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by simon.sharwood
14 May 2018, 09:53
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 2017/2018 President's Report
Replies: 0
Views: 393

2017/2018 President's Report

DHBC President’s report 2018 Simon Sharwood, May 11th, 2018 I’d like to start by thanking everyone who volunteered for the club this year. By my rough count nearly 100 members gave some of their time for the club. Either at our events, or leading rides, or on the committee, or coming here tonight to...
by simon.sharwood
25 Feb 2018, 20:10
Forum: Road
Topic: Feedback form for early Waterfall start - form now working
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Feedback form for early Waterfall start - form now working

Thanks to those in the Middies and Fasties who sacrificed some sleep to test an earlier start to Waterfall rides. If you could share your experiences on this feedback form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSck9MgZEcDBcWbud7Z3BU0XERR2eOgkNRijbOqJtGJaolT_qg/viewform?usp=sf_link it will help the...
by simon.sharwood
13 Feb 2018, 16:45
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Waterfall Middies and Fasties - Trial of earlier start time Feb 18th and 25th
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Waterfall Middies and Fasties - Trial of earlier start time Feb 18th and 25th

Attention Middies and Fasties Waterfall riders: on Sunday February 18th and Sunday February 25th the club hopes you'll leave at 06:00 instead of 06:30. We're suggesting this so we can learn if the ride is safer, cooler and more useful for training at those times. If feedback is positive, we'll consi...
by simon.sharwood
30 Jan 2018, 15:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Trialing a new Waterfall start time in February - updated information
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Trialing a new Waterfall start time in February - updated information

Attention Middies and Fasties Waterfall riders: on Sunday February 18th and Sunday February 25th the club hopes you'll leave at 06:00 instead of 06:30. We're suggesting this so we can learn if the ride is safer, cooler and more useful for training at those times. If feedback is positive, we'll consi...
by simon.sharwood
21 Nov 2017, 12:49
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 2017 Christmas Party and awards night
Replies: 1
Views: 561

2017 Christmas Party and awards night

DHBC's 2017 Christmas Party and Awards Night is back! This year, the action kicks off at 7:00P on Saturday December 9th, at the Sydney Park Pavilion in Alexandria. ABC Psephologist and club member Antony Green will MC this night of nights, at which you'll enjoy: * Free pasta and pastries from a food...
by simon.sharwood
03 Nov 2017, 17:34
Forum: Road
Topic: NO Waterfall rides this Sunday, November 5th
Replies: 0
Views: 358

NO Waterfall rides this Sunday, November 5th

Quick reminder: due to the Gong Ride, there's no Waterfall rides this Sunday, November 5th. :|

The road's full, so we skip this weekend.

Simon.
by simon.sharwood
04 Oct 2017, 15:14
Forum: Road
Topic: Free entry to Spring Cycle for a very good cause
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Free entry to Spring Cycle for a very good cause

Anybody want to ride the Spring Cycle? Freedom Wheels, the charity of this year's event, has free entries if you can fund-raise for their very worthy cause: they build bikes for differently-abled kids who struggle to walk, but can ride. They hope we can get a team together. It's a mass participation...
by simon.sharwood
21 Jan 2017, 10:26
Forum: Road
Topic: 'Straya Day Kurnell Kruze, anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 737

'Straya Day Kurnell Kruze, anyone?

Anyone keen?
Departing 0630, the usual route. Visit the plaques at Kurnell, return.
Sedate 25-ish pace, but go harder if you want to at Cpt Cook drive. Not sanctioned. Coffee somewhere on the return.

S.
by simon.sharwood
19 May 2016, 12:38
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Missing the point on the new cycling laws
Replies: 47
Views: 7737

Re: Missing the point on the new cycling laws

An update. I explained my situation to my State MP, Jenny Leong. She said "I would be interested for us to follow up about the fact that police no longer issuing incident numbers for minor traffic incidents (while at the same time spending significant resources targeting pedestrians jaywalking ...
by simon.sharwood
06 Apr 2016, 13:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Missing the point on the new cycling laws
Replies: 47
Views: 7737

Re: Missing the point on the new cycling laws

My $0.05. Last week, a bloke ran a stop sign and hit my car. We're insured, so its not a major hassle.* I called the police. They aren't interested. Indeed, in NSW it is no longer required to report minor car accidents in which no-one is hurt and no cars are towed. So the bloke who hit my car has ne...
by simon.sharwood
07 Sep 2015, 09:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Wanna ride the Gongride? And score a jersey? And work in tech?
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: Wanna ride the Gongride? And score a jersey? And work in tech?

