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by weiyun
14 Mar 2017, 22:14
Forum: Road
Topic: Update 11/Mar/17 : Saturday Slowies Novelty bike ride
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: 4/Mar/17 : Saturday Slowies Novelty bike ride

Gosh, not so long ago in the DHBC, riding an old steel bike would warrant some 'dirty' looks and odd glances from some fellow riders. We've come a long way. And all the better for it too. I beg to differ. Back to a time prior, it was CF bikes that get the dirty look. The in-bikes were steel and typ...
by weiyun
26 Jan 2017, 07:40
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: History of DHBC club colours and jerseys
Replies: 5
Views: 958

History of DHBC club colours and jerseys

Good write up Marc. So I'm gathering that the iteration of a different versions of the jersey on a regular basis started in 2008. I note that the 2008 version, which there was only 20 produced is the one above the front wheel in that photo. Surely we had more than 20 of that version. I recall we ha...
by weiyun
26 Jan 2017, 07:34
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Pedal Pushers closing down sale
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Pedal Pushers closing down sale

That's a terrible loss to Sydney. Sorry to hear it.
by weiyun
15 Mar 2016, 23:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Missing the point on the new cycling laws
Replies: 47
Views: 5576

Missing the point on the new cycling laws

On the claim that a cyclist being fined whilst track standing, which first came out a few days ago and spread across cycling centric social media accounts like wild fire. No confirmation of the episode came through in the first 24 hrs despite many requests from media participants and I have heard no...
by weiyun
06 Oct 2015, 08:14
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: New Kit is Here 2015-09-27
Replies: 20
Views: 2663

New Kit is Here 2015-09-27

Nice!
by weiyun
16 Sep 2015, 14:17
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Adventure Ride - Mosman Hills & Northern Headlands - Sunday, 20 September 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3741

DHBC Adventure Ride - Mosman Hills & Northern Headlands - Sunday, 20 September 2015

Alfred St to the north of Burton is actually not an issue as the participant marshalling area is to the south of Burton on Alfred. So it's a clear run up Alfred from Burton, where the start line is located. As said, it's best to just go on the east side for the morning. Also note, there are various ...
by weiyun
16 Sep 2015, 12:02
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Adventure Ride - Mosman Hills & Northern Headlands - Sunday, 20 September 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3741

Re: DHBC Adventure Ride - Mosman Hills & Northern Headlands - Sunday, 20 September 2015

Been involved in the Running Festival for a number of years and again this year. I can inform that, 1) The SHB will be open throughout the event, as us event riders use it to get to the start line marshalling area. 2) The west side of the bridge (Alfred St) at Milsons Point will be barriered off and...
by weiyun
04 Aug 2015, 16:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike accident with pedestrian. Advice welcome.
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Bike accident with pedestrian. Advice welcome.

Nasty area with a bit of speed in that section. Needs to be really defensive.
by weiyun
04 Aug 2015, 08:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: How to be Seen at Night
Replies: 26
Views: 3128

Re: How to be Seen at Night

Have you seen this spray on solution by... ahem... a car company synonymous for their 'safety record'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfWzeGlaFvI Unfortunately it doesn't work that well in real life (there are other clips on their use). Don't waste your money. Speaking from a driver's perspective ...
by weiyun
04 Aug 2015, 07:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

This morning.

Image
by weiyun
25 Nov 2014, 13:22
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Stiff vs Flexing bike frames
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: Stiff vs Flexing bike frames

There's flex in the tyres as a minimum. Given the subject, I assume it's frame specific.
by weiyun
25 Nov 2014, 09:48
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Stiff vs Flexing bike frames
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: Stiff vs Flexing bike frames

"Prefer" is highly subjective and may have no relevance to objective mechanical performance. Better define "performance" first.
by weiyun
10 Nov 2014, 18:40
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advice on wheel upgrade for a road bike
Replies: 6
Views: 3040

Re: Advice on wheel upgrade for a road bike

$500 won't get you anything worthwhile from an upgrade perspective. Further, lightness and commuter durability are contradictory. So, best to smile at your present Most and try to ride it to the ground. Unless it breaks or becomes unreliable, just recognise it's about the rider.
by weiyun
08 Nov 2014, 10:28
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: Wanted: The 2010 Nalini order Adobe Illustrator files
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: Wanted: The 2010 Nalini order Adobe Illustrator files

