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by jonboy
28 Sep 2017, 05:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Di's Farewell Adventure Ride - Sunday, 1 October 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 826

Di's Farewell Adventure Ride - Sunday, 1 October 2017

1. neilm all the way
2. JohnC most of the way
3. Phil D all the way
4. Peter B
5. Jo L until I get dropped
6. Diana M (guess I better turn up....)
7. Paul M (whole ride / option 3)
8. Annemiek (Will try the whole lot)
9. Joel (option 3)
10. John H (option 3)
by jonboy
14 Oct 2016, 14:41
Forum: Road
Topic: 15/10/2016 - DHBC Southern Alps Temple Tour
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Re: 15/10/2016 - DHBC Southern Alps Temple Tour

Jarrad S
Paul M
Tony O'C
Dave E (in part)
Manny
Dave J
Tarryn (maybe)
Diana
Laura (in part)
John Tsihlis ( in part)
Hiro M
Dave B
John H #2 (in part)
Farid B (TBC)
Joel W
Phil D (in part)
Katie (in part - back at HQ by 11h30/12)
John H #1 (in part)
by jonboy
30 Sep 2016, 12:57
Forum: Road
Topic: Palm Beach / Central Coast Adventure Ride - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1710

Re: Palm Beach / Central Coast Adventure Ride - Saturday, 1 October 2016

List: Paul M - Option 3 Dave E - Option 3 Dave J - Option 2, then on to Newcastle independently Manny - Option 2 or 3 Raph B - Option 2, then on to Yarramalong independently Tarryn M - Option 3 Diana M - Option 3 Renee H - Option 3 Tony O - Option 3 Adam F - Option 3 Peter B - Option 3 (TBC) Chris G...
by jonboy
27 Jun 2016, 13:31
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Giving way to pedestrians when turning left
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: Giving way to pedestrians when turning left

Wow, I've learned something. I use this route everyday on my commute to and from work and I freely admit to being an imperious bell ringer - behaviour which I will now modify. Coming the other way, however, I will continue with imperious ringing because the flocks of phone obsessed brethren do meand...
by jonboy
24 May 2016, 10:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Everesting - Garie Beach Hill - Saturday, 28 May 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2911

Everesting - Garie Beach Hill - Saturday, 28 May 2016

Can someone bring an extra large tub of Aussie Butt Cream and some hot towels at around midnight.
by jonboy
24 May 2016, 10:47
Forum: Road
Topic: L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December
Replies: 83
Views: 6607

L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December

Are you guys racing or just riding the course?
by jonboy
18 Apr 2016, 14:31
Forum: Road
Topic: Entries on sale 9am, 19 April: 59TH KEN DINNERVILLE MEMORIAL HANDICAP
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Entries on sale 9am, 19 April: 59TH KEN DINNERVILLE MEMORIAL HANDICAP

Clubsters If you are interested in racing, this is a great race to enter - if you can secure an entry. It usually sells out in less than 30 minutes. Even if you are nowhere near race fit - like me - it's worth entering. There are always lots of DHBC entries and it's an easy drive down in the morning...
by jonboy
21 Mar 2016, 22:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Crash C28s 20 March
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Crash C28s 20 March

Hi Paul.

Glad to hear you're ok.

You've had a bit of bad luck with crashes. My last one was with you but that certainly wasn't your fault - or mine!

Stay safe out there people.

Hope the other riders who went down are ok too.

John
by jonboy
05 Mar 2016, 20:50
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday 6/03 5.30am RNP-Garie Beach-The Wall-Bald Hill-Return
Replies: 16
Views: 1574

Sunday 6/03 5.30am RNP-Garie Beach-The Wall-Bald Hill-Return

1. Peter B
2. Neilm
3. JH
4. Diana
5. Jonathan C
6. Greenie
7. Phil D
8. Paul M (enter RNP at Audley, Garie Beach, The Wall, return via Helensburgh & Waterfall)
9. Tarryn M
10. Andrew S
11. Peter M (maybe)
12. Rob D
14. JH (MKII)
by jonboy
15 Feb 2016, 15:34
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 305
Views: 33940

Re: Free Stuff

James

You've been most generous to the whole club. You probably could have stocked a bike shop with all the gear you've given away / sold cheaply.

