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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Si Jun 27. 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

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ABC News Breakfast, now with added Michael O

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

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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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Si replied to Mark Green's discussion rider comprehensive insurance
"nicked out of the garage - probably covered by home contents. off the roof racks - might not be covered unless locked. when parked outside a cafe... - Needs to be locked to be insured. Who does locks their bike outside the cafe after a…"
Si commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Personally, I'd admit your guilt on a publicly accessible forum. /s"
Si replied to Mark Green's discussion rider comprehensive insurance
"Comprehensive, as in insuring your bike as well? BNSW etc insurance includes liability insurance (i.e. 3rd party injury and property damage). Not sure about personal injury, but membership is relatively expensive compared to... Bicycle Australia…"
Si replied to Tim's discussion It happened – stopped by a ped at 45km/hr
"Puts my AC joint injury in perspective :(. Heal well. "
Si replied to herzog's discussion Two-stroke Frankenbikes banned in NSW from Oct1
"You want bicycles banned?"
Si replied to PeterT's discussion SureStop / SlidePad / ABS braking technology
"And also... one cable snaps and... no brakes."
Sep 3
Si replied to Dabba's discussion Should CTP be attached to licences rather than the vehicles?
"I am not opposed to bicycle freaks. I would probably be considered one. :)"
Sep 3
Si replied to Neil Alexander's discussion How do you brake? Discuss.
"In an emergency I have found that there is no time for any kind of rational internal debate on how I should best go about braking, my hands just work on instinct. My instinct allowed me to avoid the car crossing my path, but not to avoid some not so…"
Sep 3
Si replied to PeterT's discussion Racks, your Panniers strategy etc
"What about a rear basket? You can then carry whatever you want (as long as it fits) in it, including a daysack."
Sep 3
Si replied to Dabba's discussion Should CTP be attached to licences rather than the vehicles?
"The benefit would be to car freaks who own multiple vehicles."
Sep 3
Si replied to Dabba's discussion Should CTP be attached to licences rather than the vehicles?
"What happens if someone drives a company vehicle for their job, e.g. a postman?"
Sep 3
Si replied to Eleri's discussion Homebush Bay to Rhodes the shortest way
"The Meggol/HMAS Doomba? Not that I remember it in Homebush, I've just dived it a few times."
Sep 2
Si replied to Mark Whalley's discussion Melbourne to Sydney route help
"It can be scary enough in a car."
Sep 2
Si replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Pyrmont Bridge "trial" garden, good or bad?
"24   Speed limit in a shared zone "
Sep 2
Si replied to Pat The Rat's discussion Chains
"I use RnR blue on anything that I plan on riding in the rain or dirt (basically, my CX/Commuter, audax and MTBs). Gold on the roadie. Blue seems to survive a rainy day, but I reapply after a wet ride anyway. Gold... I'd probably carry some with…"
Sep 1
Si replied to PeterT's discussion "drivers who are cyclists look out more for bikes"
"If you have a lower claim rate you do pay lower premiums. I doubt they would drop the maximum no claims bonus rates anyway as that is where they make their money. The people it would help, perhaps, are new drivers who drive safely but have not had…"
Aug 28

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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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