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by mcrkennedy
05 Dec 2016, 10:00
Forum: Road
Topic: L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December
Replies: 83
Views: 14859

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

Can't speak for the others but for me it was, hot and windy and I was glad to see people in the race walked Beloka, because nearly everyone I saw in the ride walked some part of it.

If you want to see some video of DHBC in motion in the race watch this at about 2:11 https://youtu.be/HTw4w_lyi8A
by mcrkennedy
02 Dec 2016, 18:28
Forum: Road
Topic: L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December
Replies: 83
Views: 14859

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

Hi how are people getting to bullock flat? I was too late for the few buses.
by mcrkennedy
01 Dec 2016, 10:21
Forum: Road
Topic: L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December
Replies: 83
Views: 14859

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

Hi I am doing the ride and I have attached a profile from mapmyride of the course for people information. Does not seem too intimidating! Those doing the race will know the profile of the last 30 kms. Not sure if adding the pdf worked. How are people getting to Bullocks flat on the morning of the 3r...
by mcrkennedy
27 Aug 2016, 10:44
Forum: Road
Topic: Bowral Classic Sun 23rd October 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2860

Re: Bowral Classic Sun 23rd October 2016

Hi

I am registered for the 90 km ride. See you there.
by mcrkennedy
02 Jul 2016, 11:49
Forum: Road
Topic: L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December
Replies: 83
Views: 14859

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

Unfortunately i have there is a timing problem at our end so will pass on the accommodation but plan to catch with DHBC down there.
by mcrkennedy
21 Jun 2016, 20:47
Forum: Road
Topic: L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December
Replies: 83
Views: 14859

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

Is it too late for me and my wife to get accommodation?
by mcrkennedy
08 Nov 2015, 15:45
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: New Kit is Here 2015-09-27
Replies: 20
Views: 4981

Re: New Kit is Here 2015-09-27

Thanks
by mcrkennedy
07 Nov 2015, 11:07
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: New Kit is Here 2015-09-27
Replies: 20
Views: 4981

Re: New Kit is Here 2015-09-27

Hi Stuart I know I am late. went to Velofix and they have no XXL in either jersey or bibs. Will there be another order? Must say it looks really good.

Michael
by mcrkennedy
14 Sep 2013, 12:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Vuelta - who's excited?
Replies: 24
Views: 4215

Re: Vuelta - who's excited?

Any one else noticed the DHBC jersey in the crowd for the presentations at the end of last night's stage? If you have it taped look to the left as the camera pans back when Horner get the leaders jersey.
by mcrkennedy
20 Aug 2013, 18:43
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: Club kit order Winter 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6898

Re: Club kit order Winter 2013

Hi

can I also add a long sleeve XXL and a Wind Jacket XXL to please

Thanks

Michael K
by mcrkennedy
08 Oct 2012, 17:46
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 4172

Re: some new wheels

Geoffs fair comment. Having not ridden either any of the hubs you have mentioned I can't really comment. My choice came about after a fair bit or research and a lot of discussion with Tristan Thomas of Wheelworks who understood what I was look for. In fact at first I was going with the CKs. It seems...
by mcrkennedy
07 Oct 2012, 11:59
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 4172

Re: some new wheels

Nozzle wrote: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.


Once I have them I will bring on a Sunday
by mcrkennedy
05 Oct 2012, 19:18
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 4172

Re: some new wheels

So I have made a decision. As with these things I spent a bit more than I planned but I think it will pay back in the long run. I have gone with Wheelworks in NZ as I found Tristan very helpful and great customer service. He answers a barrage of questions that allowed me to clarify my thinking. So t...
by mcrkennedy
02 Oct 2012, 16:20
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 4172

Re: some new wheels

So I have got it down to two choices of rim and two choices of hubs. Rims are are either HED C2 or Mavic Open Pro and the hubs are either Chris King or DT Swiss 240's. Lacing will be 36 front and back and I think 3 cross. I would value opinion on each. My current wheels are Ultegra hubs with 32 Open...
by mcrkennedy
17 Sep 2012, 18:24
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 4172

Re: some new wheels

Thanks most helpful
by mcrkennedy
16 Sep 2012, 20:59
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 4172

some new wheels

Hi I am thinking about some new wheels and came across this site in the US http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/ . Who seem to have too good to be true prices for wheels where you select the the complete package. Has anyone heard of them? Are they any good etc. Love some comment if anyone knows. I am thin...
by mcrkennedy
07 Jul 2012, 21:34
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tour De France 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5999

Re: Tour De France 2012

We have a league for the SBS fantasy tour do we have one for the Velogames one?

