Cycling in Sydney Australia
On a cold morning in June, 9 men gathered around a table in Sydney. The topic of conversation was nipples.
No, it's not what you might be thinking. Perverts!
I'm talking of course about the first BikeWise Wheel Building course.
When Patrick announced the course back in May I said I'd consider coming down for it, the more I considered it the…Continue
Better known for his films and advocacy of helmet law reform, Mike is also an artist and is exhibiting in Sydney soon, "Nothing but bikes: Beauty in Utility".
I'm posting this because Mike is fairly busy getting ready for the exhibition, which will include lino-cuts, rubbings and solar prints. Find out more about these at Mike's flickr site on…Continue
This morning I was happy to be riding on a steel frame.
Cruising straight down Enmore Rd at around 40km/h on my newish Fuji Touring, I saw ahead of me near the Enmore Theatre a car on the other side of the road, stationary, indicating to turn right. When I was about 20m from the intersection at which the car was was waiting, it decided to turn…Continue
I know now why people restore old things. They're a little bit nuts.
Yesterday and today have produced a few milestones - I finished the stripping of paint and rust on the frame, got the first coat of primer on and I've also started something completely nuts. More below;
Added by Richard Tulloch on June 17, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Last Friday was my last day at work in this office. It started off nicely. Despite it being 6.15am and about 5 deg C outside, there were heaps riding on the Epping Rd/Gore Hill path, even more than summer it seemed. What's the story?
It being the last day, you get an exit interview, so you can complain about anything, so I complained about the lack of a bike subsidy. There's free public…Continue
I got yelled at this morning because apparently I "should be in the left lane".
I was a bit surprised to be yelled at because at the time:
a. I was on Enmore Rd near the intersection with King St, so there are multiple lanes (and there wasn't another car for 50m in front of the person in the lane to my left who was yelling).
b. I was going around 30 km/h and maintaining a 5-10m gap between me and the car in front of me.
c. I was about to turn…Continue
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It was horrible and rainy today so I stayed at work for a long time in the lovely heating and by the time I got over to the garage to work on the bike the sun was going down and it was just plain miserable.
I sanded the fork back a smidge and put a second coat of primer on, so as not to waste the day completely and decided to take the rear wheel from the other bike to the local bike shop (McGee's) in Bowral.
There they had an old freewheel tool that fit my…Continue
I didn't really do anything on the bike today, I didn't have time as I had to dash off to Penrith for an exam.
I did manage to dig out that old wheelset and discovered it's an alloy rimmed / aluminium hubbed wheelset with skewer with a five speed (five sprocket) freewheel attached.
Of course, my freewheel tool didn't work on…Continue
Today was frustrating and expensive.
I managed to strip the paint from the front fork and get a primer coat on, which took far longer than expected after I burned through my first brush head for the grinder and was forced to use sandpaper and a softer brush in the drill to remove the rest of the paint.
Added by Jake on June 12, 2011 at 9:07pm — No Comments
So I finally got a few days of deconstruction achieved this weekend!
I'm very nearly up to removing paint and priming bare metal. I would like to do that tomorrow - but I need your advice on something first. See below.
Here's a few pictures to get things up to date;
Added by Richard Tulloch on June 12, 2011 at 6:54am — No Comments
Hey, reunited with my inner 60's child out on the forestry track at the end of Quarry Road, Dural this week. Biting cold fresh air, a mix of road and offroad to get there, cool new path parallel to busy Old Northern Road. Almost lost it on a jump- need to get my downhill skills sharpened up again. I felt such a sense of peace out there. Loved it! Could have ridden the whole day! I was wanting to attempt the whole 3hr mtb loop this weekend, but the freezing rain put me off this morning.…Continue
Koichi Yamaguchi to me show details 12:54 AM (10 hours ago) …
Great, but which bike was I going to take? Do I load up…Continue
Last month my son had his second birthday. He didn't get to have a first birthday party because he was in hospital, so my wife and I figured we would put bit of an effort into this one. We asked him what he wanted at his party and he replied "Balloons ... cake ... BIKES!". So we had a bicycle-themed party. The choice of venue was easy - the children's bike facility at Sydney Park is close to home, has a track that kids of all abilities can ride around, a covered area, and we hired the…Continue