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Si's Discussions

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

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 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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Latest Activity

Si replied to Peter H's discussion So it isn't just the cyclists that get it.
"Here's the actual post: Meh. Not even a storm in a teacup. Guess she had an article to write or something."
Si replied to Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria's discussion I just went n+1
Jul 27
Si replied to BIKESydney's discussion NSW Govt to increase fines for Riders and require Riders to carry identification
"Or "I have to have a fishing license, so why shouldn't cyclists have a cycling license" <facepalm/>"
Jul 27
Si replied to Dabba's discussion Driver jailed for cyclist’s death
"I'd put my money on the main concern of the driver is the length of the driving ban.  Really? You think he would be more concerned about a temporary driving ban than a permanent criminal record?"
Jul 27
Si replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Behold the taxman cometh!
""1. If you buy online form foreign sites will this change your purchasing habits" No. I'll still buy where it is a combination of cheapest and most convenient. "Is this a big free kick for the local retailers?" No. It is a…"
Jul 24
Si replied to Dan's discussion Victim blaming from Amy Gillett
"I seem to remember reading that the overwhelming majority of rape victims were not provocatively dressed by any reasonable measure. This was in the context of the victim knowing the perpetrator. The two are not mutually exclusive. You can pick holes…"
Jul 21
Si replied to Dan's discussion Victim blaming from Amy Gillett
" Women! Dress conservatively. It's a two way street!"
Jul 17
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 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.... "
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 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
Si replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
""cycling isn't that dangerous, you've got that wrong. Safer than walking by miles travelled." Very few people walk as far as they cycle. Very few people cycle as far as they drive etc The only fair comparison is time spent…"
Jun 9
Si replied to PeterT's discussion headaches after a ride?
"Sinus infection? Go to your GP though."
May 26
Si replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Duncan Gay on 2GB hints at a licensing scheme (approx 10:45'ish this morning)
"A latte (and iced at that) sipping cyclist, who also drives, can that bloody country bumpkin fuck off back to the country and stop dicking with us please."
May 21

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…


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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