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by jonboy
31 May 2013, 13:51
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th
Replies: 122
Views: 12854

Re: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th

I'd love to have a go at Calga but this Sunday looks ugly - are they likely to hold the event if it's raining?
by jonboy
31 May 2013, 13:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Velocity fun Randonnee - Camden August 18th
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: Velocity fun Randonnee - Candem August 18th

Hmm. I receive email feeds from Cycling NSW - I'm guessing that all other financial members of the club do as well. A statement was issued by the CEO yesterday (see below) - just wondering, in relation to this event, is this classified as a 'race', (given there are KOMs etc)? I'm not one to stifle e...
by jonboy
30 May 2013, 18:47
Forum: Road
Topic: This Saturday - Kurnell time trial practice
Replies: 2
Views: 374

This Saturday - Kurnell time trial practice

The weather forecast for this Sunday is looking a bit poop. If anyone is interested I'm planning a run to Kurnell to stretch the legs and test out the new aero bars - target speed is 35+ Leaving from Marrickville Cafe at 6am. Sperm helmets and skin suits are optional. Add your name to the list if yo...
by jonboy
28 May 2013, 06:53
Forum: Road
Topic: Favourite cycling songs
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: Favourite cycling songs

I was lucky enough to see Kraftwerk last night. Anyone born after 1970 will have no idea who they are but do yourself a favour and discover the genesis of modern dance music. Awesome gig. 1. I got a Feeling - black eyed peas - Trouty 2. Titanium - Sia and David Guetta 3. Bad Influence - P!nk 4. Life...
by jonboy
26 May 2013, 18:14
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride Report Ken Dinnerville
Replies: 29
Views: 3027

Re: Ride Report Ken Dinnerville

Nozzle wrote:Unleash the Furry eh Dougie?

Word in the peloton is that Dougie carries a small marsupial in his back pocket.

On command it's trained to jump onto the face of any passing rider.
by jonboy
24 May 2013, 09:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Good physio for wrist/forearm?
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Good physio for wrist/forearm?

I can highly recommend Nelson Santos who fixed up my neck niggle after only two sessions. He's very thorough, a cyclist himself and also a nice fella. Very reasonable rates and sessions are eligible for private health care rebates. I know that others in the club have visited him too - and he's a clu...
by jonboy
08 May 2013, 09:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Waterfall this Saturday at 6am
Replies: 17
Views: 1592

Ride to Waterfall this Saturday at 6am

Given that Sunday morning many of us will be either be burning pancakes (or eating them with alacrity), I am planning a quick blast to Waterfall on Saturday.

Pace is 'fast middies' - add your name to the list if you are keen.

1. John H
by jonboy
07 May 2013, 19:29
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Eleri appointed to Board of Cycling Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2659

Re: Eleri elected to Board of Cycling Australia

Yeah that's great but what perks do you get? e.g. free trip to inspect how the Tour de France is administered.
by jonboy
06 May 2013, 21:51
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 38524

Re: Free Shimano shoes x2, MTB size 48

Two pairs of size 48 Shimano mountain bike shoes. Free to good home... or bad home, I'm not really fussed. One pair has cleats. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8560/8713405876_225c4784bf_c.jpg Untitled by Le Masurier , on Flickr Very disappointing photography here Philip. Lifeless lighting, dead comp...
by jonboy
06 May 2013, 11:26
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTB - Fixie - Recommendations anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: WTB - Fixie - Recommendations anyone?

Thanks for all the advice so far – many variables to consider now. I did notice a bike shop in Surry Hills that sells fixies but they have a strict ‘no beard, no bike’ sales policy. What enticed me about this place was the offer of discount vouchers with every bike purchase. I can get $100 off body ...
by jonboy
06 May 2013, 10:27
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

Nice ride yesterday. Thanks for the photos James. It didn't feel like a particularly fast ride. The average speed for the 92kms was 30.4 km/h. I think we were stopped by more red lights on the way out than any other ride I can remember. Given mother's day is next Sunday, as a replacement I will prob...
by jonboy
04 May 2013, 14:08
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTB - Fixie - Recommendations anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

WTB - Fixie - Recommendations anyone?

