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by orphic
11 Mar 2015, 11:45
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Teschner Track Pro - Complete - Small
Replies: 0
Views: 939

Teschner Track Pro - Complete - Small

Hey all :) I am selling my track bike as unfortunately it has not seen any use since I left Sydney! I kept on hanging onto it hoping it would make its way back to the velodrome one day, particularly now that the Canberra drome has been resurfaced but it just hasn't happened. I'm sure I'll regret thi...
by orphic
20 Nov 2013, 09:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 127804

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Did I spot a DHBC rider heading towards Thredbo from Jindabyne at approximately 11am on Sunday?
by orphic
08 Apr 2013, 14:22
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24 23 & 24 March in Canberra
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Re: Mont 24 23 & 24 March in Canberra

I was looking out for DHBC jerseys but didn't see one! Amazing how easy it is to not see people you know at these events. Usually I run into Alison but didn't see her at all :( Great to hear you all had a good time. The course was fantastic - quite long for that style of race really so congrats on g...
by orphic
18 Feb 2013, 09:27
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans
Replies: 20
Views: 5814

Re: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans

Do it Camilla!! I am tempted but doubt I could make it up that weekend. I would like to just come and drink beer at the pub really!
by orphic
24 May 2012, 17:16
Forum: Road
Topic: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!
Replies: 114
Views: 9433

Re: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!

Word on the street is that the new roundabout on the finishing straight is sketch bag. Be careful dudes, and most of all have fun!
by orphic
20 Apr 2012, 12:41
Forum: Road
Topic: Cootamundra Haycarters & Recovery: Sat-Sun 12th & 13th May
Replies: 85
Views: 7567

Re: Cootamundra Haycarters & Recovery: Sat-Sun 12th & 13th M

I won't be able to give anyone a lift though, as i'll be heading to Canberra for 5weeks after the weekend. Sweet, how many bikes are you bringing? I haven't decided yet. At least the road bike, but i need to check how much room there'll be for the bikes where i'm staying. MTB or Track??? You need t...
by orphic
15 Apr 2012, 21:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 127804

Dulwich Hill spotted

Anthony in hanging out in the pits between laps at today's mountain bike race.

Glen washing out in front of me on a corner in today's mountain bike race.

Nice to see you boys ;)
by orphic
02 Apr 2012, 15:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Riding in/around Bright
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Riding in/around Bright

Wow Eleri, you are like the club climb encyclopaedia! First the Snowies, now this. I will have to go directly to you in future ;)

Hotham sounds like it could be fun, but perhaps just once. Is there a cafe or something up the top of that?
by orphic
02 Apr 2012, 11:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Riding in/around Bright
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Riding in/around Bright

Sounds like a great way to enter into a deep depression about the fact that I can't go and ride a fun bike and am stuck riding on tar!
by orphic
02 Apr 2012, 11:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Riding in/around Bright
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Riding in/around Bright

Heading to Bright this weekend and while my crew will be riding XC/DH, I don't think my shoulder will be up to DH so I might have to take the roadie... I know a few people here have been down there in the past and recently, if you were going to do 1-2 roadie rides that way what would they be? Thanks...
by orphic
23 Mar 2012, 12:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: CONGRATS Jess and Simon!
Replies: 27
Views: 2465

Re: CONGRATS Jess and Simon!

Wow, congratulations!

At 48cm that's like the length of Lizanne's top tube?! ;)
by orphic
23 Mar 2012, 12:32
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

Yeah I saw the announcement about Top of the World when it came out, it's going to be so rad! But to me, ALL the tracks will be new so I am going to be pretty stoked on it all. I am there from the 5th July for three weeks. Direct flight to Vancouver, direct flight out, nothing but downhilling and re...
by orphic
22 Mar 2012, 09:05
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

If I had thought about this earlier, we could have baked HEAPS and got permission to set up a stall and fund raise for new bikes!
by orphic
22 Mar 2012, 08:58
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

There are plenty of roads... But I thought the idea was to hang out? I reckon we should spend our time doing core work and squats. Hehe.
by orphic
21 Mar 2012, 15:43
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

She won't be able to ride the course, but the camping area is pretty buff firetrail I think. And grassy paddock.
by orphic
21 Mar 2012, 10:53
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

