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by jimmy
25 Dec 2018, 14:03
Forum: Road
Topic: New Years Day Ride
Replies: 0
Views: 324

New Years Day Ride

I know that most of this conversation has migrated to FB, but I was wondering if anyone is doing or planning a ride for New Years Day?
by jimmy
17 Aug 2018, 07:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Volunteer Wanted - Exercise Testing
Replies: 0
Views: 903

Volunteer Wanted - Exercise Testing

Hi All As part of my University Studies this semester, a group of us have to recruit someone to undergo an exercise test. For this, the person needs to be classified as low risk (which basically means no existing metabolic conditions or cardio vascular issues). The volunteer will be screened and tes...
by jimmy
04 Oct 2016, 07:14
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WANTED - 54cm Track Bike
Replies: 1
Views: 746

WANTED - 54cm Track Bike

Hi

My brother is interested in a cheap track bike, he's currently in Sydney (normally living in Orange), so if anything is available now he will probably be interested. Failing that, I can purchase it and organise delivery at a later date.

Drop me a PM if you have anything available.
by jimmy
29 May 2015, 11:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: How to be Seen at Night
Replies: 26
Views: 4748

Re: How to be Seen at Night

When I saw the thread title, why did I think of this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltmMJntSfQI
by jimmy
15 May 2015, 09:53
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Three Peaks Gold Coast entry for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 742

Three Peaks Gold Coast entry for sale

I'm currently entered into the but I'm not going to be able to attend.

If anyone's interested, I can transfer the entry over to you. I'll sell it for $200, current entry cost is $330.

PM me if you're interested.
by jimmy
27 Mar 2015, 10:38
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Police Remembrance Ride 2015 - Charity Ride
Replies: 0
Views: 504

Police Remembrance Ride 2015 - Charity Ride

A friend of mine is participating in the Police Legacy Remembrance Ride. This is a 300km ride from the Remembrance Wall in Sydney to the Remembrance Wall in Canberra over 3 days. For her, this will be her longest daily distance, as well as the longest distance over 3 days. Police Legacy is a registe...
by jimmy
27 Mar 2015, 10:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 126447

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted Eleri out at West Head last Saturday (21st March).
by jimmy
05 Mar 2015, 13:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Random Kudos on Strava
Replies: 17
Views: 2624

Re: Random Kudos on Strava

Yes I wondered that (as I have stalked people the same way) but it's pretty coincidental that these 3 people were all looking at these leaderboards only moments after I posted the ride? I only made the top 10 in one segment too. I'd say they are likely to be SPAM accounts and they have some code th...
by jimmy
16 Feb 2015, 15:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Commute from Dully to chatty
Replies: 13
Views: 3848

Re: Commute from Dully to chatty

I do Enmore to North Sydney via Lane Cove. I just go Johnston Street, Victoria Rd, Burns Bay Rd and then down the Pacific Highway. It can be hairy going over the Gladesville Bridge and riding up Burns Bay Rd. I leave home at about 6:30am so the traffic is a bit lighter then, but still heavy enough t...
by jimmy
12 Jan 2015, 08:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Research Volunteers needed...
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Research Volunteers needed...

by jimmy
01 Dec 2014, 16:28
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The next step - Bio electronic gear shifting
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: The next step - Bio electronic gear shifting

This system reacts to your cadence, heart rate and power meter and using an algorithm which calculates the best gear the rider needs for a specific situation, keeping the rider in optimal gear at all times. OK, so I haven't read the article or watched the video, but at this stage, I don't think I w...
by jimmy
19 Nov 2014, 15:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Old Rusty Bike Wheels Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: Old Rusty Bike Wheels Wanted

I think that I have some old wheels that you can have.

PM me and I'll check out my garage.
by jimmy
19 Nov 2014, 09:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Canberra cyclist ordered to pay $1.7 million over collision
Replies: 13
Views: 2993

Re: Canberra cyclist ordered to pay $1.7 million over collis

There's an article on ABC News about this about Cyclists scrambling for insurance The interesting bit is this though In the case that attracted the $1.6 million payout, the money came from a home insurance policy. So maybe the rider who was sued had a Cycle Cover style home insurance which was able ...
by jimmy
06 Nov 2014, 13:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 165026

