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by Nozzle
07 Feb 2013, 19:37
Forum: Road
Topic: B2B Sun 21st April
Replies: 41
Views: 3760

Re: B2B Sun 21st April

Definately out for this year due to the date. It is my wife's birthday (I just realised). Not a chance of hitting B2B this year. Sizing up my alternatives.

Perhaps the Orica Kermese?
by Nozzle
07 Feb 2013, 06:48
Forum: Road
Topic: Colnago Cup Sunday 17 Feb Eastern Ck Enter on the day OK
Replies: 14
Views: 1509

Re: Colnago Erik Mather Cup - Sunday 17 Feb Eastern Ck

Any idea on duration of the ride?
by Nozzle
06 Feb 2013, 20:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 9248

Re: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013

Ill be settling for the return ride to Wollongong. I plan to ride to Jamberoo at pace an not leave much in reserve. For me it will be a matter of need to return to Wollongong for the train. If I feel fresh I'll make a late call to press on. Weather is looking questionable too....
by Nozzle
06 Feb 2013, 05:12
Forum: Road
Topic: B2B Sun 21st April
Replies: 41
Views: 3760

Re: B2B

I'm 90 per cent in. Just got to line up the missus for a weekend in Bathurst.
by Nozzle
04 Feb 2013, 18:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 9248

Re: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013

I'll be there too. What are the options on getting to the trains? Bus from Jamberoo or ride to the Gong?

1. JoTheBuilder
2. Adam
3. Noel
by Nozzle
01 Feb 2013, 07:47
Forum: Road
Topic: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 9248

Re: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013

My interest in a return trip will largely hinge on how my legs are from racing Ssturday and beers consumed at Jamberoo....
by Nozzle
31 Jan 2013, 15:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nite of the Spring Classics - Tour of Flanders
Replies: 34
Views: 3521

Re: Nite of the Spring Classics - Tour of Flanders

Def keen. Love the Classics, even more so than the Grand Tours. I may need to HTFU between now and then for the post beers ride....

Attending:
Greg
Lizanne
Mike
Tim L
JotheBuilder
Tim Clifford
Jeremy (?)
Noel
by Nozzle
25 Jan 2013, 19:57
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall this Saturday anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: Waterfall this Saturday anyone?

I've been bikeless for the past month and really itching to bury myself..... Keen for fast middies please...
by Nozzle
25 Jan 2013, 18:26
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall this Saturday anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: Waterfall this Saturday anyone?

Yup. I'm in. I'm even partial to a dip into the park depending on the traffic.
by Nozzle
19 Jan 2013, 07:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 119972

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Nope. Will be lucky to get by Tuesday. No part yet.
by Nozzle
18 Jan 2013, 21:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 119972

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

by Nozzle
18 Jan 2013, 17:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 119972

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

GregPankhurst drinking beer in The Angel on Pitt St.
by Nozzle
16 Jan 2013, 09:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Uploading activities to Strava - very slow
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Uploading activities to Strava - very slow

It is possible to export from both Strava and Garmin Connect though....
by Nozzle
14 Jan 2013, 15:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Uploading activities to Strava - very slow
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Uploading activities to Strava - very slow

Dougie, If your Garmin is loaded up with other ride data, Strava (or Garmin Connect) needs to scan through all your rides then select what to upload. I manually pick my latest rides and upload them that way. Otherwise delete your old ride data if you don't need it and you can auto upload much quicke...
by Nozzle
13 Jan 2013, 19:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Garmin 500 firmware v3.0 upgrade issues
Replies: 22
Views: 4170

Re: Garmin 500 firmware v3.0 upgrade issues

If you are going to try and upgrade, be sure to back up your personal setting by following the steps here: https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId=%7B53db55f0-ae68-11e0-d01c-000000000000%7D If it all goes wrong and you need to factory reset, you just need to copy back a fe...
by Nozzle
07 Jan 2013, 21:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 158156

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

The PVC pipe for the top tube perhaps? Or the many violations of the rules?
by Nozzle
04 Jan 2013, 10:19
Forum: Road
Topic: Audax: Ride of the Dammed Sat 12 Jan -- 200km
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: Audax: Ride of the Dammed Sat 12 Jan -- 200km