Hmmm nah I don't have spares. And I don't know. You can ride slicks in the mud, right? :P
by orphic
20 Mar 2012, 12:17
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

Maybe you should put some cross tyres on it ;)
by orphic
19 Mar 2012, 14:03
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

Depends what sort of bike you want to borrow? You can borrow my fixie, but I don't think I would be able to get it there for you. Going to have to find a lift for me + bike + camping gear already :/
by orphic
19 Mar 2012, 13:40
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

Well I am out, need to rest this shoulder and figure out WTF to do so I can have it 100% for Whistler in July! Yikes. Lizanne the boys found a replacement over the weekend, another team of friends lost a singlespeed rider to injury and they found a replacement but he would only race if his girl foun...
by orphic
15 Mar 2012, 14:43
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

What about road riding? I can ride a road bike! If I do nothing all weekend I'll get fat
by orphic
15 Mar 2012, 14:09
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

Alrighty, I am going to make the decision after physio at 10am on Monday, so watch this space...

I'll work on the cookie baking idea... There must be a way ;)
by orphic
15 Mar 2012, 13:34
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

Hmmmm when do I need to make a decision by?

Do you know anyone with a camping oven? Only way I could feel better about not racing is to bake cookies and cakes on site. That would be way rad!!
by orphic
15 Mar 2012, 13:22
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

Teah mtba and CA are different

The guys are keen - but i want a little bit more time to think about it. I really, really want to race... Anyone know anything about rotator cuff tears? I raced a couple of weeks ago and just took lots of pain killers. Is that bad? :(
by orphic
15 Mar 2012, 13:03
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

I reckon you would go alright on these tracks anyway, there really isn't anything overly technical! Even smoother than the Scott... I think entry was somewhere ~$175 including camping fees and day license (which I assume you would need). Do you have the dosh? :) What size shoe are you? In case I hav...
by orphic
15 Mar 2012, 12:22
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

If someone was able to do it and a short ass, they could use my bike. Not sure how keen my team would be with someone who hasn't been on a mountain bike yet, will ask them!
by orphic
15 Mar 2012, 11:58
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24
Replies: 56
Views: 11161

Re: Mont 24

I have a partial tear in my left rotator cuff and I think I am probably going to be wise to stay off the single track so I don't cause anymore damage :(

As such... If there are any females who are keen to join a team of single speeders looking to podium, let me know :/
by orphic
17 Feb 2012, 10:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 127804

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

I spotted Huw loitering in front of a fridge full of meat at the supermarket a couple of weeks ago, or perhaps he spotted me... We continued to loiter and chat in front of the meat before going back to our respective jobs.
by orphic
15 Feb 2012, 12:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: If anyone is coming to Canberra anytime soon...
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: If anyone is coming to Canberra anytime soon...

Keep me posted on the planned ride, Craig! I may be heading up to Awaba that weekend, but if not I could be keen to pedal out to meet you!

Lizanne maybe you should enter the Mont? Might be a team floating around that is in need. The girls over at silentrevolution could help...
by orphic
14 Feb 2012, 10:34
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Buying a Mountain Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 4478

Buying a Mountain Bike

Don't knock DH until you've tried it! It's crazy how hard it is. Who knew your heart rate actually maxes out more going down rather than up?! Good times. But yeah, requires a specific bike so not really an option if you are a one mtb person. Giant are releasing a carbon anthem 29er for 2013. There w...
by orphic
14 Feb 2012, 08:45
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Buying a Mountain Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 4478

Re: Buying a Mountain Bike

Yeah I think I am becoming less of a bike snob as time goes on... I ride a Giant DH bike now. It's their top of the line one, has full Saint components, fox 40's alloy frame and weighs the same as my friends carbon Santa Cruz all blinged up. Basically, it's a heaps rad bike and really has me thinkin...
by orphic
13 Feb 2012, 19:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: If anyone is coming to Canberra anytime soon...
Replies: 6
Views: 955

If anyone is coming to Canberra anytime soon...

Cool thanks heaps Jo! I will let you know if I don't get them sorted by then :)

Sounds like there is a bit of a crew coming for the Mont? Fun times!!
by orphic
13 Feb 2012, 16:28
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Buying a Mountain Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 4478

Re: Buying a Mountain Bike

You're talking about some pretty nice bikes there Tim :) Very different bikes too, so I think it is important you determine what kind of riding you want to do. If you are going to (heaven forbid!) only own ONE mountain bike, and you would describe your style as more general trail riding, then a 26er...
by orphic
13 Feb 2012, 16:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: If anyone is coming to Canberra anytime soon...
Replies: 6
Views: 955

If anyone is coming to Canberra anytime soon...

