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Richard (Poncho)'s Discussions

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

Global Warming & Air freighting bike parts - ethical?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard (Poncho) Aug 9, 2013. 41 Replies

 

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Dan replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Linus Bike Stock Clearance
"I was tempted also..."
Jun 5
Richard (Poncho) replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Linus Bike Stock Clearance
"Peter in North Sydney? Your order shipped today. Thanks!!"
Jun 5
PeterT replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Linus Bike Stock Clearance
"Ok Great, it did look like freight wasn't going to be added at first glance. So I backed out of the PayPal process and did it via the Account process. All good."
Jun 5
Richard (Poncho) replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Linus Bike Stock Clearance
"Hi Peter, Thanks for this alert. I checked the procedure and found the following:- If you checkout without an account, it first takes you to PayPal to reference an address. Freight is added & this is confirmed by the customer prior to final…"
Jun 5
PeterT replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Linus Bike Stock Clearance
"PS: you might to check on the webstore ; it seems going directly to the Paypal checkout doesn't included the calculated postage."
Jun 4
Robflyte replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Linus Bike Stock Clearance
"thanks, I might just get myself something"
Jun 2
Richard (Poncho) replied to centurion48's discussion Recall: Giant Bicycles - various Giant Stance, Liv & ToughRoad bikes (odd recall this one)
"The mandatory standard is ONLY applicable to new bicycles when sold to the end user. You can fit whatever handlebar you like afterwards. There is no applicable ADR for bicycles."
Jan 23
Richard (Poncho) replied to centurion48's discussion Recall: Giant Bicycles - various Giant Stance, Liv & ToughRoad bikes (odd recall this one)
"This is an amazing recall. Some years ago I identified this non-compliance with the mandatory standard. I questioned how trail bikes could be sold with most featuring bars over 700mm. I was advised at the time that it could be justified as a safety…"
Jan 19
Richard (Poncho) replied to James Mahon's discussion NSW Cyclist Fatality 18 October 2016
"Furious riding?"
Oct 19, 2016
Richard (Poncho) replied to James Mahon's discussion NSW Cyclist Fatality 18 October 2016
"All units! Bell absence in progress!Dispatch back up & SWAT team."
Oct 19, 2016
Richard (Poncho) replied to James Mahon's discussion NSW Cyclist Fatality 18 October 2016
"That would likely be legitimate. Not really the point though. A famous man dies after being hit with a cricket ball & there's a full inquiry. Days/weeks of testimony, experts & all sorts of critical analysis.A cyclist dies from being…"
Oct 19, 2016
Richard (Poncho) replied to James Mahon's discussion NSW Cyclist Fatality 18 October 2016
"Reasons to exempt a driver from responsibility:It was darkIt was brightIt was wetIt was clearIt was cloudy It was coldIt was hotIt was earlyIt was lateIt was normalIt was abnormal It was unexpectedIt was expected It was moreIt was lessIt was highIt…"
Oct 19, 2016
Richard (Poncho) replied to Jim Frech's discussion MHL Worldwide Study?
"Why stop at helmets? Smoking - banned Alcohol - banned Bacon - banned Sunscreen - mandatory Bullet & stab resistant vests - mandatory Daily exercise regime - mandatory I'll stop now before a reach a 100 points."
Sep 22, 2016
John Knight replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Close pass this morning
"JEESUS! You are getting some good karma then! I've only ridden it a dozen or so times in weekday morning traffic and have copped an absolute spray of abuse once from some lunatic in a 5T truck who could have easily gone past me legally but…"
Aug 21, 2016
trailgumby replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Close pass this morning
"Yeah, it's a pretty fraught stretch of road for some reason. I've had a number of incidents in that area. Traffic flow is bad and congestion is bad, so I think tempers get easily frayed and cyclists are a soft target. I was intentionally…"
Aug 21, 2016
John Knight replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Close pass this morning
"Nice work! I wish a few dozen others would be fined along that stretch! A lot of cars and trucks show no mercy to cyclists on that tight stretch from Forest Way to the Alambie Rd."
Aug 21, 2016
trailgumby replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Close pass this morning
"Here's the vid from my incident that successfully resulted in a traffic infringement notice being issued."
Aug 21, 2016
trailgumby liked Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Close pass this morning
Aug 21, 2016
Dabba replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Close pass this morning
"While looking for something else today, I came across this - surprisingly in a Murdoch paper - "Are cyclist's fair game in Australia?" It's a couple of years old, but it's an article that is still current and very well…"
Aug 21, 2016
iias fotopoulos replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Close pass this morning
"oh .... i am dumbfounded... he wants to protect cyclists? bike lanes please. Or shared zones on foot paths as in paris, tokyo etc. and an education campaign on TV for motorists. this is insane. Australia is so archaic in so many ways. and its…"
Aug 19, 2016

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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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