Also after last night it should be interesting. A lot of serious GC contenders will now have to attack to make up time and this will put a different complexion on the race.
by mcrkennedy
02 Jul 2011, 12:42
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.
Replies: 99
Views: 11887

Re: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.

Hi for those of you who do the Velogames Fantasy Tour I have created a DHBC mini league called DHBC
League Code: 02031723

http://www.velogames.com/index.php
by mcrkennedy
19 Jun 2011, 13:43
Forum: Road
Topic: Where are the Police when you need them!!
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Where are the Police when you need them!!

Scene: Taylor Square about 7.15 am this morning. Turning right from Oxford Street to Flinders Street. Police car turns at the same time and moves ahead to a group of taxis parked illegally in Flinders Street and flashes it lights to get them to move on. I am cycling in the middle lane when one taxi ...
by mcrkennedy
26 Jan 2011, 21:20
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 61770

Re: Free Stuff

As our old pocket digital camera is now deceased I have a range of CompactFlash Type 1 (i.e. old - think 2004 - 2007) memory cards I now have no use for. I have 32MB, 64MB, 500MB and a 2GB one. They are BIG - about 43mm x 36mm x 3mm in size and look like this: m free to a good home Stuart I will ta...
by mcrkennedy
09 Dec 2010, 11:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour Of Bright 2010 - Dec 4-5th
Replies: 12
Views: 1747

Re: Tour Of Bright 2010 - Dec 4-5th

Well done. It sounded hard from cycletips http://www.cyclingtipsblog.com/2010/12/tour-of-bright-come-and-gone/race report
by mcrkennedy
02 Nov 2010, 18:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: What to do with pre loved cycling clothes?
Replies: 4
Views: 662

What to do with pre loved cycling clothes?

I am cleaning out my cycling clothing shelf and thinking that some of this stuff I will never wear again yet it is still in good nick. ( I might have been too enthusiastic at the Netti and Clarence Street sales!!) Colours have not faded and the still holds it shape. I am not talk clothes that should...
by mcrkennedy
07 Oct 2010, 15:57
Forum: Road
Topic: Geelong Road Worlds - Race report
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Geelong Road Worlds - Race report

The whole championships were great. It was slow to start but the racing was great each day. The mens race was one of the best races I have seen. I was in the park along the Barwon River with a sunny day and a clear view of the big screen which was showing the Phil and Paul show and only about 10 met...
by mcrkennedy
28 Sep 2010, 21:27
Forum: Road
Topic: Anyone planning to go to Geelong for the World Championship?
Replies: 42
Views: 3575

Re: Anyone planning to go to Geelong for the World Champions

Arrived in Geeelong today less my luggae as Jet Star could notget it on the plan. Have to stop my self acting like a silly groupie and remember I am actually 52. On arriving in Geelong I saw two of the Italians out for a training ride and then later I saw the Polish and Serbian teams. The next 5 day...
by mcrkennedy
17 Aug 2010, 13:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Anyone planning to go to Geelong for the World Championship?
Replies: 42
Views: 3575

Re: Anyone planning to go to Geelong for the World Champions

I'll be there camping on a mate's floor. His house is about two blocks from the course.
by mcrkennedy
26 May 2010, 22:06
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville 2010 race entries open
Replies: 203
Views: 13577

Re: Ken Dinnerville race entries open

Some advice for those at 25 minutes. There are I see about 4 or 5 Illawarra riders. If it was like the last time I did this they will start a pace line very quickly and they will not be looking for any help. In fact they will not want your help. You will need to decide if you will just sit on or jus...
by mcrkennedy
24 May 2010, 12:12
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville 2010 race entries open
Replies: 203
Views: 13577

Re: Ken Dinnerville race entries open

Hi folks

Unfortunately I will be a DNS for Ken Dinnerville. I have not been on the bike for about 4 weeks due to a combination of health issues and work commitments. I was really looking forward to it. So I will reset my sights for later in the year.

Michael
by mcrkennedy
29 Mar 2010, 19:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Train'n Ride 5.45am 2nd Sun Jun 13 - Stanwell Tops
Replies: 185
Views: 30757

Weiyun and Mike

Thanks for organising a great day. Thanks to everyone else for makeing the whole day so enjoyable.