I'm passing on this one. My bike is still out of action (in the shop) and my training lately has involved copious amounts of beer and riding the sofa. I'm pretty sure those two main climbs will end me! Also waiting for Wiggle to send me my new Ultegra 12-28 cassette to make climbs like that more com...
by Nozzle
02 Jan 2013, 13:51
Forum: Road
Topic: Audax: Ride of the Dammed Sat 12 Jan -- 200km
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: Audax: Ride of the Dammed Sat 12 Jan -- 200km

Thanks Camilla,

Never noticed the 'Show Profile' on Bikely. Macquarie Pass is @ 25km :!: . Never ridden it but looks like a good challenge in itself.
by Nozzle
02 Jan 2013, 13:17
Forum: Road
Topic: Audax: Ride of the Dammed Sat 12 Jan -- 200km
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: Audax: Ride of the Dammed Sat 12 Jan -- 200km

I'm kind of keen.

What is the profile like? And how are people getting to/from Dapto?
by Nozzle
29 Dec 2012, 21:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cycling Book Exchange?
Replies: 22
Views: 3092

Re: Cycling Book Exchange?

Oh yeah, and would be keen to read Tyler's book.
by Nozzle
29 Dec 2012, 21:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cycling Book Exchange?
Replies: 22
Views: 3092

Re: Cycling Book Exchange?

Greg, I've got a copy of Close to Flying you can borrow if keen. Anyone get Wiggo's book?
by Nozzle
28 Dec 2012, 16:34
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday 29th - Rides???
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Saturday 29th - Rides???

I'll let you know on the Di2 issue. All I know at the moment is there is a total loss of power and a fully charged battery. The battery mount had a crack but not sure if it is related. Perhaps a mechanical group set was the way to go? The shop did not give me the full diagnosis but mentioned a few p...
by Nozzle
28 Dec 2012, 12:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday 29th - Rides???
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Saturday 29th - Rides???

My bike is out of action until Shimano rep is back in the New Year....

Looks like i'll be riding the sofa instead. :shock:
by Nozzle
28 Dec 2012, 10:39
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday 29th - Rides???
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Saturday 29th - Rides???

Is anyone planning a solid ride tomorrow morning? Assuming that my bike gets sorted out today (it is currently a single speed due to a Di2 issue) then i'm keen to start early and head for a ~100km ride or so.
by Nozzle
26 Dec 2012, 19:38
Forum: Road
Topic: Wanted: Loan of Rear Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Wanted: Loan of Rear Wheel

Thanks all for your kind offers.

Stuart had sorted me out with a loan and I'm back up and running.

I'll see you all out for some rides this weekend most likely.
by Nozzle
26 Dec 2012, 11:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Wanted: Loan of Rear Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Wanted: Loan of Rear Wheel

Jo, Did you crack your TWE rim?. Mine were my TWE's and less than 2 years old. The assessment from my bike mechanic is that the wheel was over tensioned. The only person who has touched those wheels was Greg himself so will investigate getting the wheel rebuilt. Not sure what his warranty will cover.
by Nozzle
25 Dec 2012, 20:20
Forum: Road
Topic: Wanted: Loan of Rear Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Wanted: Loan of Rear Wheel

I've come to the realisation that my rear wheel rim is cracked on all of the drive side spoke holes. As I will need to wait to have this repaired under warranty, I am looking for a loaner Shimano hubbed wheel to tide me over the Christmas period and into Jan. If you have a wheel I can borrow, please...
by Nozzle
19 Dec 2012, 18:20
Forum: Road
Topic: Athlete Lab Sydney CBD
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Re: Athlete Lab Sydney CBD

FYI - They do offer a trial session via registering on their site. I'd suggest trying it out also. I can take or leave the VR aspect, but love the fact i can target my training and get some base in for next year (well thats the plan). If you do visit, mention that you are from DHBC and let me know i...
by Nozzle
19 Dec 2012, 11:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Athlete Lab Sydney CBD
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Athlete Lab Sydney CBD

Hi All, I'm joining the new VR spin studio in Sydney CBD. http://www.athlete-lab.com They offer corporate rates however that requires numbers. As a gauge of interest, are there any others working in the CBD that would be keen for regular classes to get their kms up. Their clients are typically triat...
by Nozzle
15 Dec 2012, 20:02
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 71526