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

only because there isn't a funny pictures thread

by jimmy
31 Oct 2014, 15:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Fly6 - question to backers
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: Fly6 - question to backers

the police have admitted that without the footage, the cyclist probably would have been changed Is this a fact in this particular case? Source please. We know there is such precedence from the police , even when there *IS* footage (The Sat Slowies debacle a few years back for one) it's quite distur...
by jimmy
27 Oct 2014, 16:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Fly6 - question to backers
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: Fly6 - question to backers

A Fly6 is in the news , this is both a good and bad thing. Bad thing, it's there because a cyclist got hit by a motorist. Good thing, the police have admitted that without the footage, the cyclist probably would have been changed, with the footage, the motorist is shown to be in the wrong. A cyclist...
by jimmy
16 Sep 2014, 10:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: "The curious case of the cyclist’s unshaven legs"
Replies: 9
Views: 2150

Re: "The curious case of the cyclist’s unshaven legs"

Absolutely no chance of me ever shaving my legs. Pros do it because they crash and get massaged a lot. I do not. Women are sucked into this thing for fashion, no way I'm joining them. And now, if you don't shave your legs, and you get beaten by someone who does, you have an excuse. I've shaved my l...
by jimmy
17 Jul 2014, 16:11
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Fly6 - question to backers
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: Fly6 - question to backers

I'm pretty sure that I got an email in May stating that it was ready to ship.

I'll need to check my email to confirm.
by jimmy
15 Jul 2014, 08:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Fly6 - question to backers
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Fly6 - question to backers

Hi All

I backed this and I've seen several DHBC riders with them on the back of the bike, but I'm yet to get mine. Is there anyone else in the same situation as me? They backed it and haven't yet received the light.
by jimmy
06 May 2014, 05:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Duncan Gay ... licence for cyclists, bans from certain roads
Replies: 11
Views: 2116

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

In the last few days, there have been 3 fatalities in/near central Sydney involving buses, why isn't there a call to ban them from certain roads? I know that there have been a few fatalities of motorcyclists when riding through the RNP, why hasn't there been a call to ban them from that section of r...
by jimmy
02 May 2014, 16:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC member involved in accident today
Replies: 24
Views: 4671

Re: DHBC member involved in accident today

I don't really care who was at fault here, I just think that people should realize that a good lad has been stuck under a truck here with disastrous consequences here. Comments should show some compassion. Too many motorists can't/don't/won't see cyclists as a living breathing human being who can p...
by jimmy
02 May 2014, 14:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC member involved in accident today
Replies: 24
Views: 4671

Re: DHBC member involved in accident today

Interestingly, it would appear that in light of this accident and the fatality involving another cyclist on Military Road last night, the NSW Transport Minister, Duncan Gay, is considering taking action. And by action, I mean looking at a really dumb option, licensing cyclists, and possibly banning ...
by jimmy
17 Apr 2014, 09:31
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter Friday 18th April - C28's 3 Gorges 6:00am
Replies: 31
Views: 3583

Re: Easter Friday 18th April - C28's 3 Gorges 6:00am

For anyone who's umming or ahhing about this ride, this is the easier way of doing the 3 gorges, the climbs get easier as you go. Galston West is up and down gradient, Berowra has a steeper section at the bottom and then is just nice and steady, Bobbin Head is a flatish 1-2km section, before increas...
by jimmy
17 Apr 2014, 09:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter Saturday 19/04 - 6 Gorges - 5.30am
Replies: 21
Views: 3139

Re: Easter Saturday 19/04 - 6 Gorges - 5.30am

Tempted, but I want to be able to do some other rideing over the weekend as well.
by jimmy
09 Apr 2014, 09:22
Forum: Road
Topic: So if you had around $2K to buy a bike you'd buy.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1947

Re: So if you had around $2K to buy a bike you'd buy.....

I've dealt with Park Bikes at Homebush, one of the owners (Nash) used to work at Renegade where he was well regarded. At least if nothing else, you have a good place to test the bike at Homebush (but not right now).
by jimmy
11 Mar 2014, 11:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The dark secrets of the Charlie Walsh era
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: The dark secrets of the Charlie Walsh era

I read both articles, I found it interesting that Walsh basically told his son that as he couldn't perform at the olympic level, don't bother. As the author stated, imagine what the club scene would look like if the only people who persisted could achieve at the highest level.
by jimmy
10 Feb 2014, 13:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 165026

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

This was posted on another forum that I read.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fl ... l-light-co

Looks interesting.
by jimmy
23 Jan 2014, 08:31
Forum: Road
Topic: Australia Day Public Holiday - Monday 27th Jan
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Australia Day Public Holiday - Monday 27th Jan

Are there any planned rides for this day? I'm keen to do something and I haven't see anyone with any suggestions.