But I'm getting in first on this one. If you have any spare cash sitting around, bearer bonds, gold ingots, wine or beer - I'm first dibs! :)
by jonboy
05 Feb 2016, 15:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Woronora Dam this Sunday 6am
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Ride to Woronora Dam this Sunday 6am

Feeling unloved so I might need to sweeten the deal and dial back the pace to 28+ rather than middies +.

Otherwise Raph and I will be smashing it up together - maybe...

J
by jonboy
04 Feb 2016, 16:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Report a hole - competition
Replies: 28
Views: 2866

Re: Report a hole - competition

I thought that I would give an update about all those holes I reported around Eastern Suburbs. Firstly I can’t fathom why the roads in the east are so bad given that Waverley Council has a comparatively strong balance sheet. But in their defence the Council seems to be taking my reports seriously. I...
by jonboy
03 Feb 2016, 16:23
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Woronora Dam this Sunday 6am
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Ride to Woronora Dam this Sunday 6am

Hi guys If you are a reasonably strong rider and looking for a slight change of scenery please consider joining me on a ride to Woronora Dam this Sunday. A few of us did this ride in September last year and it was a really fun day out. Key information: - Distance: ~130 kms - Pace: middies + (you sho...
by jonboy
30 Jan 2016, 10:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Report a hole - competition
Replies: 28
Views: 2866

Re: Report a hole - competition

26 points Jonboy (extra 18 points for my solo Eastern 'holes' ride: 18, Bronte Marine Drive, Tamarama 22, Gaerloch Avenue, Tamarama Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach 45A, Military Road, Dover Heights Dover Road, Dover Heights 213–225, Military Road, Dover Heights 190A, Old South Head Road, Vaucluse 15, O...
by jonboy
28 Jan 2016, 11:26
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Report a hole - competition
Replies: 28
Views: 2866

Re: Report a hole - competition

8 points Jonboy (extra 2 points for Merchant St hole filled, 1 point for new report of sunken holes in Wells St, Redfern (short street shared with pedestrians near the station)
1 point JoTB
1 point Humanbeing (Peter B)
1 point jcaley
by jonboy
27 Jan 2016, 12:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Report a hole - competition
Replies: 28
Views: 2866

Re: Report a hole - competition

5 points Jonboy (2 points added for the Wilson St hole being filled)
1 point JoTB
1 point Humanbeing (Peter B)
by jonboy
24 Jan 2016, 10:56
Forum: Road
Topic: 24/01/16 5.30AM 4 Gorges ride back by 11Am
Replies: 3
Views: 484

24/01/16 5.30AM 4 Gorges ride back by 11Am

Merci Monsieur Bicard. Great ride.
by jonboy
22 Jan 2016, 10:28
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Report a hole - competition
Replies: 28
Views: 2866

Re: Report a hole - competition

'bump' on Olala
1 Point: JoTB

Little Everleigh Street
1 Point: Peter B

Holes at the bottom of Merchant St, Stanmore
1 Point: Jonboy

Holes near top of Bedford st (runs along rail line near Newtown)
1 Point: Jonboy

Sunken holes on Wilson St (between speed humps – marked in yellow)
1 Point: Jonboy
by jonboy
08 Jan 2016, 04:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Bumble Hill Epic Saturday 9 January – 5 am
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Bumble Hill Epic Saturday 9 January – 5 am

Thanks. I have to be back by 4 so I'm out.
by jonboy
07 Jan 2016, 21:44
Forum: Road
Topic: Bumble Hill Epic Saturday 9 January – 5 am
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Bumble Hill Epic Saturday 9 January – 5 am

Hi Andrew. Any idea of estimated arrival time back in the 'ville?
by jonboy
17 Dec 2015, 20:34
Forum: Road
Topic: Heading south for some hills! Dec 19th
Replies: 20
Views: 2032

