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by Richard
20 Jun 2012, 19:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tour De France 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4840

Re: Tour De France 012

Dougie Looks like black caviar is ready to race in the TDF. They already have made up lycra to fit. (see attached) http://images.smh.com.au/2012/06/05/3350461/art-wbRACEcaviar-420x0.jpg They might need to get a larger sample cup for the post race drug testing Also having to shave 4 legs would be a h...
by Richard
20 Jun 2012, 07:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tour De France 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4840

Re: Tour De France 012

I reckon Sagan is the fav for the green. The kid is a beast.

Hopefully a few more of the GC contenders can stay upright this year. It would make it more exciting to have multiple protagonists heading into the third week.

Go cuddles and gossie.
by Richard
19 Jun 2012, 19:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 123945

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

I think it was me on the Channel 7 promo. Just saw it on their website. Lucky I was waiting in the queue like a good cycling citizen. The segment was typical Channel 7 trash. Truly infuriating coverage. I wish the cycling fraternity had a 'Mad Men' ad agency on our side. Even in the UK the biggest s...
by Richard
27 May 2012, 21:36
Forum: Road
Topic: LBS recommendation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: LBS recommendation?

Velofix in Rozelle. They are a specialist bike mechanic. Speak the Anthony or Jose. Very good. Both of them were racers and very experienced mechanics. I have been going there for years.
by Richard
12 Mar 2012, 12:23
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Spare old 26" MTB wheel for home trainer use
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Re: Spare old 26" MTB wheel for home trainer use

Unfortunately Colins wheel was the front only. Still looking for a crappy old 26" rear wheel for home trainer use.
by Richard
12 Mar 2012, 12:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 123945

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted a bearded DHBC'er with a white helmet riding a flatbar this morning heading west from Summer Hill station towards Liverpool Road.
by Richard
12 Mar 2012, 12:19
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday 11 March C25s. Only Geoff, Alex and Denise
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: Sunday 11 March C25s. Only Geoff, Alex and Denise

Vladimir Putin's electoral officials were doing the tally?
by Richard
08 Mar 2012, 12:11
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Spare old 26" MTB wheel for home trainer use
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Spare old 26" MTB wheel for home trainer use

All

Does anyone have a crappy beat up old 26" MTB rear wheel with quick release that they are will to part with for use on a home trainer?

Thanks

Richard
by Richard
28 Feb 2012, 11:28
Forum: Road
Topic: HollowtechII removal tool required
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: HollowtechII removal tool required

Strawburger

Thanks for the kind offer but I have been just been able to get my hands on one.

Regards

R.
by Richard
25 Feb 2012, 11:30
Forum: Road
Topic: HollowtechII removal tool required
Replies: 2
Views: 409

HollowtechII removal tool required

All

Does anyone have the tool for installing a Shimano Hollowtech II type bottom bracket / crankset that I could please borrow?

Thanks

Richard
by Richard
18 Feb 2012, 16:27
Forum: Road
Topic: Bottom bracket advice
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Bottom bracket advice

Thanks for the advice.

Most appreciated

Richard
by Richard
17 Feb 2012, 19:48
Forum: Road
Topic: Bottom bracket advice
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Bottom bracket advice

DHBC Brains Trust Advice needed The drivetrain on my old flat-bar commuter has died. The trusty old commuter is an Avanti Blade Elite 2006 and came with a Tiagra triple that used an Octalink type bottom bracket I have a spare 105 triple crank (5600 series) from a tourer that uses an external type bo...
by Richard
13 Feb 2012, 12:10
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Buying a Mountain Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 4377

Re: Buying a Mountain Bike

My best decisions in life have been the ill-informed ones.

You are welcome to have a go of mine if you like. Size Medium
by Richard
13 Feb 2012, 08:50
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Buying a Mountain Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 4377

Re: Buying a Mountain Bike

I bought a second hand Specialized Epic from Ondrej from the Bernard Riders.

Great bike with dual suspension.