First of all, lets hook up for a ride! Secondly, I have a few very sad bikes in my friends garage in Summer Hill who are desperate to be ridden. If there is any chance you could fit a bike (or two) in your vehicle I would be ever so grateful... And could return the favour with beer, a guide of aweso...
by orphic
03 Feb 2012, 17:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Audax Scamper Series - 4 Feb 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Audax Scamper Series - 4 Feb 2012

Rhys I have a 51cm Surly Cross Check in my friends garage in Sydney. You would be most welcome to borrow it! I actually have to get it out of that garage and into my sisters anyway, so you would be helping me out ;) Let me know if you want to borrow for the ride
by orphic
23 Jan 2012, 14:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 127804

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

It was a crisp morning in Thredbo. I stepped outside of the Ski Patrol lodge with a belly full of pancakes ready to tackle the next day of downhilling. I pulled off my jersey and started fitting my pressure suit, ensuring the armour sit snuggly for the inevitable crashes and challenges of the day. A...
by orphic
11 Jan 2012, 11:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Evandale 2012 - Penny Farthing stuff - o tour or not to tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1890

Re: Evandale 2012 - Penny Farthing stuff - o tour or not to

So who is going down to Tassie? I am thinking of going down for the weekend, just trying to figure out logistics as I don't think getting the Friday off work is going to be an option. Would love to do the Century again but getting down for two weekends seems like a stretch. Flights direct to Launces...
by orphic
16 Dec 2011, 15:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: CA Membership renewal for 2012 - Online problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2098

Re: CA Membership renewal for 2012 - Online problem

Ooh, thanks for the reminder. Time to decide which club to join *sob*
by orphic
02 Dec 2011, 07:36
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 2011 DHBC Christmas Party & Awards Night!
Replies: 46
Views: 10085

2011 DHBC Christmas Party & Awards Night!

Was sad and sorry to not be there last night. Hope a fantastic time was had by all!
by orphic
16 Nov 2011, 07:28
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Headset extraction tool
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Headset extraction tool

I have one but you will have to come to Canberra and go riding with me (how awful!) to use it.
by orphic
10 Nov 2011, 17:13
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 2011 DHBC Christmas Party & Awards Night!
Replies: 46
Views: 10085

2011 DHBC Christmas Party & Awards Night!

Will do my best to be there but may fail given I might have to work the next day in Canberra :(
by orphic
26 Oct 2011, 21:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Interval training discussion thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2916

Re: Interval training discussion thread

Interval training on a mountain bike is rad. You go for a ride with friends and smash a piece of singletrack, then stand around talking for a bit, then smash the next bit of singletrack, then repeat, then after a few of those someone gets a flat so you get a longer break, then you go for another set...
by orphic
25 Oct 2011, 10:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: What My Club Has Given Me
Replies: 45
Views: 3755

Re: What My Club Has Given Me

14. The attitude that I can do ANYTHING, no matter how big. And I don't need to "train" for it.
15. A bunch of friends who are happy to share a ride, a beer, a laugh and accept me for who I am.
by orphic
25 Oct 2011, 09:35
Forum: Mountain
Topic: 8 hour at Lithgow (Rydal) On Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: 8 hour at Lithgow (Rydal) On Sunday

It was great! Ended up entering a pair so my lazy riding ended up being over 50km, but I took it pretty easy (except for one lap where I pinned it and nearly saw the sausage sandwich I had eaten 15 minutes prior...) Took the "fun" bike too (the single speed) which ended up giving me wheel ...
by orphic
21 Oct 2011, 22:18
Forum: Mountain
Topic: HuRT
Replies: 1
Views: 1597

HuRT

This is on the scale of DHBC silliness... Can I tempt anyone? Lindsay on a rigid SS? ;) http://hunterracetrail.wordpress.com/ 324kms, 5000m climbing, single track, fire roads, hike-a-bike... Entirely self supported. If all goes to plan, I'll be showing my face at the grand depart on November 5. Nerv...
by orphic
21 Oct 2011, 22:14
Forum: Mountain
Topic: 8 hour at Lithgow (Rydal) On Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: 8 hour at Lithgow (Rydal) On Sunday