Re: Heading south for some hills! Dec 19th

1. Cam
2. Peter B
3. Paul M
4. Michele Wood & Andre (tbc)
5. Ben DQ
6. Jonathan C
7. Anthony K ( tbc, may bail part way through )
8. Rob Wallace
9. David Manthos
10. Katie Uther
11. Adam F
12. Phil D
13. Diana
14. Philip and Mr Opal
15. AndrewM
16. John Healey
by jonboy
04 Sep 2015, 19:38
Forum: Road
Topic: 5 Gorges 5.30am Saturday 5/09
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: 5 Gorges 5.30am Saturday 5/09

1. Peter B
2. Adam W
3. Neil m
4. Raph
5. John
by jonboy
22 Aug 2015, 15:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: cycle path or road upgrade in Marrickville LGA
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: cycle path or road upgrade in Marrickville LGA

Resurface Bedford street. It's appalling. It runs from Liberty st up alongside the train line to Newtown station. It's full of bumps, ridges, potholes, manhole covers and is already a narrow road to navigate.

But in my opinion it's still safer than using Enmore road for commuting.

My 2 cents.

J
by jonboy
20 Aug 2015, 17:03
Forum: Road
Topic: Bike travel case: wanted to borrow/rent
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Bike travel case: wanted to borrow/rent

Jo, that would be fantastic. I really appreciate your kind offer. I'll be in touch in the a few weeks or when I see you next. I wouldn't mind getting some packing tips. It looks like the dogs nuts when it comes to bike cases.
by jonboy
20 Aug 2015, 06:38
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: break pads replacement - alu shards
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

break pads replacement - alu shards

Andre, I use Swiss Stop green and just bought another set last week. In my opinion they are vastly superior to any shimano pads I've used. The most noticeable difference is braking in the wet. Any pad will pick up more rubbish in the wet. Especially after wet rides its important to check the pads an...
by jonboy
19 Aug 2015, 08:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Bike travel case: wanted to borrow/rent
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Bike travel case: wanted to borrow/rent

Howdy Clubsters I’m looking for a favour. To avert an impending mid-life crisis I’m off to Vietnam on a cycling holiday on my own from 22 October. I return on 1 November. Phil Le Masurier did this ride last year and told me how great it was. Details here and I think there might still be places if yo...
by jonboy
08 Jun 2015, 15:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Monday 8/06 5.30am North Head/West Head/Akuna Bay
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: Monday 8/06 5.30am North Head/West Head/Akuna Bay

Fantastic day on the bike in glorious weather. Thanks for leading us so competently Pete.

P.S. I found the Awaba St detour slightly unnecessary...
by jonboy
01 Jun 2015, 20:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Dinnerville 2015 - entries open 9am tues 24march
Replies: 45
Views: 4179

Dinnerville 2015 - entries open 9am tues 24march



That's weird. I finished just behind Raphael and I was a DNF. I'll ask the race organisers to record me as a WTF instead.
by jonboy
23 May 2015, 17:53
Forum: Road
Topic: Lift needed to Dinnerville race Sunday 31/5
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Lift needed to Dinnerville race Sunday 31/5

Thanks Mike! You're a champion.
by jonboy
23 May 2015, 17:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 419
Views: 52021

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

And I might go on to Stanwell Tops if anyone is interested.
by jonboy
23 May 2015, 14:04
Forum: Road
Topic: Lift needed to Dinnerville race Sunday 31/5
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Lift needed to Dinnerville race Sunday 31/5

Fellow racers, due to two car accidents (I wasn't driving), my car is in the smash repairers until further notice. If you can help me (and my bike) out with a lift (there and back!) you will be rewarded with scintillating conversation and a few bucks for fuel. Hopefully you won't be waiting too long...
by jonboy
22 May 2015, 09:43
Forum: Conversation
Topic: How to be Seen at Night
Replies: 26
Views: 3128

Re: How to be Seen at Night

If you are in the market for a good quality light for commuting I have this one which is for sale for less than $30. I think I paid about $80. It's a bit weighty and on full power it doesn't last that long but it's very bright and I like the side orange lights too. Especially good if your commuting ...
by jonboy
18 May 2015, 07:27
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 419
Views: 52021

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

Or a maybe not as the case was. Good food? Recommended?
by jonboy
26 Apr 2015, 14:51
Forum: Road
Topic: Rookwood Crits 2015
Replies: 80
Views: 9873