Not designed to be a heavy duty downhill bike but it is ideal for XC
by Richard
09 Feb 2012, 16:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Road ID Bracelet
Replies: 15
Views: 2129

Re: Road ID Bracelet

Alas I too gave up the search. If I had only known that the sign was right there in front of me the whole time. Very Dan Brown.

Trouty - Is it significant which ankle Stuart wears it on??
by Richard
09 Feb 2012, 09:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Road ID Bracelet
Replies: 15
Views: 2129

Re: Road ID Bracelet

.......and then there is the important consideration of the tan line you will get around one ankle You could always do the old fashioned parental technique of writing your emergency contact mobile number in thick texta on your arm. We have been doing that to our poor kids at festivals for years. &qu...
by Richard
08 Feb 2012, 19:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Magpie deterrents - controlled test
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Magpie deterrents - controlled test

At last

A controlled trial testing the efficacy of various forms of Magpie deterrents

Very funny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wHreVKgOT4
by Richard
02 Feb 2012, 15:16
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2012 Flat Tyre Competition
Replies: 108
Views: 9594

Re: 2012 Flat Tyre Competition

06.5 Lizaanne (0)
06.0 Johnj(2)
05.5
05.0 James C(4)
04.5 mikesbytes(6)
04.0
03.5
03.0
02.0
01.5
01.0 Eleri(1), Tim Llewellyn(1) JoTheBuilder(1)
0.5
0
-0.5

No Flats - Jan ********************
1200 Lizanne
400 Richard
350.26km AndrewBurns
by Richard
01 Feb 2012, 12:46
Forum: Road
Topic: Alpine Classic 2012 Audax ride
Replies: 25
Views: 7482

Re: Alpine Classic 2012 Audax ride

"Richard appeared slightly bedraggled, but his spur-of-the-moment decision to have a go at the 200 on little training was heroic. Whether he finished is unknown." I have now made my new year's resolution (albeit a little late into the year) "I shalt never attempt the Alpine Classic 20...
by Richard
12 Dec 2011, 12:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Rules
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Re: The Rules

Then rule 25(b) should be

and the aforementioned car with bikes atop should never, never, never be driven into the carport....

I saw a shattered bike at the LBS the other day that suffered such a fate.
by Richard
07 Dec 2011, 13:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 123945

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Rode briefly with Tim Briers as part of the commute into the city this morning.

Good to see him back on the bike.
by Richard
05 Dec 2011, 17:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 123945

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

I dont think any of those are his bike. The guy that Strawburger and I sometimes come across on the city to Ashfield commute is called Rob. He is from NZ and rides an aluminium red/white bike. He is a really nice bloke and he is literally as strong as an ox. He pushes a big gear and flies along. He ...
by Richard
29 Nov 2011, 19:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Birth announcement - mid life crisis bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: Birth announcement - mid life crisis bike

Mike

I wont be changing anything - just interested if it was possible
by Richard
24 Nov 2011, 13:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Birth announcement - mid life crisis bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: Birth announcement - mid life crisis bike

DHBC Brains trust

Can you swap out the 50 on a 50/34 compact and make it a 52/34? Is this too big a jump for the FD?

Alternatively for a ride like the Alpine 250 could you swap out the 34 to make a 50/30?

I am riding 6600 series Ultegra
by Richard
24 Nov 2011, 13:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Birth announcement - mid life crisis bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: Birth announcement - mid life crisis bike

For the Alpine 250 I would love either a 52/30!!

One for going down really fast / the other for endlessly going up, up up

I doubt a front derailleur could ever do a 22 single jump
by Richard
22 Nov 2011, 12:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Birth announcement - mid life crisis bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: Birth announcement - mid life crisis bike

Dougie

Nice bike!

Never heard of mid-compact crankset before but it seems like a great idea. I wish the compact on my Roubaix had a 52.

Richard
by Richard
19 Nov 2011, 08:42
Forum: Road
Topic: If legs could talk.
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: If legs could talk.