Will look into it when I get back to my desk. There's a better than even chance that I at least have something. There's a possibility that Nalini holds the production files though by memory. Will get back to you soon.
by weiyun
27 Oct 2014, 06:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Then what happened?
by weiyun
24 Oct 2014, 12:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Fixing flex in plastic soled bike shoes
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Fixing flex in plastic soled bike shoes

Suggest better verification of the theory by first principle first.
by weiyun
08 May 2014, 15:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A new challenge to all those DHBC climbers
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: A new challenge to all those DHBC climbers

Philip wrote:By my rough reckoning only 76 hill repeats on artillery. Sunday anyone??

Piece of cake! The steeper the hill, shorter the distance. 10+% grade is perfect!
by weiyun
05 May 2014, 11:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Duncan Gay ... licence for cyclists, bans from certain roads
Replies: 11
Views: 1587

Re: Duncan Gay ... licence for cyclists, bans from certain r

The Neutral Bay accident was that of a rogue cyclist who rode on the footpath without helmet and crossed an intersection against red pedestrian light at speed. So many of those knee jerk, electorate pacifying politician statements are way off the mark. Not worth losing sleep over.
by weiyun
04 May 2014, 11:44
Forum: Road
Topic: FTP Testing
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: FTP Testing

I hear that licking new plastic bags and bottles can help...
by weiyun
04 May 2014, 11:27
Forum: Road
Topic: FTP Testing
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: FTP Testing

kiwiames wrote:Lose a few kg's = instant improvement, no fancy tests required.

Just make sure the loss wasn‘t in the muscles. Tricky business there. 8)
by weiyun
04 May 2014, 08:49
Forum: Road
Topic: FTP Testing
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

FTP Testing

W/kg reference is based on one's physical weight, not with the bike. The sad thing about knowing one's peak FTP is that one suddenly realises how far one is from the pros. I found that out 6-7 years ago. Utterly depressing! PS. Calibration on exercise bikes are generally poor. http://i167.photobucke...
by weiyun
02 May 2014, 15:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC member involved in accident today
Replies: 24
Views: 3435

Re: DHBC member involved in accident today

The licensing idea is so stupid that's not even worth taking serious note of. Clearly one of those off the cuff comment geared for certain segments of the electorate. The key word is "consider". It won't come to anything as it's way too expensive to administer and impossible to police.
by weiyun
06 Jan 2014, 12:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Hit n run @ Helensburgh
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Hit n run @ Helensburgh

Supposedly a P plater with Victorian license plate. Awful!
by weiyun
05 Jan 2014, 22:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted two DHBC riders on Kent St bike path heading south around 2:20pm. One in regular DHBC jersey and the other in DHBC Racing jersey.
by weiyun
24 Dec 2013, 12:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted in CP around 7:00 am an unidentified DHBC liveried rider overtaking Nick and I as we battled the wind and rising heart rates! That was me I think. Greetings and Merry X'mas! I was chatting with a fellow rider and didn't get a chance to slow down and greet. Next time. You guys rode in style!...
by weiyun
11 Nov 2013, 18:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cycling Australia - a big weekend and a new President
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Cycling Australia - a big weekend and a new President

Yes, I appreciate your situation. Thanks for the comments.
by weiyun
11 Nov 2013, 17:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cycling Australia - a big weekend and a new President
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Cycling Australia - a big weekend and a new President

Gerry brings a lot of corporate experience, a passion for cycling and a willingness to lead needed change. I'm really looking forward to working with him. I have no doubt about that along with his passion shown to date. However, when big business dollar contracts are involved, that's a completely d...
by weiyun
11 Nov 2013, 16:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cycling Australia - a big weekend and a new President
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Cycling Australia - a big weekend and a new President

I read there's mixed reactions out there to the appointment of Gerry Ryan (Owner of Orica GreenEdge, significant financial stakes in TdU and Herald Sun Tour) to the post. Concerns have been raised in relation to the potential for conflict of interest amongst other financial deals. Did the board cons...
by weiyun
04 Nov 2013, 13:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

How time has changed in the club! Once upon a time, everyone could identify everyone. All good.
by weiyun
04 Nov 2013, 13:31
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 3214

