Ma Dame Vélo
  • Female
  • Sydney, NSW
  • Australia

Ma Dame Vélo's Friends

  • Ingrid Ralph
  • Pip Vice
  • Kok-Yan Lo
  • Darryn Capes-Davis
  • stephen daniels
  • Steve D
  • Omar@Go! Alliance
  • Snowy_5
  • Hunge
  • Alister Sharp
  • Littleteapot
  • Robbiejuve
  • Bill Parker
  • PeterT
  • Super Si

Ma Dame Vélo's Discussions


Ma Dame Vélo's Page

Latest Activity

Ma Dame Vélo shared Dabba's discussion on Facebook
Jul 23
Ma Dame Vélo liked Dabba's discussion Charlie Pickering and cycling on tonight's ABC The Weekly
Jul 23
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Neil Alexander's discussion What's the most unusual object which has brought your ride to a sudden halt?
"Back at work Monsieur Alexander.  Busy.  Mother passed away in April.  91 year old father learning to cope - with much family and friend support.  My cycling has been hampered by my asthma not coping with this extremely cold…"
Jul 20
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Neil Alexander's discussion What's the most unusual object which has brought your ride to a sudden halt?
"Not as scary as brown snakes mating, but this did stop us on the Fernleigh track earlier this year - no-one wanted to run it over. "
Jul 20
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Andrew K's discussion "I'm a cyclist too"... responses
"No-one NA?!?  Come here and look around.  Anecdotally I see more people cycling in Newcastle per lineal kilometre than I see in Sydney. I would definitely say that PT is abysmal in terms of it serving the sprawling suburbs and I hear a lot…"
Mar 9
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Andrew K's discussion "I'm a cyclist too"... responses
"**Note: this is slightly off topic but is a reflection on Sydney drivers: As some of you know I have been living in Newcastle this past 5 months, caring for my dying mother who is now close to the end and for my 90 year old father.  When I…"
Mar 9
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Snowy_5's discussion Cyclist fatality at Tour de Hills
"Having ridden on the Tour de Hills several times, I  do recognise that there are many local people who just want to go about thier business as if it were a normal weekend without the delays caused by cyclists on the road.  I have…"
Mar 1
Ma Dame Vélo replied to herzog's discussion "Is there a bell on that bike?"
"Interesting video herzog but not applicable in Australia in my experience.  None of those pedestrians had ear pieces clogging their hearing.  Whenever I used to sound a bell when approaching pedestrians on shared user paths in Sydney, they…"
Feb 19

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.

Ma Dame Vélo's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

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 (115 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 :)

You need to be a member of Sydney Cyclist to add comments!

Join Sydney Cyclist


Community Ads


© 2015   Created by DamianM.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service