Howdy. My trusty Giant hybrid which is 15 yrs old has given up the ghost having developed cracks around the bottom bracket. I now need a replacement commuter. Can anyone recommend a decent replacement (I'm thinking a fixie this time). My trip is only 8kms each way to the city. Budget is around $1,00...
by jonboy
02 May 2013, 09:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 97494

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

I saw Adrian too this morning. He offered me a coffee as I whizzed by.

That guy gets around!
by jonboy
30 Apr 2013, 21:19
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

Hello, me again.

This Sunday, 6am from the cafe.

Waterfall in, Audley out, fast middies pace. Add yourself if you would like to join me.
1. John H
by jonboy
27 Apr 2013, 19:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

Not for me either.

I'm learning from the team time trial masters tomorrow.

I'll be lighting up Kurnell.
by jonboy
26 Apr 2013, 09:49
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th
Replies: 122
Views: 12854

Re: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th

Mike

I'm keen to learn too. See you Sunday at 6:30am for the TT training session.

John
by jonboy
25 Apr 2013, 16:06
Forum: Road
Topic: Middies paced ride on Anzac Day to Royal National Park
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: Middies paced ride on Anzac Day to Royal National Park

Great day out with a great bunch of guys. My sojourn to Wombarra was tough but my brother put on a good breakfast. Despite my desire, I simply couldn't make it up Denmark Street. It was too steep and my gearing wasn't appropriate so I started the walk of shame up the hill. After climbing back up to ...
by jonboy
24 Apr 2013, 21:10
Forum: Road
Topic: Anzac Day RNP 6:30 near Middies pace
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Anzac Day RNP 6:30 near Middies pace

Boo. Splitters!
by jonboy
23 Apr 2013, 22:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Do you need a good physio / massage therapist?
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Do you need a good physio / massage therapist?

If so, I can highly recommend Nelson Santos who fixed up my neck niggle after only two sessions. He's very thorough, a cyclist himself and also a nice fella. Very reasonable rates and sessions are eligible for private health care rebates. I know that others in the club have visited him too. You can ...
by jonboy
23 Apr 2013, 22:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

To make it clearer for all I have started a new topic for the Anzac Day occasion: "Middies paced ride on Anzac Day to Royal National Park"
by jonboy
23 Apr 2013, 22:25
Forum: Road
Topic: Middies paced ride on Anzac Day to Royal National Park
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Middies paced ride on Anzac Day to Royal National Park

I have transferred this thread from the other one we normally use for weekend rides. 5:30am start from Marrickville Road Cafe to RNP - probably Waterfall in, Audley out - around 100kms. On a selfish note, depending on my stamina I might go on a bit further to see my brother for coffee who lives in W...
by jonboy
23 Apr 2013, 21:13
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Vintage Jersey orders ***JERSEYS are in!***
Replies: 101
Views: 14059

Re: Vintage Jersey orders

DHBC World Stripe Vintage ($72.10) small- Lizanne medium-Peter T, Anthony I large-Peter Bownes x-large- Stuart xx-large- DHBC original Logo ($70) small- Lizanne, Camilla, JoTheBuilder medium-Philip, Lindsay large-Peter Bownes, Colin Campbell, John Healey x-large- xx-large- Valley Wheelers ($70) smal...
by jonboy
23 Apr 2013, 11:10
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th
Replies: 122
Views: 12854

Re: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th

Hello Jonboy. You don't need to qualify. You just need to be a financial member of DHBC for 2 months prior (this is to stop wringers suddenly joining a club on the Friday). So, if you upgrade your license now you'd be fine. However, a Silver license may also be OK. Ring CNSW and ask them. Re losing...
by jonboy
23 Apr 2013, 07:22
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th
Replies: 122
Views: 12854

Re: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th

Checking the results from last year, at least for the geriatrics (150+), winning time was 57mins and best DHBC effort was 1hr 4mins, avg 37kph.
by jonboy
22 Apr 2013, 21:10
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th
Replies: 122
Views: 12854

