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by tedrobin
26 Sep 2014, 08:57
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: The Black Stump Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 3595

Re: The Black Stump Tour

Searching for images of statues of Hercules, I came across this cracker that I thought you guys might appreciate: http://www.nuernberg.de/imperia/md/presse/bilder/pressemitteilungen/2013/130114_kumzweiradhochburg.jpg It's pretty amazing how similar this 1896 model looks (to my eyes at least) to a mo...
by tedrobin
08 Feb 2014, 17:20
Forum: Road
Topic: Alpine Classic 2014 - Entry Open and new ride options
Replies: 34
Views: 5109

Re: Alpine Classic 2014 - Entry Open and new ride options

Eleri: 250
Mark L: 250
Amy: 200
Adam: 200
Ted: 200
Adrian: 200
Camilla: 200
Philip: 250
Andrewm: 250
PhilD: 200
Bruce: 200 (we can claim you, wan't we?)
Philemon: 200
Ron Webster: 200

running total: 2800 km

And what did Richard and Simone end up doing?
by tedrobin
10 Jan 2014, 20:12
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 74588

Re: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am

Sunday 12th Jan 06:00 - C28's pace version Audley in (pls include this bit in the list)
1. Stuart
2. Cameron
3. Michele W
4. Anthony K
5. Jo
6. Adam
7. Adam W
8. Paul
9. Rajiv (Hopefully)
10. Ben
11. Rod (continuing onto Wollongong)
12. Ted
by tedrobin
25 Aug 2013, 22:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: When too much cycling is never enough Pres goes to Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 3365

Re: When too much cycling is never enough Pres goes to Europ

Um yes, I was vaguely thinking of having a crack at Ventoux. I'll have to ride myself into form in Spain and France. Slightly concerned that there won't be time for a decent taper beforehand.
by tedrobin
24 Aug 2013, 23:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: When too much cycling is never enough Pres goes to Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 3365

Re: When too much cycling is never enough Pres goes to Europ

So, we just finished a ride like yours, but along the Danube. 200 fewer km. (19,000m less climbing).
by tedrobin
23 Apr 2013, 16:43
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Vintage Jersey orders ***JERSEYS are in!***
Replies: 101
Views: 17041

Re: Vintage Jersey orders

DHBC World Stripe Vintage ($72.10) small- Lizanne medium-Peter T, Anthony I large- x-large- Stuart xx-large- Ted DHBC original Logo ($70) small- Lizanne, Camilla, JoTheBuilder medium-Philip, Lindsay large- x-large- xx-large- Valley Wheelers ($70) small- Lizanne, JoTheBuilder medium-Peter T, Lindsay ...
by tedrobin
05 Apr 2013, 07:50
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter Friday C28 West Head: Drive-Ride-Eat
Replies: 48
Views: 5123

Re: Easter Friday C28 West Head: Drive-Ride-Eat

I hope you've turned the corner, now almost a week later. Sleeping probably hasn't been easy. If Eleri was stern and insisted on the liberal application of ice, a concept to which you seemed to be strangely resistant, you'll be further down the track. Did I miss the on-board camera footage, or have ...
by tedrobin
28 Mar 2013, 14:31
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter Friday C28 West Head: Drive-Ride-Eat
Replies: 48
Views: 5123

Re: Easter Friday C28 West Head: Drive-Ride-Eat

Driving: 1. Stuart 2. Trouty 3. Jothebuilder 4. Andrew Burns 5. Michele P & six friends 6. Aimee (?) 7. Ted (assuming that I don't reach the "tired and emotional" stage tonight) Riding from MRC: 1. Andrewm (pending leave pass) 2. James Rogers (assuming leave pass) 3. Eleri 4. Noel 5. P...
by tedrobin
10 Mar 2013, 09:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! Sydney Classic Bicycle Show, Sat 23.3
Replies: 32
Views: 2399

Re: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! Sydney Classic Bicycle Show, Sat 23

9 will have specific tasks: Karzie on the video camera. Lindsay M as a judge in the concourse event and interviewer on camera (with Karzie) Roger W as a judge in the concourse event JohnJ as a judge in the concourse event Timothy Clifford on photography Eleri - Cashier Stuart on BBQ Ben on BBQ (and ...
by tedrobin
03 Jan 2013, 12:38
Forum: Road
Topic: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th
Replies: 39
Views: 5534

