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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 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 liked herzog's discussion How to fix the Sydney CBD
Si replied to Average Joe Cyclist's discussion Scary Cycling in Sydney
"> I have this dream of it being safe for kids and seniors to cycle This is really the crux of it. I've got no problem with riding myself all around Sydney, but there are a whole heap of places I would not consider riding to towing my son in…"
Oct 1
Si replied to noelbike's discussion Anyone used this rear danger warner that uses radar?
Sep 29
Si replied to Bhanu Loku's discussion Garmin 500 - On the go charging
"it does not seem to work. What does it do? Does it not charge? Does it go into a charging mode? What battery are you using?"
Sep 28
Si replied to noelbike's discussion Rainier bits of Sydney
"From my old commute, if it was going to rain it would rain in the Northern Beaches on the coast, The Spit or Artarmon around the Pac Hwy. None of this surprises me as it tends to rain where air meets hills and/or water meets land as there are…"
Sep 25
Si replied to noelbike's discussion who needs cars?
"There would be a lot of company cars I suspect."
Sep 23
Si replied to noelbike's discussion who needs cars?
"You have to have the public transport available to do that. I'd be more than happy to get rid of the car. There is not enough PT available to do that."
Sep 23
Si replied to noelbike's discussion who needs cars?
"People ride bikes in The Netherlands? You don't say."
Sep 23
Si liked Nat Buckley's discussion Warringah Bike Plan - review
Sep 23
Si replied to Ben Carr's discussion Good touring routes using cityrail?
"Why no hills? It's much prettier riding via Wollombi. For trains... Hornsby/Berowra/Cowan/Brooklyn/Wherever -> Awaba/Fassifern/Wherever. I've ridden similar Audax style a few times and only ridden through the Central Coast once (that…"
Sep 21
Si replied to Jonathan Doheny's discussion etiquette
""1. riding two abreast" Depends entirely on context. Almost everybody I ride with tends to move to single file if it appears like the best thing to do. "2. filtering to front to turn right" In my experience this probably…"
Sep 8
Si replied to BIKESydney's discussion Opal Card data stunningly visualises the potential benefit of cycleways
"Still a win all around. They get a coffee "for free". More money spread around the economy. They get to use PT "for free"/cheaper which encourages more use of PT, which might mean fewer cars on the road."
Aug 21
Si replied to BIKESydney's discussion Opal Card data stunningly visualises the potential benefit of cycleways
"Yeah, looks more like 60. I guess I had a photo memory of sign on a bendy bus. Seating capacity 45Standing capacity 17 Seating capacity 43/47/49Standing capacity…"
Aug 20
Si replied to BIKESydney's discussion Opal Card data stunningly visualises the potential benefit of cycleways
"I think you are pretty spot on. A bus load of people is, what, 80? If they cycles that's another 80 bicycles that have to be parked at the destination. A bus goes off and buses people around or is parked in a less dense area. (Assuming I am…"
Aug 20
Si replied to Snowy_5's discussion Guardsman Pass Tour of Utah`15 nasty crash
"Looks like target fixation to me. Actually I think feels like (for me anyway), rather than looks like. I get the same feels watching the video as I do when I have had target fixation (but luckily realized and pulled myself out of it before things…"
Aug 12
Si replied to Chris's discussion Road bike 23, 25, 28 or 30 mm tyres
"Unless you are doing serious racing, this is not noticeable. While there is certainly some truth to this, it has also become (very) apparent to me that everything matters (weight of the bike, wheels, tyres etc) when you are trying to hang on with…"
Aug 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…


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 10:00pm 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…


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! 


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