Re: Convince me this is a bad idea

Very nice! Could be argued for the Australian green too.
by weiyun
04 Nov 2013, 11:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 3214

Re: Convince me this is a bad idea

You beat the other "guy"! ;)

What's different with the special edition? Where did they decorate?
by weiyun
04 Nov 2013, 10:34
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 3214

Re: Convince me this is a bad idea

You are not the first. I think many of us have done similar. ;)

On the BB. Did you measure the width on your Cervelo? Is that within spec? Otherwise the cups on both sided are wound up pretty tightly IIRC.
by weiyun
03 Nov 2013, 17:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Mass spotting of DHBC riders on Princes Hwy this AM, on their way to the Gong. We were enjoying a great sausage, bacon and salad breakfast, courtesy of Mikesbytes just down from Ikea. No names though.
by weiyun
02 Nov 2013, 17:59
Forum: Road
Topic: 53rd Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic 228km Sat 26th Oct
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

53rd Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic 228km Sat 26th Oct

I am in even more awe after that. You legend Eugene! :)
by weiyun
02 Nov 2013, 17:56
Forum: Road
Topic: MS Gong Ride 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2028

Re: MS Gong Ride 2013

No bunches of more than a few riders survive the Gong ride. All get broken up into 3-4 riders in single file at most. Too many riders and insufficient lane width. Plan accordingly.

Any of you guys riding back?
by weiyun
02 Nov 2013, 14:40
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun 3rd Nov 2013 club Waterfall rides cancelled
Replies: 36
Views: 3068

Re: Sun 3rd Nov 2013 club Waterfall rides cancelled

They are back burning up in the Hawkesbury at the moment, so smoke may linger up that way.
by weiyun
31 Oct 2013, 15:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun 3rd Nov 2013 club Waterfall rides cancelled
Replies: 36
Views: 3068

Re: Sun 3rd Nov 2013 club Waterfall rides cancelled

I hear many good reports on it.
by weiyun
31 Oct 2013, 08:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun 3rd Nov 2013 club Waterfall rides cancelled
Replies: 36
Views: 3068

Re: Sun 3rd Nov 2013 club Waterfall rides cancelled

In years gone by, DHBC riders have done the same Sun ride. But that was in days when the club and bunches were much much smaller. So yes, nothing stopping anyone from riding down to Waterfall and back. Just go ahead of the Gong riders.
by weiyun
30 Oct 2013, 13:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 3214

Re: Convince me this is a bad idea

Not bad going for a groupset! Now, when will I be able to wear mine out to justify an upgrade? Probably by the time 12 speed comes along. ;)
by weiyun
29 Oct 2013, 17:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Australian Cyclists Party launched
Replies: 13
Views: 1638

Re: The Australian Cyclists Party launched

mikesbytes wrote:Probably their biggest threat is the division in the cycling community over mandatory helmet laws

LOL! Every family has one!
by weiyun
29 Oct 2013, 17:18
Forum: Road
Topic: 53rd Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic 228km Sat 26th Oct
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

Re: 53rd Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic 228km Sat 26th Oc

Eugene is forever young! Fantastic job!
Mike, you have the nicer and brighter jersey though! ;)
by weiyun
29 Oct 2013, 17:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 3214

Re: Convince me this is a bad idea

To install the 11 speed chain, you'll need a compatible chain tool. Old Campag 10 speed chain tool will not work, at least not be able to reliably engage the pin. A safety issue, not worth thinking about it. The BB tool I have should you need to borrow it. Not sure if it's compatible with Shimano bu...
by weiyun
27 Oct 2013, 12:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

I was circling and then circled some more after the group left as I usually ride back home through the city/Anzac Br. CP is sufficiently big at 3.8km that it takes quite a bit of speed differential to be able to cross path. Next week then!
by weiyun
27 Oct 2013, 10:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Where were you Simon? Didn't see you yesterday.
by weiyun
27 Oct 2013, 10:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

It was Andrew from my early spotting. Introduced at CP yesterday.
by weiyun
23 Oct 2013, 22:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Dougie wrote: I reckon it's Andrew Harvey, rides middies, red n white stack hat, rode LaPa this morning. Oh and rides a Jamis