Lucky they invented the safety razor for cyclists in the above photo.

I wouldn't want to be shaving legs like in the image with an old cut-throat razor with the veins popping out all the time.
by Richard
17 Nov 2011, 20:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 123945

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Ended up riding in to the CBD with Strawburger in the pouring rain this morning. Nothing like a soggy gusset first thing in the morning
by Richard
17 Nov 2011, 06:09
Forum: Road
Topic: In search of hills
Replies: 29
Views: 2566

Re: In search of hills

Stuart

The Audax version of "In Search of Flat to Gently undulating..." would probably involve riding to Perth into a roaring headwind non stop in mid Summer
by Richard
14 Nov 2011, 18:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A habit of crashing and now I am scared!
Replies: 24
Views: 2519

Re: A habit of crashing and now I am scared!

And I agree with Stuart - get a set of Conti 4000S's. I use them even for commuting.

They do stick to the road like .........
by Richard
14 Nov 2011, 18:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A habit of crashing and now I am scared!
Replies: 24
Views: 2519

Re: A habit of crashing and now I am scared!

Dougie Been there and I sympathize with your state of mind and body, it aint fun. I went down a couple of times recently on the MTB and the only thing to do is to get back on the pony and ride it. Each time getting back on the bike I found I was tense and I had to consciously remind myself not to ov...
by Richard
31 Oct 2011, 11:19
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Setting the pressure and rebound
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: Setting the pressure and rebound

T- bone Thanks for the advice David Os and I did the Oaks fire trail yesterday and I think I need to add a bit more pressure in the front fork. When braking the bike tended to nosedive (ie the fork was a bit too soft). Great ride but the return back to the car which was parked at Woodford was a slog...
by Richard
26 Oct 2011, 08:08
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Setting the pressure and rebound
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Setting the pressure and rebound

DHBC-MTB Brains Trust I have bought a 2nd hand MTB from one of the Bernard riders Being from a road background the concept of having to set the pressure and rebound for a front fork is a foreign concept. The fork is a Manitou R7 Pro My weight is 82kg's I assume I will need to get my hands on a speci...
by Richard
20 Oct 2011, 05:57
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Crocodile Trophy
Replies: 6
Views: 2419

Crocodile Trophy

The Bernard Riders are currently riding in the Crocodile Trophy mountain bike stage race in Queensland.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/crocod ... tos/194262
by Richard
01 Oct 2011, 18:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DANGERS OF CARRYING YOUR BIKES ON A CAR RACK
Replies: 4
Views: 828

DANGERS OF CARRYING YOUR BIKES ON A CAR RACK

Beware I was carrying my bikes on a tow bar mounted bike rack when driving down to Canberra this morning. The rear number plate was partially obscured and I was pulled up by the constabulary. $353 fine and 3 points from the licence!!!! The officer had a number plate reading device mounted on the car...
by Richard
30 Sep 2011, 13:31
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 17129

Re: Race Weight

He had an excuse for calling out the wrong name at the moment of .......
by Richard
30 Sep 2011, 09:00
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10583

Re: Scott 24hr 2011

If you guys need a trailer to get all your gear down there send me a PM TODAY I have rigged up a 7X4 box trailer with racks for 5 bikes on a frame above the trailer leaving room for all your gear underneath. You just need a towbar. I'm going to Canberra then the South Coast early tomorrow morning an...
by Richard
14 Sep 2011, 20:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Roller tyre wear
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Roller tyre wear

Yep

Have an old Garmin with speed, cadence and heart rate functions
by Richard
13 Sep 2011, 13:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Roller tyre wear
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Roller tyre wear

Mainly to improve pedaling technique and for fitness improvement as work/family commitments limit how much time I get to train on the road. I would like to eventually get down to Heffron Park and have a dabble in D grade. Would also like to one day have a go on the track. At 80kg I was never going t...
by Richard
12 Sep 2011, 14:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Roller tyre wear
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Roller tyre wear

Thanks Tim about the tyre wear. My old trainer used to chew through tyres.

