Simon Sharwood
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$40,000 bike!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kylie Mar 19, 2009. 6 Replies

Golden Pigeon - Chinese bike from the1950s on sale here!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sit Ubu Sit Mar 8, 2012. 4 Replies


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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Track Cycling, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Tell us about your bikes
Just bought a Trek 1.2, with Shimano 105 pedals and Bontrager tyres, otherwise as it was in the shop.
One Hillbrick Pista in red.
Also own a Malvern Star Hurricane MTB, with semi-slick tyres, a new rear cluster (Shimano I forget the model) and pedals with clips, which I use to tow my son to school on a Shadow Bike.
About Me:
About me? I'm a 40 year old, self-employed freelance journalist, copywriter and editor.
I mainly write about IT, but I cannot program to save my life and the house is full of PC-building projects that dudded out.
I work with my lovely wife and do it to keep our two kids afloat and looking for a better tomorrow and all that.
I like computers, overly fatty food, science fiction, politics, bikes, music.
I am really a neophyte cyclist but have enjoyed my last two years biking in preparation for gongrides and reckon with 40 on the way there's no better sport for me to get into to make sure I see 50 and beyond. Who wants to take me under their wing and make me the cyclist I could be?

Simon Sharwood's Blog

DHBC Open Day

Posted on September 16, 2010 at 6:39pm 7 Comments

Want to hang with cool riders in the Inner West?
Want to check out track racing?
Want to learn how to change a tube?
All this and more at the DHBC Open Day on September 25th. Full details in the Events Tab, or on Facebook at

Shaken to bits on Cape Solander

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 8:56pm 7 Comments

Had a lovely ride today, from Marrickville to Kurnell and then on to Cape Solander, a 2.7km trip through the national park just beyond the suburb of Kurnell.

The first km or so is a lovely cruise up a small hill and through some very shady groves of… Continue

Bike paths that just

Posted on October 26, 2008 at 4:53pm 16 Comments



I went for a nice ride today, from the inner west to Landsdowne park, then along the bike path that follows Prospect Creek until it just .... stops.

Later on, I followed a path that was signposted as heading towards Granville. It stopped, on a street, in the middle of somewhere near Guildford, without a single signpost in any direction.

This silliness spoiled an otherwise delightful ride. The Landsdowne Park/Prospect Creek part was… Continue

No good deed goes unrewarded ...

Posted on October 1, 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments

My Dad is a fit 68 year old who has just rediscovered cycling. Most days he does a pretty punishing ride from Bondi to Watson's Bay and back, pushing a big gear up the hills!

Anyway ... the other day he was driving home when he saw a couple of cyclists in front of him, a couple of hundred meters before a street he wanted to turn into.

Now that he rides a lot, he slowed down to match the cyclists' speed so they could stay in front of him without worrying about being overtaken and then… Continue

Bikes in Japan!

Posted on July 21, 2008 at 2:37pm 5 Comments

I've just come back from a trip to Tokyo, which looks like a rather nice city in which to ride.

I saw bikes everywhere, ridden by all sorts of people. And 95% of them rode without helmets.

Most of the bikes were step-through, single-speed town bikes, with baskets on the front. Very few were branded in any way, although the picture above shows what must be the most incongruous bike on the planet: the HUMMER bike. I saw two of these, so… Continue

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 5:34pm on August 19, 2008, Philip said…
Hi Simon,
Are you the journalist down for the Virtual Offis eClub event on 27th August? I'm representing MessageLabs as a replacement for Andrew Gordon. Hopefully you're still attending and I can chew the fat with you on all things cycling

Philip Routley
At 5:40pm on August 19, 2008, Simon Sharwood said…
that's me. I look forward to catching up. You'll figure out what a poseur n00b I am!
At 6:30pm on January 3, 2009, DamianM said…
Hey Simon
Are you feeling up to some riding yet ? Let me know when you're keen

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