Thanks

James
by jimmy
23 Jan 2014, 08:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: What should we do with the recumbent?
Replies: 32
Views: 5315

Re: What should we do with the recumbent?

I'm going to go out on a limb here.

If there are no rehab centre's that want it, would it be possible to donate it to someone who's disabled and can't ride a normal bike?
by jimmy
22 Jan 2014, 07:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 165026

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

http://cranktip.com Interested to hear any thoughts? I'm sure it wouldn't make much of a difference to me + I use speed play :) I think that my intial assement may have been off, I thought about this on my way home last night and I think that this may be the highest order of snake oil, a perpetual ...
by jimmy
21 Jan 2014, 11:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 165026

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

http://cranktip.com Interested to hear any thoughts? I'm sure it wouldn't make much of a difference to me + I use speed play :) Snake Oil All of their evidence was anecdotal, there was no scientific data in there looking at power improvements etc. If they were serious about pushing this product as ...
by jimmy
21 Jan 2014, 10:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Fast Mail Order!
Replies: 8
Views: 1265

Re: Fast Mail Order!

I just did some quick searching online and I found an interview, I think that this is the relevant section What do you continue to find as barriers to selling into Australia? There’s a principle barrier, it’s called 18,000kms or whatever it is. It’s quite a barrier. I’ll be quite honest, I pinch mys...
by jimmy
20 Jan 2014, 10:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Fast Mail Order!
Replies: 8
Views: 1265

Re: Fast Mail Order!

It's been mentioned to me, that Wiggle now have a warehouse and shipping centre in Australia, they don't stock everything here, but the more common or popular items. So if you're order is on that list, then it's shipping from Australia hence the delivery in a few days.
by jimmy
15 Jan 2014, 16:43
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Garmin Communicator Plugin Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: Garmin Communicator Plugin Issue

by jimmy
15 Jan 2014, 04:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A Bad start to the year for Cyclists
Replies: 3
Views: 837

A Bad start to the year for Cyclists

The media is reporting another death of a cyclist in a road accident. The accident occurred at McKell Ave at Waterfall, this is the road that leads from Waterfall down the hill. Casey Kinnaird was involved in a collision with a car travelling in the opposite direction, she was airlifted to St George...
by jimmy
13 Jan 2014, 09:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Bunch Times at Sutherland Servo
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Bunch Times at Sutherland Servo

Hi All

Does anyone have the rough times that the middies and C28 usually leave Sutherland for the trip back?

My brothers in town this weekend and I'm taking him through the park, we probabaly won't be able to catch the fasties, but we may be in time for one of the other bunches.

Thanks

James
by jimmy
04 Jan 2014, 10:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 126447

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted a rider at about 6am heading south over the Gladsville Bridge.
by jimmy
27 Dec 2013, 17:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 126447

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Couple of riders heading South along the Pacific Highway just south of Falcon Street at about 12:45pm or so. I assume some who'd just been out for a ride north.
by jimmy
03 Dec 2013, 11:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 126447

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted, Eleri riding past Summer Hill Station 10 minutes ago. On my way to work on that well known commute route from Marrickville to Ashfield - via La Perouse and Surry Hills. That's what everyone does, right? I commute Enmore to North Sydney, via Lane Cove. I've also been known to commute from E...
by jimmy
10 Nov 2013, 17:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Sydney Olympic Park
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Sydney Olympic Park

Hi All

Does anyone know the state of Olympic Park atm? I've got a planned ride out there this weekend (16th Nov) and I've heard that they're already limiting lanes etc for the car race in December. RTA's site doesn't have a lot of info.
by jimmy
07 Nov 2013, 16:26
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 4162

Re: Convince me this is a bad idea

Suddenly I don't feel so bad about not being able to do this build myself.