Re: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th

I think I'd like to try this out too. As at 31 Dec I will be 46 yrs old, so I would hope to join a 150+ team. A couple of things: 1. I've never raced before so would need to upgrade my licence. I note that I would need to have done this and entered into some other race before 20 May to qualify. [64a...
by jonboy
20 Apr 2013, 19:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

Anyone riding RNP tomorrow, 21 April? Paul I'm just doing Waterfall tomorrow. I've been away and off the bike for a couple of weeks (and put on weight). But I'm thinking of organising a ride on Anzac Day if there's any interest - maybe 150kms or so - possibly to Austinmer and back. Will post later ...
by jonboy
16 Apr 2013, 07:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Greg Pankhurst's accident
Replies: 137
Views: 15097

Re: Greg Pankhurst's accident

Saw Greg today, we had a serious bike nerd conversation. He's about to go to the dark [recumbent] side, the beard is growing Oh no. Next thing he'll be joining the Valley Wheelers, banging on about how great steel is, and going nuts over the Classic Bike Show. Use the Force Greg. Don't walk towards...
by jonboy
07 Apr 2013, 17:01
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

Yep, another good workout. Nine of us rolled out at 5:30 or so, including Jonathan who forgot about daylight saving ending. Instead of going back to bed he came with us and did an admirable job of hanging on until midway through RNP. Lizanne also sprung up from nowhere at Wolli Creek to join us the ...
by jonboy
07 Apr 2013, 16:43
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Rear bike lights
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Rear bike lights

Any recommendations? I am looking for a rear bicycle light that can attach to either the rear stays or pannier rack, that has a good battery life or is rechargeable. Any recommendation? I find the ones that attach to the seat post annoying... Cheers I'm a huge fan of the Fibre Flares: http://www.fi...
by jonboy
07 Apr 2013, 16:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Rear bike lights
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Rear bike lights

Lizanne wrote:I use a knog blinder and put it on my rear hub


I can vouch for the effectiveness of this little beaut having witnessed it only very occasionally when I was behind Lizanne today.

I plan on buying one for my commuting experiences.

J
by jonboy
06 Apr 2013, 21:08
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

Chaps, At this stage there are a few storms off the coast but my bet is that the weather still looks ok for our ride tomorrow. However if it's raining I'll be a no show at 5:30am, and either reconsider a run to Waterfall at 6:30am or bail altogether. Please bring your licence and ensure that you hav...
by jonboy
06 Apr 2013, 10:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday Base Km's
Replies: 28
Views: 1730

Re: Saturday Base Km's

Great shot Philip.

I had to miss the ride this morning to prepare for a 7 yr old's birthday party - groan...

Why don't I ever look that majestic or ernest in any photos?
by jonboy
02 Apr 2013, 21:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

On Sunday 7 April I propose the following ride for those that wish to join me: Start time: 5:30am (yes that's early but it's also the end of daylight saving. It will feel just like 6:30). Starting Place: Marrickville road cafe as normal Destination/ Route: Audley in, then to Stanwell Tops (where the...
by jonboy
28 Mar 2013, 21:43
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter Friday C28 West Head: Drive-Ride-Eat
Replies: 48
Views: 3889

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

Sorry it's a very late notice, count me (anna) and my partner (robert) as well joining from MRC if the weather is fine. Just a warning that if you are MRC you'll need to be able to keep up. Most of us are very comfortable averaging 34kph. Not to say that we're intending to drop anyone but it won't ...
by jonboy
27 Mar 2013, 04:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter Friday C28 West Head: Drive-Ride-Eat
Replies: 48
Views: 3889

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

I'll be with the MRC Rock Steady Crew. Driving: 1. Stuart 2. Trouty 3. Jothebuilder 4. Andrew Burns 5. Michele P & six friends 6. Aimee (?) Riding from MRC: 1. Andrewm (pending leave pass) 2. James Rogers (assuming leave pass) 3. Eleri 4. Noel 5. Philip 6. Peter Bownes 7. Tony O C (hopefully i c...
by jonboy
21 Mar 2013, 20:33
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday Base Km's
Replies: 28
Views: 1730

