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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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Latest Activity

Michael Fagan replied to Nat Buckley's discussion Bikes without lights - suicidal!
"100% correct. My wife keeps pointing it out to me and saying stuff like ".... hey you've spent a fortune on lights . . . is it safe what these people are doing?""
1 hour ago
Michael Fagan replied to PeterT's discussion Peddling Pollies TV interview Channel 9
"Bogan TV . . . do people watch this stuff? And BTW - "spandex" where the F*&k did that come from?"
1 hour ago
Michael Fagan replied to Stephen Whiteman's discussion Training and commuting in Sydney - where to live?
"As a graduate (cough, cough . . . M.A. . . . still have that PhD thesis somewhere around here) . . . just live as close as you can to the Uni. Cycling is getting better all the time in Sydney. Be positive and don't be afraid."
2 hours ago
Michael Fagan replied to Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria's discussion You know it's cold when...
"Last Friday I officially adopted my winter uniform of craft ski underwear underneath my jersey at least. As I spent 8 years in London and 3 in Geneva (3 years in Singapore don't really count) I honestly have more winter options than the…"
Michael Fagan replied to Sydney Cyclist's discussion Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Announced
"Signing up for the mass participation ride after prompting from the wife."
Jul 17
Michael Fagan replied to Andrew K's discussion BOMBPROOF real wheel recommendations ??? (Shimano 10sp)
"Agree with this. I run the Racing Zeros and they're foolproof. That says to me that the 5's are bomb proof."
Jul 16
Michael Fagan replied to Adam Reveirs Florance's discussion A NEW bike shop on the North Shore!
"Good luck to him. My own view is margins at bike shops are extremely low and if you get on to a good thing you should be generous with your cash . . . I think you get repaid in speed, precision and advice."
Jul 15
Michael Fagan replied to Adam Reveirs Florance's discussion If you see this bike somewhere ...
"I hate it when an obviously "personal" bike gets stolen. I mean this screams that it belongs to someone for emotional reasons. It's not high grade Aluminium, carbon fibre or for that matter vintage steel. It's just someone's…"
Jul 15
Michael Fagan replied to Dabba's discussion "A metre matters" - Is it the right message?
"So true. I honestly think that some of these 4WD's should require the driver to have a Class 2 type license (or whatever the appropriate HGV certification is now days). Seriously does anyone truly believe that they need a car the size of…"
Jul 14
Michael Fagan replied to PeterT's discussion speedplay dilemma
"Roger that. +1 . . . I'm Look Keo , myself"
Jul 2
Michael Fagan replied to Jaya Jha's discussion Taking a vintage bicycle to Blue Mountains
"Nice ... I suggest you look up gardens that are open at Mt Wilson and drive over and ride between them. I'll be there myself this weekend."
Jul 2
Michael Fagan replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Fly6 safety camera and rear light combo
"I hate to say this, but . . . Won't the police just say that no damage etc. and the fact he remained upright means there isn't enough to go on? Clearly scary etc. And very happy no one hurt. And yes this guy needs to be called out."
Jun 30
Michael Fagan replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Fly6 safety camera and rear light combo
"First one coming down to Bronte Beach. Not sure about the 2nd one. Excellent footage. Very clear. "
Jun 30
Michael Fagan replied to Samuel Russell's discussion Death in Mount Druitt 2014-06-19 (Bus / Cycle incident)
"Absolutely right. The pollies in state parliament on both sides will as usual blame cyclists as they court the bogan vote. This is all starting to look like London pre- the death of a journalist from The Times after which the narrative changed.…"
Jun 20
Michael Fagan replied to Gasoline Fingers's discussion Riding from Wentworth Falls to Blackheath
"Really interesting. My family has a house in Mt Wilson/Mt Irvine and we ride the 50k to Blackheath and have the non riders meet us for breakfast. We usually don't ride back as by mid-morning, even on a Sunday, the big trucks start to roll which…"
Jun 19
Michael Fagan replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion How should we deal with this F..ker?
"+1 here.  "
Jun 15

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.

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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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