I was supplied with the wrong BB Cups.
by jimmy
04 Nov 2013, 12:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 4162

Re: Convince me this is a bad idea

by jimmy
04 Nov 2013, 11:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 4162

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. Didn't even think of that, but given that the frame is 2010, I'd be surprised if it isn't wit...
by jimmy
04 Nov 2013, 09:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 4162

Re: Convince me this is a bad idea

Well, I'll add to the list of things where I'm overly ambitious. I stripped the bike down yesterday, started the install, and got very stuck at installing the cranks, I can't get the left crank to fit into the BB Cup, it will go in fine without the spring washer and seal, but with them, I can't get ...
by jimmy
02 Nov 2013, 10:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun 3rd Nov 2013 club Waterfall rides cancelled
Replies: 36
Views: 4457

Re: Sun 3rd Nov 2013 club Waterfall rides cancelled

If this smoke doesn't clear, I wouldn't do the 3 gorges, we tried to do it today, but the smoke was very thick up north. We turned around at the top of Galston, but even Bobbin Head was pretty enshrouded by smoke.
by jimmy
31 Oct 2013, 15:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun 3rd Nov 2013 club Waterfall rides cancelled
Replies: 36
Views: 4457

Re: Sun 3rd Nov 2013 club Waterfall rides cancelled

McCarr's Creek Rd has been resealed.

Just sayin'
by jimmy
30 Oct 2013, 13:16
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 4162

Re: Convince me this is a bad idea

I ended up purchasing a peening tool. So I'll use the 10 speed tool that I have to install the pin, and the new tool to peen it. That's the difference between the 10 and 11 speed tool. I actually found a post by Geoff on another site that mentions that. I've changed the G-Springs in my levers 3 or 4...
by jimmy
28 Oct 2013, 10:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 4162

Re: Convince me this is a bad idea

OK, they've got 2014 Chorus in stock now for the same price, so I'm going to finally upgrade the components. I've got a 10-speed Campagnolo chain tool, is that still usable for the 11 speed chain? Or should I get an 11-speed tool as well? What about BB Wrench, I seem to remember hearing that the Cam...
by jimmy
28 Oct 2013, 07:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Borrowing a bike box
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: Borrowing a bike box

Hey all I'm going down to tasmania to visit family over Christmas and am thinking about taking my bike to ride when I'm down there. Anybody have a bike box suitable for airline travel I could borrow? Bit late to the party, I've got a solid box that you're welcome to borrow if you want. Only downsid...
by jimmy
24 Oct 2013, 09:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Spring Ride October 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: Spring Ride October 2013

Does anyone know if there will be photographs available for purchase from the event? I saw a couple of official photographers on the course, but I can't find out any information on the spring cycle website or on general web searches.
by jimmy
21 Oct 2013, 04:47
Forum: Road
Topic: Spring Ride October 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

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.
by jimmy
20 Oct 2013, 14:01
Forum: Road
Topic: Spring Ride October 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: Spring Ride October 2013

I did the 50km, wanted to ride home, but just didn't have the legs, I'll have to do some training for next year so that I can.

What did others think? It was a nice day and the route wasn't too bad. Pity they managed to find just about every short sharp hill in Sydney.
by jimmy
18 Oct 2013, 15:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Spring Ride October 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: Spring Ride October 2013

I'll be leaving from Enmore, but you may not want to ride with me, I'll be slow.

I'm slated for a 7am start, but I plan on getting there before 6:30am, so leaving 5:30am ish.
by jimmy
16 Oct 2013, 19:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 126447

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

by jimmy
02 Oct 2013, 09:54
Forum: Road
Topic: Spring Ride October 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: Spring Ride October 2013

I'm doing it, and I'll have to put up with all of the inane comments.

Despite being given a 7am start, I'll be aiming to get there earlier and get away with an early group.

James
by jimmy
05 Sep 2013, 20:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bloody Interesting Article - Genetics and Drugs in Sport
Replies: 26
Views: 3775

Re: Bloody Interesting Article - Genetics and Drugs in Sport

So we do allow doping as long as it is for reason to bring people to normal levels. Define normal in the context of this discussion? I quote from the article "shouldn’t we have to come up with a good reason that one man is allowed to have lots of red blood cells and another man is not" My...
by jimmy
05 Sep 2013, 15:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bloody Interesting Article - Genetics and Drugs in Sport
Replies: 26
Views: 3775

Re: Bloody Interesting Article - Genetics and Drugs in Sport

I found this article bloody interesting: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2013/09/09/130909crat_atlarge_gladwell?currentPage=all&utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer4e4a2&utm_medium=twitter Have a read, but the short version is many athletes who reac...
by jimmy
05 Sep 2013, 15:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bloody Interesting Article - Genetics and Drugs in Sport
Replies: 26
Views: 3775