Re: Saturday Base Km's

I'm a probable starter - 6am from the cafe. A Sunday ride is out for me this weekend.
by jonboy
17 Mar 2013, 04:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

I'm a late addition. I'll see who is around at the cafe, otherwise solo effort thru RNP.
by jonboy
10 Mar 2013, 16:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A little hanky with Panky
Replies: 12
Views: 1694

Re: A little hanky with Panky

I called in to see Greg this arvo, before his transfer to Ryde tomorrow. Sue was there with another visitor so I didn't stay long. He seemed a bit tired and I'm not 100% sure he recognised me. I'm glad I visited. I left him a couple of cycling magazines to read. And I promised him that I would visit...
by jonboy
10 Mar 2013, 14:01
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop

Ride report: Another great day on the bike. The start list indicated 5 but we had 9 starters show up at the café. As it turned out John M was only going as far as Sutherland but he led the group out at a cracking pace. Much huffing and puffing for many on the way out to Audley – I should have clarif...
by jonboy
09 Mar 2013, 20:46
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop

6am start list:

1. John
2. Philip
3. Andrew
4. James
5. Noel
by jonboy
08 Mar 2013, 20:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday Base Km's
Replies: 28
Views: 1730

Re: Saturday Base Km's

More than likely.

Had a few wines tonight after an exhausting week but will be there at 6am - unless I get lucky tonight.

Peace.
by jonboy
06 Mar 2013, 12:26
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday Base Km's
Replies: 28
Views: 1730

Re: Saturday Base Km's

Assuming its not wet I might be up for a Kurnell speed session (or easier ride) on Saturday - but I'd want to be back at cafe no later than 9:30am
by jonboy
05 Mar 2013, 22:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Re: Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop

weiyun wrote:Daylight saving ends this Sun and you shouldn't need lights at 6am.

Are you sure? My employer, the NSW Govt, has a differing view:

"Daylight Saving will end again in New South Wales on Sunday 7 April 2013 at 3:00 am, when clocks are put back one hour."
by jonboy
05 Mar 2013, 21:01
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop
Replies: 28
Views: 2146

Sunday ride to the Otford pie shop

With all the wet weather of late I’m keen to stretch the legs a bit on a longer ride. The Otford pie shop round trip is very scenic and is about 110kms. Last time I did it with Philip and James it took a bit less than 4 hours – 30kph average. Not a club sanctioned ride but if you come along you must...
by jonboy
02 Mar 2013, 06:52
Forum: Track
Topic: Come and try the track - Saturday 4th May 1-3pm
Replies: 66
Views: 8413

Re: Come and try the track - Saturday 2nd March 1pm

1. Jonboy (loan bike 56 cm pls - but will be a no show if rain as also allergic to wet track and rollers) 2. Anthony K (loan bike please 56cm) 3. Peter (own bike - allergic to wet track and rollers) 4. Jacqui (loan bike please 54cm with short stem if possible) 5. Ray (loan bike please -56cm) 6. Adri...
by jonboy
25 Feb 2013, 08:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: marque hire?
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: marque hire?

http://www.jacquespartyhire.com.au/

They are local (Marrickville) plead that you are a not-for profit and they might discount.

J
by jonboy
23 Feb 2013, 07:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Greg Pankhurst's accident
Replies: 137
Views: 15097

Re: Greg Pankhurst's accident

Go Panki go!
by jonboy
19 Feb 2013, 13:12
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday Bunches - Do you like this possible option?
Replies: 44
Views: 3619

Re: Sunday Bunches - Do you like this possible option?

A feeling of déjà vu here. I’d echo the comments that more middies need to step up to fasties. I was keen for a go at the fasties but last week there wasn’t a fasties bunch due to a lack of a quorum. I know that I will be dropped regularly but I do find the middies pace a bit slow at times. It reall...
by jonboy
18 Feb 2013, 08:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall return section: what to do at Farnell Ave lights
Replies: 16
Views: 1430

Waterfall return section: what to do at Farnell Ave lights

Hi All Coming back from Waterfall yesterday near Loftus there is a relatively new set of traffic lights where Farnell Avenue meets the Princes Hwy. It’s been there for a couple of months (maybe a bit longer?) http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Farnell+Avenue,+Loftus,+New+South+Wales&hl=en&ll=-...
by jonboy
17 Feb 2013, 18:06
Forum: Track
Topic: Come and try the track - Saturday 4th May 1-3pm
Replies: 66
Views: 8413

Re: Come and try the track - Saturday 2nd March

I'm keen for a go if someone is trusting enough to lend me track bike.

