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Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil 12 hours ago. 26 Replies

Just got home from mid-afternoon ride. Coming up New South Head Rd at Vaucluse near the Cemetery when I was buzzed by a "British racing green" Honda Civic Sedan, license plate QQU-100. Got told I…Continue

Friendly warning about Centennial Park at the moment

Started this discussion. Last reply by PeterT Apr 2. 2 Replies

Centennial Park has been very busy for the last two days. I guess it's mostly about the "Holiday and Travel Expo" they're set up for this weekend, but today for example there's also some type of…Continue

A message to drivers from cyclists . . . .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria Dec 17, 2013. 26 Replies

Dear Motorist Continue

Anyone doing the Wiggle ride in the Hunter this Sunday?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lola Bido Oct 14, 2013. 7 Replies

I'm doing the 122km Wiggle ride in the Hunter (Cessnock to Cessnock) this Sunday. If you're going up I'd happily split a post ride beer.I'm not doing the 175km ride as I find the best part of 6 hours…Continue

 

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Phil replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"Great tips!"
12 hours ago
Tim replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"All good points Bernard, especially the one about not losing your temper. I agree though, can be hard to do if you are pumped up from just avoiding an accident. One action I read on this site, and have had the need to use, is to call out the cars…"
15 hours ago
Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"It's a good point about getting out your phone to record, even if you can't make it work. We did a similar thing on a bunch ride out in the country - a car had been following us (group of about 20) waiting to pass as there was nowhere safe…"
yesterday
Bernard The 37th Earl of Selkirk replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"I've been chased once, reversed at once, been hit by a car twice, and, on at least four occasions had people get out of their car and want to "talk" to me. I've thought about how to react to these things quite a bit. Here's…"
yesterday
Human909 replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"So you are being a dick then.  As I thought.  Seriously mate.  I don't know what your issue is.  But clearly you have some bee in your bonnet."
yesterday
baa baa replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"Yes. Didn’t, but now that you raised it, it does sound like you may have doubts yourself, besides you have history as a lot of what you do post here on SydCyc is just bullshit. And no, sometimes maybe, but not now."
yesterday
timothy.clifford replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"Scary. I would have rung '000' as soon as I saw them turn around and drive at you."
yesterday
Andrew K replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"I have been chased by a psycho too. Have no idea what for. Must have been for being born. But a top heavy Hiace with ladders and crap on the roof is not the best pursuit tool. Easily lost him after doing my best Joseph Gordon-Levitt from Premium…"
yesterday
Human909 replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"Is that what you consider an appropriate response? Do you think I am fabricating this story or a you just being a dick?"
yesterday
sammy replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"another psycho did mount the footpath to get me .on  the oncoming side of the road . where i retreated to , to get away . his wife and teenage daughter , were freaking out "
Wednesday
sammy replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"my attacker was a trained mma ufc fighter, i had no hope , lucky i avoided his punches, but his kicks to my legs got me "
Wednesday
jelyot replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"While there are nut jobs in Europe, they are few and far between happily."
Wednesday
PeterT replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"ReplayXD is pretty good, I would go for the 1080mini version just because the USB port is standard and there is timestamp. New Fly6 is ready for pre-order - just in time for Christmas, it's 20% smaller. "
Wednesday
Pat The Rat replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"Michael,  I recall your musings about riding in Europe and the joy that is on the road, and as many write, the contrast to here. Surely there must be nut jobs* in Europe who behave in a similar manner to that you describe here today?  Glad…"
Wednesday
Da Munch replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"replayxd 720 for the front or helmet cheap $130, small and light. My 1080 recording at 720, which is 20 months old is just starting to taper with the battery time, new it was ~2hours now it's around 1.5hours, I won't be getting anything…"
Wednesday
Michael Fagan replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"I'm going to add a camera to my Xmas wish list. So it's a Fly6 for the back and a GoPro/Garmin/Shimano etc. for the front. "
Wednesday

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Road Cycling
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Eastern Suburbs
Tell us about your bikes
3 bikes for me Pinarello Dogma with Campy SR11, BMC SL02 with Shimano 105 and a Cannondale Supersix Evo with SR11
About Me:
I have returned to Australia after 15 years hopping around the world. I currently live and ride in Sydney.
Website:
http://ibankcyclist.blogspot.com/

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Last month in Europe ... the long good bye

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 7:42am 2 Comments

I've lived away from Sydney for too long. As part of a long good by I'm ordering a new bike.

Cannondale Evo Super Six

I'll be writing a blog on the fitting and buying processes starting tomorrow. 

Schadenfreude .... ain't it sweet. And a bike race in Geneva...

Posted on May 12, 2012 at 3:47am 0 Comments

Today's blog.....

Schadenfreude .... ain't it sweet. And a bike race in Geneva... 

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 7:26am on May 9, 2012, Patrick Rossier said…
Hi Michael
I hope I'm doing this right but I only just started to use Sydney cyclist ( even if joined a while ago)
And have not yet use strava ( joinned yesterday )
Are you really based in Geneva? I lived in Lausanne for 25 years, well, I was 
Born there. 
All the best to you
Patri k
At 7:37am on May 28, 2012, Michael Fagan said…

Patrick .... 

Thanks for the strava kudos. We are leaving here 1st week of July. Letsmake sure we have a ride together when I get back to Sydney.

Keep on truckin'

At 10:57am on May 30, 2012, Patrick Rossier said…
Hi Michael
Sure we can have a ride someday. Sound as so you'll leave me for dead though. My last tour du Léman was done 25 years ago........not quite as fit anymore but still pedaling around.

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