• 49, Male
  • Rooty Hill, Sydney
  • Australia

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Open Cycle Map

OpenCyclelMap is part of the Open Street Map Project. Basically it's a wiki style editable map. Routes/features on the map are tagged, and OpenCycleMap extracts or highlights the cycling related features.See More
RobK replied to Snowy_5's discussion Cyclist fatality at Tour de Hills
"In view of the tragedy and comments about the TdeH, I'm keener than ever now to try and make the R2R as safe as possible.  If anyone is interested in giving feedback, here is the link to the google map showing the signage and…"
Mar 3
RobK replied to Snowy_5's discussion Cyclist fatality at Tour de Hills
"Just a couple of points from my experience from being involved with the organising committee for the Ride to Riverstone, which is in the same area and uses some of the same roads as the TdeH: - In our experience, having user-paid police at charity…"
Mar 2
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Aug 22, 2014
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Haldon Street Festival (Lakemba)

For anyone looking for a destination to ride to on Saturday the 23rd, there will be a free Valet bike parking service provided at the Haldon St Festival, Lakemba.  The festival location is about 3.5 km off the Cooks River Shared path.  (See for a suggested cycling route). See the main festival page at…See More
Aug 22, 2014
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Aug 7, 2014
RobK replied to RobK's discussion Ride 2 Riverstone 2014
"Just a reminder that the Rivo ride is happening this Sunday.  Online registrations are still open, or you can register at the start site on Sunday morning (but please allow a little extra time). Unfortunately we've had to shorten the 50,…"
May 2, 2014
Michael Redhead is attending RobK's event

Ride 2 Riverstone 2014 at Riverstone

May 4, 2014 from 7:30am to 2pm
Ride to Riverstone Charity Cycling Event.  Come and join several hundred other riders doing the 30, 50, 80 or 100km routes around some of the most picturesque roads around the Hawkesbury and Hills area of North Western Sydney while raising money for the Australians Lions Childrens Cancer Research Foundation.  Entry price includes a sit-down lunch after the ride.See for details.See More
Apr 27, 2014

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Recreational, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Rooty Hill
Tell us about your bikes
Orbea Artea 'Travel Light' - The main bike
Malvern Star Commuter Hybrid - My old bike, which gets lent out to others.
Bob the trailer - Which doesn't fit on the Orbea.
About Me:
CAMWEST treasurer,
CAMWEST rep with Blacktown Council bicycle Steering committee
Recreational riding, mainly on weekends
Touring - Enjoy unsupported touring (and have a reputation for carrying a lot...I even take the kitchen sink sometimes). Have done the last 5 NSW Big Rides and a few other supported rides as well.
Would like to ride to work more often, but I find the 3 hour ride each way (using back streets and bike paths) is not conducive to a productive working day.

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Can a bike be a 'my place' like a car can?

Posted on January 22, 2011 at 7:07pm 15 Comments

I've just finished reading Hugh Mackay's latest offering, 'What makes us tick'.  There was lots of great stuff in there; plenty of fodder for interesting discussions with people on a variety of topics.


One section which really struck me was when he was describing the role of the car in the chapter "The desire for 'My place'"


‘I've lost count of the number of times I've heard people…


Gates, Corrugations and a great ride

Posted on May 31, 2009 at 10:02pm 8 Comments

Yesterday (Sat May 30th '09) four of us rode from Goulburn to Exeter via Canyonleigh (see bikely route).

It was a great day's riding - The company, the weather (We only really started copping showers in the last 10 km or so), the warm Canyonleigh General Store/Coffee shop, and most of the route was on fairly quiet rural roads. The fact that around 30 of the 70 km was along unsealed roads may have been a… Continue

2 day Rooty Hill to Moss Vale Tour Ride Report

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 9:18pm 3 Comments

For quite some time I'd been wanting to find a safe and enjoyable way of cycling out of Sydney to the south. A few years back a group of us started a tour at Moss Vale (See Moss Vale to Nowra via Numerella Tour). I've done some other riding around the Southern Highlands and beyond, but never felt comfortable about cycling there from Sydney. I'd taken part in the 2003 Big Ride, which… Continue

Great ride at Christmas

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 8:09pm 5 Comments

Although not around Sydney, I did a fantastic 30+ km ride while visiting my parents in Bairnsdale over Christmas. I'd been thinking of doing this ride for a couple of years, and finally did it. I wish I could do it more often....See Route Description and a few photos.

Comment Wall (43 comments)

At 10:29am on January 3, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi Rob
Welcome aboard!
At 7:15pm on November 27, 2008, Streetsweeper said…
Hi Rob,

Thanks for the offer. At this stage I will stay separate from CAMWest. CAMWest obviously has a strong focus outside the Hills. I suspect a group based within the district may more easily attract others concerned about cycling in the Hills.

However I am pretty much a novice at this and would love your advice. I'll contact John and have a chat with him.

At 12:45pm on December 17, 2008, Peter H said…
Hey Rob, RE NYE. Put me down for dinner (I hope it isn't too hot).
At 3:44pm on January 1, 2009, Ma Dame Vélo said…
Hi Rob, Thank you once again for the fantastic ride last night. We all had great fun. The only bad part was not being able to thank you and say Happy New Year in person. It became a bit hectic just before midnight, with Sarah and Peter H overshooting the exit and the rest of us needing to get back to Rooty Hill soon. We zoomed back safely, I might add. So sorry about that and thank you once again. Hope you caught Sarah and Peter H in the end. Happy 2009!
At 6:38am on January 2, 2009, Ma Dame Vélo said…
Rob, That is terrible news. I hope Peter and the other lady do get their bikes back. I will send him a message. Every ride seems to be a learning experience for everyone in one way or another. I wouldn't have expected that to happen as everyone we met on NYE was very friendly (except obviously those louts).

Let's hope the rest of 2009 is a good year! All the best, Leigh
At 6:41pm on January 4, 2009, paragon said…
dude! sorry to hear about your NYE moment. post a description of these bikes here and on (bike couriers have a talent 4 recovering stolen bikes). was on the train on the bridge with my sister @ midnight as the fireworks went off (very cool!) but then , i digress ; descriptions (photos if possible); too small a world to ever say goodbye (to each other or your bike!) get it out there , bro ; we're here to help
At 9:02pm on January 28, 2009, Caroline Homburg said…
Hey Rob finally decided to sign up David thinks we need a life. Maybe he is right.
At 12:08pm on January 29, 2009, Caroline Homburg said…
Hi Rob The next Cobbity Markets are March 7th would you and anyone you wish to invite like to ride along maybe ride from Campbelltown station do you know a safe route? Bring panniers along lots of fresh produce and other goodies to buy.
At 5:28pm on January 29, 2009, Caroline Homburg said…
Yes will do Cobbity ride again mid year.
At 8:57am on February 17, 2009, chesty said…
I think i changed the setting. It sounds like you volunteered to be an admin

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