John
by jonboy
16 Feb 2013, 08:41
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride Report Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1355

Re: Ride Report Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic 2013

When I started this ride I had visions of riding there and all the way back to Marrickville. Philip said that he might do it and a couple of others too – so if they can do, I can do it. To help me with this goal (beating them there and all the way home), I had an enormous breakfast to set me up for ...
by jonboy
15 Feb 2013, 17:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Greg Pankhurst's accident
Replies: 137
Views: 15097

Re: Greg Pankhurst's accident

I'm happy to help out with anything.

There's not much I can't do - breastfeeding, maybe.

Also keen to visit Greg in hospital when we get the green light.

John (0411 634 073)
by jonboy
13 Feb 2013, 10:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 97494

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

I also spotted Adrian on the corner of College Street and Oxford Street.

And Mark L on Bedford St Newtown - possibly returning from the La Perouse ride.
by jonboy
10 Feb 2013, 18:38
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Greg Pankhurst's accident
Replies: 137
Views: 15097

Re: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013

My thoughts are with Greg and his family. He's so passionate about the sport and a really nice guy to boot.
by jonboy
04 Feb 2013, 21:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7550

Re: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013

Here is the advice from the pub: "City Rail will be conducting line maintenance on Sunday 10 February, and buses only are available from Kiama to Wollongong Train Stations. Therefore, two 22 seater buses (with trailers) have been arranged by the JWJC organisers to assist with rider transportion...
by jonboy
27 Jan 2013, 08:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall this Saturday anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Waterfall this Saturday anyone?

We started with six and ended with three of us yesterday. Garmin team/Focus Phil was the star rider - very strong. Paul and I managed to hang on. The average for the ride was 34.6 kph according to Garmin and 34.1 on Strava. Why would there be a difference? And which one is correct? We were held up a...
by jonboy
25 Jan 2013, 18:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall this Saturday anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Waterfall this Saturday anyone?

Thinking of hitching a ride. Is it going to be an aggressive middies pace or relaxing middies pace? For me it's either this or 20 laps of centennial. Decisions decisions! It depends on the others but I'm expecting an average of around 33 or 34kph. That's aggressive, I suppose. I got fed up with the...
by jonboy
24 Jan 2013, 19:56
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall this Saturday anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Waterfall this Saturday anyone?

The weather forecast for this long weekend looks a bit ordinary.

So I'm planning a quick spin to Waterfall leaving from the cafe at 6:00am.

Aim is to return before the slowies arrive to snaffle a comfy chair.

Not a club sanctioned ride, so join me at your own risk - middies-ish pace.

John
by jonboy
15 Jan 2013, 19:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Sydney Classic Bicycle Show (organised by DHBC), 23 March
Replies: 80
Views: 6330

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

If you want, I can drop word of this event to some in the Sydney Unicycling Community to see if they're interested in coming along and taking part in a race. Unicycles aren't fast enough to use the banking, so they would have to race around the flat section of the track. James There's a community o...
by jonboy
15 Jan 2013, 11:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Sydney Classic Bicycle Show (organised by DHBC), 23 March
Replies: 80
Views: 6330

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

Is this a 'beards only' event or can anyone come?
by jonboy
14 Jan 2013, 13:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Garmin 500 firmware v3.0 upgrade issues
Replies: 22
Views: 3798

Re: Garmin 500 firmware v3.0 upgrade issues

Thinking of lashing out on a Garmin (in spite of the issues mentioned above). Any thoughts as to what is the go to model (200 v 500 v 800), and as to whether you need to by local because of geo-locks, etc? It’s probably a really good time to buy a Garmin. You might be aware that brand new versions ...
by jonboy
13 Jan 2013, 04:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Time Trial/Triathlon Bike
Replies: 45
Views: 2999