Rookwood Crits 2015

And thanks to you James, for all your hard work in the preparation and to other organisers and volunteers. A very well run event - except for the missing coffee cart ;)
by jonboy
24 Apr 2015, 21:35
Forum: Road
Topic: 4 Gorges - 28s pace - Saturday 25/04 5.10am!
Replies: 1
Views: 446

4 Gorges - 28s pace - Saturday 25/04 5.10am!

Stay safe. I've been abused by ute drivers in the shire just about every Anzac Day ride I've been on. Apparently that's in some way disrespectful. Maybe on the Northside they'll be more accommodating. And watch out for the drunk drivers on the road at 10am!
by jonboy
24 Apr 2015, 17:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Rookwood Crits 2015
Replies: 80
Views: 9873

Rookwood Crits 2015

What are the notification arrangements should it be too wet to race?
by jonboy
28 Mar 2015, 17:33
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter Mon 6th April @ Eastern Ck Erik Mather-Colnago Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 2006

Re: Easter Mon 6th April @ Eastern Ck Erik Mather-Colnago Cup

I'm in Raph I asked for C grade - you sounded lonely... I hope I can keep you company until the finish straight...where I hope to leave you behind :wink: I've driven a Ford V8 race car at Eastern Creek - but not a pushbike - looking forward to it. $6,000 in prizemoney - with women's prizes too. Amy,...
by jonboy
20 Mar 2015, 19:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Dinnerville 2015 - entries open 9am tues 24march
Replies: 45
Views: 4179

Dinnerville 2015 - entries open 9am tues 24march

Dougie, after your three peaks effort anything less than a podium finish will be a disgrace.
by jonboy
20 Mar 2015, 17:47
Forum: Road
Topic: Dinnerville 2015 - entries open 9am tues 24march
Replies: 45
Views: 4179

Dinnerville 2015 - entries open 9am tues 24march

You know you want to. If you are thinking of doing a road race this one is great to try - if you can get an entry. From CNSW: Dear Riders, Entries for the 2015 Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap are set to open at 9:00am next Tuesday 24th March 2015. Entries for this very popular event sell out in a ...
by jonboy
17 Mar 2015, 05:38
Forum: Road
Topic: Rookwood Crits 2015
Replies: 80
Views: 9873

Rookwood Crits 2015

Great video James!

You've got a real talent there. Have you ever thought about working in the film industry?

;)
by jonboy
12 Mar 2015, 17:35
Forum: Road
Topic: West Head Road Race, March 15
Replies: 21
Views: 1628

West Head Road Race, March 15

I'll be there with my 'take no prisoners race-winning game face' on. ;)
by jonboy
12 Mar 2015, 07:30
Forum: Road
Topic: 3 Peaks 2015 Ride Report
Replies: 13
Views: 2146

3 Peaks 2015 Ride Report

Always a pleasure to read your reports Dougie.

And well done once again.
by jonboy
10 Mar 2015, 13:26
Forum: Road
Topic: West Head Road Race, March 15
Replies: 21
Views: 1628

West Head Road Race, March 15

If you guys aren't riding to win, maybe a training ride is a better option. Where's the hunger?

Coming 2nd is the same as last place in my book!
by jonboy
10 Mar 2015, 07:56
Forum: Road
Topic: West Head Road Race, March 15
Replies: 21
Views: 1628

Re: West Head Road Race, March 15

I entered the B Grade 'Shimano' Group - starts at 7:30am. As at 9am there are still a dozen or so places left in each of the grades. I'm keen to ride there with anyone else who can guide me on Sunday morning. And the hyperlink on the Manly site is not correct. Use this one: http://www.trybooking.com...
by jonboy
09 Mar 2015, 20:11
Forum: Road
Topic: West Head Road Race, March 15
Replies: 21
Views: 1628

West Head Road Race, March 15

I'm tempted. Pete, Matt, what grade are you both contemplating? Those Manly guys are fast.
by jonboy
01 Mar 2015, 14:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Why cycling makes us happy
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Why cycling makes us happy

by jonboy
22 Feb 2015, 18:55
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: hammer perpetuem now FREE!
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: FS: hammer perpetuem now FREE!

