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. 1 Reply

Linus Bike Stock Clearance

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

Close pass this morning

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

 

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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.
Website:
http://www.dirtworks.com.au

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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…
ITS NOSTALGIC
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 Richard...how much does a full Pugsley geared bike cost?
At 4:48pm on August 10, 2009, Lou Rice said…
Richard,

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

Cheers!

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

cheers!

Lou
At 9:54am on August 27, 2009, Lou Rice said…
Thanks!
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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