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For Sale: Boardman CX Comp Cyclocross upgraded to 105/Ultegra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Smirk Jan 28. 4 Replies

No longer able to commute by bicycle, unlikely to able to race for the next few years, I have my MTB for all my offroad needs (which also functions better for WeeHoo iGo towing), and I really need…Continue

Tags: awesomeness, awesome, commuter, cyclocross

Awesome Value Kinesis T2 Road Bike (size 54/medium) $400 (Freshwater, Northern Beaches)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Si Jun 27, 2014. 3 Replies

Awesome Value Kinesis T2 Road Bike (size 54/medium) $400 (Freshwater, Northern Beaches) Well maintained with very regular servicing with some cosmetic chips (natural wear and tear) on paint. Was my…Continue

Tags: value, sale, for, bike, road

ABC News Breakfast, now with added Michael O

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kylie Feb 18, 2014. 15 Replies be viewable without joining facebook if you are not a member.A bit too…Continue

Tags: media, bloody

Mark Textor spokesperson for AGF...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Dec 10, 2013. 16 Replies

Surprised this hasn't been posted already...…Continue

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Latest Activity

Si replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Duncan Gay on 2GB hints at a licensing scheme (approx 10:45'ish this morning)
"A latte (and iced at that) sipping cyclist, who also drives, can that bloody country bumpkin fuck off back to the country and stop dicking with us please."
Si replied to Wir sind Profi's discussion Distance based charging
"EVs are quieter and (potentially) less polluting (and what pollution there is can be hidden away only causing a problem for the peasants in the hunter valley like my nieces). Better air quality, basically. Yes, bicycles are better. Don't hold…"
May 5
Si replied to Wir sind Profi's discussion Distance based charging
"it identifies the vehicle. Using a motor vehicle does not currently come with an agreement to have your movements tracked."
May 5
Si replied to herzog's discussion What is it?
"Just explaining why cars have got bigger. It's not all about small penises."
Apr 29
Si replied to herzog's discussion What is it?
"Regulations, average/unreliable PT (outside of Manly), lots of kids, tradies and lots of money. Northern Beaches has had a massive baby boom. With two car seats you need a big vehicle to be able to take an additional passenger. Three car seats and…"
Apr 26
Si replied to Edward Re's discussion Rugby star makes Miranda Devine backpedal..
"I've found that using international sign I am able to make myself understood."
Apr 26
Si replied to Will Wassell's discussion Front wheel offset, what is acceptable
"It's called dish, or dishing. Have you spoke keys? Start on a spoke nearest the valve hole so you know where to stop and do a quarter turn tighter on only the spokes on the side of the hub where the corresponding side of the rim which is…"
Apr 26
Si replied to Emily McMurray's discussion FLASHING BIKE LIGHT
"+1 for the radbot. Also consider getting two rear lights (and front for that matter - I use to have a spare small blinky as well as an ayup). So that if one of them fails you still have another to get you home."
Mar 30
Si replied to PeterT's discussion reminder : check your tires, especially the rear if they are covered by mudguards
"I think the point is that with mudguards you have to go out of your way to check tyres. Without mudguards you can just see any wear/damage to the tyres."
Mar 16
Si liked Bill Parker's discussion Car-dooring fatality - Melbourne
Mar 7
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Cyclist fatality at Tour de Hills
"they generally don't go doing crazy overtakes of the vehicles in the traffic jam ahead of them. Eh? There are so many transport and destination options. Not for a lot of Sydney there is not. We went to lunch in Parramatta with some friends.…"
Mar 5
Si replied to DrFine's discussion get off the road - swerved at twice in 7 days
"I can see why North Sydney are less interested. I can too. However, this encourages bad behavior. If they called and told the driver it was unacceptable I bet there would less bad behavior on the road."
Mar 5
Si replied to DrFine's discussion get off the road - swerved at twice in 7 days
"If it makes you feel better someone tried to brake check my wife on Kurraba a few years ago. They were too busy looking in the mirror and laughing not to notice that they were about to go into the back of someone, which they promptly did. My wife…"
Mar 5
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Cyclist fatality at Tour de Hills
"Most people in Sydney have a >10km commute* and a significant number of then do not have a realistic PT option - unless you work in the CBD and surrounds (where only 13-16% of the jobs are located) you are pretty screwed PT wise. It is only…"
Mar 4
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Cyclist fatality at Tour de Hills
"They don't seem to get irate at sitting in peak hour weekday or weekend traffic Eh?"
Mar 4
Si replied to Omar@Go! Alliance's discussion ACP Announces NSW Election Plans
"I'm a left wing nut job too, which surprises me. Sure I'm socially progressive because how people decide to spend their time is absolutely none of my business unless it affects other people in a bad way (no, gay marriage does not affect…"
Mar 2