Have fun in Newy! Have you ridden much up there? Glenrock is supposed to be really cool but I haven't gotten the chance to ride there yet... I haven't really recovered physically yet, but was really amazed at how quick mental recovery was this time. I just want to ride!! Being unemployed does help a...
by orphic
19 Oct 2011, 21:21
Forum: Mountain
Topic: 8 hour at Lithgow (Rydal) On Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

8 hour at Lithgow (Rydal) On Sunday

Anyone up for a lazy beer drinking team for the single track mind round at Rydal on Sunday??
by orphic
14 Oct 2011, 15:05
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10747

Re: Scott 24hr 2011

Was great to bump into you Alison! I was feeling a bit dazed and confused so conversation was probably pretty disjointed - I apologise if I didn't make any sense. The last time I felt like that was when I used to go out partying all weekend and not get much sleep... Hmmmm maybe it's similar really. ...
by orphic
09 Oct 2011, 22:04
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10747

Re: Scott 24hr 2011

Was a great race! So good to have everyone there and the hellos and slaps on the ass (maybe just one) as you guys caught up or passed kept me in good spirits. I am heaps happy with my result and it feels really awesome to have achieved something I said would do when I turned up to support you guys r...
by orphic
07 Oct 2011, 11:48
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10747

Scott 24hr 2011

Should be fun! Both laps are pretty sweet. Some rocky stuff in the blue one to teach you some moves Tim. Weather down here isn't all that grand but a bit of mud is good for you and stromlo drains pretty well. Make sure you come say hi before it all kicks off tomorrow. I'll be in the solo pits with m...
by orphic
30 Sep 2011, 13:53
Forum: Road
Topic: FITZ'S CHALLENGE 2011 - Heads up.
Replies: 21
Views: 2658

FITZ'S CHALLENGE 2011 - Heads up.

I was going to say stay at mine, but then I realised I actually won't have a house by then so I'll be crashing someone else's pad anyway :/
by orphic
30 Sep 2011, 08:29
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10747

Re: Scott 24hr 2011

Hey Jo! I got sick (some bacterial thing probably from water) so had to bail out at Scone. Been chillaxing at my folks place (read: raiding their pantry) and heading to Canberra on Saturday. Not riding though, need to do some kind of taper before 24 hours of saddle time. Eeek! So yeah, don't lots of...
by orphic
28 Sep 2011, 22:28
Forum: Road
Topic: FITZ'S CHALLENGE 2011 - Heads up.
Replies: 21
Views: 2658

Re: FITZ'S CHALLENGE 2011 - Heads up.

Hmmm so tempting. I won't really know until 2 weeks after the Scott if I am fit to ride a bike that weekend though. Give me some secret crazy recovery tips to do in the week after and maybe I'll be alright. I have no work that week, so I could just lie in an ice bath 24/7... I would also be further ...
by orphic
28 Sep 2011, 22:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 17838

Re: Race Weight

Are you sure you aren't a 16 year old girl, Mike?
by orphic
28 Sep 2011, 22:24
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10747

Re: Scott 24hr 2011

Where's the hype? Who's heading down when? Who's actually ridden off road since registering for the event?

I haven't done much in the way of off road riding and I am ill prepared. But you know... What could possibly go wrong?
by orphic
27 Sep 2011, 22:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2011 Flat Tyre Competition
Replies: 133
Views: 13092

Re: 2011 Flat Tyre Competition

Flats while touring near Townsville, Bowen and Scone. Flat after mountain biking at some awesome single track in Armidale. Flat on Bob en route to Tamworth. Patched 2 tubes. Total = 8.5 20.0 orphic (13) 19.0 18.0 17.0 16.0 15.0 Tim Llewellyn (15) 14.0 Mikesbytes (12) 13.0 12.0 11.0 10.5 Camilla (5) ...
by orphic
26 Sep 2011, 19:13
Forum: Road
Topic: FITZ'S CHALLENGE 2011 - Heads up.
Replies: 21
Views: 2658

Re: FITZ'S CHALLENGE 2011 - Heads up.