The unanswered question is why are there so many tree legged dogs in that area!?
by mcrkennedy
16 Feb 2010, 20:31
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: DHBC Club 2010 Winter Apparel order: Come and get it!
Replies: 128
Views: 23034

Hi Weiyun

Have sent the money and actually my order should be for a XXXL and not an XXL.

Thanks

Michael
by mcrkennedy
16 Feb 2010, 19:30
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: DHBC Club 2010 Winter Apparel order: Come and get it!
Replies: 128
Views: 23034

Hello Weiyun,
I know I am late but is too late to order a xxl wind vest?

Can send the money tonight .

I have just been slack.
Michael
by mcrkennedy
02 Jan 2010, 13:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville 2010 race entries open
Replies: 203
Views: 13577

I have entered. My second go and this time I will try to not DNF.
by mcrkennedy
24 Dec 2009, 10:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Distances, Big Distances
Replies: 70
Views: 8244

I have done the Around the Bay in a Day ride

80 km+ Nada, yewenyi
150km+
160km+ christian, weiyun, orphic, mikesbytes, Gi, Camilla ,Jonathan, Miguel, Anthony, MarkG
200km+ geoff, marian, Mark L, Michael K
250km+ jimmy, T-Bone
300km+
320km+Tim L
by mcrkennedy
24 Dec 2009, 10:11
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Jersey order 2009: Delivered, so come and get it!
Replies: 511
Views: 58950

I got mine last night and took it for a ride this morning. Needless to say because it was red I went a lot faster.

Great look, great fit, great job.

Thanks Weyin, Simon etc.
by mcrkennedy
09 Nov 2009, 10:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Capo Team Kit giveaway on Cycling-news
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Capo Team Kit giveaway on Cycling-news

Cyclingnews are giving away 25 sets of Capo clothing team kit to a club. The competition includes Australia so we should get as many people as possible to enter and we may win some more kit. It includes jerseys and bib shorts The kit could be used as a fund raiser for the club. Anyhow the link is : ...
by mcrkennedy
22 Oct 2009, 20:31
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Sydney to Gong 2009
Replies: 120
Views: 14568

My number is A2094 and I have a orange wrist band and 6.15 start.
by mcrkennedy
19 Oct 2009, 20:45
Forum: Road
Topic: World Masters Games. Cycling Road
Replies: 14
Views: 2403

M5 Road Race, Saturday, 17 October Distance 70.4 kms, 7 and part laps Start list was about 120 but 93 started, 16 abandon and 73 finished Placing 53rd, only DHBC person in the race. It was my first trip to Eastern Creek for anything. Down on the start line it was very calm and warm. The atmosphere w...
by mcrkennedy
09 Oct 2009, 22:12
Forum: Road
Topic: Safety and etiquette debrief
Replies: 17
Views: 5152

It seems appropriate to post a link to this blog from Cycling Tip which he has called Cycliquette http://www.cyclingtipsblog.com/2009/10/cycliquette/ I think that this discussion covers some of the issues about riding on the road both in a bunch and individually or in small groups. I think our proto...
by mcrkennedy
22 Aug 2009, 08:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Jersey order 2009: Delivered, so come and get it!
Replies: 511
Views: 58950

Have made my payment and updated my size to 3xl ----- Nalini sizing chart: m * Please state your name per forum ID as this would assist with future communications. * If you enter the order on behalf of others, then you will be asked to be responsible for ongoing communication of that order. Short sl...
by mcrkennedy
19 May 2009, 14:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Jersey order 2009: Delivered, so come and get it!
Replies: 511
Views: 58950

I have put my self on the list. What is the deal with paying the deposit? Nalini sizing chart: m Short sleeve jersey: 38 Name: Weiyun (1-S), Micklan (1-XL), Mikesbytes (1-L), Shrubb Face (1), Stretch (1), Rainbow (1-Women-M), Michele (1-Women-XL), JohnR (1-XL), Anthony (1-XL), Joanne Troutman (1-Wom...
by mcrkennedy
18 May 2009, 13:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Did we forget someone after our inaugural criterium?
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Well said Weiyun.

I was planning to get to the race, but ended up leaving too late to make the departure from Mick's. So I went out to Waterfall and found Lindsay and the bunch powering along the route in a very neat and orderly fashion.

