Ma Dame Vélo
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Ma Dame Vélo's Discussions

Newcastle proposal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Timothy Clifford, SC Jun 12. 1 Reply

motorised concept bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by sammy Apr 19. 21 Replies

Why do bogans pick on us?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Aaron K deVegan of Dumbleton Apr 12. 30 Replies

 

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Ma Dame Vélo replied to Stephen Whiteman's discussion Training and commuting in Sydney - where to live?
"Yup spot on Sir UVS."
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Ma Dame Vélo replied to Stephen Whiteman's discussion Training and commuting in Sydney - where to live?
"I agree Neil that you live in a great suburb but don't forget you bought there when it was affordable.  Artarmon now is out of my price range and I suspect out of Steve's. :-("
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Ma Dame Vélo liked herzog's discussion He sticks the landing
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Ma Dame Vélo replied to Stephen Whiteman's discussion Training and commuting in Sydney - where to live?
"My husband works at Sydney Uni and commutes a couple of times per week - but it takes an hour each way.  However, we are very near to Lane Cove National Park and Ku-ring-gai NP for excellent training rides (on road as well as MTB).  We…"
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Ma Dame Vélo liked Robflyte's video
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Ma Dame Vélo replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Mirrors for bikes
"I use a helmet-mounted mirror - but not like the one you tested (I did try one of them years ago and the lack of flexibility made it fairly useless).  If you can be bothered, try one of these .  Or not - I realise not everyone…"
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Ma Dame Vélo replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion The Iron Curtain trail
"Thanks Michael - my bucket list too.  :-) "
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Ma Dame Vélo liked Adam Reveirs Florance's discussion Miracles do happen!
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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 59 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.........…

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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....…

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My photos from WA Great Escapade March, 2011

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

https://picasaweb.google.com/117866328767470151036

 

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 (129 comments)

At 3:00pm on June 30, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi there MadameBike
Welcome to Sydneycyclist!
At 10:23pm on October 16, 2008, yogi said…
I have no idea whom you are but I am befriending you on principle
At 9:21pm on October 17, 2008, yogi said…
nope.. its more about you and your nick.

sorry , shallow as it is.. perhaps we can sink a few coffee on a group ride sometime.
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

Al
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.

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