Richard (Poncho)
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Richard (Poncho)'s Discussions

"VEE Tire" tyres Spring clearance sale!

Started this discussion. Last reply by PeterT Sep 7, 2017. 1 Reply

Linus Bike Stock Clearance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Jun 5, 2017. 6 Replies

Close pass this morning

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Aug 21, 2016. 53 Replies


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Richard (Poncho) replied to Keen Cyclist's discussion Threatened by Fastway Courier
"Regrettably, the minimum standard for police to go any further than a furtive glance is video. Even then, you will be asked to justify yourself in ways that no other road user would ever be asked to."
Aug 21, 2018
Richard (Poncho) replied to James Gray's discussion Each car in London costs NHS and society £8,000
"It will be dismissed. Can't avoid it. The price of progress etc..."
Jun 6, 2018
Richard (Poncho) replied to James Mahon's discussion Super Car Runs Bicycle Rider Down from Behind - Akuna Bay - May 2018
"Of note, the CarAdvice peeps were in the later group. Evidently, the firm running the event did not feel that causing grievous bodily harm to a member of the public earlier in the day was cause for cancelling the later wave."
May 24, 2018
Richard (Poncho) replied to James Mahon's discussion Super Car Runs Bicycle Rider Down from Behind - Akuna Bay - May 2018
"I've never had the opportunity to drive such a car.But I have ridden a Suzuki Hayabusa (world's fastest production motorcycle).If the McLaren is in the same league as the Suzuki (almost certainly), then it demands respect & critical…"
May 15, 2018
Richard (Poncho) replied to James Mahon's discussion Super Car Runs Bicycle Rider Down from Behind - Akuna Bay - May 2018
"I think there's an issue for businesses conducting tests/trials & ride days on public roads with the rest of us.There's little purpose to these cars on the public roads except for exceeding the speed limit, risky driving maneuvers…"
May 15, 2018
Richard (Poncho) replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Any bike shops closed/opened recently?
"Yeah, I got caught up in a discussion on Facebook about the victims of this collapse. Yes, there are some consumers that have no doubt made some significant personal loses and that is very bad. I just wanted to point out that there's no…"
Apr 16, 2018
Richard (Poncho) replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Any bike shops closed/opened recently?
Apr 13, 2018
Richard (Poncho) replied to PeterT's discussion Has Australia turned? - People are letting their kids bike to school themselves
"My son's primary school has ~700 students. I estimate from bicycles sighted on the grounds that less than 5 students ride.I take my son(s) on my Surly Big Dummy.I am an alien & I am treated as such."
Mar 20, 2018
Richard (Poncho) replied to Peter H's discussion Another close call creates a victim of the motorist
"Painted like this, perhaps?"Shortly after I was attacked with a deadly weapon (the car), I managed to disarm my assailant by rendering the weapon inoperable. Still in shock, naturally I fled for my safety.""
Dec 14, 2017

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Track Cycling, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Western Suburbs
Tell us about your bikes
Surly Pacer - My wet days ride. Built from old parts & groupset, it's a solid reliable bike without feeling like a wheelbarrow. It feels quick like a road bike should but I can bounce off gutters without expecting the crack of carbon!

Surly Steamroller - Fixed, silent & smooth. I often train on this bike. It keeps me pedalling.

Surly Big Dummy - This is my start & end of the working week commuter. It carries everything I need. On weekends it can be loaded up with my 9 & 7 year olds for a nice cruise to the pool or shops.

(Sold 2009)Surly Pugsley - I ride this monster truck of bikes on social mtb rides & the occassional enduro event. With 4" wide tyres and weighing around 40 pounds it will not be taking me to any podium finishes. But it always takes me to a happy place and sometimes I can surprise a few people with its capabilities.

(RIP 2009, It died that I might live)Salsa La Raza - My workhorse road bike. OX true temper steel tubing. I do my commuting, training & Sat morning rides with the Stanmore crew on this bike.

(Sold 2010)Ibis Silk Road - This is my bling machine. Full carbon frame & fork & everywhere else that reduces weight without reducing reliability or comfort. Only comes out on dry days when I really have to do my best. Last year it helped me knock an hour of my PB in the Alpine Classic.
About Me:
Since I smashed the bike of a friend's older brother I've been obsessed with bicycles. 30 something years later it is my sport, my hobby, my pass-time & my business.

In 2009 I was nearly killed when I was run down on the M4. Two years later I'm nearly recovered. Lately I've been getting keen on cycling again. I always kept riding after bones mended but the mind takes longer.

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Comment Wall (15 comments)

At 10:18am on January 6, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi Richard. Welcome to the site!
At 3:27pm on December 2, 2008, GLENNO said…
At 9:54am on April 17, 2009, Neil Alexander said…
Just an idle question... ;-) What is your PB in the Alpine Classic? --N
At 3:04pm on August 2, 2009, noelbike said…
Hi Richard
At 9:27pm on August 9, 2009, Lou Rice said…
hi much does a full Pugsley geared bike cost?
At 4:48pm on August 10, 2009, Lou Rice said…

Really interested with the Pugsley. Is it possible to see it in person? I am from the west.


At 1:13pm on August 11, 2009, Lou Rice said…
Hi richard, I e-mailed you last night.


At 9:54am on August 27, 2009, Lou Rice said…
At 8:42pm on September 1, 2009, Lou Rice said…
The Pug was awesome in the Oaks.....Wide grin all over!!!
At 1:45pm on February 14, 2011, Freewheelin' Franklin said…

Hey Richard - thanks for that post about the big blocks on special!

got a 55 ordered from CBD

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