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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

Tags: value, sale, for, bike, road

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 Paul Levett's discussion Police Blitz On Anzac And Pyrmont Bridges
""Dumbest question ever."I initially thought that. However, they were asking about a leather vest with patches, not "leathers" per se. So if there had been a law introduced which bans bikies then asking an open question like that…"
18 hours ago
Si replied to Robert Ottelli's discussion Buffing my Cyclist Karma
"It's the same thing as nodding. Before the cycle boom it was normal to acknowledge other riders. Now three are more of them and it is more normal to cycle it's not really done."
Tuesday
Si replied to Pat The Rat's discussion The Big Push October 24 2014
"BNSW is doing this to move/gain some influence/advocate for something in political circles, not to send a message to the plebs."
Tuesday
Si replied to Pat The Rat's discussion The Big Push October 24 2014
"BNSW is not really for normal people. Normal people do not join a club to do a normal thing like ride their bike to the shop. IOW, BNSW is advocating for BNSW."
Tuesday
Si replied to Paul Levett's discussion Police Blitz On Anzac And Pyrmont Bridges
"Thank you Assistant Commissioner Hartly. I feel far safer on the road now that these two wheeled reprobates have been fined for not wearing helmets and riding on the footpath. I am sure this will have a massive impact on the number of severe…"
Tuesday
Si replied to Paul Levett's discussion Police Blitz On Anzac And Pyrmont Bridges
"But but but, they are protecting us by ensuring we wear helmets and ride safely."
Tuesday
Si replied to natalie taylor's discussion to commute by bike or not?
"Up until 4 weeks ago I rode Freshwater to MacPark twice a week which is further (~24km) and a year before that I was doing it every day for ~5 years. Like James said, get to Naremburn, from there it is cycle track/shared path all the way. It's…"
Monday
Si replied to Pat The Rat's discussion The Big Push October 24 2014
"This is not for you, peon/pleb, only for politicians and important BNSW people. Carry on."
Oct 23
Si replied to Paul van Bellen's discussion 'Peak Oil' and the consequences for cycling
"I also read that OPEC are cutting the price so as to make shale oil less viable."
Oct 23
Si replied to BIKESydney's discussion You all break the law
"It seems as if the light phasing is the problem, not the lanes per se."
Oct 23
Si replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Riding to work - Fairfax blog
"TBH I think novated leases just increase the cost of the car - BMW rather than Toyota etc."
Oct 23
Si replied to Mark's discussion "Ultimate all weather commuter"
"Why duck? It'll just shatter on impact, apparently."
Oct 22
Si replied to Mark's discussion "Ultimate all weather commuter"
"There are no aluminum, titanium or carbon bikes 50 years old (or older) therefore it is settled. I rest my case."
Oct 22
Si replied to Mark's discussion "Ultimate all weather commuter"
""In addition, they are more readily repaired than other frame" http://www.downtheroad.org/Equipment/Bikes/Steel_Repair_Myth.htm"
Oct 22
Si replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Riding to work - Fairfax blog
"Quite right too. I would argue that they just think it too much effort though. Not a great deal of thought involved."
Oct 17
Si replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Riding to work - Fairfax blog
"try telling a driver that their and their cohort's habit means they cause a 100% delay on their peak speed They (I) know this. It is still more convenient/faster than public transport and less effort than cycling so they (I) put up with it (or…"
Oct 17

Profile Information

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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