Not sure - whoever our London office decided was cheapest/easiest to work with I suspect.
by simon.sharwood
29 Aug 2015, 10:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Wanna ride the Gongride? And score a jersey? And work in tech?
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Wanna ride the Gongride? And score a jersey? And work in tech?

Some of you will know that I work as a tech journo. You may not know that the publication for which I work, The Register, has a gongride team. We're doing custom jerseys and and giving them away to readers/riders who join our team and raise at least $250. Details here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2...
by simon.sharwood
04 Mar 2015, 10:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Ford reveals e-bike designs
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Ford reveals e-bike designs


Interesting concept: Ford sees bikes as complementary to cars so these are folding machines it's imagined you will ride for the last leg of a journey.
by simon.sharwood
26 Feb 2015, 14:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Swans game, Henson Park, Feb 27th 5:30PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Swans game, Henson Park, Feb 27th 5:30PM

For the Swans fans out there: free intra-club game at Henson Park, Marrickville.

No Buddy, but Goodesy will gallop around.

http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/2015 ... -intraclub

I'll be on the hill with the billy lids.

S.
by simon.sharwood
03 Oct 2014, 17:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Riding Uluru
Replies: 0
Views: 504

Riding Uluru

Just back from a family camping trip to Central Australia. Which was an awful lot of fun. There's an outfit called Outback Cycling ( http://www.outbackcycling.com ) that has bike hire stand at the Uluru Cultural Centre. And also does more adventurous MTB stuff. Apparently lots of families are riding...
by simon.sharwood
07 Sep 2014, 15:50
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Delta Vincent two-bike rack - free to good home
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Delta Vincent two-bike rack - free to good home

Who wants a stylish two-bike rack? It's a Delta Vincent - http://www.orsracksdirect.com/delta-wall-mount-racks-vincent-bike-rack.html - that I can't use because the rack won't hold on plasterboard. http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/orsracksdirect_2270_201396005 Scarcely used, but at this price does it matter?...
by simon.sharwood
30 Aug 2014, 15:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Michele Moss
Replies: 15
Views: 2986

Re: Michele Moss

Yay! I hope the recovery goes well, Michelle.
by simon.sharwood
12 Jun 2014, 11:31
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fixie frame found, free to good home
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Fixie frame found, free to good home

Hi peeps, I found a fixie frame on the street! It looks like this KHS Urban Soul flat-bar commuter thingamie - http://khsbicycles.com/bikes/2013-khs-models/urban-soul/ - probably in the large size. A couple of dings and rust spots, but to my untrained eye it is just waiting for someone to love it an...
by simon.sharwood
18 May 2014, 12:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Google maps now offers elevation data
Replies: 0
Views: 390

Google maps now offers elevation data

Google has switched on elevation profiles when you use Google Maps to plot a cycling route. Desktop only for now.

It doesn't work on every route, but when it does it is pretty cool.

S.
by simon.sharwood
17 Feb 2014, 11:11
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New beer designed for post-ride recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

New beer designed for post-ride recovery

Not as in "gee I could use a beer after that hard ride", but as in "this is beer with lots of added electrolytes".
http://www.leanmachinecanada.com/#!lean-machine/c1t44
by simon.sharwood
23 Dec 2013, 14:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New role paying game you play on a bike
Replies: 0
Views: 509

New role paying game you play on a bike

http://trialoftrails.com/
Not live yet, but the schtick seems to be that this is an RPG in which you have to ride - in real time - between the places you have adventures.
For the RPG nerds out there this could be a marvellous way to get some training done. And splatter a laptop with sweat.
S.
by simon.sharwood
20 Jun 2013, 14:56
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Free Jersey on offer at PR stunt June 20
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

Re: Free Jersey on offer at PR stunt June 20

Who went? How was it? Did the PRs handle you with magnificent cynicism? Are we on TV?

S.
by simon.sharwood
17 Jun 2013, 15:51
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Free Jersey on offer at PR stunt June 20
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

Re: Free Jersey on offer at PR stunt June 20

Here's the official blah from the PR company. Note the different contacts: sascha@magnumpr.com.au / chris@magnumpr.com.au With cycling fever about to strike as Australians prepare for the world’s most prestigious cycling race, the 100th Tour de France, 100 of Sydney’s most dedicated cycling fans wil...
by simon.sharwood
17 Jun 2013, 15:41
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Free Jersey on offer at PR stunt June 20
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

Free Jersey on offer at PR stunt June 20

Hi all, we've been contacted by a PR firm that is trying to get 100 cyclists to Centennial Park at 8:00 AM this Thursday, June 20th. The deal goes like this. Contact mollie@magnumpr.com.au to let her know you are coming. Go to the amphitheatre at the top of the Centennial Park hill by 8:00 AM. You'l...
by simon.sharwood
05 Apr 2013, 08:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Ultimate bike gadgets
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Re: Ultimate bike gadgets

:D Thanks Spiros, I got suspicious about half way in. The board is too small for a GPS/Bluetooth module and has nowhere near the power required
by simon.sharwood
05 Apr 2013, 08:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Anyone got a spare women's bike - we can convert a runner!
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Anyone got a spare women's bike - we can convert a runner!

