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Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to sammy's discussion Frustrated police have blasted the "disturbing" number of WA drivers using mobile phones
"My wife was stopped and accused of using a mobile phone when driving. The phone was in her zipped up handbag in the passenger footwell. She must have been scratching her ear or something. No ticket issued, but I have never liked the idea of…"
22 hours ago
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to PeterT's discussion Best cities for cycling - vacation plans!
"Doesn't it all depend on what you want out of cycling/a cycling holiday? Amsterdam is probably going to be pretty sucky if you like riding up challenging hills or downhill MTBing...? Living in/near Manly is pretty good if you like road, MTB or…"
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Nat Buckley's discussion I need a cheap helmet......
"Just get $10 cheapie from BigW or the like."
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Sir robflyte's discussion Don't you get sick?
"Was it riding home in the wet on Tuesday night, Nope was it a delayed reaction to the flu shot, Nope Or was it that some grotty little child (to be fair, probably mine) infected…"
Apr 17
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Band782's discussion 7.30 Report and Cyclists
Apr 17
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Sir robflyte's discussion Don't you get sick?
"Just off to my local Swedish Drying Cabinet shop..."
Apr 16
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Sir robflyte's discussion Don't you get sick?
"It was around minus 20 No it wasn't it was 20. Balts and Slavs only use a modifier for positive temperatures - it might get to plus 20 in summer :)."
Apr 16
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Sir robflyte's discussion Don't you get sick?
"Apparently, the reason why there are more colds/flu during winter is because people spend more time packed in doors together sharing airborne viruses. IOW, you are probably better on your bike. However, hard exercise can reduce your immune systems…"
Apr 16
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to sammy's discussion VICTORIA Police has started using futuristic new traffic cameras to nab drivers who text, talk or tweet on mobile phones.
"Reasonable people are not the problem though."
Apr 15
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Sir robflyte's discussion Oh Those Selfish Cyclists
"@Paul - not sure that bicycles are considered just as dangerous, but they can still be dangerous even if on a different order of magnitude to motor vehicles. Just because I probably will not die or be seriously injured in a stack with another…"
Apr 12
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Sir robflyte's discussion Keeping us safe
"Can I claim spell check... :) They was no mention of them being punishment passes. Plenty of well meaning but not so well thinking drivers pass too closely."
Apr 11
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to DamianM's discussion Bicycle Network... and threats of legal action
"I saw that too :(. On a related note, Wiggle is generally a little bit more expensive that CRC, Evans, Ribble etc, but had extraordinarily quick postage. However, it looks as if they have changed their provider - my last order took ages. So, other…"
Apr 11
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Sir robflyte's discussion Keeping us safe
"Play devils advocate... Read the statement while holding the belief that the TMR social media bod was trying to convey the message that cyclists are not getting away "scott free". Looking at the responses to the "rego" type…"
Apr 11
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Andrew K's discussion A bit of awesomeness spotted today
"Because they want the viewer to associate themselves with the advert and think the message applies to them. A cyclist might put them off the message."
Apr 10
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Phil Byrne's discussion Bus Signals
" Note "Buses Only Lane" sign.,151.005951,3a,37.5y,334.86h,87.25t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sA03ReY_DIWJPmQzSdPlTkw!2e0"
Apr 10
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to PeterT's discussion Fitz's Challenge 2014, Sunday 26 October
"Compared to Gorges Galore or Daddy Gorges?"
Apr 10

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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.
Van Nicholas Euros with Veloce groupo. My good roadie.
Kinesis T2, mix of 9 spd 105, tiagra and sora, my spare commuter/roadie/rain bike.
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 10:13pm 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, Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon 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, Sir Si d'Eaudouce 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, Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon 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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