Michael
by mcrkennedy
08 May 2009, 16:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: BMC Race Master SLX 01
Replies: 22
Views: 2546

Has to be a short ride this Sunday. Got to make sure that small people don't burn the house down making breakfast for their mother!! But I am getting back into Sunday rides.
by mcrkennedy
08 May 2009, 12:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: BMC Race Master SLX 01
Replies: 22
Views: 2546

Tim As you saw me the other day on my Street-fire SSX01. I think the BMCs are great. Mine is the alloy frame but it is very stiff and I find the ride is fine too. I am sure the Race-Master would be better. Go and talk to the people at Cranks. Michael at the Balmain store is very knowledgeable and wo...
by mcrkennedy
08 May 2009, 12:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Giro d'Italia 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Hi James

Will you be setting up a mini league as in past years?

I am going for Leipheimer to be the bride this time and not the Astana bridesmaid.
by mcrkennedy
11 Feb 2009, 16:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: MArrickville to Melbourne the LOG
Replies: 31
Views: 4649

While our heroes are fighting the heat of nature here is someone doing the complete opposite on a bike

http://lacemine29.blogspot.com/2009/02/a135-short-version.html :!: 8)
by mcrkennedy
04 Feb 2009, 09:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Regular Cruisers RNP Ride? Feedback sought
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

I would be interested in a monthly ride in the Park. I think that 2 rides a month at this stage may be a bit ambitious. But in time it will happen. I am also happy to help out in any way I can even if I am the slowest person up the hills. Jo I will catch you with the help of my coach, Weiyun Carmich...
by mcrkennedy
03 Feb 2009, 17:56
Forum: Road
Topic: Blayney to Bathurst Sun 19/4/2009
Replies: 60
Views: 6889

Its on my list too.
by mcrkennedy
02 Feb 2009, 11:33
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Slowies Ride - 5.45am 1st Feb 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 5106

Yesterday was great day. Thanks to all who organised it. I would also like to Weiyun "the Chris Carmichael" of the club for his on road coaching up those hells (oops hills)
by mcrkennedy
19 Jan 2009, 11:59
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Ride for slowies 1st of Feb
Replies: 22
Views: 2988

Sounds like a great intro to the NRP so count me in.
by mcrkennedy
05 Dec 2008, 17:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Buying a new bike!
Replies: 35
Views: 3245

I have decided on what to do. I will go with the BMC frame for now with an upgrade to either Ultegra or Dura Ace. I have started a different thread for that little topic. What I am looking to do in the future is get a custom steel frame on the next upgrade/disaster and transfer the group set. Thanks...
by mcrkennedy
05 Dec 2008, 17:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dura ace v's Ultegra
Replies: 28
Views: 2093

Dura ace v's Ultegra

How here is a conversation starter. Given the options which one would you go for if both were in the budget?
by mcrkennedy
04 Dec 2008, 10:59
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Poll on Names fro Sunday Groups
Replies: 19
Views: 4772

How about Fast, Faster and Fastest. That way we are all fast no matter how slow!
by mcrkennedy
03 Dec 2008, 12:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Buying a new bike!
Replies: 35
Views: 3245

Hi The posts have got me thinking about steel and steel custom bikes etc. I had another look at the Pacer that you suggested Lindsay and while Dirt Works don't carry it they could get it in, but that would be some time according to them. It would be similar in cost to an over the phone quote from Pe...
by mcrkennedy
02 Dec 2008, 21:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Buying a new bike!
Replies: 35
Views: 3245

Christian

Custom steel has got me interested. Who would you recommend?

Michael
by mcrkennedy
02 Dec 2008, 21:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Buying a new bike!
Replies: 35
Views: 3245

I love this forum. You are all so generous with your advice. I have done some more investigation and I don't think the Cannondales are the way to go. Good frames but poor specs. So I am heading in one of two directions, either the BMC Streetfire or the Cervelo. I can get the Streetfire built up (105...
by mcrkennedy
01 Dec 2008, 21:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Buying a new bike!
Replies: 35
Views: 3245

Buying a new bike!

Hi Some of you may have seen the post about the crack in my frame. This has led to a need to get a new bike. I have spoke with the finance committee and like the PM the committee realise that we need to spend our way out of this problem. I have done a bit of research and my max would be about $4,000...
by mcrkennedy
01 Dec 2008, 11:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike frame repairs
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Chirs

Thanks. I will get it checked. It is an Ultegra hub and it does seem to run true but I will get it checked out.