Bit of mystery. More clue. Middle aged by appearance with silvery hair showing behind the helmet. Wore a Nalini DHBC jersey.
by weiyun
23 Oct 2013, 09:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Jonathon is my guess? Doesn't ride with us too often these days as he lives in the East. Commutes on a Jamis, does his epic rides on a BMC. Ok, thanks. Given the Wed and timing, I thought he was coming back from the LaPa ride in glorious DHBC colours. Will see how accurately he can time his ride ne...
by weiyun
23 Oct 2013, 09:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Amazing. Wednesday 7:33am at College/Park St intersection waiting to cross, same DHBC rider spotted again. That's precision timing! Seeing more this time, riding a Dark Jamis bike with red/white helmet.
by weiyun
21 Oct 2013, 09:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Spring Ride October 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3452

Re: Spring Ride October 2013

Don't worry about leaving me behind at the lights Eleri, I had a mongrel of time remounting after talking to you on George St. Ha! Could only be you! Have you been keeping up with the Spring Cycle every year? That would be an impressive run! Did you do the extra 50km on the 10 laps crit circuit too...
by weiyun
16 Oct 2013, 10:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

One DH rider spotted on the intersection of College and William St at 7:35am sharp, waiting to cross and heading north... Good civil rider behaviour observed amongst waiting pedestrians and riders.
by weiyun
08 Oct 2013, 20:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88409

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

6:40pm-ish, Jimmy (James C) in a colourful jersey and fully decked out with a helmet GoPro, waiting at the end of Victoria Rd to turn into The Crescent. Road warrior cool as ever!
by weiyun
07 Sep 2013, 21:48
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW Master ITT, Crit & Road champs 6th - 8th Sept
Replies: 40
Views: 5079

Re: NSW Master ITT, Crit & Road champs 6th - 8th Sept

Great report and you need to get a pet dog!
by weiyun
06 Sep 2013, 13:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bloody Interesting Article - Genetics and Drugs in Sport
Replies: 26
Views: 2773

Re: Bloody Interesting Article - Genetics and Drugs in Sport

I'm not keen on seeing fields of clones, but I do like the idea that we all start from roughly the same place and have roughly the same potential You should also remember that even with open doping and genetic interventions, we all still won't be equals. People's biology respond differently to the ...
by weiyun
04 Sep 2013, 20:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bloody Interesting Article - Genetics and Drugs in Sport
Replies: 26
Views: 2773

Re: Bloody Interesting Article - Genetics and Drugs in Sport

Whilst we have little choice in the genes we were given by our parents, that's but one aspect of superior performance. To get to the top, it also takes opportunities and hard work. Without hard work, no amount of genes and mutation can take a rider to the very top. At the very elite level, it also t...
by weiyun
19 Jul 2013, 12:26
Forum: Track
Topic: A roof over tempe track
Replies: 36
Views: 4487

Re: A roof over tempe track

mikesbytes wrote:Image

That's an old board track, no? Name? Location?
by weiyun
04 Jul 2013, 15:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Extreme Gearing
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Extreme Gearing

mikesbytes wrote:
weiyun wrote:The real question is, does he have thighs bigger than your?
nope

Matter resolved. 8)
by weiyun
04 Jul 2013, 12:39
Forum: Track
Topic: A roof over tempe track
Replies: 36
Views: 4487

Re: A roof over tempe track

Right on! what would be the point of just covers? When it rains, it blows and any spray would lead to the cancellation of track activities. So logic dictates it's either open or fully enclosed. Google search seems to support the same.
by weiyun
04 Jul 2013, 11:59
Forum: Track
Topic: A roof over tempe track
Replies: 36
Views: 4487

Re: A roof over tempe track

...if those project home can be built for a couple hundred grand surely they can build a box over a 250m track you would think? This is hardly a project home is it? No cheap/unlicensed tradies allowed. It'll need to be custom designed, individual components custom manufactured, insurance, construct...
by weiyun
04 Jul 2013, 10:33
Forum: Track
Topic: A roof over tempe track
Replies: 36
Views: 4487

Re: A roof over tempe track

JoTheBuilder wrote:Half a million? And the rest...