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

I'm feeling the vibe.
by Nozzle
13 Dec 2012, 17:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 16375

Re: Race Weight

I'd be keen for a pinch test if its still on the table.
by Nozzle
13 Dec 2012, 17:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Waratah Vets Tempo Cup Eastern Ck Sun 16th Dec
Replies: 23
Views: 2762

Re: Waratah Vets Tempo Cup Eastern Ck Sun 16th Dec

I'm still a maybe. Not sure I can haul myself up to EC in time for 7am start. All will depend on an early night.
by Nozzle
09 Dec 2012, 04:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 119972

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

by Nozzle
05 Dec 2012, 21:43
Forum: Road
Topic: Waratah Vets Tempo Cup Eastern Ck Sun 16th Dec
Replies: 23
Views: 2762

Re: Waratah Vets Tempo Cup Eastern Ck Sun 16th Dec

It's a Graded Scratch race. Looks like fun. Will see if I'm in any form after all these Chrissy parties.
by Nozzle
30 Nov 2012, 20:36
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall - Saturday 1st December - Who's In?
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Waterfall - Saturday 1st December - Who's In?

Ok. Too many beers tonight. Ride is off for me.
by Nozzle
30 Nov 2012, 16:59
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: L'Eroica
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Re: L'Eroica

Loved that vid. Inspired to acquire a classic bike. Where to start?
by Nozzle
30 Nov 2012, 15:47
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 2012 Christmas Party and Awards Night!
Replies: 37
Views: 8599

Re: 2012 Christmas Party and Awards Night!

Hey Lizanne. I'll be there for 6.30ish.

Noel
by Nozzle
27 Nov 2012, 13:10
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall - Saturday 1st December - Who's In?
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Waterfall - Saturday 1st December - Who's In?

I know..... the morning after the Chrissy Party :shock: I'm time poor, have not been getting enough k's in so will be riding to Waterfall this Saturday. If you are keen, meet me at the cafe @6.30am. Pace should be Middies. Please let me know if you will be there and i'll be sure to wait about at the...
by Nozzle
25 Nov 2012, 20:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Congratulations Johno another c grade win at vets
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Congratulations Johno another c grade win at vets

There was a touch of wheels in the middle of the bunch on the fast left hander @50km/hr. One guy hit the deck and I was on the brakes quick smart. Then a few others touched and another hit the deck hard. He didn't look to be moving so I stopped. 1min out or so and I was on it to ensure he maintained...
by Nozzle
23 Nov 2012, 18:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Toughest hill in Sydney (NSW)
Replies: 35
Views: 4735

Re: Toughest hill in Sydney (NSW)

by Nozzle
19 Nov 2012, 19:26
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012 Adventure Rides
Replies: 365
Views: 81130

Re: Adventure Ride - Non Fixie Century - 6am Nov 18 - its on

Hope you feel better soon Jez. I know too well how much it sucks to hit the road at speed. Just keep that road rash clean and indulge in some couch surfing.

Bikes seem to always have a way of coming away unscathed....

Look forward to hear the tale at the cafe when your back at it mate.
by Nozzle
18 Nov 2012, 20:45
Forum: Road
Topic: SUVelo racing - Heffron Park 18 Nov
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: SUVelo racing - Heffron Park 18 Nov

Without going into all the gory details, on the last lap I got the jump on the bunch. A rider from Manly was already off the front, who I quickly passed on the straight. I urged him to get going or we would both be caught. I quickly gapped him but I had nothing at the line. As you can see in the pic...
by Nozzle
17 Nov 2012, 17:12
Forum: Road
Topic: SUVelo racing - Heffron Park 18 Nov
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: SUVelo racing - Heffron Park 18 Nov

I'm tossing up between this or Waratah vets. Might see you there tomorrow morning if I choose Heffron.
by Nozzle
16 Nov 2012, 13:07
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Orbea Aqua Road Bike
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: For Sale: Orbea Aqua Road Bike

Sold
by Nozzle
08 Nov 2012, 08:03
Forum: Road
Topic: Commuter Hazard - Pyrmont Side of Anzac Bridge
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Commuter Hazard - Pyrmont Side of Anzac Bridge

FYI - There are some roadworks on Quarry Master Drive near Saunders St, Pyrmont. Anyone commuting to the City should note that there are some barracades and the base of the Anzac Bridge walkway that will require you to stop and dismount. There is little to warn you of it coming up. I was involved in...
by Nozzle
05 Nov 2012, 21:03
Forum: Track
Topic: My first track bike
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: My first track bike

Thanks Rhys. Will do. I may have found a complete bike. Will see how I go. Any suggestions for an entry level set of wheels?

