"I'm feeling every inch of the P A P in my legs, but stranded here in France for the duration. Great to see such a good turnout. My thoughts are with Ian and Kath.
Who's aiming for Paris Brest Paris next year? I'll be back in Oz mid…"
"I appreciate a 1200 is a big effort whether completed or not, but my family and immediate friends would consider it unethical if I wore a jersey I hadn't fully earned. Some of them have been known to refuse jerseys for other events they've…"
Harry: Harry Quinn (Liverpool UK) Reynolds 531 touring special. Bought second hand in 1974. Built circa mid '60s. Campag Nouveau Record with Rally touring rear derailleur.
Ken: Evolution (Ken and Paul Evans) Australian made steel (Columbus EL) road bike, circa 1990. Campag 10 speed groupset.
Franky: Conceicao Australian steel road bike, circa 1980, built by Paul Hillbrick, Campag Centaur 11 S. Resprayed in original colours by Peter at Star Enamelers, the same person who painted it originally.
Paino; Frank Paino Columbus SLX steel road bike, circa 1985. Rebuilt with original Campag Nouveau Record and Super Record parts. Resprayed by Peter at Star Enamelers, the same person who painted it originally.
Willy: Willier carbon (yes I know, my cred is shattered) Campag Athena 11 speed
Uno: more carbon (what is going on?) Uno Velo SLS 1018 frame with Campag Athena 11 speed and Fulcrum Racing 1 wheels. A climbing machine.
The tank: Focus hybrid commuter, Sram 10 speed twist shift, disk brakes: for the daily chores, shopping, cruising to the beach and the only bike I dare lock to a bike rack. And yes, it is aluminium. Oh the shame!
NEW TOYS in FRANCE:
Cinelli SuperCorsa circa 1988 Columus XLS, bright red with chrome lugs and forks. Athena 11 sp group and Camapg Neuron wheels. Perfect Pyrenees attack machine.
Dutch Army bike, circa ?? very old. Drum brake rear hub. Virtually no rust, found in field, new tyres and tubes, bit of oil and rides like a dream. Heavy but!
Over 50 years of traffic jamming on three continents. Still active.
Love to rescue, restore and ride classic steel bikes.
Organiser Sydney Ride of Silence
Advocacy officer ManMosBUG
Audax member and rider
Community Representative Manly Bicycle Committee (disbanded by Lib council)
Critical Mass participant when possible
Ride with Manly Warringah Cycle Club on training rides.