Re: Bloody Interesting Article - Genetics and Drugs in Sport

According to Peter McAllister we are definitely regressing - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/modern-man-a-wimp-says-anthropologist-1802501.html Evolution doesn't go backwards, it only goes forwards. It doesn't make sense to say that we're regressing. There are 3 types of selection, natura...
by jimmy
29 Jul 2013, 12:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 126447

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

by jimmy
27 Jul 2013, 17:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 4162

Re: Convince me this is a bad idea

As far as I understand, Campy 9/10 hubs from 2002 on work with 11sp ok; earlier hubs may have a lock-ring/clearance issue (I've never encountered one). The 11sp chain breaker is able to peen the chain pin (like a rivet), which you must do for a Campy 11sp chain. You can get third-party Campy-specif...
by jimmy
26 Jul 2013, 14:34
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Convince me this is a bad idea
Replies: 21
Views: 4162

Convince me this is a bad idea

My bike is running 2003 Campagnolo Chorus.

I can get Chorus 2013 for $1,300 AUD through Bike Bug.

Why shouldn't I? (Besides the obvious answer of I can't afford it).

James
by jimmy
25 Jun 2013, 10:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Love Your Sister - Garvan Institute: Unicycle World Record
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Love Your Sister - Garvan Institute: Unicycle World Reco

Well he's halfway there - he's in Perth! There was a live cross on The Project last night. His sister is very ill and has been hospitalized numerous times but she is still hoping to be at the finish line. You can read the blog through the link on the site. Looking at the map and doing some numbers ...
by jimmy
20 Jun 2013, 09:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Love Your Sister - Garvan Institute: Unicycle World Record
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Love Your Sister - Garvan Institute: Unicycle World Reco

I heard about this on the squeeky wheel (ABC Bike Show that is broadcast on ABC 702 Digital on Sunday Afternoons). As someone who can unicycle, and has done some distance on one, I can honestly say that he's out of his mind. He did a ride several years ago that was either Sydney to Melbourne or Melb...
by jimmy
31 May 2013, 09:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cateye muscle in on Garmin territory
Replies: 21
Views: 3300

Re: Cateye muscle in on Garmin territory

Even if nothing else, it will create competition which will hopefully drive prices down and inovation up.

I don't see it as a bad thing.

James
by jimmy
06 May 2013, 11:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Unconscious calling
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: Unconscious calling

yep, done the call when I'm in a car. I was driving and talking to the passenger, when (I can't remember which way it was) the lights changed and I called either rolling or stopping.

At least the passenger was a cyclist too, so they did (partly) understand.

James
by jimmy
06 May 2013, 11:50
Forum: Road
Topic: Shoes
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: Shoes

I've got Bont (top of the line, but I'm stuffed if I can remember what it's called), you can mould them by heating them in an oven at a low temp and then putting your foot in the shoe. I don't have an issue with them and I have a wider foot.

James
by jimmy
16 Apr 2013, 09:26
Forum: Road
Topic: How Fasties Works: Further to the April Newsletter
Replies: 32
Views: 4312

Re: How Fasties Works: Further to the April Newsletter

So when does a fasties+ get formed? you do realise that is going to be the inevitable end to this, it doesn't get easier, you just go faster.
by jimmy
12 Apr 2013, 14:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: When taken out of context...
Replies: 9
Views: 1412

When taken out of context...

So, I was riding home the other week, and I made a comment to another rider, and then I realised that out of the cycling context, what I said would mean something else entirely. Then I realised that there are a heap of phrases that we use as cyclists that to someone not familar with the venacular wo...
by jimmy
12 Apr 2013, 08:25
Forum: Road
Topic: How Fasties Works: Further to the April Newsletter
Replies: 32
Views: 4312

Re: How Fasties Works: Further to the April Newsletter

- If you are on the front you should be watching for change of lights and calling "rolling" or "stopping" as soon as they change. I know that I don't ride with the club much, but I'll make a point here. When you're on the front, (and this applies to any bunch), draw an imaginary...
by jimmy
10 Apr 2013, 09:38
Forum: Road
Topic: Olympic Park Loop
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Olympic Park Loop

Hi All Given that there's a relatively new set of lights at Homebush Bay that are affecting the normal loop that cyclists do, does anyone know a good loop that covers minimal traffic lights at Homebush Bay now? This is for a group that are relatively quick and are keen to keep the pace going. Thanks...
by jimmy
26 Mar 2013, 08:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: sydney Commute to Work Visualisation Project
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: sydney Commute to Work Visualisation Project

Reminder, todays the day
by jimmy
12 Mar 2013, 07:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Prescription cycling sunglasses recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 5493

Re: Prescription cycling sunglasses recommendations?

