There are several victims here, besides the cyclist. Both the cyclist's and driver's families and friends will be traumatised and the driver will carry the guilt for the rest of his life.
I agree that inexperience was a…"
"I too rode to Church Point this morning and witnessed some of the usual aggressive, mindless behaviour of Sydney motorists.
Certainly missing the drivers of France where I have been riding for most of this year. They mostly wait patiently to…"
I'm now seriously kitting up for next year's PBP and the dynamo option seems the best bet. I've looked at the B&M E-Werk as you suggest, along with the Schmidt SON 28 hub and an Exposure Revo light (with one or two…"
"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…"
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.