For those that haven't sampled the coffee at this establishment, think International Roast, then think of overtones of a muddy, chocolate tasting dishwater. You don't go here for the coffee. Even the pies aren't up to much. But the collection of dead snakes, rats, lizards, goannas etc preserved in l...
by jonboy
16 Feb 2015, 06:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Berry Weekend - 15 February 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: Berry Weekend - 15 February 2015

It was a great day out yesterday in Berry. I found the climbing really tough. Berry Mountain is a long hard grind. The scenery is really spectacular and it's a well organised ride. We stopped for coffee and cake at a winery and it included lunch at the pub. Andrew managed to do all 10 challenges (ov...
by jonboy
12 Feb 2015, 04:17
Forum: Road
Topic: Berry Weekend - 15 February 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Berry Weekend - 15 February 2015

Entered the challenge as an individual but will team up with whoever shows up. Can't say I'm looking forward to the Bundewallah Ball Breaker (max 28.6% gradient)
by jonboy
09 Feb 2015, 16:01
Forum: Road
Topic: Waratah Masters - Heffron - Sunday 8 February
Replies: 14
Views: 1620

Re: Waratah Masters - Heffron - Sunday 8 February

Thanks for the messages of support but John Mason's effort in B grade should also be acknowledged – it was he who inspired me to go. I intended to ride in B grade but slept in and felt tired. Riding in a lower grade isn’t encouraged and the handicappers sent me a message: “Congratulations on your st...
by jonboy
06 Feb 2015, 09:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Waratah Masters - Heffron - Sunday 8 February
Replies: 14
Views: 1620

Re: Waratah Masters - Heffron - Sunday 8 February

Even though I'm out of shape I might join you in B grade too - I need to justify the extra cost of having a race licence.

See you 6:30am on Sunday at the cafe?
by jonboy
04 Feb 2015, 19:13
Forum: Road
Topic: Berry Weekend - 15 February 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: Berry Weekend - 15 February 2015

I'm in. Leave pass approved. I'll be arriving from the Southern Highlands on Sunday morning but have room in the car for a bike and a person for the return journey if that suits anyone. Looking to join a challenge team with like minded individuals.
by jonboy
07 Jan 2015, 20:14
Forum: Road
Topic: Meeting point remains Post Office Square
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Where is the meeting point in 2015?

Are you taking suggestions for this Eleri? Mine would be Wicks Park, corner of Sydenham and Victoria Rds. It's not too far from Marrickville road and it's mostly commercial space around so residents nearby would need to be extremely light sleepers to be bothered by the small amount of noise we make...
by jonboy
01 Jan 2015, 21:03
Forum: Road
Topic: Christmas Rides and the Rapha Festive 500
Replies: 39
Views: 4132

Re: Christmas Rides and the Rapha Festive 500

I'll jump on the LaPa train too if that's ok
by jonboy
01 Jan 2015, 16:44
Forum: Road
Topic: Christmas Rides and the Rapha Festive 500
Replies: 39
Views: 4132

Re: Christmas Rides and the Rapha Festive 500

I might be interested. Here is the link of the same ride a while ago.

https://www.strava.com/activities/203352496
by jonboy
30 Dec 2014, 18:52
Forum: Road
Topic: How many kilometres did you ride in 2014?
Replies: 36
Views: 3255

Re: How many kilometres did you ride in 2014?

Great effort Andrew. I clocked up a bit less than 9,000kms.
by jonboy
30 Dec 2014, 10:18
Forum: Road
Topic: How many kilometres did you ride in 2014?
Replies: 36
Views: 3255

How many kilometres did you ride in 2014?