Re: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th

Thank goodness the Alpine Classic is not happening during the next two weeks - all high 30s and 40s in the region for the coming fortnight according to the BoM. You've probably seen the SMH today: ''We have a major heat event under way,'' Karl Braganza, manager of climate monitoring at the Bureau of...
by tedrobin
01 Jan 2013, 09:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Mon 31st C28's Pace Akuna Bay 6:30am at MRC
Replies: 48
Views: 5161

Re: Mon 31st C28's Pace Akuna Bay 6:30am at MRC

That sounds more manageable, and would keep us off so many big roads to concentrate on the picturesque stuff. And a swim, without the prospect of riding home in soggy nicks with sand in all the wrong places, sounds more enticing too. Plus I wouldn't have to set a day aside - we didn't get back until...
by tedrobin
01 Jan 2013, 08:48
Forum: Road
Topic: Mon 31st C28's Pace Akuna Bay 6:30am at MRC
Replies: 48
Views: 5161

Re: Mon 31st C28's Pace Akuna Bay 6:30am at MRC

That was a very long, very hot day in the saddle, but a totally excellent way to see out 2012. I'm not sure I've ever been to West Head before, and the view knocked my socks off. Thanks to all for organising it, and to those who shepherd the slower riders. Stuart, are you casting nasturtiums at my s...
by tedrobin
26 Nov 2012, 06:46
Forum: Road
Topic: Knee Pain - where to start?
Replies: 13
Views: 1906

Re: Knee Pain - where to start?

Wow - that sounds exactly like what I had a year or so back: riding was fine but driving a car was a nightmare. It was a little tear in the meniscus, and the knee hated sitting there twisted as I drove. See a knee doctor, and with a bit of manipulation (and almost certainly an MRI for confirmation) ...
by tedrobin
11 Sep 2012, 13:09
Forum: Road
Topic: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th
Replies: 39
Views: 5534

Re: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th

Excellent! There'll be another big DHBC contingent on the 250, and maybe someone to keep me company on the 130 (but she'll probably shoot up the road).
by tedrobin
29 Aug 2012, 09:59
Forum: Road
Topic: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th
Replies: 39
Views: 5534

Re: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th

After working at the Falls Creek stop last year and seeing the shape that some of those 250 riders were in with still a big descent and then Tawonga Gap to come - well, you'd better be in the form of your life if you want to do that ride in one day. BTW the other Richard at the Historic Houses Trust...
by tedrobin
26 Aug 2012, 18:52
Forum: Road
Topic: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th
Replies: 39
Views: 5534

Re: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th

Much as I'd like to be there at 4am in my pirate hat again this year to see you crazy people off, I hope to be in good enough shape to embark upon my much milder bit of craziness at a more reasonable hour. But people get dewey-eyed when they talk of greeting the sun over Mt Hotham.
by tedrobin
20 Aug 2012, 18:06
Forum: Road
Topic: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th
Replies: 39
Views: 5534

Re: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th

Whoo hoo - signed up for the 130km to Falls Creek. Paying for it and successfully riding it are two different things, of course, but I welcome having a goal. And at least there'll be cows for consolation if it all goes pear-shaped.
by tedrobin
29 May 2012, 13:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Barcelona to Rome, on the route of Hannibal
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Barcelona to Rome, on the route of Hannibal

I want to do something like this before I get too old. Maybe next year; my sister's swimming in the World Masters Games in Turin in September and I'm going to accompany her - why not a bit of cycling afterwards? Will try to get the legs into shape for Bright in January, to assure myself I can manage...
by tedrobin
29 May 2012, 08:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Barcelona to Rome, on the route of Hannibal
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Barcelona to Rome, on the route of Hannibal

A student of mine from a few years back--Sam Wood--did a documentary for the BBC ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t6skb ) tracing the route on the Carthaginian general Hannibal from Spain to Italy on bicycles (including a few gratuitous detours to do "fun" things like climbing Mt. Vent...
by tedrobin
22 Apr 2012, 08:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A good idea or a problem child?
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: A good idea or a problem child?

Hope you bought it Eleri. At $309 it would have been worth it for parts alone: surely you could use some 650 Deep V wheels etc.?
by tedrobin
22 Apr 2012, 08:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Centennial park proposed works
Replies: 71
Views: 6780

Re: Centennial park proposed works

Thanks for putting together this excellent submission. All those people in Centennial Park yesterday morning on top-of-the-range carbon time-trial bikes sure aren't doing the cause any favours. I've seen them before, being timed by those guys who hang around at the Randwick gates. If I was a hardcor...
by tedrobin
03 Apr 2012, 08:04
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour Down Under 2013 - Date Saver
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Tour Down Under 2013 - Date Saver

What a great film - it captures my highlights of riding in Tasmania pretty much perfectly (although understandably they left out the logging trucks, feral locals, and abundant stinky roadkill). I recognised so many of those palces from our 2011 tour in Western Tasmania. It sure would be nice to ride...
by tedrobin
18 Mar 2012, 18:16
Forum: Road
Topic: Mudgee Audax Weekend 27-29 April
Replies: 36
Views: 4257

Mudgee Audax Weekend 27-29 April

I love the Mudgee weekend - beautiful riding and lots of ancillary fun to be had. I've done the last three and would come this year if other things weren't intruding.


