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by Sim
21 Apr 2017, 21:53
Forum: Road
Topic: Armidale via Thundabolts way #ride4mike
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

Re: Armidale via Thundabolts way #ride4mik

Great read and well done. I drove almost the exact reverse (Armidale through Thunderbolts Way) about a week ago on a camping trip, a beautiful road and a top (but tough) ride.
by Sim
27 Mar 2017, 16:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Bowral Classic - worth the money?
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Bowral Classic - worth the money?

Hi all - like many of you I received an invitation to do an 'early bird' entry to this year's Bowral Classic - $195 for the 160km route if you register before 14 May. I enjoyed it in 2016 (it was my first ever event) but thought I'd ask ... why not just do an 'unofficial' version of it on a differen...
by Sim
18 Feb 2017, 17:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Trainers and carbon bikes (Specialized safety notice)
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: Trainers and carbon bikes (Specialized safety notice)

That's a bit crap ... I've been using my carbon Specilized Roubaix in a trainer for months :(

Thanks for sharing tho.
by Sim
30 Nov 2016, 22:22
Forum: Road
Topic: L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December
Replies: 83
Views: 11183

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

Am guessing most people got the rider's guide, but here's a link if not: http://v3au.zone-secure.net/drive/6594/259706/?token=A21FC03B67ED3ECA9CF48678E4B59D14&inf_contact_key=564f44bac74f77239b036ada5876ff468a77a3f5cfcaeaf70383e25748dd6340#page=15 Things worth noting include arrangements for bag...
by Sim
31 Oct 2016, 15:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Our club challenges and direction
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Our club challenges and direction

I read an interesting article in Bicycling Australia magazine this week, where a bunch of club presidents were surveyed on a range of topics about the direction of their club and the challenges they face. It made me feel a bit bad that I know so little about our club direction and challenges apart f...
by Sim
16 Oct 2016, 09:19
Forum: Road
Topic: Bowral Classic Sun 23rd October 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Re: Bowral Classic Sun 23rd October 2016

I'm riding the 160km (my first 100-miler!) ... riding with a work friend but will wear the club colours, hope to see some of you on the road
by Sim
14 Oct 2016, 17:54
Forum: Road
Topic: 15/10/2016 - DHBC Southern Alps Temple Tour
Replies: 16
Views: 1897

Re: 15/10/2016 - DHBC Southern Alps Temple Tour

Jarrad S
Paul M
Tony O'C
Dave E (in part)
Manny
Dave J
Tarryn (maybe)
Diana
Laura (in part)
John Tsihlis ( in part)
Hiro M
Dave B
John H #2 (in part)
Farid B (TBC)
Joel W
Phil D (in part)
Katie (in part - back at HQ by 11h30/12)
Sim (in part - turn back @ Otford or similar)
John H #1 (in part)
by Sim
09 Oct 2016, 21:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Breakfast before training rides?
Replies: 15
Views: 2947

Re: Breakfast before training rides?

Interesting to see the different approaches, thanks for the input. I'm currently trying two different "regimes" ... - for mid-week rides: nothing to eat prior, water only during ride, muesli + Greek yoghurt breakfast after. Rationale is that the body has enough stored carbs for ~40 mins, r...
by Sim
09 Oct 2016, 10:12
Forum: Road
Topic: 15/10/2016 - DHBC Southern Alps Temple Tour
Replies: 16
Views: 1897

Re: 15/10/2016 - DHBC Southern Alps Temple Tour

Is anyone planning to turn back at Otford? Return either via The Wall / Old Princes H'way or thru RNP?
by Sim
03 Oct 2016, 13:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Breakfast before training rides?
Replies: 15
Views: 2947

Re: Breakfast before training rides?

Thanks for the tips ... think I'll experiment a little more. Have shifted to natural muesli + Greek yoghurt for pre-ride, and and am going to try some different power bars (I've been pretty lazy and grabbed ones from the supermarket, and they look to me to be protein / weightlifting rather than ener...
by Sim
29 Sep 2016, 12:06
Forum: Road
Topic: Palm Beach / Central Coast Adventure Ride - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2584

Re: Palm Beach / Central Coast Adventure Ride - Saturday, 1 October 2016

List: Paul M - Option 3 Dave E - Option 3 Dave J - Option 2, then on to Newcastle independently Manny - Option 2 or 3 Raph B - Option 2, then on to Yarramalong independently Tarryn M - Option 3 Diana M - Option 3 Renee H - Option 3 Tony O - Option 3 Adam F - Option 3 Peter B - Option 3 (TBC) Chris G...
by Sim
29 Sep 2016, 11:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Breakfast before training rides?
Replies: 15
Views: 2947

Breakfast before training rides?

Hi there Curious to know whether most people skip breakfast before doing the standard DHBC training rides, or even on longer adventure rides. I've always had something light - like a bit of toast with honey - before heading off, with a banana or half a power bar mid-way at Waterfall. I'll have somet...
by Sim
27 Jun 2016, 15:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Police blitz in Sydney - Tuesday 28th June
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Police blitz in Sydney - Tuesday 28th June

Am sure many of you have already seen this, but just in case ... got an email from Bicycle NSW today with the following info. No standing starts on Tuesday hills ride everyone :) Scheduled police operation in Sydney As a result of the working relationship Bicycle NSW has with key stakeholders in NSW...
by Sim
04 Jun 2016, 19:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Cycling Lane on Carrington Road
Replies: 10
Views: 1977

Re: Cycling Lane on Carrington Road

I hope they don't simplify the law, as the 'simplification' will be to make the use of any form of bike path / lane / shared path mandatory for cyclists. Imagine our bunch rides being forced to use the separated bike path on Carrington Rd! I once rode in the Carrington St path when I returned solo a...
by Sim
04 Jun 2016, 12:41
Forum: Road
Topic: L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December
Replies: 83
Views: 11183

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

I know of 2 others (non-club) looking for shared accommodation if we need more to fill.