Yes, half M sounded way too low. What would be your professionally guided quote? $3M plus?
by weiyun
04 Jul 2013, 10:28
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Extreme Gearing
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Extreme Gearing

The real question is, does he have thighs bigger than your?
by weiyun
25 Jun 2013, 20:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cyclists Wanted for Music Video
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Cyclists Wanted for Music Video

I vote G!
by weiyun
24 Jun 2013, 11:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 32
Views: 4490

Re: Tapatalk

mikesbytes wrote:I'm getting zero ad's using Tapatalk

You are on an iPhone. Ads are on Android based Tapatalk app.
by weiyun
02 Jun 2013, 07:57
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride Report Ken Dinnerville
Replies: 29
Views: 2692

Re: Ride Report Ken Dinnerville

Illawarra riders 1, 2 and 3?
by weiyun
30 May 2013, 10:04
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: DHBC Member Survey - NOW UPDATED WITH DATA
Replies: 20
Views: 17535

Re: DHBC Member Survey - please take 10 mins

[quote="Eleri"]So keep talking and riding around in club kit - seems to be working![/quote] Absolutely. Recall the number of times where enquiries were made about the club whilst I was out on a ride, this is definitely the primary referral source. Behave well on the road and chit chat whis...
by weiyun
28 May 2013, 19:43
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cateye muscle in on Garmin territory
Replies: 21
Views: 2296

Re: Cateye muscle in on Garmin territory

I know it's taboo to mention triathlons around here but I can't see a smart phone taking the place of a product like the Forerunner in the near future. Waterproofing, mobility all considerations... You can go for Google Glass though. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lQ1macZhY88/UUERTcuBf8I/AAAAAAAAArU/esH...
by weiyun
28 May 2013, 19:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cateye muscle in on Garmin territory
Replies: 21
Views: 2296

Re: Cateye muscle in on Garmin territory

I find my iPhone is much more reliable from a GPS point of view than the Garmin. However, it obviously doesn't record heart rate and cadence which is where the Garmin comes in. iPhone is fast for localisation as long as it has access to aGPS (ie. Within mobile coverage area), otherwise its GPS perf...
by weiyun
28 May 2013, 19:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cateye muscle in on Garmin territory
Replies: 21
Views: 2296

Re: Cateye muscle in on Garmin territory

Some phones have a built in GPS unit (some Android devices) but the iPhone uses triangulation to have a 'best guess' at the location of the phone. The accuracy of triangulation depends on the number of mobile network cells that the phone can access. That's not quite correct. Current top end smartph...
by weiyun
28 May 2013, 18:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Commute from Haberfield to Sydney Uni
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: Commute from Haberfield to Sydney Uni

The safe route from Haberfield to USYD should obviously be via the bike path along Bay Run/Canal and onto Lilyfield Rd. Then go via Booth St, Annandale and onto RPAH etc. The law faculty is now next to Fisher Library. Leichhardt along Marion St has too much motor traffic for a comfortable commute.
by weiyun
27 May 2013, 22:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride Report Ken Dinnerville
Replies: 29
Views: 2692

Re: Ride Report Ken Dinnerville

Dougie wrote:Results are up. Congratulations Noel! Outstanding work.
http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/default.asp?Page=50287

Good to see that they've got a finish line camera setup! No more confusion over the winner of a few years ago. :mrgreen:
by weiyun
07 May 2013, 18:25
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Eleri appointed to Board of Cycling Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2443

Re: Eleri elected to Board of Cycling Australia

Congratulations to Eleri and the club!
by weiyun
19 Apr 2013, 12:46
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Junior/small track bikes listing
Replies: 36
Views: 20637

Re: Junior/small track bikes listing

Philip wrote:
weiyun wrote: I just have this persisting mental picture of "junior bike" based on height rather than age.

does that make our esteemed leader a junior?

Maturity is the other criteria, of course. :P
by weiyun
18 Apr 2013, 21:30
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Junior/small track bikes listing
Replies: 36
Views: 20637

Re: Junior/small track bikes listing

andrewm wrote:i just donated my 54.5 cm road frame to James 12 yr old son. Some juniors get scary big scary quick. I blame chicken.