I saw some Miche Pistard clinchers or tubulars for $230 on Wiggle. I've got no idea when it comes to track. They are nice and stiff though (always good for sprinting).
by Nozzle
05 Nov 2012, 20:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 9248

Re: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013

Yeah. I rode to Kiama and the hill into town is killer. Especially after celebratory beers....

I'm keen to join this year.
by Nozzle
05 Nov 2012, 20:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Waratah Masters Nov 4 at Lansdowne Park
Replies: 15
Views: 1784

Re: Waratah Masters Nov 4 at Lansdowne Park

I definitely enjoyed racing with Waratahs as opposed to my usual RBCC race. Heffron is a much tougher course, and rough as guts. Lansdowne was nice and smooth, with the added fun of a descent and a challenge of trying to mount a sprint from an incline. A new one for me. I felt good and performed a '...
by Nozzle
05 Nov 2012, 15:30
Forum: Track
Topic: Track Pedals - Does anyone use Speedplay?
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Track Pedals - Does anyone use Speedplay?

I'm interested on advice for choosing pedals for a track bike. I currently run Speedplay Zero's on my road bike and have a spare set to use for track. Does anyone use Speedplay's for track? I see a lot of people with SPD's and toe straps, etc. Will the float be an issue? Any drawbacks with running t...
by Nozzle
05 Nov 2012, 10:06
Forum: Track
Topic: My first track bike
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: My first track bike

I believe the frame is alloy. I've not laid eyes on it yet but am going to Canberra this weekend to collect it. I'm pretty sure that it will have frame, headset, stem and seatpost but will need to see what is there when i get there. The top tube is 55cm and may be a smidge long for me (most of my bi...
by Nozzle
04 Nov 2012, 16:39
Forum: Track
Topic: My first track bike
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: My first track bike

I've decided to build up a spare track frame that my old man has in his garage. If anyone has some pointers for any sources of either second hand kit or where to buy new value for money kit please let me know. Budget for build is sub $1k. I'll be cheaping on the wheels with a view to pick up some be...
by Nozzle
01 Nov 2012, 07:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall Ride Cancelled due to Gong Ride Sunday 4th Nov
Replies: 21
Views: 2543

Re: Waterfall Ride Cancelled due to Gong Ride Sunday 4th Nov

I might join you @ Lansdowne. Never raced with vets before. Might be good not to have to chase down some youngsters for a change! I will race @ Heffron too this Sat if anyone is keen.
by Nozzle
27 Oct 2012, 21:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Fitz's challenge rides in October
Replies: 57
Views: 6280

Re: Fitz's challenge rides in October

Good luck to everyone doing the Fitz's tomorrow. Hope you all get some decent weather. Look forward to hearing about it next week.
by Nozzle
24 Oct 2012, 19:07
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Conquer Cancer 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2013

For all those who are keen to participate in the R2CC in 2013 there is earlybird entry until Friday 26th October. Cost: $25 Code: ride13 Visit: http://sy13.conquercancer.org.au/site/PageServer?pagename=reg_now I'll be riding with my personal team again but will no doubt see the DHBC crew out again. ...
by Nozzle
21 Oct 2012, 16:27
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Orbea Aqua Road Bike
Replies: 1
Views: 858

For Sale: Orbea Aqua Road Bike

I'm selling my old roadie with aspirations of riding track. My groupset is 2yrs old and the frame new warranty replacement in Jan this year (2012 frame). So new frame, carbon forks and headset. Wheels are from my new bike and an upgrade on the stock Shimano R500's that Orbea originally supplied. It'...
by Nozzle
20 Oct 2012, 09:27
Forum: Road
Topic: RBCC Racing @ Heffron
Replies: 34
Views: 3627

