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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

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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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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 Snowy_5's discussion Eat and ride to lose weight
"Mate, I have been vegetarian since the late 80s. I went to a vegetarian high school (seriously). I was probably well aware of the issues before you."
Jun 19
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Eat and ride to lose weight
""We do so, as humans 'think' (well not really, because we don't think about the consequences when we eat meat) that we are at the 'TOP' of the food chain." How often do you worry about being eaten? We ARE at the…"
Jun 19
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Eat and ride to lose weight
"Everything I have read of Dr. John McDougalls' is basically: 1) Fatty with CV/diabetes issues goes on a his diet, having previously had a really bad diet 2) Fatty's health improves Is he the only person advocating dietary changes to…"
Jun 19
Si replied to Paul Jackson's discussion North Sydney Council: Proposed Cycleway and Streetscape Improvement Plan
""no change to exciting car parking provision" It's not if they are putting in cycle lanes :("
Jun 18
Si replied to Bhanu Loku's discussion Need a new groupset - Probably Shimano 105
"Hey mate, about time you got rid of that electronic rubbish :). I put Ultegra 6800 ony carbon roadie (with dura shifters). It rocks. Only downside is that I have no excuse now :). Only 28t/SS though. I also have 6800 apart from brakes and crankset…"
Jun 17
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Eat and ride to lose weight
""I don't believe humans are Omnivores, as we don't have the ability (without tools/weapons) to catch and kill prey and it's also difficult for us to digest meat (this includes seafood)." Lots of people have silly beliefs. At…"
Jun 14
Si replied to James Tierney's discussion RN's Assumptions - Does wearing a bike helmet make bike riding safer?
"I dunno. Probably because we smoke less than them tall smelly schoorstenen. In fact there is a reverse correlation between smoking and helmet wearing... /justsayin. But then again.... https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Quality-of-life_Index "
Jun 11
Si replied to James Tierney's discussion RN's Assumptions - Does wearing a bike helmet make bike riding safer?
"Yet we have better health outcomes (lower mortality) and for cheaper (less health spend/GDP) than the Netherlands and Denmark."
Jun 11
Si replied to James Tierney's discussion RN's Assumptions - Does wearing a bike helmet make bike riding safer?
"Do forget the collapse of the cycling forum industry as there will not be much left to discuss :)"
Jun 11
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Eat and ride to lose weight
"Just to throw a spanner in... there is no link between fibre and bowel cancer in either direction... http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fiber-and-colon-cancer/"
Jun 11
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Eat and ride to lose weight
"And how many other diets did you try?"
Jun 10
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Eat and ride to lose weight
"As humans we are meant to eat a plant based diet, just like our cousins the apes and the chimps, look at our digestive system and our hands and mouth and teeth, for a start. Apes are omnivorous we are "meant" and can eat almost anything.…"
Jun 10
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Eat and ride to lose weight
"And that is also assuming that you are not trying to lose weight. I would be somewhere between: Moderate-intensity endurance athletes (a) 1.2 Resistance athletes (early training) 1.5-1.7 (a) Exercising approximately four to five times per week for…"
Jun 10
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Eat and ride to lose weight
""I do find riding is so efficient that it is hard to burn big calories though, compared say to running which me knees now decline  to participate in." Riding is easier to burn big calories compared to running because it is low…"
Jun 9
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Eat and ride to lose weight
"Don't get me wrong, the consumption of meat is difficult to justify on moral grounds if you live in a developed country. I just rustles my jimmies when ANY diet is compared against a normal western diet and proclaimed "the best diet evah!…"
Jun 9
Si replied to Jon's discussion 'Diets and drugs are not enough to tackle obesity'
"And protein: "Humans, and other animals, also have this appetite for a set quantity of protein and like locusts will over-eat until they get enough of it." So says Professor Stephen…"
Jun 9

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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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