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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

Carbon failure - what happens when you hit some road debris . . .

Started this discussion. Last reply by PeterT Nov 11, 2013. 56 Replies

Here it is folks. This morning I hit some road debris in the form of some building wire used to secure form work etc. I didn't see it until the last moment and it bounced up into my rear derailleur…Continue

 

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Michael Fagan replied to PeterT's discussion Which mini track pump? Lezyne micro floor drive hp vs topeak road morph
"You could use a presta to schraeder valve adapter and pump up at a garage at the start of the ride, then carry some CO2's for during. Obviously if you don't have a handy garage then you're back to pumping, unless you just inflate with…"
yesterday
Michael Fagan replied to Neil Alexander's discussion Why is one type of abuse apparently OK, but this kind isn't?
"100% agree with this. Got "undertook" this morning by GenY Mommy type at some lights. 3 Lanes merging to two in the face of a line of parked cars. I'd moved into the centre lane to allow cars to turn left at the lights etc. Anyhow…"
Sep 28
Michael Fagan replied to Dabba's discussion Aerosol chain degreasers
"I might add . . .  and this one comes from the owner of the bike shop I used to frequent in Switzerland . . . Leather and Latex cleaner from an online sex shop is great for patent leather cycling shoes such as Sidi's. Conveniently it…"
Sep 28
Michael Fagan replied to Dabba's discussion Aerosol chain degreasers
"Finish Line Aerosol Degreaser is fantastic for those big cleans. The propellant acts as a drying agent enabling you to move quickly. Nothing better.  I had such a good experience with this that I started to use their dry pub aerosol as well. I…"
Sep 28
Michael Fagan replied to BIKESydney's discussion CBD speed limit is now 40km/h
"Getting there . . . "
Sep 28
Michael Fagan replied to PeterT's discussion Contrast these 2 stories.
"100% agree . . . you don't have to apologise for being a cyclist your honour."
Sep 20
Michael Fagan replied to Justin Smirk's discussion ABC respond to "I need a bull bar to clear cyclists out of the way.
"Not me."
Sep 16
Michael Fagan commented on Michael Fagan's photo
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"coool"
Sep 16
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"Actually, it is a little more challenging than it may appear. I reckon it may be here. Howmidoin?"
Sep 14
Neil Alexander commented on Michael Fagan's photo
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"That WITWIMB is too easy. Please try harder. ;-)"
Sep 14
Michael Fagan posted a status
"Back from the mountains"
Sep 14
Michael Fagan posted photos
Sep 14
Michael Fagan replied to Justin Smirk's discussion ABC respond to "I need a bull bar to clear cyclists out of the way.
"More importantly weren't they banned by the first Carr government for non-commercial vehicles? I've noticed the growth in bull bars over the last two years . . . and just as an aside I'm constantly amazed by the number of snorkel…"
Sep 10
Michael Fagan replied to Justin Smirk's discussion ABC respond to "I need a bull bar to clear cyclists out of the way.
"I'm with you regarding apology. The fair question to ask would be what would the ABC's own Media Watch do if that was on (say) 3AW or 2GB? I'm not sure the ABC is interested in being self-critical anymore. Maybe Mr. Cameron could do a…"
Sep 10
Michael Fagan replied to Spirito di Facinelli's discussion Cicli Spirito Workshop opening launch !!
"Ben - Good luck. I was lucky enough to meet up with your partner in Centennial Park recently. A nice lady to discuss cycling in Italy with."
Sep 7
Michael Fagan replied to Simon Rubner's discussion Woollahra to M7 cycleway
"As an "easterner" I like bobs solution. As a introduction to the inner west section that gets you on to Bobs map just follow the route of the Sydney Spring Cycle. A+B = X"
Sep 7

Profile Information

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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Michael Fagan's Blog

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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