Re: RBCC Racing @ Heffron

Marc. I might ride over with you. I won't be racing though as I am testing our my knee strain. Best bet would be to leave from Marrickville Rd @ 2pm
by Nozzle
19 Oct 2012, 16:49
Forum: Track
Topic: My first track bike
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: My first track bike

Thanks All. Budget is around $1k. I'm aiming to sell my old roadie to cover the cost of a track bike. (n-1+1) :| I've spoken to the guys @ Kirawee and sounds like they know their stuff. Will pay them a visit. The Edge setup for $1k seems to be decent. I'll keep my eyes open for a second hand bike tho.
by Nozzle
18 Oct 2012, 08:31
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 13347

Re: The Saga that is Lance

I always assume that it is a profanity when abbreviated. For F's Sake.
by Nozzle
16 Oct 2012, 07:51
Forum: Road
Topic: RBCC Racing @ Heffron
Replies: 34
Views: 3627

Re: RBCC Racing @ Heffron

I'm in the C Grade is quite challenging and D is too easy basket.

D Grade with SUVelo can be competitive though if they get a large bunch.
by Nozzle
15 Oct 2012, 16:32
Forum: Track
Topic: My first track bike
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

My first track bike

If I were to start out on the track, what is a good entry level bike that could: 1. Be ridden on the track (for training mostly) 2. Be raced (occasionally) 3. Be ridden on road (with brakes obviously) Am I talking about two bikes for the above or does someone do this already? I realise that the brak...
by Nozzle
15 Oct 2012, 16:25
Forum: Road
Topic: RBCC Racing @ Heffron
Replies: 34
Views: 3627

Re: RBCC Racing @ Heffron

Marc, they will drop you in C Grade if new. Planning on going out this weekend?
by Nozzle
10 Oct 2012, 08:38
Forum: Road
Topic: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing

I don't know about you but I found the stock insoles to be appalling, I had sore feet after my first ride with them. Luckily I get them replaced with some Superfeet one when I had my bike fit just after getting the shoes and they're very comfy now. You read my mind. I pulled them out last night to ...
by Nozzle
09 Oct 2012, 21:06
Forum: Road
Topic: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing

All fitted up now and dialled in the heel screws.

Went for the only colour available with Speedplay cleat pattern. Stark white.
by Nozzle
09 Oct 2012, 13:29
Forum: Road
Topic: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing

My new kicks arrived today (love Wiggle and their prompt shipping). Fit is almost spot on. I've not tweaked them in any way and the toe box seems to be roomy but not too roomy. The rest of the shoe is spot on. Nice and snug. To look at, they appear notably smaller than my Shimano's but are like the ...
by Nozzle
08 Oct 2012, 13:53
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Conquer Cancer October 12th/13th 2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6218

Re: Ride to Conquer Cancer October 12th/13th 2012

Hey Bill, with your luggage too? Wasn't sure how I'd go with my backpack and sleeping bag. Might drop that off the night before.
by Nozzle
06 Oct 2012, 22:29
Forum: Road
Topic: Daylight Saving on Sunday 7 Oct - dont miss Waterfall!
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Daylight Saving on Sunday 7 Oct - dont miss Waterfall!

Or just have a lay in like me!!! See you all after the R2CC. Or the Fitz's for that matter (all you loons).
by Nozzle
06 Oct 2012, 11:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall - Saturday 6th October @ 6am
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Waterfall - Saturday 6th October @ 6am

Thanks all for a great ride (Jon, Greg & Ray (my Dad)). Although a bit wet still managed an average of 28km/hr. Also picked up a few DHBC stragglers (James, Tim & Ben).

Looking forward to next weekend's ride. I'll no doubt see the DHBC crew there in force.