Oh Adrian I am soooo tempted to join you. That time of year is so busy though... Only 3 weeks after the Scott (and after my last 24 I couldn't ride for 4) and a week before a race that is going to be even more epic. Hmmmm :/
by orphic
30 Aug 2011, 18:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A longer adventure this time...
Replies: 22
Views: 2915

Re: A longer adventure this time...

I make absolutely no promises at all to update http://orphic.couchblip.com/ But I do promise this map will be updating periodically with my location ;) http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0BuAGqGytMP4WztCv2jbQ9IXTBUgFTnUR Only after I start moving though... Which is in the mo...
by orphic
30 Aug 2011, 16:41
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Titles
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Titles

Careful Christian you'll be riding a SS one day and eating your words... Just like swing dancing aye?
by orphic
30 Aug 2011, 11:53
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Titles
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Titles

Sorry Alex but you aren't a mountain biker until you've stopped shaving your legs, shudder at the thought of riding in a bunch, turn up to races hung over and don't even mention it cos you KNOW everyone else is too... You know you're a SS mtber when you wake your partner up in the middle of the nigh...
by orphic
25 Aug 2011, 15:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cycle Skills Course - Sat, 22nd October 2011 - LOCKED
Replies: 34
Views: 2892

Re: Cycle Skills Course - Sat, 22nd October 2011

Pro's open bottles with their pedals.
by orphic
24 Aug 2011, 09:31
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cycle Skills Course - Sat, 22nd October 2011 - LOCKED
Replies: 34
Views: 2892

Re: Cycle Skills Course - Sat, 22nd October 2011

Jo Swans saved me from going into a pole AND crashing into another Armstrong this morning. Tops ride leader right there! ;)

She deserves as much encouragement and support as she gives to others... Which is heaps.
by orphic
23 Aug 2011, 13:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A longer adventure this time...
Replies: 22
Views: 2915

Re: A longer adventure this time...

http://goo.gl/gZBW7 Super rough map that could be considered a plan, only really for the purposes of people being able to look at it and say "hey you should really go and check out this super cool town on the way". Also need to make check points for each week so I don't get too distracted ...
by orphic
23 Aug 2011, 09:33
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 52268

Re: Free Stuff

Question - does the club take donations of jerseys? I have a few that would be junior size, but I also know some guys keen on donating some larger size jerseys to somewhere.
by orphic
21 Aug 2011, 16:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Free strength training session!
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Free strength training session!

Alex, Lizanne, Aimee and Tyno are my heroes! What a weekend...
by orphic
19 Aug 2011, 23:12
Forum: Track
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Wheels

Hey Amy I would personally stay away from the Fulcrums zero's. They are a very stiff wheelset and look very bling however I just think they are too heavy for the $. The claimed weight on them is somewhere around the 1500g mark but I have seen people reporting differences in weight up to about 1700g ...
by orphic
19 Aug 2011, 15:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Free strength training session!
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Re: Free strength training session!

We could turn this into a competition somehow... Like who can pack all of Victoria's crap into boxes the quickest perhaps? I'm sure it will be heaps of fun........
by orphic
19 Aug 2011, 12:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Free strength training session!
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Re: Free strength training session!

Sorry Tim, you already dropped Aimee's fridge a few times on the last house moving adventure so you're out. You're welcome to come watch though :P
by orphic
19 Aug 2011, 10:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Free strength training session!
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Re: Free strength training session!

Sweet, I think we have our winners!! You two are so lucky...

Does this mean I have to bake?! Crap. Better get the kitchen unpacked... ;P
by orphic
19 Aug 2011, 09:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Free strength training session!
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Re: Free strength training session!

Sweet Lizanne, that would be radness. Not sure what time yet, Aimee needs to confirm the van borrowing... Will keep you posted.

And WTF Mike - you deleted your post? I didn't even get to have a go at you about it yet...
by orphic
18 Aug 2011, 23:04
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Free strength training session!
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Free strength training session!

Tired of the weak, girly arms you have developed since becoming a cyclist? Do your biceps look like match sticks while you struggle to get jeans over your quads? Fear no more! Aimee and I are offering a FREE upper body strength training session on Sunday for one or two willing participants. Impress ...
by orphic
18 Aug 2011, 22:32
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10747

Re: Scott 24hr 2011

Absolutely! Or you could head on over to Silent Revolution and see if there are any gals there that need a team. There are some rad chicks over there that do lots of riding of bicycles and show up to lots of races and podium a fair amount :) I think Montana was in the process of finalising teams or ...
by orphic
18 Aug 2011, 10:07
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10747

Re: Scott 24hr 2011

Hey Ali that sucks to hear, do you still want to ride? I reckon you can convince some people around here to jump on mountain bikes...
by orphic
17 Aug 2011, 15:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A longer adventure this time...
Replies: 22
Views: 2915

Re: A longer adventure this time...