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by tedrobin
14 Mar 2012, 06:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Wanted: 1 missing Camelbak
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Wanted: 1 missing Camelbak

I was there when Sasha (cafe owner) came over with the bottle, as the last of us were about to leave. Last I saw, he was going to hang onto it at the cafe - seemed easier than trying to reunite it with its owner in any other way. A light coloured bottle, right, with maybe one of those fancy foil ins...
by tedrobin
27 Feb 2012, 17:04
Forum: Road
Topic: New National Penny Farthing Champion
Replies: 16
Views: 1884

Re: New National Penny Farthing Champion

Nice one James - I'm sorry I wasn't there to see your triumph. Did you have a crack at the road race as well? I can't imagine who would have finished that one in front of you. In a way I hope that you were too hung over to saddle up again on Sunday morning.
by tedrobin
01 Feb 2012, 15:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Pre Tassie ride to Melbourne 2009
Replies: 48
Views: 4672

Re: Pre Tassie ride to Melbourne 2009

I had a few days in Jindabyne this year before heading down to Bright for the Alpine Classic. Drove to Bright via Thredbo and Khancoban. To think that you guys rode Jindabyne-Khancoban on a very hot day, on fully-loaded touring bikes with a few hard days already ridden - awesome. Especially if Camil...
by tedrobin
01 Feb 2012, 10:36
Forum: Road
Topic: Alpine Classic 2012 Audax ride
Replies: 25
Views: 7543

Re: Alpine Classic 2012 Audax ride

4am start for the ACE 250 (Alpine Classic Extreme). http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll462/tedrobin/IMG_1596.jpg Scenes from the Falls Creek stop. Michele appeared not to have raised a sweat coming over Tawonga and Falls Creek. http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll462/tedrobin/IMG_1602.jpg Richard...
by tedrobin
01 Feb 2012, 09:35
Forum: Road
Topic: Alpine Classic 2012 Audax ride
Replies: 25
Views: 7543

Re: Alpine Classic 2012 Audax ride

Ron Webster finishes as Lanterne Rouge to a rapturous reception and congratulations from DHBC podium-girls. http://youtu.be/F92Z8cfXEB0 Sorry about the quality, but it was much darker than it looks in the clip, and my crappy little camera caught much more than I was expecting. His first comment, not...
by tedrobin
23 Jan 2012, 21:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 125632

Dulwich Hill spotted

I think I meant Falls Creek. Place-names down there are very counter-intuitive.


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by tedrobin
23 Jan 2012, 21:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 125632

Dulwich Hill spotted

They were very happy to see you, and you were spotted later in the day, descending, from a chairlift as Adam and Eleri went up Mt. Kosciusko. Off to Bright tomorrow to put finishing touches on the training for the Alpine 250. Camilla & Eleri seem to be on track; Adam and I shall be volunteers at...
by tedrobin
11 Jan 2012, 13:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Evandale 2012 - Penny Farthing stuff - o tour or not to tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Evandale 2012 - Penny Farthing stuff - o tour or not to

All bits I haven't seen and would like to see. Although it would be a pity to go to Tassie in summer and not be there for the penny-farthing races. Writing that made me call to mind the Clarendon Arms Hotel in Evandale, and I shuddered at its squalor. Not your kind of place, Stuart. Not sure I could...
by tedrobin
18 Dec 2011, 15:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Evandale 2012 - Penny Farthing stuff - o tour or not to tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Evandale 2012 - Penny Farthing stuff - o tour or not to

Roadkill would probably be a more appropriate logo. Maybe you could make them scratch'n'sniff, just to bring back all those good memories.
by tedrobin
18 Dec 2011, 09:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Evandale 2012 - Penny Farthing stuff - o tour or not to tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Evandale 2012 - Penny Farthing stuff - o tour or not to