Cheers,

Noel
by Nozzle
05 Oct 2012, 20:00
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 3258

Re: some new wheels

Michael. That is almost exactly what i'm thinking of getting. The ELF hub would be good to see in the flesh. Very light. As for the rear hub the free hub body is very robust. I've notices I've been chewing all my Aluminium ones.
by Nozzle
04 Oct 2012, 16:51
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall - Saturday 6th October @ 6am
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Waterfall - Saturday 6th October @ 6am

I'll be riding this Saturday morning to Waterfall with my Dad in preparation for the R2CC. Might also suit those foolish enough to be attending the Fitz's in a fortnight. Should be a relaxed ride but want to leave early to beat the traffic. When: Saturday 6th October Where: Marrickville to Waterfall...
by Nozzle
04 Oct 2012, 16:50
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Conquer Cancer October 12th/13th 2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6218

Re: Ride to Conquer Cancer October 12th/13th 2012

I'll be riding this Saturday morning to Waterfall with my Dad in preparation for the R2CC. Might also suit those foolish enough to be attending the Fitz's in a fortnight. Should be a relaxed ride but want to leave early to beat the traffic. When: Saturday 6th October Where: Marrickville to Waterfall...
by Nozzle
03 Oct 2012, 22:34
Forum: Road
Topic: LBS that has test saddles?
Replies: 17
Views: 2375

Re: LBS that has test saddles?

I got my Selle SMP from the Giant store in Clarence Street. They gave me a loan saddle for 1 week or so.

I guess like my shoe debate, it definitely pays to try first. I'm glad I did that with my seat. Happy to wing it on my shoes though....
by Nozzle
03 Oct 2012, 22:31
Forum: Road
Topic: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing

I've pulled the trigger and estimated I'm a 43.5. Will take advantage of Wiggles new returns process if they aren't right. They have 25% off the Ergo 3 Speedplay model and a £40 voucher bringing the purchase down to a more palatable $330.
by Nozzle
03 Oct 2012, 18:48
Forum: Road
Topic: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing

Not likely to make it tonight. I did find this site useful though.... http://www.sidicafe.co.uk/size-guide
by Nozzle
03 Oct 2012, 17:41
Forum: Road
Topic: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing

Will try and get down there tonight. Not sure how I will fare though.
by Nozzle
03 Oct 2012, 14:26
Forum: Road
Topic: Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Sidi v Shimano Shoe Sizing

I've seen some anecdotal info that Sidi are around x1 Euro size smaller. I'm looking at ordering a pair by tomorrow online. I'm a 43 in Shimano and find them almost right if not a smidge large (Could go a 42.5). Does anyone else have a similar foot? If so, what did you buy? I'm thinking of getting a...
by Nozzle
01 Oct 2012, 06:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Long Weekend Rides
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: Long Weekend Rides

I'll see you at the cafe then run up to Enmore.
by Nozzle
01 Oct 2012, 05:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Long Weekend Rides
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: Long Weekend Rides

Corner of Stanmore and Enmore Rd.
by Nozzle
01 Oct 2012, 05:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Long Weekend Rides
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: Long Weekend Rides

Joining another bunch @ 7am leaving from Enmore.
by Nozzle
30 Sep 2012, 15:20
Forum: Road
Topic: Long Weekend Rides
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: Long Weekend Rides

Hi All,

John is confirmed out for tomorrow. If anyone is keen ill be still up for a ride north to Bobbin tomorrow. I'll be doing Lapa if I don't get any takers on Bobbin.
Let me know if you are keen.
by Nozzle
27 Sep 2012, 20:04
Forum: Road
Topic: Long Weekend Rides
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: Long Weekend Rides

by Nozzle
27 Sep 2012, 10:10
Forum: Road
Topic: Long Weekend Rides
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Long Weekend Rides

Just looking at the weather and it looks to be favorable for a Sunday and Monday outing.

For anyone keen, i'd like to hit Akuna or Bobbin on Monday but starting early @ 6am.
by Nozzle
24 Sep 2012, 10:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Falling
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Falling

I had a few touches of wheels in last weekend's Crit @ Heffron. A very topical article came up reminding me of the realities of riding and racing: http://www.velominati.com/guest-article/guest-article-ive-fallen-for-you/ Reminds me of 18 months ago when I fractured my scapula on the way back from Wa...
by Nozzle
21 Sep 2012, 14:48
Forum: Road
Topic: RBCC Racing @ Heffron
Replies: 34
Views: 3627

Re: RBCC Racing @ Heffron

I'm heading out tomorrow for RBCC in C Grade. Depending on my day (free time) i'll most likely ride over. Let me know if anyone is keen to ride over and we can meet @ Marrickville Rd Cafe.
by Nozzle
20 Sep 2012, 19:24
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 3258