Sure thing bru!
by orphic
17 Aug 2011, 15:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A longer adventure this time...
Replies: 22
Views: 2915

Re: A longer adventure this time...

I'm already Aimee's sister, and she's already Victoria's sister... We are also sisters of another sister and sisters of two brothers and daughters of a mother and father. Pretty sure you could have figured that one out Mike!
by orphic
17 Aug 2011, 14:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Flash ride with Drapac team tomorrow
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Flash ride with Drapac team tomorrow

Wondering what this will be like... Not real keen on riding in a bunch of cyclists that don't really know how to ride, if you know what I mean? I appear to be more cautious of crashing on the road since the purchase of a carbon road bike that I love...
by orphic
13 Aug 2011, 11:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: WHat to do with old tyres and tubes?
Replies: 7
Views: 875

WHat to do with old tyres and tubes?

So now that I am packing my life into boxes, I am forced to do some things that I have been putting off... Like dealing with the old has been tyres and tubes floating around in my gear room. I have some tyres are really not usable anymore (teared sidewall etc) so I can't give them away or donate the...
by orphic
13 Aug 2011, 11:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2011 Flat Tyre Competition
Replies: 133
Views: 13092

Re: 2011 Flat Tyre Competition

I have a crap load of tubes that need to be patched. Try to decide if I patch them before leaving, box them up and patch them later, or auction them off to someone looking for points? ;)
by orphic
10 Aug 2011, 19:08
Forum: Track
Topic: Awesome track pics
Replies: 257
Views: 38314

Re: Awesome track pics

Oooh now that's a man with muscles I can respect.

I want to touch his thighs



Apologies is this is classified as inappropriate under the new forum guidelines ;)
by orphic
10 Aug 2011, 10:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Mid Life Crisis Bike
Replies: 48
Views: 4039

Re: Mid Life Crisis Bike

As I just bought a new road bike recently, some of the consideration I deem to be important are fresh in my mind. The first decision for me was a geometry based one. Do I need a racey geometry (typically defined by shorter head tube) or a more relaxed one? For the type of riding I do and for the fac...
by orphic
08 Aug 2011, 15:52
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A longer adventure this time...
Replies: 22
Views: 2915

Re: A longer adventure this time...

Thanks all! :)

I'm also moving to Canberra at the end of it... Better make sure I get a final slowies and Waterfall in before I go!!

If you know anyone looking for an IT Storage specialist down there let me know ;)
by orphic
08 Aug 2011, 06:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Kurrajong Classic - 7th August
Replies: 40
Views: 3171

Re: Kurrajong Classic - 7th August

Can you tag DHBC in it?
by orphic
07 Aug 2011, 18:51
Forum: Road
Topic: Kurrajong Classic - 7th August
Replies: 40
Views: 3171

Re: Kurrajong Classic - 7th August

Go Matt! That is fantastic news. Well done :)
by orphic
07 Aug 2011, 13:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A longer adventure this time...
Replies: 22
Views: 2915

Re: A longer adventure this time...

I did kind of think about the charity thing but it would feel really odd because this is a totally selfish, soul searching mission! I would feel some kind of responsibility to actually follow a designated route or number of km's or something if people were donating... Although raising money for some...
by orphic
06 Aug 2011, 21:46
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 52268

Re: Free Stuff

Tyno is in bad need of both a front and rear wheel so we'll take both if that's cool :D We can stick a new rim on that rear wheel
by orphic
04 Aug 2011, 23:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A longer adventure this time...
Replies: 22
Views: 2915

Re: A longer adventure this time...

