal or State politics is via your local member.…"
Feb 11
Ma Dame Vélo replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Yep.  I signed it while leaving the phone number box blank..."
Feb 5
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Jay's discussion Unsafe overtake - Meeks Rd, Marrickville
"plenty of drivers out there without CTP............. then their vehicle must be unregistered too..... I like the idea of dobbing them in to their insurer.  Insurance companies have a greater vested interest in preventing accidents than do the…"
Feb 5
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Liam's discussion Premier Baird in Martin Place this morning
"Three of my colleagues are meeting with Baird tomorrow about a completely separate issue.  I arrange these meetings all the time, as well as at the federal level.  For those who don't know, the ministers and MPs do not open their own…"
Feb 2
Eleri replied to Ma Dame Vélo's discussion Electronic gearing
"The problem isn't lack of 650 wheels, rather it's the concessions to geometry that needed to be made to accommodate 700s.  Longer wheelbase etc - although on a tourer that is less of a problem.  Swapping to 650s won't fix…"
Jan 8

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Hornsby Shire
Tell us about your bikes
I have three bikes: a Salsa Caballero dual suspension MTB, a custom built Baum Wills titanium Touring bike and a Scott Contessa Pro carbon fibre road bike.
About Me:
I am a 60 year old, married, mother of adult children who needs to "get on her bike" to stay close to sane. I am interested in Cycling Advocacy and in helping people to ride more often. I did work at BNSW for a while, but now I just love riding and I think cyclists are some of the most likeable people in the community.

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Ma Dame Vélo's Blog

The Day of the Audax Ride 2012

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 8:22pm 6 Comments

Every day of the eight days we spent in Bright prior to the Audax ride, the temperatures soared over thirty degrees.  The day of The Ride was no different with a predicted maximum of 36 degrees.  As the wimp of the group, I chose to enter the 70km ride which was simply Bright to the top of Mt Buffalo and return.  That meant that the ascent of Buffalo was done in the cool of the morning, with the mist still rising from the valley below.........…


Where in the World is My Bike?

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 7:59pm 18 Comments

OK, Neil wants me to write stuff about my recent adventure in the Victorian High Country.  The written word does not come as easily to me as it does to Neil and others, so I am warming up with a couple of WITWIMB guessing games.

Those who were there (Neil, Mr O', Matt_C, EMT,...?) please excuse yourselves from these..........  Here is the first photo....…


My photos from WA Great Escapade March, 2011

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 6:00pm 5 Comments


Click on the photos and see more.  Essentially they are in separate albums sorted roughly by date.

Where in the world is my bike?

Posted on September 1, 2010 at 4:26pm 7 Comments

Steve Daniels and NeilA not allowed to reply as they have inside information! :-)

Comment Wall (114 comments)

At 3:00pm on June 30, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi there MadameBike
Welcome to Sydneycyclist!
At 2:48pm on November 3, 2008, cadence said…
Hello from cadence!
At 12:41pm on November 27, 2008, Richard (Poncho) said…
knock the .ram off the end.... after I did that it worked for me...
At 12:50pm on December 8, 2008, Al said…
madame bike, I see an opportunity exists to encourage students and academics
to cycle to macquarie uni....
At 1:03pm on December 8, 2008, Dabba said…
G'day Leigh,

Having any joy on a BNSW replacement?

Sounds like you had a good trip.
At 2:26pm on December 8, 2008, Al said…
Neither although I did study there once, just an opportunity
for BikeNorth or yourself perhaps

At 3:24pm on December 8, 2008, Dabba said…
Thanks Leigh. NCM will be discussing BNSW membership tomorrow night, so I'll see what happens there too!
At 7:29am on December 10, 2008, Chris Virtue said…
I know, but if we did it Saturday night we'd only see the second earliest sunrise of the year.
At 3:59pm on December 18, 2008, Dabba said…
G'day Leigh. I've been a bit side tracked. All being well I hope to follow it up in the new year. At the last meeting of NCM we discussed membership requirements and consequently NCM will also be reviewing them too as there are a number of people who have indicated that they will not be renewing with BNSW but they wish to remain as NCM members..
At 6:29pm on December 28, 2008, DamianM said…
Patience..... I just got home and got kids asleep :)

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