Re: Time Trial/Triathlon Bike

P.S. I have been told by a certain other half that he will never talk to me again if I get a Giant and referred me to this . Glad to hear that good sense has prevailed. Welcome to the dark side. Talking in a relationship is highly overrated. But you may have to develop your own language of grunting...
by jonboy
12 Jan 2013, 20:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Garmin 500 firmware v3.0 upgrade issues
Replies: 22
Views: 3798

Re: Garmin 500 firmware v3.0 upgrade issues

I put this off for a while and finally did the upgrade. It was the two extra screens that I was interested in. I wish I hadn't. Two hours later with lots of forum searching, I ended up resetting the device, starting over, reinstalling the firmware (twice), and going through all the bollocks of senso...
by jonboy
09 Jan 2013, 08:46
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cranks carked it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: Cranks carked it?

Ah. That might explain why I couldn't contact the Balmain store by phone last week. I'm not surprised. I was told by a bike shop guy that it was actually cheaper to buy products from a very well known groupset/ component manufacturer retail from a very well known online store in the UK than it was t...
by jonboy
07 Jan 2013, 18:17
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 47677

Re: Adventure Rides 2013 - Early Eastie 6am Jan 13

MikeC Greg AnthonyK Bill K Joe Derek JoTheBuilder John H I'm keen for a change of scenery. I note that the following adventure ride in Feb (up to 130kms) is on 9th. This is the day before the Johnny Warren which I will probably do too, along with a bunch of other DHBC riders. The selection of 9th fe...
by jonboy
01 Jan 2013, 10:45
Forum: Road
Topic: Mon 31st C28's Pace Akuna Bay 6:30am at MRC
Replies: 48
Views: 4253

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

@Ted, more the 'never been washed, ever' BBQ more likely. Anyway, probably a good day to miss as it was bloody hot and I wouldn't have got past N. Sydney. I'll organise a repeat sometime in Feb, probably a drive to Narrabeen, ride the West Head loop back to Narrabeen (70k's), swim & breakfast. ...
by jonboy
26 Dec 2012, 09:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Thur 27th Watsons Bay C28 MC Loop ride
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

Re: Thur 27th Watsons Bay C28 MC Loop ride

I'm a definite maybe
by jonboy
23 Dec 2012, 21:01
Forum: Road
Topic: Pat is doing well.
Replies: 24
Views: 2529

Re: Pat is doing well.

Hang in their Pat. We're all thinking of you.

J
by jonboy
23 Dec 2012, 16:53
Forum: Road
Topic: unofficial KOM
Replies: 36
Views: 3529

Re: unofficial KOM

Well done. You two have put the hill back into to the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club.

We should mount an enormous team next year to ensure that the king and queen reign in the inner west.
by jonboy
23 Dec 2012, 08:52
Forum: Road
Topic: unofficial KOM
Replies: 36
Views: 3529

Re: unofficial KOM

Eleri wrote:*bump*

The unofficial Awaba Street Hill Climb is on this Sunday morning. Camilla and I are going. Who else is in?


Ride report please.

I heard a rumour that a well known Sydney knee surgeon was handing out business cards atop the hill.

J
by jonboy
19 Dec 2012, 20:50
Forum: Road
Topic: Athlete Lab Sydney CBD
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Athlete Lab Sydney CBD

It's right around the corner from my work too. Like Greg, I did experience the seasickness vibe when I tried it out (for free). On balance I'd rather get better organised and do some of the midweek rides to improve my fitness. And having the odd lunchtime run in the botanic gardens is also doable. I...
by jonboy
19 Dec 2012, 09:08
Forum: Road
Topic: New Mid-Week Wednesday Club Ride - 6am to 8am
Replies: 122
Views: 10648

Re: New Mid-Week Wednesday Club Ride - 6am to 8am

For those interested in the MC Cyclery Thur Watsons Bay ride, there's a been some changes to the bunch. "beginning this Thursday, the ride will feature a first and second group start. For those of you feeling flirty and looking for a quick and snappy ride, the first group will leave promptly a...
by jonboy
18 Dec 2012, 08:08
Forum: Road
Topic: Strava Premium - is it worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Strava Premium - is it worth it?