An old mate/colleague of mine just ran her first marathon. Now her knees and feet are buggered.

Long story short, she needs a bike.

Anyone got a spare she could start on? JV's a lovely person and if we can lure her to cycling she'll be an ornament to the club.

PM me for details.

s.
by simon.sharwood
01 Apr 2013, 09:38
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Ultimate bike gadgets
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Ultimate bike gadgets

Hey all, I'm doing a story for theregister.co.uk, the website for which I work, with a working title of "Build a BONKERS computerised bike". What should I include? The Reg is a technology news site, so the idea of the story is to give our techie audience a look at the kind of bike gadgets ...
by simon.sharwood
26 Mar 2013, 17:31
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter Monday Kurnell Kruize for C25s anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 1635

Easter Monday Kurnell Kruize for C25s anyone?

Leave at 6:30 AM. Egg break at Kurnell Kafe. Kruize home.
Don't bring an egg and you do double turns on the front.
Not an official ride, but Jess L is in and she and I both know the way and aren't horribly slow with punctures.
Who's in?
by simon.sharwood
18 Feb 2013, 11:07
Forum: For Sale
Topic: $300 gift voucher on sale for below face value
Replies: 1
Views: 527

$300 gift voucher on sale for below face value

Hi all, a non-cyclist mate of mine has won a $300 cellbikes voucher.

He'd like to offload it and is willing to do so for less than face value.

Bids to swithers@mac.com

S.
by simon.sharwood
01 Feb 2013, 09:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike Tour: Porto to Barcelona
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Bike Tour: Porto to Barcelona

I visited Porto and North Portugal last year and it was lovely territory. Enormous servings of meat and potatoes for under a tenner. And the local "green wine" is a very light white with just a hint of bubbles.
by simon.sharwood
27 Jan 2013, 05:02
Forum: Road
Topic: Another Kurnell Kruize this sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: Another Kurnell Kruize this sunday

6AM and its raining steadily with the radar looking grim ... I think we can safely say this one wont happen
by simon.sharwood
25 Jan 2013, 15:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Another Kurnell Kruize this sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Another Kurnell Kruize this sunday

I can ride this Sunday and figure I'd like to do Kurnell again (if only to build up more Strava data). Same deal: 6:30 AM departure, rest in Kurnell. If we could shorten the rest a little, I think it would work well for the stronger riders in the bunch. So how about leave 6:30 arrive Kurnell around ...
by simon.sharwood
23 Jan 2013, 07:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 11243

Re: The Saga that is Lance

This is apparently a Banksy
by simon.sharwood
16 Jan 2013, 14:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 11243

Re: The Saga that is Lance

The Onion has nailed it: "Lance Armstrong Admits To Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs To Show Remorse"

http://www.theonion.com/articles/lance- ... nci,30912/
by simon.sharwood
11 Jan 2013, 14:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cranks carked it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Cranks carked it?

I gather Wiggle now warehouses some stuff locally - might be worth keeping an eye on the documentation with future orders.
It's good to see folks like Bike Brain innovate: the typical bike shop experience is seldom good, in my experience. YMMV.
by simon.sharwood
10 Jan 2013, 09:19
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Very cool lock ... on Kickstarter
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Very cool lock ... on Kickstarter

The lock's cables hide inside your seat post so they're always with you and never in the way! Downsides: weight and cables knocking around inside your down tube. Upsides: never forget your lock. Check it out here . This Vamnoof bike does something similar, but needs an extra tube to do the job which...
by simon.sharwood
08 Jan 2013, 18:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: HARDCORE: Did anyone cycle into work today?
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: HARDCORE: Did anyone cycle into work today?