Camilla and I are having a year off Tassie touring. But I've definitely not finished with the place - I'd love to do the East Coast one of these years. Or pretty much anything which doesn't involve the Western Tiers.
by tedrobin
05 Dec 2011, 10:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 11821

Re: Tim Briers crashed

It was so great to see you back out there at Slowies, back in DHBC red, back where it all began. I remember post-Slowies naps in the early days. But you'll have so much muscle-memory from all the riding you've done in the last few years that you'll be flying again in weeks.
by tedrobin
05 Dec 2011, 10:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 125632

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Ted crossing the road in Marrickville on the weekend, with 2 dashing young men If both young men towered above me, they will have been my sons. Since Lindsay introduced me to the Best Vietnamese Roll Shop in Sydney (Illawarra Road, just near Marrickville Road, the ex-public-toilet) my sons are addi...
by tedrobin
09 Jul 2011, 09:53
Forum: Track
Topic: Accident Simon
Replies: 28
Views: 2859

Re: Accident Simon

Damn - bad luck mate. At least it wasn't the other collarbone, or you'd probably really be in trouble. I hope it's one of those breaks which heals reasonably quickly and unproblematically.
by tedrobin
26 Jun 2011, 15:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Unicycle enthusiasts - you have 24hrs to get a cheap one
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Re: Unicycle enthusiasts - you have 24hrs to get a cheap one

I have enough trouble keeping upright on two wheels, so no. But all those clever people who can ride their bikes with no hands - I guess for them it would be no problem. If I had a lazy $200 I'd buy 5 and insist that races are run at the velodrome.
by tedrobin
26 Jun 2011, 12:26
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Unicycle enthusiasts - you have 24hrs to get a cheap one
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Unicycle enthusiasts - you have 24hrs to get a cheap one

Club members seem to be keen to do every crazy thing possible on two wheels, so why not on one?



Unicycles $40 allegedly down from $170
by tedrobin
08 Jun 2011, 17:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: JK Rowling to present prizes at 2012 penny-farthing champs?
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: JK Rowling to present prizes at 2012 penny-farthing cham

Where there's smoke, there's fire. Why a confidentiality-agreement if there's no celeb? And reported in the Quality Press to boot. I'll certainly be taking my Harry Potter collection down to Evandale, in hope of an autograph!
by tedrobin
07 Jun 2011, 17:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: JK Rowling to present prizes at 2012 penny-farthing champs?
Replies: 2
Views: 485

JK Rowling to present prizes at 2012 penny-farthing champs?

Her new holiday house was built at the same time as Clarendon House, and can probably be seen from Clarendon House. Assuming that the story's not a furphy, of course.

by tedrobin
01 Jun 2011, 09:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Discovering that Waterfall is fun
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Re: Discovering that Waterfall is fun

I was puzzled too - thought you meant whaling in the sense of "whaling on" i.e. punching etc. A month or so ago, in a rare bout of insomnia, I saw an amazing documentary on 19th century American whaling, the origin of the Moby Dick story and Hermann Melville's experiences on whaling boats....
by tedrobin
31 May 2011, 10:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Discovering that Waterfall is fun
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Re: Discovering that Waterfall is fun

Hmm, I'm already a MAMIL, and don't know if I want to be a HAB as well. (Colleagues at work, who've come from overseas, tell me that Australia is acronym-crazed).
by tedrobin
31 May 2011, 06:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Discovering that Waterfall is fun
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Re: Discovering that Waterfall is fun

Confirmed. Although Camilla is in fact currently on two strikes, not one.
by tedrobin
19 May 2011, 13:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Reporting cycling hazards
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Reporting cycling hazards

I was just fiddling around on the web, looking for maps for a colleague who's thinking of taking up commuting (if anyone has views on the best route from North Strathfield to Sydney Uni, on the quietest roads possible, I'd be happy to hear them). But I found this page, which I wish I'd known about b...
by tedrobin
29 Apr 2011, 10:25
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Dirtworks
Replies: 45
Views: 11341

Dirtworks

Looks like my Facebook paranoia led me to taking the wrong end of the stick - you guys were simply not talking. Dry and sunnyish out here at Mudgee, and we're about to head out to Cooyal, where Mark Renshaw's mother-in-law will apparently pull you a beer. Eleri says Andre is doing Dirtworks, which y...
by tedrobin
28 Apr 2011, 11:52
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Dirtworks
Replies: 45
Views: 11341

Re: Dirtworks

All right, your Tent Mahal may float while the others sink. Camilla told me that there will a contingent of about 15 DHBC riders. I've tried to make her see sense and come to Mudgee, but she seems determined. I think you're all mad - I well remember the carnage at the Scott 24hr, and hope that no bo...
by tedrobin
28 Apr 2011, 10:31
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 11821

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Yes, I've got my fingers crossed for you too. I hope that some good news has been delivered by now.