I've had a few pairs of Oakelys and I never had an issue with them. They were about $500 or so for the pair. Also, if you're getting a proper pair of perscription lenses for sunglasses, check that you're prescription is OK for it. I seem to remember that there was a limit about how far they would go...
by jimmy
21 Feb 2013, 06:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 126447

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

A bit late, but... Around 6:40pm Thu, still in peak hour traffic on Victoria Rd going south, just before the T junction in Rozelle. A rider riding in the middle lane and braving all the heavy traffic. Absolutely fearless. Who else could it be but our Jimmy! Confirmed when I drove past but too dange...
by jimmy
01 Feb 2013, 11:52
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Interesting story about starting a bike shop
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: Interesting story about starting a bike shop

http://blog.priceonomics.com/post/41960243010/starting-a-bike-shop Good article. Personally, I think that the reason they succeeded is because they offered a good service and "customer experience". Bike shops live and die by word of mouth. I know several bad and good shops, I'll slag off ...
by jimmy
31 Jan 2013, 13:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Zoo to Zoo - October 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Zoo to Zoo - October 2013

Looks like a great ride for a great cause... How far is the first day? A pleasent 142 kilometres. I will jhave to try and find the route on Garmin or Strava to see how much climbing. I am glad I looked at all of these important things before signing up :D Assuming the route is the same as 2011. Som...
by jimmy
21 Jan 2013, 09:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

I like the fact that Lance doesn't think that he cheated. So, let's apply a little bit of formal logic to it. Premise 1: Cheating occurs when you break the rules Premise 2: Doping is against the rules Premise 3: Lance Doped Conclusion: Lance Cheated. yeah, Lance sure you didn't cheat, you did someth...
by jimmy
18 Jan 2013, 15:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: How to get the taste of sports drinks from your water bottle
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: How to get the taste of sports drinks from your water bo

All Any effective tips for getting rid of the taste of sports drinks out of your bidon? The bidon always seems to have a rather unpleasant lingering stale taste for months afterwards regardless of how many times it gets washed. when it's empty, chuck it in the freezer. This is effective for getting...
by jimmy
15 Jan 2013, 15:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Sydney Classic Bicycle Show (organised by DHBC), 23 March
Replies: 80
Views: 8288

Re: Sydney Classic Bicycle Show (organised by DHBC), 23 Marc

Unicycle is most certainly a novelty. The registration forms will be available in the next week or so. If you want, I can drop word of this event to some in the Sydney Unicycling Community to see if they're interested in coming along and taking part in a race. Unicycles aren't fast enough to use th...
by jimmy
14 Jan 2013, 15:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cranks carked it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: Cranks carked it?

I went and visited the North Sydney store today for a purchase, and found that it was shut (I'm on the other side of the highway from it). I get it that it's hard to compete on price with the overseas prices, but I (brutally) maintain the idea that any business has to evolve or die. In the ever incr...
by jimmy
14 Jan 2013, 07:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

I wonder if we're going to see the 5 stages of denial as well shown in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Z3lmidmrY (NSFW)

James
by jimmy
11 Jan 2013, 04:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

There's an article on SMH (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/critics-decry-armstrong-for-oprah-event-20130110-2cj2i.html) saying pretty much the same as people here. As has already been said, I think that Lance is going to try and paint himself as a victim, I read something that Tyler wrote and he...
by jimmy
06 Jan 2013, 20:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Fonetard ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Fonetard ...

I remember reading somewhere, probably in the war of words which invariably occurs when there are comments about cyclists on the road on any media site. There are just bad road users. Some of these are on two wheels, some are on four wheels, and some of them have many more. Some of them are under th...
by jimmy
25 Oct 2012, 06:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

Well, they may not see it that way. Now the dirt has been turned, the new cycling will be trouble free for a while. The target audience is still there, the teams and riders are still there, the exposure will also be there. The best part for the sponsors is, the deals can now be negotiated down. I w...
by jimmy
22 Oct 2012, 16:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

I know that there was a testing that was going to occur at Heffron one Tuesday night, apparently, most of A Grade did a runner. Possible reasons, 1) They are all fear needles, like little boys and girls. 2) They object to reverse blood doping and fear they'll lose the next race for reduced Hb level...
by jimmy
22 Oct 2012, 15:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