Anyone recommend ideas / links on training routines for rollers.
by Richard
09 Sep 2011, 13:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven

WTF is VMW?

Vampire Melodrama for Women?
by Richard
09 Sep 2011, 13:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Roller tyre wear
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Roller tyre wear

Brains Trust

Just getting going on the rollers. So far so good. Keeps the kids entertained.

How much do they wear out tyres? If I really need to I have an old set of wheels with some thread bare tyres that I could use on the rollers if wear is an issue.
by Richard
07 Sep 2011, 13:06
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 50930

Re: Free Stuff

Garmin mounting kit - GONE GONE GONE

Skye was first in but it was not what she was after.

Christian sent a PM only minutes after Skye so he is next in line.

Richard
by Richard
05 Sep 2011, 13:40
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 50930

Re: Free Stuff

Free to a good home

Garmin mounting kit for the newer style Edge bike computers.

I bought the wrong one by mistake a while back and my Garmin is the old type.

Richard
by Richard
30 Aug 2011, 09:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 123945

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

I sometimes come across the same NZ rugby guy on my commute. He is as strong as an ox and flies along.

Was talking to him about DHBC and was interested in joining after the rugby season is over.
by Richard
22 Aug 2011, 11:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Non Fixie Imperial Century day trip 21st August
Replies: 59
Views: 8464

Re: Non Fixie Imperial Century day trip 21st August

Eleri

Completely forgot. Turned up for Waterfall yesterday and Michelle said "Aren't you meant to be on the Adventure ride??"
Oops - sorry. Would have been much more fun than a day painting the house.

Hope the wind and weather was kind for you all.

Richard
by Richard
18 Aug 2011, 16:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Green-Edge - Who will fill the roster
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Green-Edge - Who will fill the roster

28 Riders to fill the roster Latest signing 8. Simon Gerrans On board already 7. Sebastian Langeveld 6. Pieter Weening 5. Stuart O'Grady 4. Jack Bobridge 3. Cameron Meyer 2. Travis Meyer 1. Daniel Teklehaymanot Who next? Michael Rogers Matthew Goss Matt Hayman Leigh Howard Robbie McEwen Michael Matt...
by Richard
11 Aug 2011, 20:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Mid Life Crisis Bike
Replies: 48
Views: 3868

Re: Mid Life Crisis Bike

Good point Jo Alternatively If you wanted to have your cake and eat it to you could always get a triple seated bike like the old 'Goodies' show One seat for you, one for your other half and one seat for the mistress All bases covered On second thought a hotel room would be easier and cheaper. I thin...
by Richard
10 Aug 2011, 21:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Mid Life Crisis Bike
Replies: 48
Views: 3868

Re: Mid Life Crisis Bike

The ultimate mid-life crisis bike would have to be a titanium tandem.

What better way to enjoy your mid life crisis than to ride off into the distance with a gorgeous lycra clad lass!!!
by Richard
09 Aug 2011, 20:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC 100 push up challenge
Replies: 60
Views: 3584

Re: DHBC 100 push up challenge

best thing is that the moobs are now pecs
by Richard
09 Aug 2011, 19:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC 100 push up challenge
Replies: 60
Views: 3584

Re: DHBC 100 push up challenge

Made it

110!
by Richard
09 Aug 2011, 19:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC 100 push up challenge
Replies: 60
Views: 3584

Re: DHBC 100 push up challenge

Made it

110!
by Richard
08 Aug 2011, 16:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Mid Life Crisis Bike
Replies: 48
Views: 3868

Re: Mid Life Crisis Bike

I ride a Roubaix 07. It has a longer headtube than many other road bikes. Its been a good bike but when I bought it a few years back there were fewer options in this style of bike. Nowadays most of the brands have a grandpa model Cannondale Synapse Specialized Roubaix Giant Defy Cervelo R?? Scott CR...
by Richard
04 Aug 2011, 07:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC 100 push up challenge
Replies: 60
Views: 3584