I rode home without incident at about 5:15 PM with readings suggesting it was 42C, but now find myself rather more tired than my modest commute warrants. En route I noticed my brave levers were warm to the touch - they're black and absorbed the heat. I felt my rims - the black parts were unpleasantl...
by simon.sharwood
08 Jan 2013, 14:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Easy paced Kurnell ride - January 20
Replies: 30
Views: 3409

Re: Easy paced Kurnell ride - January 20

I'm planning to do this, know the way very well, have a loud voice, love to sing on the bike and am a decent flat-changer. For those who don't know the ride, Kurnell is a fine trip because once one leaves Taren Point Road and hits Captain Cook Drive, there are maybe two sets of traffic lights betwee...
by simon.sharwood
08 Jan 2013, 14:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Cranks carked it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Cranks carked it?

The SMH is reporting Cranks bike stores are no more: http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/managing/hard-to-brake-even-as-another-bike-store-struggles-20130104-2c8bd.html I work next door to the North Sydney branch and it is all emptied out with not even a note in the window. Sad - the guys there wer...
by simon.sharwood
08 Jan 2013, 14:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: HARDCORE: Did anyone cycle into work today?
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: HARDCORE: Did anyone cycling into work today?

I did. I think I'll ride home very slowly in a very gentle gear, after drinking a large water before I leave and during the trip. I've ridden in 40 degrees before. It wasn't that bad. Or that good.
by simon.sharwood
25 Nov 2012, 08:44
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Bike wanted - smallish for a 11 year old
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Bike wanted - smallish for a 11 year old

Hi all, on the off chance someone has a small roadie/hybrid/commuter out there, I thought I'd shout out. I'm looking for something for my 11 year old, who grows out of bikes at a terrifying rate. He's about 140cm now. Lord knows what he'll be in a year. We're looking for something light enough that ...
by simon.sharwood
21 Sep 2012, 09:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Specialized recalls some products
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Specialized recalls some products

I've no idea if these were sold here, but given members have been known to shop online this recall notice may prove useful. Life-saving, even, as one of the products being recalled is a brake.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12271.html
by simon.sharwood
25 Jul 2012, 10:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Hug a tree after Waterfall on July 29th
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Hug a tree after Waterfall on July 29th

Hi all, I don't know if you've ever gone into the Wolli Creek bushlands, but they're very nice ... and also the closest bushland to the city and one of the last remnants of native Sydney vegetation within the urban area. It's also a decent place for a gentle tootle on a MTB, and of course the bushla...
by simon.sharwood
04 May 2012, 10:59
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Super-sweet bike light on KickStarter
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Super-sweet bike light on KickStarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/743 ... aiting-for
The light will turn on when it is dark and your bike is moving, then turn off at the end of your ride.
S.
by simon.sharwood
01 Mar 2012, 12:52
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Ultimate post-ride coffee
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Ultimate post-ride coffee

I found it on Facebook. It tasted kind of metallic and plasticy, like my iPhone ...
by simon.sharwood
29 Feb 2012, 20:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Ultimate post-ride coffee
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Ultimate post-ride coffee

I've had glandular fever, of al things. Back on the bike now even slower than before
by simon.sharwood
28 Feb 2012, 08:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Ultimate post-ride coffee
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Ultimate post-ride coffee

by simon.sharwood
08 Feb 2012, 12:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Contador sanctioned for two years...
Replies: 23
Views: 1833

Re: Contador sanctioned for two years...

In case anyone is interested, the full ruling is here: http://www.tas-cas.org/en/infogenerales.asp/4-3-5655-1092-4-1-1/5-0-1092-15-1-1/ Long story short, it says the steak theory is half-cooked, the concentrations of clembuterol found were way short of what was needed to be performance-enhancing, bu...
by simon.sharwood
07 Feb 2012, 12:52
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Contador sanctioned for two years...
Replies: 23
Views: 1833

Re: Contador sanctioned for two years...

My understanding is that he had a level of clembuterol below the threshold regarded as cheating, so low that the ambient source excuse was plausible. Of course his previous association with Astana is also pretty suss, but some bloke called Lance also rode for that team ... Shame for cycling either w...
by simon.sharwood
01 Feb 2012, 11:30
Forum: Track
Topic: Australian Masters Track champs 22Feb - 26Feb
Replies: 39
Views: 3334

Re: Australian Masters Track champs 22Feb - 26Feb

The Cooks River Valley times wants to talk to anyone riding this meet - call Kirsty Jagger on 9795 0930.
by simon.sharwood
18 Jan 2012, 09:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike powered gagdets
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Bike powered gagdets

A magazine wants someone who has built bike-powered gadgets.
If you want to pimp yourself, start here: http://www.thesourcebottle.com/query.as ... &qid=12446
by simon.sharwood
05 Dec 2011, 16:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC girl beats boys in competitive racing back in the 1960s
Replies: 26
Views: 2693

