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Good place to park a bike at Darling harbour?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nat Buckley Oct 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Also... good way to get there from, say, Kent/King cycleways.Roped myself into Dragon Boat racing (4 year old was disapointed when he saw the boat on a training session :)), so I guess I need to be…Continue

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Smirk Jan 28, 2015. 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

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=581396201953024Should be viewable without joining facebook if you are not a member.A bit too…Continue

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Si replied to timothy.clifford's discussion Smart aero road bike - SpeedX Leopard
"Yay, lets have a bike with a bespoke integrated computer that WILL stop working at some point and other bespoke parts. Hoorah for bespoke parts!"
Apr 22
Si replied to timothy.clifford's discussion Smart aero road bike - SpeedX Leopard
"Yay, lets have a bike with a bespoke integrated computer that WILL stop working at some point and other bespoke parts. Hoorah for bespoke parts!"
Apr 22
Si replied to PeterT's discussion the ‘death of the front derailleur’
"$700 cassette That was my thought. Expensive consumables. Cheaper just to go ultegra or dura where front shifting is slick as seal caught in an oil spill anyway. When I was road riding at least semi-seriously before I descended into suburban two…"
Apr 1
Si replied to PeterT's discussion the ‘death of the front derailleur’
"How's the chainline?"
Apr 1
Si replied to PeterT's discussion New cycling no-go zones
"a little political pettiness from up top to punish the Clover catchment maybe I don't think you are wrong on this. In the hive of villany that is the Baird territory of Manly there has been no clamp down, despite the fact that it is probably…"
Mar 24
Si replied to Tom's discussion Who's riding Paris Roubaix Sportive? Tips gratefully accepted
Mar 18
Si replied to Bill Parker's discussion Cycling came out as the best activity for staying trim (BBC)
"I got measurably fitter doing three training rides a week (~140km) and the occasional audax (only 2 training rides in that case) rather than commuting (~250km/week) + audax at least once a month, in a addition to going to the gym. Go do a training…"
Mar 18
Si replied to Sir Trevor the Lesser's discussion Parliament challenge to Dunc's law fails
"Not so sure. The Naremburn to Macquarie Park cycle path was (mostly) a footpath along an arterial converted to a shared path/cycle path and, despite the usual issues - driveways etc, is pretty good. Granted some drivers did get territorial if you…"
Mar 18
Si replied to Pat The Rat's discussion Who did this?? Sat Feb 27 2016 Captain Cook Bridge
"It's the old snow/ice principle, slow to a speed you don't mind having an off at. me me me me me me me me What about the other person? Hmmm... not so sure I agree with this. When crossing the Spit Bridge (IIRC, a bit narrower than Cpt.…"
Mar 18
Si replied to Pat The Rat's discussion Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities
"> factoring into their business model  Bribing public officials and pollies to introduce regulation to make driverless cars hard to implement?"
Mar 11
Si replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Not sure if Parriwi is wide enough for that after the first bend going up hill."
Feb 15
Si replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Not sure this would work. From what I have seen, most of the rat runners turn into the car park and then back out via the boom gate. That is basically a traffic calming measure in itself, yet they still do it. There is literally no way that traffic…"
Feb 15
Si replied to Samuel Russell's discussion 6 Injured, 5 seriously Eastlakes 2014-03-16
"This give the state an incentive to be corrupt so I disagree"
Nov 5, 2015
Si replied to Samuel Russell's discussion 6 Injured, 5 seriously Eastlakes 2014-03-16
"This does not necessarily demonstrate that any interaction between the phone and the user occurred."
Nov 5, 2015
Si replied to herzog's discussion Another Domino Falls
"Using those stats... Bicycle accidents/population:NSW: 1/687772SA: 1/420650Population figures from:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Waleshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_AustraliaNSW has a slightly higher level of participation:15.8% of…"
Oct 26, 2015
Nat Buckley replied to Si's discussion Good place to park a bike at Darling harbour?
"Great news Bob! SHFA are hypocrtites in spades. Their "removal of obstructions" regulation (quoted by them above) didn't stop them from planning to close half of Pyrmont Bridge for their stupid "Amaze" thingo."
Oct 23, 2015

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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! 

Ciao

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