Re: DHBC 100 push up challenge

80
by Richard
03 Aug 2011, 17:16
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Whores/Horse/Hors Category
Replies: 18
Views: 2051

Re: Whores/Horse/Hors Category

My top 4 nasty local climbs that I have experienced (Haven't ridden Baw Baw or Mt Wellington) Jamberoo to Saddleback Lookout - not overly long but very steep in sections and the final kick to the lookout is over 20% Back of Falls Creek which climbs from Omeo to Falls Creek. This is part of the Alpin...
by Richard
02 Aug 2011, 20:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC 100 push up challenge
Replies: 60
Views: 3584

Re: DHBC 100 push up challenge

The best I have got to is 73

Still a long way off 100
by Richard
01 Aug 2011, 11:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC 100 push up challenge
Replies: 60
Views: 3584

Re: DHBC 100 push up challenge

After this I might foolishly try to do the other challenges on the site

The 200 sit ups challenge could be next. Might also try the 150 Squats.
by Richard
01 Aug 2011, 11:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC 100 push up challenge
Replies: 60
Views: 3584

Re: DHBC 100 push up challenge

Anyone still going on this?

Lost a week due to work and family stuff. Currently up Week 5 Day 3.

The program is ramping up a fair bit now. Week 6 looks a shocker.
by Richard
29 Jul 2011, 14:46
Forum: Road
Topic: Wheel Upgrade - Thoughts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2352

Re: Wheel Upgrade - Thoughts?

I rode a pair of the old Ultegra 6600's for years until they finally died a couple of months ago. I finally wore the rims out and now they are used for the home trainer. For a low spoke count factory built wheelset I was very surprised in how well they performed. Nothing extraordinary but they staye...
by Richard
28 Jul 2011, 11:14
Forum: Road
Topic: Alpine Classic 2012 Audax ride
Replies: 25
Views: 7482

Re: Alpine Classic 2012 Audax ride

The temperature can vary dramatically depending on the conditions. There was snow on Mt Hotham a couple of weeks before the Alpine this year but on the day we had perfect riding conditions. The first year I did the Alpine the temperatures were in the 40's out on the road and the tarmac had melted in...
by Richard
27 Jul 2011, 17:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Wheel Upgrade - Thoughts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2352

Re: Wheel Upgrade - Thoughts?

I went for the Dura-Ace 7850 CL24's from CRC on a special they were having at the time. This wheelset shares the same rims as the RS80's but with the Dura-Ace hubs. I would recommend them but in hindsight the RS80's are probably better value for money. If I want to shed a couple of hundred grams it ...
by Richard
19 Jul 2011, 08:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC 100 push up challenge
Replies: 60
Views: 3584

Re: DHBC 100 push up challenge

I just started in Week 1

Am up to Week 4 Day 1 and so far so good but 100 still is a long way off
by Richard
18 Jul 2011, 14:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Shipping a tandem.
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Shipping a tandem.

I had a bike sent from Queensland a few years back via Greyhound Coach

Cost me all of $30. They even delivered it to the door.
by Richard
11 Jul 2011, 20:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 17129

Re: Race Weight

After three and a half weeks of not drinking booze and not eating crap I lost three and a half kilos.

Followed by two weeks since Simone being back from Europe and eating out and drinking wine in the evening.

Its all back again.

Merde!
by Richard
08 Jul 2011, 16:35
Forum: Road
Topic: Anyone else interested in doing the 500k / 9000m double?
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: Anyone else interested in doing the 500k / 9000m double?

Toff To avoid disappointment you could always ride the Fitz's course twice in one go! Did the ACE 250 a couple of years ago. Great ride but there are a few uphill sections that are just plain horrible for a non climber like me. The mental scars must have healed enough for me to be keen to do it all ...
by Richard
08 Jul 2011, 15:47
Forum: Road
Topic: Non Fixie Imperial Century day trip 21st August
Replies: 59
Views: 8464

Re: Non Fixie Imperial Century day trip 21st August

Eleri

Looks good

Will check with the "keeper of the calendar" tonight to confirm.