By the way, I loved that cartoon, Simon. It put on paper a gnawing feeling I've always had.
by tedrobin
28 Apr 2011, 10:23
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Dirtworks
Replies: 45
Views: 11341

Dirtworks

Just jumped on to wish you all luck in soggy St. Albans, to find.....nothing. Your collective punishment for obsessive Facebooking is for your tents to be swallowed up in mud in the campground. I meanwhile shall be in much more salubrious accommodations in Mudgee, where it looks like the total turno...
by tedrobin
19 Apr 2011, 16:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Protein Powder
Replies: 53
Views: 5886

Re: Protein Powder

A guy in today's Herald has something to say on the subject of protein supplements:

by tedrobin
11 Apr 2011, 16:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Protein Powder
Replies: 53
Views: 5886

Re: Protein Powder

My kids are mad for it, the crazy little coots. It's all a bit new-fangled for me. Isn't this the stuff that shrinks your testicles to the size of raisins?
by tedrobin
11 Apr 2011, 16:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Protein Powder
Replies: 53
Views: 5886

Protein Powder

Or do we first need a discussion on whether it does any good and/or is safe and wise to take?
by tedrobin
28 Mar 2011, 06:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2011 Flat Tyre Competition
Replies: 133
Views: 13013

Re: 2011 Flat Tyre Competition

Richard - road workers did exactly the same thing at the bottom of Audley Street a while back, in the roundabout outside Petersham Station: cut a bathtub-sized hole in the cement, filled it with asphalt which immediately subsided 4-6 inches, leaving a big, deep and very sharp-edged trench. Mike Clem...
by tedrobin
20 Mar 2011, 06:07
Forum: Road
Topic: Audax Mudgee April 30th 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2409

Re: Audax Mudgee April 30th 2011

It's the Amazing Shrinking DHBC Contingent: Mark and Wazz are now out too (so Mark told me last night). I'd be happy with anything accommodation-wise. Since I can this year, I may even go up on Thursday so I can do the little ride on Friday and have a somewhat more leisurely Mudgee experience. The p...
by tedrobin
03 Mar 2011, 19:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour of Canberra 2011 29th April - 1st May
Replies: 57
Views: 4748

Re: Tour of Canberra 2011 29th April - 1st May

Wow, Easter has really stuffed up the calendar this year: Canberra, Mudgee and Dirt Works all on the same weekend.
by tedrobin
24 Feb 2011, 11:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Audax Mudgee April 30th 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2409

Re: Audax Mudgee April 30th 2011

After a week in Bright and another in Tasmania, I'm finding it a bit hard to get enthusiastic at the prospect of any long ride (with the possible exception of one that only went downhill). That will probably change in the coming days, and I'll sign up for Mudgee, but at present the memory is still a...
by tedrobin
22 Feb 2011, 21:26
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

You might be forgiven for thinking that everyone was shot in Evandale on Saturday but no, they're all alive and kicking and probably tapping away manically on Facebook. Oh well, for the record, the road race went ahead on Sunday morning and both James and Amy repeated their victories of last year. A...
by tedrobin
19 Feb 2011, 12:07
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Tassie Sojourn

Meanwhile, the tour of the western highlands was a success, although the Tour de Headwind might have been a more appropriate name for it. Everyone else seemed to handle the distances and climbing fine, but I was never quite the same after the Great Western Tiers on Day One, and the second last day's...
by tedrobin
19 Feb 2011, 11:54
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Tassie Sojourn

It has been raining hard in Evandale and the National Pennyfarthing Championships, Evandale Fair etc. have been abandoned. Such a shame - pretty much the only rain for weeks and it will likely have cleared by dusk. At least people will probably be able to ride the road race tomorrow morning.
by tedrobin
10 Feb 2011, 13:01
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

Umm yes, quite right. By the way, I plan to take my pedals off tonight and then stick them back on, not too tight. I remember having a terrible time at the airport last year with an over-tight pedal, and lost a certain amount of knuckle-skin as a result. All you veteran tourers are probably across t...
by tedrobin
10 Feb 2011, 11:43
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

Well, there will be a big cohort of us on the same flight, so I'm sure that your excess can be farmed out if necessary. But did you notice above T-Bone saying: "We actually get 28kg because it's sporting goods, 23kg normal plus an extra 5kg."
by tedrobin
10 Feb 2011, 09:39
Forum: Road
Topic: Entries just opened for the Audax Alpine Classic
Replies: 66
Views: 10724