Re: some new wheels

Thanks Adrian.... I really must borrow that book on wheel building you were talking about the other day. :!: How many holes should one go for? The advantages of a stiff 32 hole rim are obvious. How much difference to the ride will dropping that to say 24front/28rear and will that make a big diff to ...
by Nozzle
19 Sep 2012, 17:12
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 3258

Re: some new wheels

The price is definitely right, the build, not the best but even paying someone here to get the spoke tension right you'll still come out way ahead. I would highly recommend Chris King hubs, they should last around 15 years if looked after. Also the Velocity A23 rims are great, the HED Belgium is a ...
by Nozzle
17 Sep 2012, 19:13
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Conquer Cancer October 12th/13th 2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6218

Re: Ride to Conquer Cancer October 12th/13th 2012

I'm looking for a tent buddy. I'll be riding in a team of three with my old man and his mate. If the DHBC team have odd numbers then I'm keen to share with a familiar face.... I don't snore but may not smell pretty after a day out on the bike.... Dougie, not sure your my type. Can't decide if I'm mo...
by Nozzle
15 Sep 2012, 15:31
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??
Replies: 33
Views: 3128

Re: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??

Last time I rode with the Fasties I did a big turn past Brighton and never recovered. I'll be doing measured efforts this time but will no doubt find myself 'hanging off the back'.
by Nozzle
15 Sep 2012, 12:54
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??
Replies: 33
Views: 3128

Re: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??

If I join it will be at middies pace. I'm likely to try my hand to hang of the back of fasties tomorrow. Depending on how I feel I'll do RNP but will go Waterfall in this time at the recommendation of all last week.
by Nozzle
13 Sep 2012, 08:37
Forum: For Sale
Topic: TWE Carbon Track wheels and 5 front spoke for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Re: TWE Carbon Track wheels and 5 front spoke for sale

What bike is he selling? He refers to a bike in his add.
by Nozzle
10 Sep 2012, 20:50
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??
Replies: 33
Views: 3128

Re: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??

I'm definitely keen for a repeat assault on the RNP next weekend depending on whether I go to race with SuVelo. I think I need the kms so am leaning towards the long ride south.
by Nozzle
10 Sep 2012, 06:22
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??
Replies: 33
Views: 3128

Re: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??

FYI. My average pace door to door yesterday was 28.7km/hr. We waited at the top of the major hills to regroup but the pace was pushed on pretty hard, which I felt on the last climb. There was a good run in in the way back too. My pace dropped off when I hit the wall in the last few kms and could not...
by Nozzle
08 Sep 2012, 20:08
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??
Replies: 33
Views: 3128

Re: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??

I'll ride middies tomorrow too. I normally drop in at when doing RNP but not really fussed. Might be better to go in at Waterfall if we have a small group.
by Nozzle
08 Sep 2012, 16:10
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??
Replies: 33
Views: 3128

RNP Tomorrow Anyone??

In an attempt to start improving my climbing and chase extra km's i'll be hitting RNP tomorrow assuming I can convince someone to share the work. I'll be riding out with the usual bunches at 6.30am. Let me know if you are in and I will be sure to ride in the appropriate group and make the plan. BTW ...
by Nozzle
05 Sep 2012, 12:54
Forum: Road
Topic: Fitz's challenge rides in October
Replies: 57
Views: 6280

Re: Fitz's challenge rides in October

Why dont we all just bite the bullet and do RNP. I'm keen to get away @ 6am if that helps all? Either way i'll be there this Sunday trying my chances with Fasties again but will be promptly dropped at the Taren Point bridge again unless I opt to suck some wheels this time.....
by Nozzle
03 Sep 2012, 14:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Fitz's challenge rides in October
Replies: 57
Views: 6280

Re: Fitz's challenge rides in October

I'm still fence sitting on this ride. Had a look at the website and noted this amusing blog. Not sure if it makes me want to do this more or less....
by Nozzle
03 Sep 2012, 11:12
Forum: Road
Topic: Eleri wins E grade Waratah Vets
Replies: 18
Views: 1988

Re: Eleri wins E grade Waratah Vets

Well done Eleri.

How many more wins will you need to pay for your new Baum?

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