Mike did you mean Robertson? Only downside of riding up Macquarie Pass later in the day are all the motorcycle racer boys.
by Richard
08 Jul 2011, 13:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Anyone else interested in doing the 500k / 9000m double?
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Anyone else interested in doing the 500k / 9000m double?

Anyone else interested in doing the 500k / 9000m double? Fitz's Challenge Extreme Ride: There is now a 250km 4500m+ climbing option Where: ACT When: Sunday 30th October 2011 http://www.fitzs.com.au Alpine Classic Extreme (ACE250), Ride: 250km with 4500+ climbing Where: Bright Victoria When: Sunday 2...
by Richard
07 Jul 2011, 19:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A Hairy Posse
Replies: 14
Views: 1494

Re: A Hairy Posse

If you are only half serious then how about a compromise. Just shave one leg!

If you like it then shave the other, otherwise just leave it that way and it will be a great source of post ride cafe conversation

The beauty of hair - it grows back.
by Richard
30 Jun 2011, 10:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Roller Recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 2286

Re: Roller Recommendation

I have been doing a bit of a web trawl and there seems to be a lot of variables including dia. of the roller (some are 3" some 4.5" etc.), other models come with all sorts of resistance gizmo's as well. What diameter drum would you recommend? Is all the other stuff just not necessary? Are ...
by Richard
30 Jun 2011, 10:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC 100 push up challenge
Replies: 60
Views: 3584

Re: DHBC 100 push up challenge

I started on Monday using the middle column option. I am doing Monday, Wednesday and Fridays as the three weekly sessions.

So far so good but 100 seems a pretty big leap from my current strength/fitness
by Richard
29 Jun 2011, 20:12
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: Winter clothing
Replies: 44
Views: 8834

Re: Winter clothing

Christian

Thanks for organising the order. The wind vest is great.

Richard
by Richard
29 Jun 2011, 14:47
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Carbon 5.5 Trek Madone FOR SALE
Replies: 19
Views: 2722

Re: Carbon 5.5 Trek Madone FOR SALE

May the $3K job lot price includes the boyfriend!

If so a friend of mine said she might be interested! She is single and interested in getting into cycling
by Richard
28 Jun 2011, 11:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Roller Recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 2286

Roller Recommendation

I am looking to get a set of rollers to train over winter.

Are they all the same? Any recommendations?
by Richard
24 Jun 2011, 10:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC 100 push up challenge
Replies: 60
Views: 3584

Re: DHBC 100 push up challenge

I am not sure what it really involves but I need to get in shape before Fitz's so I'm in. Whats the website?

1. Tim Llewellyn
2. Richard
by Richard
17 Jun 2011, 21:52
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 17129

Re: Race Weight

Starting Weight - 79.8
Week 1 - 78.0
Week 2 - 77.8

Not much of an improvement compared to the first week but was ill for most of the time 'coughing up buckets' so no riding as well.

So far 2 weeks of no booze and crap food = 2 kilos

Damn I want a pizza washed down with beer.
by Richard
14 Jun 2011, 14:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Le Tour de Dullich, is coming in July 2011!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: Le Tour de Dullich, is coming in July 2011!!