Michael
by mcrkennedy
30 Nov 2008, 13:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike frame repairs
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Here are some photos of the crack in my chainstay.
[/img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/32939226@N08/3067295208/

or http://www.flickr.com/photos/32939226@N08/3067295208/
by mcrkennedy
28 Nov 2008, 21:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike frame repairs
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Bike frame repairs

Hi folks I need some advice. The rear dropout on the derailleur side of my bike has cracked in two. I have an alloy frame with forged dropouts. Question is can I get the frame repaired? Part of me want the answer to be yes, the other part wants no to be the answer, or yes but it will cost a lot of m...
by mcrkennedy
24 Sep 2008, 17:33
Forum: Road
Topic: Lance will be pissed off
Replies: 0
Views: 789

Lance will be pissed off

Hi folks The Tour Down Under could not wait for Armstrong to make his official announcement. see their web site http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/2009/ . I guess they are banking on America being asleep. If it is true it will be great for the TDU and may even boost TV coverage.
by mcrkennedy
27 Aug 2008, 17:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DBHC star in Austalian Cyclist
Replies: 2
Views: 812

DBHC star in Austalian Cyclist

Is that a picture of Jimmy on what looks like a unicycle in the story about the Sydney Spring Cycle on page 20 of the latest issue of Australian Cyclist or is it just his doppelganger :!: :!: :?: :?:
by mcrkennedy
11 Jul 2008, 15:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tour De France Tipping Competition
Replies: 63
Views: 5665

T-Bone wrote: Fouad picked almost the same team, except he got lucky with Dumoulin. .


I asked Fouad about his choice of Dumoulin in his Velogames team and he was not sure if it was just the need to pick someone worth 2 points or his ability to read a race!! :lol:
by mcrkennedy
19 Jun 2008, 16:28
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tour de France prologue party!!!!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 3978

Now that Robbie has found his legs it should mean that he and Cavendish should have a great battle for the green, particularly given that the Tomando is out (sniff, sniff!) While I am sure that Cadel will win, I think it will be no walk in the park with no single team able to control the race and wi...
by mcrkennedy
12 Jun 2008, 17:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: North to Alaska
Replies: 15
Views: 1809

Mick

A shame, but as Bill points out you will have very good legs for all the road races if you continue to do Waterfall with us.

Good luck on the Central Coast and just stay away from the local member.
by mcrkennedy
12 Jun 2008, 17:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Boonen busted
Replies: 18
Views: 2212

The real questions are:

1) have Quickstep approached any of us to replace Tornado at the TDF

2) will Tornado play for St George next?
by mcrkennedy
04 Jun 2008, 14:16
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dreams on Wheels exhibition
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

Adrian Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I noticed on the program is a short film called "Cities for people" which looks at the work of Professor Jan Gehl. You may remember that he is the consultant that the Sydney city Council brought out to Australia to develop a master plan for...
by mcrkennedy
26 May 2008, 12:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap 25th May- Don't miss this!
Replies: 208
Views: 18106

It seems that despite the warning of the starter about using the chute I too got counted as finisher rather than a DNF. They would have haded to about about 40 to 50 minutes to my time for me to actually have finished! I will put in a short race report for Bill and myself. Bill, MichaelL and I all l...
by mcrkennedy
26 May 2008, 11:43
Forum: Road
Topic: 2008 Ken Dinnerville Photo- WARNING Lots of ext photo files
Replies: 13
Views: 2322

The last photo is of me claiming the KOM points about a lap early!!!

Great photos, and a really good day.
by mcrkennedy
22 May 2008, 16:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap 25th May- Don't miss this!
Replies: 208
Views: 18106

Does anyone know how steep and how long the "knee snapper" in the race is? I sort of worked it out previously using reports and mapping data. It's around 2x the length of Lilyfield Rd hill at a grade that's comparable or a tad greater. Can't quite remember more but will learn it during th...
by mcrkennedy
17 May 2008, 10:57
Forum: Road
Topic: Road conditions near the Audley entrance to the RNP
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Road conditions near the Audley entrance to the RNP