Yeah Perth to Sydney was top of my list, but on further investigations I think that might be something I would want to do with someone else. There's a lot of stretches where there is nothing for a long period of time and I want to be able to do some big days and be ok with being really tired and spe...
by orphic
04 Aug 2011, 22:38
Forum: Road
Topic: Change in starting point for Sat & Sun bunch rides 20/08/11
Replies: 14
Views: 3146

Re: Change in starting point for Sat & Sun bunch rides 20/08

Pre-ride coffee is heaps rad!! Looking forward to the 20th :)
by orphic
04 Aug 2011, 14:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A longer adventure this time...
Replies: 22
Views: 2915

Re: A longer adventure this time...

Thanks Adrian :) I might try and get in touch with Eugene.

I would love to go to Melbourne via the Alps but I'll be leaving around the 29th August so I suspect there will still be snow? :(
by orphic
04 Aug 2011, 12:02
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011
Replies: 221
Views: 13987

Re: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011

Hey Simon, sorry about this but Aimee and I are going to move ourselves to sorting our own accomodation closer to the time. We'll figure something out. She can't commit because of her leg and I can't because life is a bit up in the air at the mo! 1. Driver 2. Simon Llewellyn (paid accom) 3. Jessica ...
by orphic
04 Aug 2011, 11:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A longer adventure this time...
Replies: 22
Views: 2915

A longer adventure this time...

Bob and I are currently plotting our latest adventure and we seek advice from some of the experienced tourers of DHBC. Has anyone ridden down from Cairns before? From Perth? From Alice through the Outback or some kind of convoluted route from Sydney to anywhere and back again that has had you seeing...
by orphic
03 Aug 2011, 15:59
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011
Replies: 221
Views: 13987

Re: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011

Sorry Lizanne didn't see this. No need to apologise. Works out quite well for me because I have things happening at a fast pace over here... I have the leaving of work and the riding of bikes and the moving of house to organise ;)
by orphic
03 Aug 2011, 08:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Whores/Horse/Hors Category
Replies: 18
Views: 2113

Re: Whores/Horse/Hors Category

I get the impression that there's nothing near Sydney that really compares to the French Alps though. Is there anything close in Tasmania? I haven't done all of Tassie but I reckon the hill that goes up to Moina is pretty nasty. But maybe that was just my dead legs talking... And the fact that Bob ...
by orphic
02 Aug 2011, 09:43
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Sunday ride
Replies: 15
Views: 4054

Re: Sunday ride

Can I propose an alternative to Manly Dam? Appin. Trails are miles better and it's not *that* far. Takes a bit over 45mins from the inner west. I can take us around a sweet 25km loop that the Rock Wallaby race was run on, so those of you that did the Appin 800 will be riding some new trails in addit...
by orphic
01 Aug 2011, 13:25
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011
Replies: 221
Views: 13987

Re: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011

I was organising the hats but I have been chasing up Walz for a response to my enquiries about how far we can customise them and haven't received anything back from them. I was also in discussions with the girl from Rocket Fuel to see if she has time to design and deliver our hats before the Fixie C...
by orphic
29 Jul 2011, 11:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The ten hottest men of the tour
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: The ten hottest men of the tour

I'm with Tim. Thor is the man. All men should aspire to be Thor.
by orphic
28 Jul 2011, 16:28
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs etc
Replies: 643
Views: 72949

Re: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs e

Hmmmmm

"But, while the muscles of male study participants who trained without breakfast showed an improved ability to burn fat, the female cyclists improved their muscles' fat-burning capacity when they trained after breakfast rather than before."
by orphic
28 Jul 2011, 16:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cycling Express - New online seller
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: Cycling Express - New online seller

Cycling Express has not yet sent an email out to anyone, ever, at any time for any reason, particularly for marketing purposes. The only person who may have sent an email to anyone concerning the cyclingexpress website was the owner of a large bicycle forum who apparently sent an email regarding us...
by orphic
28 Jul 2011, 15:48
Forum: Track
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Wheels

Those are road wheels Mike, I think he was talking about these - http://www.kirraweecycles.com.au/shop/v ... oductid=26

I do agree that supporting the local industry instead of Probikekit might be nice
by orphic
27 Jul 2011, 16:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Wheel Upgrade - Thoughts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2432

Re: Wheel Upgrade - Thoughts?

You got me thinking about wheels so I sat at work looking at options this afternoon. The combo of Stans XTR Alpha 340 rims, Tune hubs and Sapim CX-Ray spokes and nipples would deliver an alloy clincher around the 1200g mark. Almost seems a bit too light. Would possibly worry about the Tune hubs not ...

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