Actually, drug tests are adminstered by ASADA (Australian Sports Anti Doping Authority), but I get your point. I know that there was a testing that was going to occur at Heffron one Tuesday night, apparently, most of A Grade did a runner. I'm not sure if that would classify them as having missed a d...
by jimmy
22 Oct 2012, 11:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

Why is the plaster there? So many legitimate possibilities. Post dope control? Sports science physiological study? Legitimate therapy eg. Saline rehydration? I think it's unfair to penalise the athletes when there's no firmly established evidence. Also, lets suppose for a second, that Wiggins was d...
by jimmy
22 Oct 2012, 08:43
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

In relation to amateur athletes using banned substances, I heard a representative from the Australian Customs saying that they were regularly seizing deliveries of banned sporting products that were being mailed in. I can't find a printed source to back it up at the moment. So it would appear that F...
by jimmy
20 Oct 2012, 14:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

Thanks for posting the Report Karzie. I just finished reading it. After having read it, I think that Lance is up to it in his neck and beyond. While each piece of testimony by itself is by no means damming, there is enough of it, and it's all internally consistent, and they are consistent with each ...
by jimmy
20 Oct 2012, 09:43
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

I just skimmed the article (SMH - Doping in C Grade). My opinion

That which is asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.

James
by jimmy
19 Oct 2012, 11:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

The fallout from this seems to be getting bigger Cycling Australia Vice President, Stephen Hodge, has today resigned from the Board effective immediately. In his resignation letter addressed to the Board and members Mr Hodge has revealed that during a stage of his career as a professional cyclist he...
by jimmy
18 Oct 2012, 15:31
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 14048

Re: The Saga that is Lance

I'm disappointed with Phil Liggett. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/despite-usadas-evidence-liggett-remains-armstrongs-supporter I like his anonymous appeal to authority "It said if Lance Armstrong had taken the drugs outlined by USADA he’d have been dead ten years ago. He’s an eminent scienti...
by jimmy
21 Apr 2012, 07:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Anyone know a good builder?
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Anyone know a good builder?

I'm pretty late to this thread, but I'd recommend

MSI Design and Building

0418 288 205

He's based in Stanmore, and he's done a couple of renovations of mine, not cheap, but he does very good work.

James
by jimmy
27 Feb 2012, 08:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Avatars & Photoshop Skills (moved posts)
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Are you a Joomla or Web Design person - Your club needs

thought you might have been on to something with the delete icon, I hadn't tried that before. So I made an image 10px by 10px (300 bytes, yes bytes not kilobytes) then saved it as a jpeg at 0 quality, ie max compression. Once closed the file when viewed in the finder is still 32kb, then I delete th...
by jimmy
24 Jan 2012, 10:14
Forum: Road
Topic: Australia Day Rides?
Replies: 24
Views: 2868

Re: Australia Day Rides?

by jimmy
17 Jan 2012, 07:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2012 Flat Tyre Competition
Replies: 108
Views: 9832

Re: 2012 Flat Tyre Competition

05.0 James C (4)
04.0
03.0
02.0 Johnj(2), mikesbytes(2)
01.5
01.0 Eleri(1), Tim Llewellyn(1)
0.5 Lizanne(0)
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by jimmy
12 Jan 2012, 08:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2012 Flat Tyre Competition
Replies: 108
Views: 9832

Re: 2012 Flat Tyre Competition

02.0 Johnj(2), James (2)
01.5
01.0 Eleri(1), mikesbytes(1),
0.5 Lizanne (0)
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by jimmy
12 Jan 2012, 08:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 126447

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

by jimmy
03 Jan 2012, 08:20
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: 1950s steel road bike vs 2009 carbon road bike - TT
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: 1950s steel road bike vs 2009 carbon road bike - TT

I read an article that was a similar test between a modern bike and an older steel framed one. It was with multiple riders, up and down a hill, half did it on the old bike first, and half on the modern bike first. Their speed, heart rate etc was all measured, but hidden from the rider, so they were ...
by jimmy
03 Jan 2012, 08:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2012 Flat Tyre Competition
Replies: 108
Views: 9832

Re: 2012 Flat Tyre Competition

01 Eleri
01 James (1)

How to tubeless tyres fit in? Do I get points for patching them?

I'm curious Eleri, what time was your flat? Mine was probably at about 6:50am, who was first for the year?

James

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