I've decided to rehash an old poll of mine but have added a few categories in the upper ranges.
I should add that if you use Tapatalk you won't be able to view or vote using the poll feature.
by jonboy
06 Dec 2014, 04:34
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Save the Date: 2014 DHBC Christmas Party Friday 5th December
Replies: 7
Views: 2257

Re: Save the Date: 2014 DHBC Christmas Party Friday 5th Dece

Thanks Dougie and the committee for a great event. Much enjoyed by my family and me.
by jonboy
28 Nov 2014, 14:41
Forum: Road
Topic: "The Wall" 5.30am Saturday, 29/11/2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1498

Re: "The Wall" 5.30am Saturday, 29/11/2014

I'm a possibility but have to be back by 10:30am in time for a cooking class. So I might just go part of the way.
by jonboy
21 Nov 2014, 12:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1053
Views: 88407

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Jimmy Whippet astride a handsome devil (that's a bike!) speeding effortlessly along Wilson Street
by jonboy
11 Nov 2014, 21:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 419
Views: 52021

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

I'm in weather permitting but my final destination is Wombarra for a family lunch. I'll probably detour to Garie beach + extra kms along the way.
by jonboy
10 Nov 2014, 21:29
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advice on wheel upgrade for a road bike
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Re: Advice on wheel upgrade for a road bike

Lightweight Meilenstein Clinchers. 'nuff said.
by jonboy
10 Nov 2014, 21:26
Forum: Road
Topic: Newcastle Overnight - Saturday 28th November 2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9016

Re: Newcastle Overnight - Saturday 8th November 2014

Fantastic report, beautifully written.

I'm there next year, weather permitting.
by jonboy
10 Nov 2014, 15:14
Forum: Road
Topic: West Head Road Race, Nov 9
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: West Head Road Race, Nov 9

Great report. And well done Matt on a podium finish.
by jonboy
06 Nov 2014, 21:24
Forum: Road
Topic: West Head Road Race, Nov 9
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: West Head Road Race, Nov 9

Matt.

D grade? Are you serious? If you are D grade, then I'm F grade.

I think they call you lot 'burglars'
by jonboy
02 Nov 2014, 13:19
Forum: Road
Topic: Nov 2 - Sydney to 'Gong and an alternative Sunday ride
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Re: Nov 2 - Sydney to 'Gong and an alternative Sunday ride

Nice ride, great bunch. Thanks guys.
by jonboy
01 Nov 2014, 20:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Nov 2 - Sydney to 'Gong and an alternative Sunday ride
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Re: Nov 2 - Sydney to 'Gong and an alternative Sunday ride

Cameron is the ride organiser and he should probably answer but most of us can ride middies pace comfortably and all of us are experienced going up and down hills at a good pace. I reckon this ride would be about equal to completing two Waterfall rides back to back. Without wanting to discourage you...
by jonboy
30 Oct 2014, 21:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Nov 2 - Sydney to 'Gong and an alternative Sunday ride
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Re: Nov 2 - Sydney to 'Gong and an alternative Sunday ride

I haven't done this ride for a while. Here is the Strava log: http://www.strava.com/activities/133902333 Last time it took nearly 7 hours, we got caught in absolutely torrential rain, we all left Liam in the toilets, at least three of us (including me) crashed on Kent Street, Paul broke his hip, we ...
by jonboy
30 Oct 2014, 19:44
Forum: Road
Topic: Nov 2 - Sydney to 'Gong and an alternative Sunday ride
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Re: Nov 2 - Sydney to 'Gong and an alternative Sunday ride

1. Cam
2. Eleri
3. John Healey
by jonboy
25 Oct 2014, 09:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 43004

Re: Adventure Ride - Where to next ?

Tahiti looks nice. (That will mean nothing to anyone under 40...)
by jonboy
25 Oct 2014, 09:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday Eastern Suburbs Hills - Sculpture by the Sea
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Saturday Eastern Suburbs Hills - Sculpture by the Sea

Thankfully it was very foggy this morning so I didn't have to look at the third rate 'art' that is sculpture by the sea.
by jonboy
24 Oct 2014, 18:06
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday Eastern Suburbs Hills - Sculpture by the Sea
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Saturday Eastern Suburbs Hills - Sculpture by the Sea

I was planning to ride the hills tomorrow, leaving 6am from the usual place.

With the circus that is Sculpture by the Sea starting tomorrow does anyone recall from previous years whether any road closures might affect the ride / route for the next few weeks?