Re: Entries just opened for the Audax Alpine Classic

Great, thanks. One can never have enough lights when commuting, and you;ve road-tested these. They seemed fairly cheap but then I realised that you have to buy batteries, leads, pouches, caps, chargers, mounts etc. separately. Still, it looks like a worthwhile investment in not ending up on the grou...
by tedrobin
09 Feb 2011, 12:47
Forum: Road
Topic: Entries just opened for the Audax Alpine Classic
Replies: 66
Views: 10724

Re: Entries just opened for the Audax Alpine Classic

Hey Richard, what were those fantastic helmet-mounted lights you had down in Bright? Two globes, and you could turn one around to face backwards (with a red cap) if you wanted.
by tedrobin
08 Feb 2011, 10:20
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

My goodness. Lake St. Clair can get seriously cold at night! Can one's nose get both sunburnt and frostbitten on the same day?
by tedrobin
08 Feb 2011, 09:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

I'm certainly going to be taking more warm stuff than last year. I wish I had a pair of those covers that go over just the front of your shoes, since my booties require about 3 rounds of Graeco-Roman wrestling to instal on my feet.
by tedrobin
08 Feb 2011, 08:01
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

Something in my bones told me that the weather was going to suck on this year's tour....wrongly, it seems.

by tedrobin
04 Feb 2011, 15:28
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Steel Frames For Sale - Great for retro build or fixed-gear.
Replies: 4
Views: 3179

Re: Steel Frames For Sale - Great for retro build or fixed-g

I still remember with affection my first ride with Saturday Slowies some three years ago. Fragments of conversation wafted up from behind: "I'm in trouble with my wife for having too many bikes in the house, but you can't call yourself a cyclist unless you have a training bike, a racing bike, a...
by tedrobin
04 Feb 2011, 15:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 11821

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Ooh, that looks absolutely awful. You'd never looked fitter nor more chipper than when I saw you outside Mick Mazza's at 6.30 last Saturday morning. I really hope that the rehab goes well.
by tedrobin
30 Jan 2011, 15:39
Forum: Road
Topic: Entries just opened for the Audax Alpine Classic
Replies: 66
Views: 10724

Re: Entries just opened for the Audax Alpine Classic

Just noticed your new (?) avatar EMT. You must be pining for the Evandale hedges.
by tedrobin
30 Jan 2011, 13:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Entries just opened for the Audax Alpine Classic
Replies: 66
Views: 10724

Re: Entries just opened for the Audax Alpine Classic

A final thought on why the week in Bright was so excellent. Normally when you go on holidays, you're counting down to when you have to go home. But when the climax of the week comes at the very end, with a big ride, it completely obscures thoughts of going home and back to work etc.
by tedrobin
27 Jan 2011, 09:48
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

He's doing the hairy-chested version of the Tour, I think.
by tedrobin
26 Jan 2011, 09:23
Forum: Road
Topic: Entries just opened for the Audax Alpine Classic
Replies: 66
Views: 10724

Re: Entries just opened for the Audax Alpine Classic

I'm in total agreement with all the positive things that have been said about the cycling, scenery, accommodations, company and cuisine around Bright. I'm fairly familiar with the NSW side of the mountains, and was shocked at how much better the Victorians have got it. Lots of fun things I didn't ge...
by tedrobin
13 Jan 2011, 13:27
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

Excellent news about Amy and Christian: critical mass has been reached! And there are probably still a few lurkers out there who might join up. But we'd better have a word to Virgin to make sure they're not caught short of bike boxes when we front up en masse.
by tedrobin
08 Jan 2011, 20:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Rides 2011- 6am 13th Nov-Hawkesbury Explorer
Replies: 273
Views: 36150

Re: Adventure Rides 2011

Righto, sounds good - next time.
by tedrobin
08 Jan 2011, 16:31
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Rides 2011- 6am 13th Nov-Hawkesbury Explorer
Replies: 273
Views: 36150

Re: Adventure Rides 2011

I'm still pondering it, but that forecast sounds pretty awful. I could be talked into it, but am leaning towards the nays.
by tedrobin
07 Jan 2011, 14:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

So, here's the routes for Camilla's proposed (slightly alternative) tour, which leaves a day earlier than the main group. Day 0: (Saturday) Evandale to Miena - 104km I am informed that although km 50-70 is the horrendous bit, the worst is km 70-104, since your legs are convinced that there is a gent...
by tedrobin
07 Jan 2011, 14:17
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Rides 2011- 6am 13th Nov-Hawkesbury Explorer
Replies: 273
Views: 36150