Thanks for all the feedback. I've put my order in with 'Santa'.

I always enjoy the odd chat on the interweb.

I now know what it means to 'nerf' something.

I feel old...

J
by jonboy
16 Dec 2012, 10:45
Forum: Road
Topic: Strava Premium - is it worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Strava Premium - is it worth it?

This post will mean nothing for those that don't know what Strava is. Check out http://www.strava.com if you're interested. My family are struggling to find gift ideas for the 'man who has everything' (not my words). I currently use the free version of Strava and love it. But the question, for those...
by jonboy
15 Dec 2012, 14:27
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

6am tomorrow at the cafe - middies pace if anyone else is interested.
by jonboy
14 Dec 2012, 13:10
Forum: Road
Topic: How many kilometres did you ride in 2012?
Replies: 24
Views: 2707

Re: How many kilometres did you ride in 2012?

The year according to Strava Distance 7,314.7km Time 320hr 52m Elev Gain 91,414m Rides 239 I would guess another 240 km before christmas will get me just over 7,500. Great work. All those with over 7,500 by year end get to post pictures of their legs. And there will be a prize for those who can suc...
by jonboy
14 Dec 2012, 13:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cycology t-shirts - discount code for DHBC members
Replies: 24
Views: 3009

Re: Cycology t-shirts - discount code for DHBC members

Hi Marc

Looks good but I would prefer to see the modern DHBC circles removed from the front. The DHBC is more discretely hidden within the cartouche.

The current design is mixed modern / retro look. Less is more in my view.

My 2 cents.

John

P.S. Thanks for taking this idea forward.
by jonboy
12 Dec 2012, 14:59
Forum: Road
Topic: How many kilometres did you ride in 2012?
Replies: 24
Views: 2707

How many kilometres did you ride in 2012?

With the year drawing to a close, I'm interested to know what the average is for a DHBC rider. I have a very short commute and don't do any racing.

Big kudos goes to the king and queen of the road in 2012.
by jonboy
01 Dec 2012, 16:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Newcastle Overnight Ride - 1 December 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Newcastle Overnight Ride - 1 December 2012

Good luck - you might experience some weather along the way.

The most dangerous part of the ride might even be the morning swim. Watch out for those great whites that breed off Stockton beach.

Ride report please!

J
by jonboy
25 Nov 2012, 18:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

A good turnout this morning - I was expecting four and there were eight of us that started and finished together. I would describe it as fast middies pace - average speed for the 91kms was 30kph. We went in at Audley and out at Waterfall. A glorious day out - the decents into the park were sublime w...
by jonboy
25 Nov 2012, 10:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Congratulations Johno another c grade win at vets
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Congratulations Johno another c grade win at vets

Noel did the "unconscious guy that crashed" regain consciousness?

That's the stuff of sporting legends.

Respect!

J
by jonboy
24 Nov 2012, 20:31
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

James is special
by jonboy
24 Nov 2012, 17:50
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

Anyone going tomorrow at 6am?
by jonboy
24 Nov 2012, 17:48
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Original DHBC logo!
Replies: 10
Views: 2029

Re: Original DHBC logo!

Nice one.

What about a special edition jersey using the original logo?

It would be good to keep the origins of the dream alive.

Maybe our esteemed committee can ponder this idea.
by jonboy
19 Nov 2012, 12:50
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012 Adventure Rides
Replies: 365
Views: 57545

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

I'm sorry too Jeremy.

I was wondering why no ride report had been published - was thinking that something was awry.
by jonboy
17 Nov 2012, 16:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: $39 bicycle repair stand @ Aldi
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: $39 bicycle repair stand @ Aldi

If you're in the market for a work stand I have the Feedback Pro-Elite Repair Stand. I think I love this more than my wife. It's not cheap, then again quality wives aren't either.
by jonboy
15 Nov 2012, 05:11
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012 Adventure Rides
Replies: 365
Views: 57545

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

I'm out - I have removed my name from the list. Leave pass relegated to a Waterfall ride. Have fun.