J
by jonboy
14 Oct 2014, 18:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Request to borrow a road bike -- 54cm or thereabouts
Replies: 12
Views: 1618

Re: Request to borrow a road bike -- 54cm or thereabouts

I can lend you some 105 Shimano pedals if that helps. Looking forward to seeing you Adrian!
by jonboy
06 Oct 2014, 21:03
Forum: Road
Topic: Mon 6 Oct Waterfall ride at 6:30am
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Mon 6 Oct Waterfall ride at 6:30am

Not bad. 32.4 kph avg for the ride but if I was chasing you it could have been closer to 34.

Next time.
by jonboy
05 Oct 2014, 15:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Mon 6 Oct Waterfall ride at 6:30am
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Mon 6 Oct Waterfall ride at 6:30am

In contrast to Todd's ride, if you want pain and suffering sign up below. It's not called Labour Day for nothing.

I / we will stop only if you need medical treatment.

Leaving from the usual place.

1. John H
by jonboy
04 Oct 2014, 21:02
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 419
Views: 52021

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

If I can get up early enough with clocks going forward.
1. Stuart
2. Joanna
3. Philip
4. John H
by jonboy
26 Sep 2014, 13:23
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday 27/09 5.30am 4 Gorges
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: Saturday 27/09 5.30am 4 Gorges

1. Peter Bownes
2. Robert
3. Blah
4. Ben
5. Liam
6. John H
by jonboy
22 Sep 2014, 21:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 Sept
Replies: 82
Views: 11440

Re: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 Sept

Fantastic work Philip!

It was a race I'd rather forget, but you've made it one that was unforgettable.

Thanks so much for your time and effort on behalf of the club.
by jonboy
14 Sep 2014, 22:06
Forum: Road
Topic: Three Peaks 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2181

Re: Three Peaks 2015

You snooze, you lose. Looks like the March 2015 event sold out in a few days. On the standby list. Anyone enter?
by jonboy
11 Sep 2014, 18:36
Forum: Road
Topic: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 Sept
Replies: 82
Views: 11440

Re: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 Sept

Sounds good. As long as it's not eating rubbish and talking about the race all will be fine.
by jonboy
11 Sep 2014, 13:48
Forum: Road
Topic: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 Sept
Replies: 82
Views: 11440

Re: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 Sept

Is there some form of race schedule to speak of that can be shared?

I'm being asked annoying questions pertaining to domestic duties which I hope to fend off with some authority once I understand when I need to show up and for how long...

J
by jonboy
09 Sep 2014, 15:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: "The curious case of the cyclist’s unshaven legs"
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

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

There's lots of research on this.

I do it in the hope of getting a post ride massage which rarely eventuates.

My common law wife/girlfriend/defacto complains that I shave my legs more than her.

True dat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I
by jonboy
01 Sep 2014, 21:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Kurrajong Classic 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3814

Re: Kurrajong Classic 2014

Great write-ups guys. A frustrating race for me. I really could have done with another lap. I tried to race smarter and not do a lot of the work on the front. I basically sat near the back of the lead bunch the whole way except after the climbs. It was pretty easy to catch the few guys after the cli...
by jonboy
01 Sep 2014, 11:19
Forum: Road
Topic: Wheel / power meter advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 2113

Re: Wheel / power meter advice please

Thanks for all the replies so far - all advice has been really useful. I've resigned myself that a crank based option is best, and sit tight and wait. Prices are falling and the technology seems to be getting better. I'm also thinking about a bike upgrade and another year or so might be a good idea ...
by jonboy
29 Aug 2014, 14:47
Forum: Road
Topic: Wheel / power meter advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 2113

Wheel / power meter advice please

My trusty Dura Ace C35 rear wheel disintegrated last Sunday [insert sad face]. The spoke tensions were all awry and a spoke ripped through the carbon where it failed. I got it as an end of year run out half price two years ago so I’m not too bitter. Up until a low speed crash these wheels were a dre...
by jonboy
23 Aug 2014, 15:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 419
Views: 52021

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

I'm planning another RNP venture tomorrow at 6am.

Might go to Stanwell Tops.

For the return leg it might include a dollop of The Wall for sweetness and that extra tang.

Someone pray to one of your Gods to keep the rain away - please. I'm over it.
by jonboy
19 Aug 2014, 10:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Kurrajong Classic 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3814

Re: Kurrajong Classic 2014

I forgot to enter this by the Sunday deadline and the very nice people at CNSW entered me today.