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Northern Beaches
Tell us about your bikes
Boardman Comp CX - Commuter and occasional CX
Van Nicholas Euros with Veloce groupo - Audax Roadie
HongFu FM066SL with Veloce groupo - "Race" Roadie
Trek SuperFly DS Al 100 pro - MTB
Kinesis T2, mix of 9 spd 105, tiagra and sora, my spare commuter/roadie/rain bike (FOR SALE!!)
Trek 4300 hardtail. Currently on long term loan to my brother-in-law who has just started riding to work

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London Pico-tour

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 6:30pm 11 Comments

So I was in the UK and had hired a bike to ride an audax ride. I had a few relatives who lived within a reasonable riding distance to said audax ride and I had investigated riding routes to the homes in case I needed to make use of them. What I found was that I could ride the vast majority of the way out of London on NCN1 (National Cycle Network route 1) which was along, mostly, canal tow paths…


So I was going to the UK...

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:23am 6 Comments

...and as any self-respecting randonneur would do, I checked the Audax UK website for rides and there was one starting at 08:00 only 50 mins by train from London Liverpool St which happens to be a mere 2km ride from my brothers flat. Next, bike....? Can I hire a road bike or will I have to get my bro's 80s steel MTB road…


Adventures With Babies and Bikes of a Ladies Persuasion

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 10:00pm 6 Comments

As any self-respecting cyclist would do upon the news that their first child was on the way, I immediately started investigating ways of transporting kids with bikes. As it was not urgent, I also monitored the large UK based internet stores for specials at the same time. I snagged a good trailer for cheap from Chain Reaction Cycles. However, one of my most enduring childhood memories is of my mum putting a 4-5 year old Si on the bus into town (in a small city in the UK) and my dad meeting me…


Transporting myself by Dutch bike #2, N+1

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 9:31pm 4 Comments

Kidding, kinda* and pun-fully... Peace out.

*Dutch-esque anyway.

Comment Wall (17 comments)

At 7:40am on January 29, 2010, Neil Alexander said…
Si, what's the story of this pic? Specifically the sign on the cyclist on the right. Is it a parade? A demo? Or a normal day's peak hour commute in a wintry UK??
At 9:05am on January 29, 2010, Si said…
It was an anti cruise missile demo in Norwich, UK, circa 1979. My Dad (captain on the trike) was secretary of the Norwich Peace Council). Apparently (I was only 5-6 or something), we were put at the front so as to keep a nice slow pace and probably for a bit of novelty value. The picture was on the front page of the local rag.

My mum cannot remember who the other cyclist is, if she ever knew him anyway. The sign would have been something to do with peace, no cruise missiles, yanks go home or something similar.

It was our family transport (along with individual bikes) for about four years though. No car.
At 9:12am on January 29, 2010, Neil Alexander said…
Good stuff. Damn Yanks!

Peace, dude.
At 1:36pm on March 19, 2010, baa baa said…
Repeat re your wife and the Spit -

Bad news re the Spit Si.
Was that about 7.20 on Tuesday?
My daughter got a lift into school then and was a few cars back so she saw "a bike accident" ( lots of cars stopped but a 4x4 drove off??) if you need a witness.

I also see that the "lip" between the level of the table drain and level of the road just after the bridge has been fixed. Well I glanced at it today and it looked better.
Anyway hope all is good and if you need that extra witness.....
At 2:43pm on March 19, 2010, baa baa said…
Yes it was a sloppy bit of work that looked nasty.
I know that pain of a good graze.
At 3:26pm on December 31, 2010, Struggler said…
Helmet post has turned out really good !  Suprising everybody, I suspect.  Congrats
At 12:48pm on March 20, 2011, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…
Hi Si, did you do the Oppy? I didn't. It looked like an interesting idea.
At 9:25am on September 21, 2011, baa baa said…

Howdo, checked the shed, and with three new pairs of pads plus the new set bought at close to the unit price of gold, I think I am ok for the time being. Thks again.

At 2:35pm on September 22, 2011, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…
Hi. I have a goal to do a 300 this year and I think I remember that you do also. Have you done that yet? I've had a look at the cal and can see one on 19 Nov and 30 Dec. I'll be out of town on 30 Dec so am vaguely aiming for a crack at the 300 on the 19 Nov. Cheers.
At 4:11pm on September 22, 2011, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…

Ok, might see you on the 1st. 

Just realised my last reply was a comment to myself. Doh! 


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