Hi folks I noticed on the the Highway heading towards Sydney that the shoulder of the mad mile has been resurfaced. I also noted that just before the Audley turnoff the resurfacing ends and the shoulder is just a mess. Riding back you will need to go on to the left hand lane. So the last part of the...
by mcrkennedy
10 May 2008, 09:06
Forum: Road
Topic: Calling all Directors Sportifs! Grio starts tonight
Replies: 17
Views: 2593

Calling all Directors Sportifs! Grio starts tonight

Hi

Anyone interested in entering a team in the Velogames Giro contest. In the past a number of have entered and I was thinking we could form an mini league. Velogames has no prize, just the glory.
by mcrkennedy
06 May 2008, 12:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dirt Works
Replies: 64
Views: 6482

Great reports and well done to both of you.
by mcrkennedy
01 May 2008, 13:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Graded Criterium - Tennis Centre Homebush Bay
Replies: 21
Views: 3219

I think a major area for improvement for me is around the middle :lol:
by mcrkennedy
28 Apr 2008, 17:14
Forum: Road
Topic: St George Club racing at Oatley Park
Replies: 53
Views: 7566

Fouad great write up. Sport journalism beckons!
by mcrkennedy
28 Apr 2008, 17:07
Forum: Road
Topic: Graded Criterium - Tennis Centre Homebush Bay
Replies: 21
Views: 3219

D grade was fast as well I think. I was dropped but still managed 34 kph off the back and I estimate they were doing 35-36 kph. The bunch was faster. It is a flat course but those two sharp turn are a killer if you don't have good power and technique. At the same pace I would have won E grade at Hef...
by mcrkennedy
27 Apr 2008, 13:34
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Accident on Saturday Waterfall ride.
Replies: 32
Views: 4098

Glen

It sounds terrible. I hpe that you recover quickly and are back on your bike soon.
by mcrkennedy
21 Apr 2008, 11:16
Forum: Road
Topic: Graded Criterium - Tennis Centre Homebush Bay
Replies: 21
Views: 3219

Michael

I will be there too. Warath's run a traditional crit with set amount of time plus two or three laps. If you have not done it before the course is basically an oval with a sharpish sweeping bend at one end, close to a hairpin and a 90 degree right hander at the other end.
by mcrkennedy
18 Apr 2008, 18:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Its not broken
Replies: 5
Views: 972

great news
by mcrkennedy
16 Apr 2008, 10:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: cyclists down today at waterfall turnoff
Replies: 21
Views: 2843

One point of anxiety with that crossing is the upcoming hill. I think that all of us are keen to not lose speed and get dropped at that point. So maybe if we make that section a neutral zone where the leader must wait for the stragglers, then maybe some of the pressure can be alleviated for the cro...
by mcrkennedy
13 Apr 2008, 20:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron 12 April
Replies: 21
Views: 3329

I enjoyed my first race in 4 months. While giving Michael the chance to get away was unintended, I assumed that the others would go around me; I did think that I could work for Tim to help him get away for third. I was just surprised that he went at a 1,000 meters. Next month I will have to make sur...
by mcrkennedy
11 Apr 2008, 14:40
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron 12 April
Replies: 21
Views: 3329

I Plann to be there.
by mcrkennedy
04 Apr 2008, 15:16
Forum: Track
Topic: Cycleworld NSW Masters Metropolitan Cup moved to Fri 4th Apr
Replies: 20
Views: 3790

Geoff

I can bring one too if you want.

Michael
by mcrkennedy
04 Apr 2008, 14:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap 25th May- Don't miss this!
Replies: 208
Views: 18106

I might need to get some extra padding as I was looking at a cuppa after about 2 laps. I will need to do some extra extra training.

From a cost benefit view, which will hurt more, staying with the bunch or Al size 9's?
by mcrkennedy
29 Mar 2008, 21:54
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap 25th May- Don't miss this!
Replies: 208
Views: 18106

The idea of a cup of tea at the top of the hill is too much. I have signed up. Hopefully I will get over the mountain twice! Eight weeks should be enough to get me into some reasonable fitness. It is a good target to work towards. I think I am the only MMAS5 cat rider from DBHC so far. I see there a...
by mcrkennedy
26 Mar 2008, 19:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Something we could all get behind
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Something we could all get behind

For those of you have not seen this, it may be a start!!

