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

Started Oct 17 0 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. 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

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=581396201953024Should 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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Si replied to Robflyte's discussion Tomago to Castle Hill
"My googlefu revealed the potentially non-salubrious accomodation. http://www.bellhaven.com.au/ My experience of The Hunter is that all accommodation is overpriced due to miners and they have no pricing page. Looks like a potential Pacific/New…"
Wednesday
Si replied to Robflyte's discussion Tomago to Castle Hill
"Just ride add a loop in there somewhere :)"
Wednesday
Si replied to Robflyte's discussion Tomago to Castle Hill
"I have ridden through Tomago on my way to Nelson Bay a couple of times: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1036537 Very straight forward route which you will have ridden most of. The only non-obvious part is ~200km to get on New England Hwy/A43. Not…"
Wednesday
Si replied to Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria's discussion Anyone go for a long ride on the weekend?
"I've got a cheap one as well. 4800mah IIRC. On longer audax rides (> 200km), I run it off the power bank, unless it is raining, so that if it starts raining I can just put the power bank away out of the rain and still have a fully charged…"
Tuesday
Si replied to Jon's discussion Not long until the SUV is Australia’s most popular vehicle
"It's probably because station wagons are going the way of the dodo - with the exception of expensive European imports - and being replaced by SUVs. Apparently, a lot of parents are actually getting SUVs begrudgingly. They know they are fuel…"
Tuesday
Si replied to Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria's discussion Anyone go for a long ride on the weekend?
"7000 or more over 600km is pretty normal for NSW. Just checked Strava and I DNFed at 492km into Brutal but Fair 600 last year due to a cracked rear rim, and had done 7146m climbing with the hilliest part of the ride (Wollombi to Kulnura/Peats Ridge…"
Monday
Si replied to Ian's discussion Australia ‘world’s worst place for cyclists’, says Danish rider who’s circled the globe
"I read on reddit that he prefers the roadie, but <somewhere in the Americas> he left it with someone and bought a hardtail to use for a some more offroad stuff and then swapped back later."
Dec 9
Si replied to John H's discussion Why Aren't Cyclists United in Getting a Fair Go?????
"For the same reason that the whole world is not governed by a benevolent dictator."
Dec 8
Si replied to herzog's discussion Close pass - by Police.
"Still bollocksy. There is nothing, at all, in the road rules which say cyclists specifically should stay to the left. The only applicable rule is 129 (quoted below) which applies to all vehicles and excludes multi-lane roads, like Oxford…"
Nov 19
Si replied to Streetsweeper's discussion Mosman Daily Photo Request
"I wonder if it was this guy? "
Nov 18
Si replied to Dabba's discussion How protected bike lanes helped Denmark win its war on inequality
Nov 18
Si replied to jellybean's discussion Transport poverty and the bicycle solution - literature reviews and an anecdote on who leases cars
"If."
Nov 14
Si replied to jellybean's discussion Transport poverty and the bicycle solution - literature reviews and an anecdote on who leases cars
"You don't have to get a house in the burbs. Some people have to. There is not the housing stock to fit 4.5 million people within 10km of the CBD. You don't have to get a job a long way away You do not have to limit your career options…"
Nov 14
Si replied to jellybean's discussion Transport poverty and the bicycle solution - literature reviews and an anecdote on who leases cars
"While I agree with you on the fact that nobody but an enthusiast (or budding enthusiast like a ~6.5 years younger me) would consider a 20km+ each way commute, the fact is commutes are mostly longer than 10km in NSW. I'd argue that lack of PT…"
Nov 13
Si replied to jellybean's discussion Transport poverty and the bicycle solution - literature reviews and an anecdote on who leases cars
"To reference myself (primary sources linked to): In NSW (i.e. Newcastle, Sydney & Wollongong), 72.25% of commutes and 65.19% of work related trips (both are all modes) are >=…"
Nov 13
Si replied to jellybean's discussion Do you recharge your e-bike at work?
"Don't worry it will come down now the "carbon tax" has been repealed /s"
Nov 12

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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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