Yes, I agree that some are very tall these days and also blame on the chicken. I just have this persisting mental picture of "junior bike" based on height rather than age.
by weiyun
18 Apr 2013, 17:56
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Junior/small track bikes listing
Replies: 36
Views: 20637

Re: Junior/small track bikes listing

Surprised that you guys are listing 52cm frames for juniors. The junior must be around the 170cm height range... Not very "junior".
by weiyun
15 Apr 2013, 23:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Le Race Report – Christchurch NZ 23/3/13
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Le Race Report – Christchurch NZ 23/3/13

Good on ya! I've driven around Christchurch and have seen the "hills" there and can feel your pains. Serious climbs.
by weiyun
12 Apr 2013, 14:53
Forum: Road
Topic: How Fasties Works: Further to the April Newsletter
Replies: 32
Views: 2970

Re: How Fasties Works: Further to the April Newsletter

Thanks Jo. I've been following and is aware of the growing pains in our club bunches. Well, it's good to see the Fasties finally formalising into a consistent club bunch.
by weiyun
12 Apr 2013, 09:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Garminisms
Replies: 19
Views: 1663

Re: Garminisms

Gar-Min: Two founders on a bike, colloquially referred to as a tandem.
by weiyun
12 Apr 2013, 09:39
Forum: Road
Topic: How Fasties Works: Further to the April Newsletter
Replies: 32
Views: 2970

Re: How Fasties Works: Further to the April Newsletter

Just curious, aren't all these observations the same requirement for all bunches, from Slowies to Fasties? Has riders not learnt all these bunch riding basics during their progression through the bunches? Something amiss?
by weiyun
11 Apr 2013, 14:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Garminisms
Replies: 19
Views: 1663

Re: Garminisms

The Garminator to terminate all you Garmin infested riders. I need your jersey, your clipless and your ride, for I'll be back!
by weiyun
10 Apr 2013, 17:25
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cable cutters & crimpers - recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Cable cutters & crimpers - recommendations

I have the Park Tools model and all the cable cuts it made have been clean and square. Crimper works well. What it does badly is in the cutting of cable sheaths. It's never square and invariably the ends need to be filed and cleaned up. Yet, given the design of those sheaths, I don't think any of th...
by weiyun
10 Apr 2013, 17:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Olympic Park Loop
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Olympic Park Loop

Don't know but I feel the pain. Terrible.
by weiyun
03 Apr 2013, 18:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville - Entries open Tuesday 2nd of April 9am
Replies: 68
Views: 4092

Re: Ken Dinnerville - Entries open Tuesday 2nd of April 9am

Given that being quick on the Internet does not necessarily equate with being fast on the bike, the present registration demand may have inadvertently eliminated some real contenders. It's good for those who got in. Good luck boys and girls! :)
by weiyun
03 Apr 2013, 13:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Obey the Road Rules...
Replies: 24
Views: 3213

Re: Obey the Road Rules...

In my experience, ringing your bell makes not one bit of difference to Sydney pedestrians. Actually, I prefer pedestrians to "ignore" and hold their line. Unless they are completely obstructing, I am in total control when I plan and ride my way around them. Predictability is an important ...
by weiyun
03 Apr 2013, 09:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville - Entries open Tuesday 2nd of April 9am
Replies: 68
Views: 4092

Re: Ken Dinnerville - Entries open Tuesday 2nd of April 9am

From some years back, I recall the remark of a local Illawarra rider in my bunch some 15mins into the race. He tried to motivate everyone to work together and demanded an average speed of 38km/h to stay ahead and win the race. My jaw dropped... It was still fun though.
by weiyun
03 Apr 2013, 07:19
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville - Entries open Tuesday 2nd of April 9am
Replies: 68
Views: 4092

Re: Ken Dinnerville - Entries open Tuesday 2nd of April 9am

Strawburger wrote:Crits are usually a bad indicator for a road race since crits are only 1/3 length or less of a road race

And crits typically have no hills. Ken Dinnerville has some rolling hills and then one big one that's like drop city! Enjoy! :mrgreen:
by weiyun
31 Mar 2013, 21:23
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter Monday 1st April C28 Sublime
Replies: 19
Views: 2147

Re: Easter Monday 1st April C28 Sublime

Interested in how you are going to reach Sublime Point Lookout via RNP? AFAIK there are no quiet roads to access that point. It's either up Bulli Pass or straight down Princess Hwy from Waterfall. If you go via RNP at Otford/Stanwell Park, then you'll need to loop back to Princess Hwy via Stanwell T...
by weiyun
29 Mar 2013, 17:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: trip to Burwood: some advice from commuters please!!
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: trip to Burwood: some advice from commuters please!!

