March 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Freshie To Cessnock, I mean Pokolbin

'Twas Sis-in-law's b'day and a chance to see my nieces up in Cessnock, I mean Pokolbin, permission sought and obtained to ride up instead of driving up from/with my wife.



Left home at 06:07. Still dark. Took ~20 mins to get to the top of Alambie Rd - a trip which took a 20% more massive Si ~45 minutes when he first rode it, albeit on a hardtail with knobblies, many years ago. Up Forest Way, left onto Mona Vale road, through the mean streets of the North Shore and down the Old Pac…

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Added by Si on March 26, 2012 at 4:30pm — 13 Comments

Adventures of the Enlightened Cyclist

Aka : Bad choices.

It’s another Friday and the eastern footpath up Burns Bay Road is still closed off.

And the Western footpath will be scattered with vicious bins marking their territory.

What does our brave and dauntless heroic commuter do ?

He thinks hard for an alternative and suddenly it strikes him. - Mt Wannahockaloogie!

Yes, memories of the evil 15% climb along Riverview St which had him reduced to using the 24” gear a year or more…

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Added by PeterT on March 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

increased safety for cyclists and motorists

cycle safety gear

I started riding again about 2 years ago after a 20 year break (before that a serious triathlete). The perils of riding on Sydney roads scared the hell out of me so i decided i had it in my power to do soemthing about it. Being the CEO of Crime Stoppers i figured i could try a few things....without boring you with the process we decided to invest in these cycling uniforms,…

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Added by peter price on March 20, 2012 at 2:50pm — 15 Comments

Blow-in from Melbourne takes it to the Sydney Streets

It's nothing short of a miracle; It's been three weeks cycling through Sydney's wild and somewhat non-stop peak hour and I remain in possession of all 20 fingers and toes. These few weeks have provided some of the most terrifying, infuriating, confusing, surprising and exhilarating cycling I've experienced to date. I'd like to share some of my experiences and insights into this new thing that I do: cycling in Sydney.

I love Melbourne, was born and bred there and have grown up to some…

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Added by milo on March 19, 2012 at 11:30pm — 21 Comments

Airbrushing a Ridley Noah

I'm making good progress on airbrushing a Ridley Noah CF frame, with some rather complex graphics...in duplicate. I'm 'blogging' the process on http://www.facebook.com/susiestudio , for those of you out there who are interested in following...

The pic. below is where I am at today. I've completed the airbrushing on the angels, now it's hand-brushing in the miniature details. Next I tackle a graphic on the head…

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Added by Susanna Mills on March 12, 2012 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

DUTCH-STYLE BIKES - will they catch on in Australia?





The ideal Dutch city bike rattles, likes being left out in the snow and looks like it's worth less than the chain anchoring it to a large building. Could they ever become popular DownUnder? Here are my thoughts...…

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Added by Richard Tulloch on March 11, 2012 at 4:37pm — 17 Comments

adding Strava to a commute.

Beautiful day for a commute yesterday.

On the back of my mind was the portions of climbs sectors on Strava that shows me in the bottom %.

So I decided to 'attack' some of these sectors on my commute to raise my dismal numbers. 

Particularly, I was  looking at 3 sections : Brent St(called Gipps for some reason on Strava) , leadup to and over the top of Gladesville Br (…

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Added by PeterT on March 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Light Rail Bike Rack

An interesting solution to bike storage on light rail.  The platform is attached to the front of the train.

The following image was found here.…

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Added by Tony Arnold on March 7, 2012 at 10:27am — 6 Comments

Orphaned bike and crazy motorists

In the subterranean garage at work sits a lonely bike. A poor Reid hybrid. Nice Aussie bike, well set up with flat bars – perfect for commuting. It’s actually a bit of a pain, as it’s front-wheel into the rack, which means it tends to fall over when knocked.

It’s been there for over six months now. Never moved. Has it been abandoned?  I wonder who the owner is, and why they gave up…

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Added by Dan on March 2, 2012 at 8:02pm — 6 Comments

It's My Anniversary, send some love

I'll start this stating that I've always liked cycling.    My father bought me the bike he wanted to have when he was younger, I wanted a dragster.  My first bike was a Peugeot racer, learnt to ride on it and used it for everything, while my mates were sliding through corners in the dirt I was doing the same corners at speed, leaning hard and loving the speed.…

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Added by Robflyte on March 1, 2012 at 12:00pm — 17 Comments

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