Simon Llewellyn wrote: It was the most entertaining podium photo I had at hand quickly and it's a DHBC podium shot, so if want to win you just have to be open to the fact that the club will want to document your achievements with a photo. But didn't Julia Robert's once say that you should always smi...
by Richard
11 Jun 2011, 13:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Massage recommendation wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Massage recommendation wanted

I went to Nelson Santos through the week for a bad neck. Highly recommended
by Richard
09 Jun 2011, 08:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 17129

Re: Race Weight

Starting weight - 79.8 Week 1 weigh in - 78.0 I try to do the weigh in first thing in the morning after business, and before breakfast, to make it as standard a measurement as possible but I still find there is a reasonable daily variance At this rate I'll look like Any Schleck by the time Fitz's Ch...
by Richard
06 Jun 2011, 14:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 17129

Re: Race Weight

At least I would get plenty of exercise picking myself up from the floor
by Richard
06 Jun 2011, 13:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 17129

Re: Race Weight

I am trying to eat fish at least 3 meals a week, avoid the temptation for 2nds and steering clear of the vino. The other strategy to cut out the unnecessary calories is to always bring in my lunch. Unfortunately with Simone away I can't do nearly as much exercise as I would like. How hard are rollers?
by Richard
05 Jun 2011, 11:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 17129

Re: Race Weight

That was not meant to read as Thai curries cooked in coconut milk, camembert and fois gras. That would be a pretty gross combination.

Punctuation was never a strong point.
by Richard
05 Jun 2011, 11:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 17129

Re: Race Weight

Mike Current body fat levels are well topped up thanks. A long standing love affair with Thai curries cooked in coconut milk, camembert and fois gras has ensured that. Technically I am only 85% married, the other 15% has gradually accrued over the last 15 years. Pity low fat camembert is so boring a...
by Richard
04 Jun 2011, 18:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 17129

Re: Race Weight

About to undertake a controlled experiment .. 1 month without booze and junk Starting weight - 79.8kg Target weight after one month of boredom and deprivation - 75-76.5kg Target weight for Fitz's Challenge in October - 72-74.5kg Simone has gone overseas for a month so its easier not to eat crap or d...
by Richard
01 Jun 2011, 15:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Choosing the right frame
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Choosing the right frame

Some frames also have a slightly longer wheelbase than others. Other bikes have a longer headtube to suit riders like me with the flexibility of a plank. You are welcome to try my old Roubaix (07 model) any time size 54cm. If you are thinking about spending $$ then there is always the option of a cu...
by Richard
31 May 2011, 20:11
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Discovering that Waterfall is fun
Replies: 26
Views: 2087

Re: Discovering that Waterfall is fun

I can see a new event to be added to the DHBC Criterium Championship - The Altar Dash (sounds a bit like balderdash) A true handicap race where the results will be more hotly contested (either on the finish line or in a court of law) than a TDF win by Alberto Contador. Appeals can always be made to ...
by Richard
31 May 2011, 16:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Organ donation
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Organ donation

Couldn't agree more. I have already registered a while back.

Mind you I don't think anyone would get much use out of my liver!
by Richard
31 May 2011, 10:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Discovering that Waterfall is fun
Replies: 26
Views: 2087

Re: Discovering that Waterfall is fun

The male partners could also be known as the DHBC HABS Husbands and Boyfriends (instead of the more commonly known WAGS) and could accompany, resplendent in lycra of course, their talented female sporting partners to award presentations. Move over Lara Bingle ..... I can see the cover of Who Magazin...
by Richard
25 May 2011, 15:07
Forum: Road
Topic: FITZ'S CHALLENGE 2011 - Heads up.
Replies: 21
Views: 2585

Re: FITZ'S CHALLENGE 2011 - Heads up.

I am planning to do the 207km Fitz and probably the ACE250 again in January with Doug - ex DHBC (he moved to Canberra earlier this year)

Simone is planning on doing one of the shorter Fitz's options.

Need the incentive to shed some of the winter excess (and it's not even winter yet)
by Richard
17 May 2011, 06:41
Forum: Road
Topic: Road Cycling Shoes
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Road Cycling Shoes

I too have flippers and I have tried a variety over the years

Specialized - not wide enough
Sidi megas - OK

The best by a country mile so far has been Lake branded shoes. Found a pair in a sale once when in Victoria last year and never looked back.

