Ma Dame Vélo
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Ma Dame Vélo's Discussions

Newcastle proposal

Started this discussion. Last reply by timothy.clifford Jun 12. 1 Reply

motorised concept bike

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


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Ma Dame Vélo replied to timothy.clifford's discussion We subsidise road and rail commuters – why not bikes too?
"I think that was bb's point NA  : " you should both try putting up with the mailbox stuff when..." meaning that the two of you should have to put up with what baa baa has to put with.  (I think)."
Oct 28
Ma Dame Vélo replied to natalie taylor's discussion to commute by bike or not?
"I commute from Cheltenham (about 8 kms further away than Macquarie) to North Sydney which is about 21kms and covers about half of the same route you will be taking.  I don't ride fast and it takes me about 1 hour 15 mins.  Yes it is…"
Oct 27
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Mark's discussion "Ultimate all weather commuter"
"Funny thing about the one in Chennai Noel is it looks to be an identical design to the 50-year-old bike (apart from the adaptations for the buggy)!"
Oct 22
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"+1 to everything Peter just said."
Oct 22
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Robflyte's discussion e-bike battery testing
"OMG baa baa - was that article written using Google translator?!? Struggling to make sense of it.  :-("
Oct 22
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Mark's discussion "Ultimate all weather commuter"
"Sorry Dabba - missed this on Friday.   Gearing is good for the really hilly parts of the commute and OK on the other parts.  Would be slightly faster on the lighter road bike but then that's not the point of it.  The tourer has…"
Oct 21
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Mark's discussion "Ultimate all weather commuter"
"Fair point - I don't think I have ridden them much - perhaps on a hire bike in Bath (UK) but only for a couple of hours.  I like the drop bars because they also give you several different riding positions so you can vary how you site…"
Oct 17
Ma Dame Vélo replied to Mark's discussion "Ultimate all weather commuter"
" commute is 20 km each way and hilly so my ideal is my tourer - don't like the upright position of flat bars or moustache bars or whatever, but that's just me....... "
Oct 17

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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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 :)

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