Re: Adventure Rides 2011

Your post has sent me to the BoM. It has to be said that the forecast for Sunday morning looks exceptionally negative. I guess this ride would be much more fun in half-decent weather. Still, I've got to do something to help prepare for Bright the next week.
by tedrobin
05 Jan 2011, 13:23
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

I've just checked out bikemap.net and agree that it does the job much better than Bikely and MapMyRide - thanks! But I'll try the *.kml trick in Google Earth (never done it) via MapMyRide and see what happens. Bikemap.net does excellent printed maps and elevations with ease.
by tedrobin
05 Jan 2011, 11:41
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

What do people think about on-line route-mapping programs? I find MapMyRide to be rather counter-intuitive and hard to use, and the elevation-map they give you is very basic. At least they promise to let you print out maps if you stump up some money, and this would be handy for Tassie. Bikely seems ...
by tedrobin
04 Jan 2011, 08:02
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Rides 2011- 6am 13th Nov-Hawkesbury Explorer
Replies: 273
Views: 36150

Re: Adventure Rides 2011

I'm in. What time do we meet?
by tedrobin
03 Jan 2011, 15:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: What did cycling Santa leave under the tree for you?
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: What did cycling Santa leave under the tree for you?

From Santa: two pairs of DHBC socks: best socks ever! Christmas present to myself: compact crankset (with the Alpine Classic in mind).

Camilla got a Garmin Edge 500 and some aero-bars.
by tedrobin
23 Dec 2010, 08:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

1. Tyre Kicker - I'm thinking of going but haven't made up my mind yet (indicate preference for option 2, 3 or 4 below). Wallman (Options 2 or 3 and I'll try to sneak in some pursuit training on the side) 2. "Hell of the West" I'm definitely going. I want to ride only sealed road. Hard, fa...
by tedrobin
17 Dec 2010, 18:03
Forum: Road
Topic: Tassie Sojourn
Replies: 122
Views: 8663

Re: Tassie Sojourn

Penny-farthing riding is apparently alive in Italy - this one snapped in Grosseto (Tuscany): http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll462/tedrobin/Grosseto/Grosseto30Nov2010001.jpg Note that the foot-peg is on the right. I wonder is this is somehow related to them driving on the other side of the road? ...
by tedrobin
12 Oct 2010, 19:35
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24 Hour Entries Open!
Replies: 79
Views: 10224

Re: Scott 24 Hour Entries Open!

A lap is 18.7km and a really fast one would be an hour. I never saw the true ugliness of the single-track up the hill, but I suspect that all these people are completely mad for wanting to ride it.
by tedrobin
12 Oct 2010, 10:40
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24 Hour Entries Open!
Replies: 79
Views: 10224

Re: Scott 24 Hour Entries Open!

By all means, if you're referring to my photos. I'll send you higher-res versions if you'd like them.
by tedrobin
11 Oct 2010, 17:30
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24 Hour Entries Open!
Replies: 79
Views: 10224

Re: Scott 24 Hour Entries Open!

Yes, sorry about the photos: I got shots of the Le Mans start, and first people finishing their first lap but otherwise the opportunities weren't all that many unless I wanted to hang around on the track for long periods. Just glad that there was some record of the DHBC ghetto by night. Did John bre...
by tedrobin
11 Oct 2010, 10:06
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24 Hour Entries Open!
Replies: 79
Views: 10224

Re: Scott 24 Hour Entries Open!

Strewth! You mean I could have got the quinella of fastest DHBC time plus a pair of wheels? Onlineresults server seems to be down so I can't see if I cracked the hour.
by tedrobin
11 Oct 2010, 09:53
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24 Hour Entries Open!
Replies: 79
Views: 10224

Re: Scott 24 Hour Entries Open!

I was completely knackered when I got home last night and I didn't even ride (and thus didn't fall down on rocks either). Too much fresh air, I expect. I took of few pictures: http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll462/tedrobin/2010%20Scott%2024hr/DSC_0174.jpg http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll462/...
by tedrobin
25 Sep 2010, 18:53
Forum: Track
Topic: DHBC Omnium 25/09/2010 in conjunction with nsw bike week!
Replies: 55
Views: 4202

Re: DHBC Omnium 25/09/2010 in conjunction with nsw bike week

Bugger, but I'm sure it will come back. Thanks all for a very enjoyable day. I've posted some pictures: http://s315.photobucket.com/albums/ll462/tedrobin/Bicycle_Week_Omnium_2010/ I got my sought-after magpie-attack photo: http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll462/tedrobin/Bicycle_Week_Omnium_2010/DS...
by tedrobin
14 Sep 2010, 14:26
Forum: Track
Topic: Is this Tempe?
Replies: 21
Views: 1678

Re: Is this Tempe?