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2008/03/separate-peace-brokering-end-of.html
by mcrkennedy
18 Mar 2008, 12:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Pros
Replies: 13
Views: 1436

The hill at the end was a 20% slope and some of them actually rode up it. I think I would need the wagon to take me up it!
by mcrkennedy
29 Feb 2008, 13:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Travelling to and from races is tax deductable
Replies: 26
Views: 2701

given that income level seems to be the key issue in making racing a tax issue how about we all register as the one person and have one licence and pool the winning of each individual. All those $10 and $20 would add up!
by mcrkennedy
29 Feb 2008, 13:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bumped into some real men this morning - NSFW
Replies: 56
Views: 5461

Yes Friday is one o f my days but this morning the siren call of sleep was too strong. I guess I can't be called a real man anymore!

Oh well back to the drawing board.

I will be there next Wednesday and Friday, maybe even Monday.
by mcrkennedy
27 Feb 2008, 20:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bumped into some real men this morning - NSFW
Replies: 56
Views: 5461

best time to catch me is Wednesdays and Fridays about 6.20 tfor three laps.

I agree on the roundabout, but have not come across the dog poo thankfully.
by mcrkennedy
24 Feb 2008, 16:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Evendale Penny Farthings
Replies: 34
Views: 4158

Well done Huw! I hope James is alright.

I think the races must have got national coverage on the ABC News. I was in Canberra for a party and as we watching the news which ended with a film of the races and finished with Huw holding the cup while the credits rolled.

Great for Huw and for DHBC.
by mcrkennedy
18 Feb 2008, 16:11
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bumped into some real men this morning - NSFW
Replies: 56
Views: 5461

mikesbytes wrote:Saw a real man on Hawthorne Pde this morning


Mike

You do need to get out more!

Michael
by mcrkennedy
18 Feb 2008, 11:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: HB Cadel Evans
Replies: 14
Views: 1561

I think that it will now be harder for Evans to win the TDF because his team will need to controll the race. I don't know if they have the depth to control it in the mountains. They have a history of control on the sprinters stages but they usually do that in conjunction with teams like Quickstep an...
by mcrkennedy
18 Feb 2008, 10:09
Forum: Track
Topic: Calling all DHBC members to our own Track Event 7th March
Replies: 66
Views: 8232

Geoff

Count me in as a helper.

Michael
by mcrkennedy
15 Feb 2008, 15:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: My commuting video
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Eugene, great video, how many takes it take to get it just right!
by mcrkennedy
08 Feb 2008, 16:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Pat Farmer and bicycle registration
Replies: 21
Views: 2590

While I am no sure of Pat Farmer's motivation and at first I rejected this out of hand I have changed my thinking. I think the Bicycle NSW position is what can cycling do to get itself a strong seat at the table when roads and transport are being discussed. Pay some sort of rego fee would give the c...
by mcrkennedy
12 Jan 2008, 18:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Write to NRMA
Replies: 18
Views: 3264

The NRMA seems to have a real problem with cyclist. I remember earlier this year when Critical Mass has one of their Bridge rides the NRMA spokesman said that what ever they were trying to achieve they had done their cause harm. That seem to me to be one of the most ill informed statement the NRMA c...
by mcrkennedy
11 Jan 2008, 11:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Write to NRMA
Replies: 18
Views: 3264

Re: cents per litre not percent

On the other hand I was disappointed to see the M7 cycleway. The lighting is a blatant waste in every sense and now backfires on cyclists badly. I have cycled the M7 at least 10 times and still cannot find away to join that cycleway! I think Eugen's comments go to one of the central issues about bi...
by mcrkennedy
05 Jan 2008, 11:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Introduce yourselves
Replies: 97
Views: 50546

User Name: mcrkennedy
Real Name: Michael Kennedy
Bike: BMC Streetfire
Best known for: Working my way out of E grade to D grade only to be put back into E grade in 2008. Life is so cruel.

For a photo see micklan entry above. I am the tall one in the middle!
by mcrkennedy
28 Dec 2007, 23:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Inside Saturday Slowies
Replies: 12
Views: 2293

Lindsay and Belinda

Great job. I have sent the link to someone who may be interested in joining us and would find the Saturday Slowies just their pace at this stage.

Michael
by mcrkennedy
13 Dec 2007, 17:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: thoughts on bunch rides, highways and cycling advocacy
Replies: 23
Views: 3231

I know this is off the point but I feel so frustrated by my fellow cyclist behaviour. Every weekday morning I get off the bus in Oxford street and wait to cross the road at the lights. Every morning the people crossing the road at the lights on the other side of Oxford Street take their lives in the...

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