Ma Dame Vélo
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Ma Dame Vélo's Discussions


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Ma Dame Vélo replied to Dabba's discussion WITWITB?
Mar 30
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Dan's discussion WITWIMB?
"But more importantly you still haven't explained what you are doing with a North Sea smoked eel in your basket?!"
Mar 7
Ma Dame Vélo replied to tonydelyall's discussion Cycling in this heat. Any tips?
"Neil and others might buy into this as the Australia Day long weekend (when the Audax ACE is held each year) in Bright is usually around the 40 degree mark, as is the week leading up to it.   When in that heat I ignored keeping the bidons cold.…"
Feb 13
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Scientia et Labore's discussion fatality in Pymble 18 December 2016
"But the Coroner can recommend installation of traffic lights or something can't he?  Even a roundabout would be better than nothing."
Dec 21, 2016
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Scientia et Labore's discussion fatality in Pymble 18 December 2016
"Wow.  That is disgusting.  I wonder what were the results of his drug and alcohol tests?"
Dec 20, 2016
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Scientia et Labore's discussion fatality in Pymble 18 December 2016
"Did the driver fail to stop at once?"
Dec 20, 2016
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Did anyone notice this?
"They didn't just close roads for the Supercars at SOP.  They cut down a LOT of mature eucalypts that were growing on the median strip so they could widen the lanes, they brought in heavy infrastructure, like concrete barricades and…"
Dec 14, 2016
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Peter H's discussion Journalism at its finest
"Yes, yes I know Neil.  I always think of you when I proof read anything these days.  When I don't, I am not thinking of anyone.  :-)"
Dec 14, 2016

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 Baum Cubano titanium road bike with hydraulic brakes and Di2 shifters.
About Me:
I am a 62 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 17 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 (112 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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