It has not escaped my attention that there are people within the Club who have tendencies towards Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I include myself, since I don't seem to be able to leave this question alone. In the grandstand at Dunc Grey, there are seats which are yellow and others that are brown, a...
by tedrobin
13 Sep 2010, 18:50
Forum: Track
Topic: Is this Tempe?
Replies: 21
Views: 1678

Re: Is this Tempe?

Despite what it says that the start, that MUST be Tempe, surely.
by tedrobin
10 Sep 2010, 12:03
Forum: Road
Topic: C2C4Kids Charity Adventure Ride - Saturday 11th September
Replies: 38
Views: 3178

Re: C2C4Kids Charity Adventure Ride - Saturday 11th Septembe

If anyone wants stuff driven out to Centennial Park to be available for them on arrival, you could bring it over tonight. Flick me a PM for my address.

Ted.
by tedrobin
13 Jun 2010, 16:43
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Following Hannibal...on a bicycle
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Following Hannibal...on a bicycle

Um, yes. Sorry. Forgot that we are a 2-ranga household.

I've told him he has to get the BBC to fund them to ride the route of Alexander the Great's conquests. There may be a few OH&S issues, what with those pesky mujahadeen.
by tedrobin
11 Jun 2010, 10:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Following Hannibal...on a bicycle
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Following Hannibal...on a bicycle

I have consulted with the principals: it appears that there was a bit of, um, journalistic licence applied to the route. Tough thing to capture on TV. Just as racing cars don't look like they're going all that fast on TV, the hills never look all that steep when you're watching cycling. The uninitia...
by tedrobin
11 Jun 2010, 09:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Following Hannibal...on a bicycle
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Following Hannibal...on a bicycle

As soon as I posted that, I thought the same thing: surely they could have gone around Mont Ventoux. I'll consult the experts on the subject. They probably just went up it for fun, now that I think of it (the cyclists, not the Carthaginians), although they imply in the commentary that Hannibal's arm...
by tedrobin
11 Jun 2010, 09:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tour of the West
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: Tour of the West

Let's kick a few facts: average July temperatures from the BoM website. Orange Maximum 9.7 Minimum 0.3 Lithgow Maximum 10.4 Minimum 0.7 Mudgee Maximum 14.3 Minimum 1.3 Gilgandra Maximum 15.6 Minimum 2.5 Parkes Maximum 14.0 Minimum 4.0 Bathurst Maximum 11.7 Minimum 1.0 I.e. much, much colder than Syd...
by tedrobin
11 Jun 2010, 09:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Following Hannibal...on a bicycle
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Following Hannibal...on a bicycle

An ex-student of mine, together with his brothers, has made a documentary for BBC4 following Hannibal's route from Spain into Italy. Not on elephants but on fully-loaded touring bikes. Ancient Historians will know that there are some pretty ugly hills along the way, and cyclists will be familiar wit...
by tedrobin
09 Jun 2010, 16:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tour of the West
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: Tour of the West

You guys are mad. It's going to be freezing out there at this time of year.
by tedrobin
09 Jun 2010, 16:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Back from Cairns
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: Back from Cairns

Sounds fantastic. I must do that, or a sub-section of it, one of these years, waiting for the depths of the Sydney winter before heading north to recharge the batteries. What would you recommend for a one-week tour, averaging 100-120km a day, with an airport at either end?
by tedrobin
09 Jun 2010, 16:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: More Hats to be made; "Saturday Slowies"... interest levels.
Replies: 39
Views: 3927

Re: More Hats to be made; "Saturday Slowies"... interest lev

I'd probably prefer a generic DHBC hat. But just so long as I can still turn the brim up and look like a Benny Hill-style halfwit, I'll be happy.
by tedrobin
25 Feb 2010, 10:11
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tassie 2010 edition
Replies: 142
Views: 11371

OK, here's a few of my pics, and I'll concentrate on Evandale since there are lots of good touring pics (and there's still Huw's to look forward to). http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll462/tedrobin/Tassie%202010/IMG_8462.jpg Huw wins the Penny Century http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll462/tedro...

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