I couldn't remember what I entered last year but I said Div 2 (three laps). And of course requested limit!

A wise move?

Are others Div 2 or Div 3?
by jonboy
09 Aug 2014, 18:26
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Planet X (UK) order mistake
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: Planet X (UK) order mistake

In my experience if the item you received is not as described / ordered (or faulty) then you aren't liable for the postage costs. Other providers (e.g. Wiggle) give you a returns authority. In some cases you might pay the postage and have it refunded to you. In one case with a local operation I paid...
by jonboy
09 Aug 2014, 17:01
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 419
Views: 52021

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

I'll be hitting RNP at 6am with visions of Stanwell Tops if I can control my beer consumption tonight.

Middies pace +/- 5%.
by jonboy
09 Aug 2014, 14:56
Forum: Road
Topic: ENTRIES NOW CLOSED: Rookwood Crit 14 September
Replies: 83
Views: 8590

Re: Entries thread - Rookwood Crit 14 September

DHBC List Entries - Grades
Please add your name to the list below if you intend to race - please tell us if you need a day licence.

Junior U13


Junior U15 (may ride with seniors)

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade
John Healey
D Grade
by jonboy
01 Aug 2014, 18:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 4546

Re: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build

Give me a spray can, I'll paint it for you. Cost you a slab. Sound fair?
by jonboy
31 Jul 2014, 19:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike shop opening in Marrickville?
Replies: 11
Views: 1878

Re: New Bike shop opening in Marrickville?

I had a look in the window on the way home today. They have just started fitting it out but lots of nice looking polished steel custom made singlespeed / fixies hanging from the ceiling. Reynolds tubing, bright orange colours, funky looking handlebars. And a couple of fold up bikes too. For now it's...
by jonboy
26 Jul 2014, 16:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 Sept
Replies: 82
Views: 11440

Re: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 September

I'm dying to do this race.
by jonboy
23 Jul 2014, 20:04
Forum: Road
Topic: Nowra to Sassafras n Back Handicap Challenge Sun 20th July
Replies: 35
Views: 3683

Re: Nowra to Sassafras n Back Handicap Challenge Sun 20th Ju

Great report Rob.

So sorry to have missed it due to sickness.

Hopefully we might will see if you can beat us all at Kurrajong at the end of August.
by jonboy
21 Jul 2014, 23:19
Forum: Road
Topic: Kurrajong Classic 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3814

Re: Kurrajong Classic 2014

I'm in if I can arrange some transport.

It's only an hour away. Gorgeous countryside. Roads can be a bit sketchy.

You need to be confident on the downhills in close quarters and be able to fly up hills. Hopefully I won't flat this time.
by jonboy
19 Jul 2014, 13:28
Forum: Road
Topic: 2015 - disc brakes. The next big thing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

2015 - disc brakes. The next big thing?

I'm always interested to see what the next 'big thing' is on the market. Di2 and 11 speed are all entrenched with pro teams using them to help bike sales along. It's interesting to see that many of the new releases from the big brands are offering disc brakes even though they are not yet UCI legal. ...
by jonboy
18 Jul 2014, 11:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Nowra to Sassafras n Back Handicap Challenge Sun 20th July
Replies: 35
Views: 3683

Re: Nowra to Sassafras n Back Handicap Challenge Sun 20th Ju

No probs but you might need to wear a fat suit to pull it off. Good luck in the race!
by jonboy
18 Jul 2014, 11:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Nowra to Sassafras n Back Handicap Challenge Sun 20th July
Replies: 35
Views: 3683

Re: Nowra to Sassafras n Back Handicap Challenge Sun 20th Ju

Sadly I'm as sick as a dog and out of the race. If you need a bed on Saturday contact Noel. :(
by jonboy
17 Jul 2014, 09:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Road bike mechanic/servicing recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

Re: Road bike mechanic/servicing recommendations?

+1 for Atelier de Velo. There's not much I don't do myself but they fixed my loose headset which was driving me nuts. There's a young English guy who is ex Clarence St Cyclery.

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