Anzac Br -> Follow the path and cross over Victoria Rd using the shared path bridge -> Lilyfield Rd -> Bay Run bike path -> Five Dock Park -> Lyons Rd/Lyons Rd West -> Burwood Rd. This is essentially the path used by Spring Cycles every year. No killer hills on this route. Don't go via Queen St or P...
by weiyun
20 Mar 2013, 12:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Interesting article on practicing a musical instrument
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Interesting article on practicing a musical instrument

What's also known is that to become a competent professional classical musician, invariably there's been a minimum of 10,000 hours of practice leading up to it.
by weiyun
18 Mar 2013, 11:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Faily Telegraph Strikes Again...
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Faily Telegraph Strikes Again...

Isn't that the section with the tunnel coming up along with multiple slipways left and right. I recall for that section, the only logical and safe lane to take is the centre one. Not pleasant but the only option.
by weiyun
16 Mar 2013, 10:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Taking on the carbon clincher
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: Taking on the carbon clincher

1) The association of the two articles makes me think there's a significant marketing component in the first article. 2) Anyone who has carbon wheels surely would also have at least a set of regular alloy wheels in the stable. It's a matter of choosing the right set of wheels for the circumstance. N...
by weiyun
10 Mar 2013, 17:17
Forum: Road
Topic: Multiple cassettes
Replies: 10
Views: 1005

Re: Multiple cassettes

How about Campagnolo? For 10/11 speed chain pins at least, they are not designed to be re-used. Use a replacement pin or more properly, put in a chain link section to avoid using the same link. To me, reliability of the chain is absolutely critical. One of those safety items on the bike that must n...
by weiyun
09 Mar 2013, 21:03
Forum: Road
Topic: Multiple cassettes
Replies: 10
Views: 1005

Re: Multiple cassettes

No rules.

If you care to go through the troubles, then obviously a cassette-chain pair is best. Otherwise it's a life choice and it's only money. ;)
by weiyun
09 Mar 2013, 16:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Prescription cycling sunglasses recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 4603

Re: Prescription cycling sunglasses recommendations?

I think the non-clip in models are good, but they are of limited value to people requiring higher diopter correction and astigmatism. Need to talk to your friendly optometrist on that.
by weiyun
09 Mar 2013, 09:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cycle Chic - Inner West style
Replies: 17
Views: 2442

Re: Cycle Chic - Inner West style

Mike, they aren't even Inner West, or are they?
by weiyun
08 Mar 2013, 20:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Prescription cycling sunglasses recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 4603

Re: Prescription cycling sunglasses recommendations?

To add, my non-prescription Rudy Rydon with photochromic lens has endured since 2007 with it once being partially run over by a following car (the last time I tried popping my sunglasses up on my helmet). The photochromic lens doesn't transition to the same range as before, an expected natural aging...
by weiyun
08 Mar 2013, 17:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Prescription cycling sunglasses recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 4603

Re: Prescription cycling sunglasses recommendations?

My ophthalmologist buddy chose Rudy Project Rydon for his prescription sports sunglasses and guess that says something. At the same time, you really need to try them out yourself for fit reasons. A sub-ideal fitting frame will invariably compromise its optical functionalities and peripheral vision w...
by weiyun
05 Mar 2013, 22:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop
Replies: 28
Views: 1922

Re: Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop

Daylight saving ends this Sun and you shouldn't need lights at 6am. Are you sure? My employer, the NSW Govt, has a differing view: "Daylight Saving will end again in New South Wales on Sunday 7 April 2013 at 3:00 am, when clocks are put back one hour." Oh! I was going with what's on my el...
by weiyun
05 Mar 2013, 22:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop
Replies: 28
Views: 1922

Re: Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop

Daylight saving ends this Sun and you shouldn't need lights at 6am.
by weiyun
25 Feb 2013, 21:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Incident on Sunday near Sutherland
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Incident on Sunday near Sutherland

Given traffic rules and expected conduct on public roads, it's a sensitive "club ride" policy issue as well as for insurance purposes. It'd be smarter to not disclose your personal habit in public.

Too late, Google probably have already cached it!
by weiyun
20 Feb 2013, 21:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday Bunches - Do you like this possible option?
Replies: 44
Views: 3256

Re: Sunday Bunches - Do you like this possible option?

Choose your chainring wisely, but it matters not!

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