1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. Camilla
7. Adrian L
8. JohnJ
9. Andrew Burns
10. Andrew M
by jonboy
14 Nov 2012, 21:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Clover gets the green light to finish the CBD bikeways
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Clover gets the green light to finish the CBD bikeways

That's a good sign. I'm lucky enough to travel on bike paths for a good percentage of my daily commute. I travel along the College St path every weekday and the growth in cyclists is self evident. The only really fraught section for me is the missing link between Prince Alfred Park to College St. Ho...
by jonboy
13 Nov 2012, 10:12
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Neighbouring bicycle club logos from c. 1910
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Neighbouring bicycle club logos from c. 1910

The wheelmen get my vote - that wheel in the crest looks very much like a Zipp 404. Early carbon wheel prototype?
by jonboy
09 Nov 2012, 14:17
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Hares and Hounds? Marrickville Bicycle Club game from 1903
Replies: 9
Views: 1546

Re: Hares and Hounds? Marrickville Bicycle Club game from 19

Marc do you feel sometimes that you were born 100 years too late?
by jonboy
05 Nov 2012, 12:54
Forum: Road
Topic: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7550

Re: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013

I'm in too. I really enjoyed last year. I recall that it was hot, windy but mostly very scenic. My only gripes were the lack of signage at times, the lack of tax deductible status for the entry fee, and the the bus and trailer to the station was a bit rough and ready with no ropes, straps or padding...
by jonboy
03 Nov 2012, 19:43
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall Ride Cancelled due to Gong Ride Sunday 4th Nov
Replies: 21
Views: 2357

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

JM wrote:All I will be heading North to Bobbin Head meet at Leichhardt town hall 6.10am and do a loop via homebush same ride LACC do on a Saturday


I'm in. Looks like a few of us are going. Glad you know the way.
by jonboy
01 Nov 2012, 13:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Video of me crashing my fixie, Saturday slowies
Replies: 23
Views: 2468

Re: Video of me crashing my fixie, Saturday slowies

I think this might be the footage you're looking for. You did seem to be OK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tth9krDtxII
by jonboy
30 Oct 2012, 15:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall Ride Cancelled due to Gong Ride Sunday 4th Nov
Replies: 21
Views: 2357

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

What about a (6am start) from Cafe to Bobbin Head / Akuna Bay ride as an alternative - if someone who knows the way and has a decent sense of direction (unlike me)?
by jonboy
25 Oct 2012, 13:33
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012 Adventure Rides
Replies: 365
Views: 57545

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

1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. John H
by jonboy
21 Oct 2012, 18:25
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

Yep. Another good ride. If you're killing the 28s and finding the middies a bit ho hum, come and join us next week.

You don't exactly stretch your descending and climbing skills only doing Waterfall.

J
by jonboy
19 Oct 2012, 18:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Stephen Hodge - When will this end
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Stephen Hodge - When will this end

In the spirit of honesty in cycling - I should come clean too. I smoked dope in my 20s and I just want to apologise to all my fans and I acknowledge the effects my behaviour has had - many late nights at Pancakes at the Rocks, uncontrollable giggling, and many non-appearances for pre-afternoon rides...
by jonboy
19 Oct 2012, 18:31
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 57433

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

I'm keen to venture into RNP but I might need you to put another brick in 'the wall' - without me.

I need to be back at a reasonable hour (and with some energy) to feign enthusiasm for a birthday party.

John
by jonboy
18 Oct 2012, 08:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 10702

Re: The Saga that is Lance

Thanks Noel, I also found another one - Fat Finger Syndrome. I think I like that one best.
by jonboy
18 Oct 2012, 08:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 10702

Re: The Saga that is Lance

@AliG - it's totally weird, given all the evidence that Liggett would still say "He has been the best athlete in the world and the drugs have not made him that much better, He’d have probably still have won on a level playing field and still been the champion" - FFS, that's just stupid. I...

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