February 2008 Blog Posts (4)

Where's the instruction manual

My life feels like it is missing an instruction manual at the moment.

First there was my 6 yo son joining a soccer team. No-one tells you this will involve becoming the team manager, because no other parent did and I blinked first. Now I have the task of arranging 9 other parents to try and figure out who can play, who cannot, who missed a half last week and who's turn it is to miss a match so the other kids get a go.

Spreadsheets will be required to do this without becoming a… Continue

Added by Simon Sharwood on February 25, 2008 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

It's easy to forget sometimes...

....just how easy and pleasant it is using a bike to get around.



With a 5 month old baby in the family, we've been using the car a bunch more than I'd like. Today however, it was just myself and Miles, in no particular hurry. We went to breakfast in Glebe then over to Newtown to look at fire engines and trains, went to a couple or parks for a play on the various climbing installations, dropped in to Cheeky to say hi, some more park time, then lunch at the pie shop and… Continue

Added by DamianM on February 16, 2008 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

Which bike to buy?

I've been researching my first road bike and have "narrowed" it down to five alternatives.



The Trek 1.2 - Pros: Well priced, carbon forks and seat post. Cons: Clarence Street ecosystem has known cash-draining properties



Apollo Ventoux - Pros: Price ($795) and cool-looking wheels. Cons: Are Apollo any good?



Scott S50/S60 - Pros: Price of the S60. Weight. Cons: no-one seems to have the S60 with drops in stock.



Avanti Monza - Pros: All the carbon I want. Looks… Continue

Added by Simon Sharwood on February 11, 2008 at 1:34pm — 3 Comments

Our own worst enemies?

For a while now I have known that I really should remember to take my bike computer OFF the bike before I park it at train stations and the like.

Well ... last week I paid the price. It disappeared outside Sydenham Station.

Today, I also noticed that my sadlle bag has gone too. So whoever pinched the 'puter, it seems to me, also knew enough about bikes to value the less obviously useful saddle bag.

It could be there's a bad egg among us.

There's certainly a strange,… Continue

Added by Simon Sharwood on February 5, 2008 at 8:48am — 19 Comments

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