What's the normal etiquette here, does everyone stump-up up front, or does some one (eg. Eleri) pay the deposit and carry the risk :P
by Sim
25 May 2016, 20:31
Forum: Road
Topic: L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December
Replies: 83
Views: 11183

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

I'm planning to get a place or places in Jindabyne where it starts and finishes. No point driving to the start! Eleri - it starts at the Crackenback ski tube, finishes at the Smiggins Hole end of the ski tube ... presumably they shuttle you back on it: http://letapeaustralia.com/wp-content/uploads/...
by Sim
24 May 2016, 21:22
Forum: Road
Topic: L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December
Replies: 83
Views: 11183

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

Where do people stay for this race ... do they stay Jindabyne or Thredbo and then drive? There's not a lot in Crackenback itself, the following are two examples ... there are much cheaper places in Thredbo 4 pax @ about $125 each (for 2 nights) http://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/nsw/snowy-mountai...
by Sim
18 May 2016, 09:23
Forum: Road
Topic: L’Etape Australia 2016 - by Le Tour De France Saturday 3rd December
Replies: 83
Views: 11183

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

Is it the done thing to bring along a non-club family member? I've signed up to do L'Etape with my brother (president of the Macksville CC, has ridden with DHBC a couple of times). That would bring the list to ... Eleri - willing to share Anthony K - willing to share Adam W - willing to share Peter ...
by Sim
04 May 2016, 14:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Missing the point on the new cycling laws
Replies: 47
Views: 9746

Re: Missing the point on the new cycling laws

Is this the same incident with photos? http://bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=87869 Wow, you're right ... I didn't misunderstand it at all, this exact issue is discussed in page 5 of that thread. NSW Road Rule 260 could be read to suggest that if I'm riding on the road next to an ad...
by Sim
30 Apr 2016, 08:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Introduce yourselves
Replies: 97
Views: 46706

Re: Introduce yourselves

Handle : Sim Real Name : Simeon (but Sim is fine) Bike : Black 2015 Specialized Roubaix Comp Disc (road); Giant CRX One flat bar (commuter/basher) Location : Annandale Known For : hmm, don't know ... but I get asked about my disc brakes on just about every ride I go on, so I'll go for that Backgrou...
by Sim
17 Mar 2016, 09:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Missing the point on the new cycling laws
Replies: 47
Views: 9746

Re: Missing the point on the new cycling laws

NSW Police were out in force in Pyrmont this morning ... five cops on bikes riding the strip between Miller St and the bridge. One was harassing a cyclist who was not riding in the separated cycle path ... this practice may well bug a lot of people (including some other cyclists) but it is completel...
by Sim
12 Feb 2016, 15:14
Forum: Road
Topic: Peaks Challenge Falls Creek - 13 March 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2538

Re: Peaks Challenge Falls Creek - 13 March 2016

For anyone interested in this ride (and is less of a chicken than I am), my friend is selling his entry on eBay for face value ($335).

If anyone is interested in making an offer, I'll happily put it to him.
by Sim
18 Jan 2016, 16:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Good bell for your road bike
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Re: Good bell for your road bike

Thanks for the recommendation, I will check them out. I have a bell on my commuter but had been reluctant to spoil the aesthetic of my 'good' bike with a bell, but have just read that the fine for riding a bicycle 'without working warning device' is going to rise to $106 in March. And I have the une...
by Sim
06 Dec 2015, 15:26
Forum: Road
Topic: Peaks Challenge Falls Creek - 13 March 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2538

Re: Peaks Challenge Falls Creek - 13 March 2016

Thanks all.

I agree with your advice Stuart, the best next step for me is a more moderate distance (~130-150km) before I try to crack something like the Peaks.

Maybe a goal for 2017 :)
by Sim
29 Nov 2015, 20:51
Forum: Road
Topic: Peaks Challenge Falls Creek - 13 March 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2538

Re: Peaks Challenge Falls Creek - 13 March 2016

Thanks all, great advice, have to give some serious thought about whether I can put in that much training ... Freeing up the time is the biggest factor.

I did a 75k / 1200m climb ride today and felt well spent, so it has certainly given me pause for thought.
by Sim
26 Nov 2015, 14:01
Forum: Road
Topic: need a bike fit....Any recommendations???
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: need a bike fit....Any recommendations???

I'll throw in my recommendation for Velofix. After getting repeated lower back soreness on longer rides, a bike fit from James (a fellow DHBC member) has seen it completely disappear thanks mainly to a newer saddle, lower drop, and forward position. Shoe inserts have also helped with arch support. V...
by Sim
26 Nov 2015, 13:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Peaks Challenge Falls Creek - 13 March 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2538

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek - 13 March 2016

Hi there I know a number of DHBC members have ridden this ride (aka. 3 Peaks) in previous years but couldn't find a thread about the 2016 event. A friend of mine who registered has had to pull out (after a bad riding injury ... that's another story) and I'm tossing up whether I'm crazy enough to tak...

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