Seem to be reasonably priced as well.
by Richard
14 May 2011, 20:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: CLARENCE ST SALE - UNBELIEVABLE
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: CLARENCE ST SALE - UNBELIEVABLE

ALL DHBC WOMEN RIDERS Went there this morning and bought Simone a pair or carbon soled road shoes for $10! Still a reasonable selection of Nike branded women's road shoes and knicks being cleared out for $10. According to the shop staff Nike has pulled out of cycling after their pin-up boy Lance dec...
by Richard
12 May 2011, 11:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Good Laptop Bags
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Good Laptop Bags

Toff
You are welcome to see the Ortleib bag anytime. Its the same one used by the couriers in the city. Mate of mine is a city bike courier and he recommended them.

Best thing is that is bright yellow and it's totally waterproof. Very useful when caught out with the laptop on the back.
by Richard
11 May 2011, 14:46
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Good Laptop Bags
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Good Laptop Bags

I commute every day with an Ortleib Messenger Bag in bright yellow. Love it. Totally waterproof. Never leaks. Essentially a big dumb waterproof bag in bright yellow. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ortlieb-couriermessenger-bag/ Simone uses the smaller version also in yellow. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ortlieb-...
by Richard
10 May 2011, 13:59
Forum: Road
Topic: State Road Team Time Trial 19/6/11 Entries close Sun 5/6/11
Replies: 52
Views: 4288

Re: State Team Time Trial 19th of june

I have a box trailer with racks for 5 bikes on it if anyone needs to transport lots of bikes on the day. Plenty of room for all the gear underneath the bikes.

You just need a towbar.

Let me know

Richard
by Richard
06 May 2011, 20:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: SRAM Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: SRAM Advice

Dear DHBC Brains Trust + Tim of course

Thanks for the advice.

Trouty - one day after a Waterfall ride can Simone sit on your beloved Pinarello and see if she can reach the levers? Won't be for a while, she is off to Europe for a month. Lucky sod.
by Richard
06 May 2011, 15:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: SRAM Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: SRAM Advice

They also make a TDF special issue of Red in Yellow. Red + Yellow = Orange?? I am interested in changing the gear on Simone's bike as she has small hands and struggles to reach the levers when in the drops using Shimano (even with a spacer inserted into the lever). The SRAM lever shape seems to be a...
by Richard
05 May 2011, 21:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: SRAM Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 691

SRAM Advice

DHBC Brains Trust

How do you tell when SRAM update their groupsets? There never seems to be a year or model referred to on the web. Is SRAM Red 2011 the same as SRAM 2010?

Shimano always has a stated model series e.g. Ultegra 6500, 6600 and most recently 6700.

Thanks

R.
by Richard
03 May 2011, 09:11
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: Winter clothing
Replies: 44
Views: 8834

Re: Winter clothing

Christian Thanks for the reminder - I have added a wind vest to the order if its not too late Richard Long sleeve wind jacket ($100) XS S M - Julio, Anthony, jbcow, Trouty (or I might be a small - will confirm on sample sizes), L - Karzie (Ian C), Shrubb face, Stuart, Dougie, Adam F XL - Michael War...
by Richard
15 Apr 2011, 12:23
Forum: Road
Topic: race tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: race tyres

I've been riding Conti GP4000s for a while and seem to get pretty good life out of them. When new they stick to the ground. When wet they seem OK but I have never had a tyre that performs really well in the rain. After a heck of a lot of training / commuting I have just replaced the worn Conti's wit...
by Richard
07 Apr 2011, 08:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2011 Flat Tyre Competition
Replies: 133
Views: 12827

Re: 2011 Flat Tyre Competition

Double flat from hitting a trench in the road a week or so ago. Yesterday two more on the way to work. Green glass = flat 1 Clear glass = flat 2. Bugger was that I chewed up the side wall of the tyre before I could stop. 12.0 Tim Llewellyn (12) 11.5 orphic (8) 11.0 10.5 Camilla (5) 10.0 9.5 9.0 8.5 ...

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