Re: DHBC girl beats boys in competitive racing back in the 1

Margaret attended the DHBC centenary dinner. I shared a table with her.
She looked far younger than her years, lived in the Hunter valley IIRC and was full of beans and fond memories of DHBC.
by simon.sharwood
27 Oct 2011, 10:54
Forum: Road
Topic: Gong Ride 2011 - Sun 6th November
Replies: 73
Views: 5539

Re: Gong Ride 2011 - Sun 6th November

Hey all - I've been whacked by a virus and doing the Gongride has not been recommended as a sensible recovery option.
So I have an entry to sell if anyone missed out.
Simon.
by simon.sharwood
12 Oct 2011, 12:44
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Rides 2011- 6am 13th Nov-Hawkesbury Explorer
Replies: 273
Views: 31338

Re: Adventure Rides 2011-6am 9th Oct RNP Audley in Waterfall

A colleague of mine has told me that the Sri Venkateswara Temple at Helensburgh ( http://www.svtsydney.org/ ) does the best and most authentic Indian food in all of Sydney and that its canteen is open on weekends. Anyone else feel like a curry adventure ride? In at Waterfall, out at Lawrence Hargrea...
by simon.sharwood
11 Oct 2011, 14:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike buisness?
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Bike buisness?

My understanding is that bike shops used to make a modest margin on bikes and then cream it on accessories. Many services weren't needed - but were a way to get you back into a store. The accessory market has been blown away by online competition. An example: Cranks in North Sydney charges $11 for a...
by simon.sharwood
10 Oct 2011, 06:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DANGERS OF CARRYING YOUR BIKES ON A CAR RACK
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: DANGERS OF CARRYING YOUR BIKES ON A CAR RACK

The other trick for young players is that it takes about 2-3 weeks for the RTA's bike rack plates to arrive.
So if you are thinking of buying a rack, order the plate before you buy the rack so you are covered from day one.
by simon.sharwood
22 Sep 2011, 21:40
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Crit 25/09/2011 CANCELLED
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: DHBC Crit 25/09/2011 series finale this Sunday!!!

Awesome!!!
by simon.sharwood
22 Sep 2011, 11:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Free custom helmets in the CBD Sept 22 and 23
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Free custom helmets in the CBD Sept 22 and 23

American Express has a pop-up shop called Room for thought at 72 Erskine St in the city, where artists will customise a helmet for you! Free! It's a BMX-style Sergeant Schulz job. http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg863/scaled.php?tn=0&server=863&filename=2xfa.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640 I reck...
by simon.sharwood
21 Sep 2011, 14:34
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike-tracking app uploads ride data to government
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Bike-tracking app uploads ride data to government

Hey all, Bicycle Victoria has produced a 'this is where I rode' app for the iPhone with a difference. It collects data and BV will send it to government to give them more data about who rides where and when so they can plan better infrastructure. http://www.bv.com.au/general/ride-to-work/91481/ I'm ...
by simon.sharwood
09 Sep 2011, 14:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven

vmware helps you turn one real computer into several pretend computers, which is rather more efficient.
pretend computers are called 'virtual machines', hence VM hence VMware.
by simon.sharwood
08 Sep 2011, 14:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 101517

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Bumped into Strawburger in North Sydney yesterday.
by simon.sharwood
07 Sep 2011, 13:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Support the greenway bike route.
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: Support the greenway bike route.

If you do write to an MP, this blog post from Labor MLC Penny Clarke is very useful: it explains how to write good letters to MPs.
http://www.pennysharpe.com/redleather/0 ... be_ignored
S.
by simon.sharwood
07 Sep 2011, 09:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven

A confession: I used to do Microsoft PR (ducks) and was on the team when they introduced what was called licensing 6 about 10 years ago. Long story short, the Microsoft community screamed at least as long and loud as VMware's and got precisely nowhere. Over many months we copped it from all sides. M...
by simon.sharwood
06 Sep 2011, 10:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven

Yes but all the excitement of VMworld2011 was there. I can now tell you more than is sensible about mobile pools of layer 2 IP addresses ...
by simon.sharwood
06 Sep 2011, 09:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven

I'm home now. It was a lightning trip at the end of a press junket to Las Vegas, where I did not see a single moving bicycle. The 44 degree temperatures may have had something to do with that ...
by simon.sharwood
05 Sep 2011, 12:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven

Another piece of portland bike awesomeness - the Airport's bike assembly area. Okay it is not much more than a workstand. But at least it is there! http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg863/scaled.php?tn=0&server=863&filename=n4qz.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640 http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg808/scale...
by simon.sharwood
02 Sep 2011, 09:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Portland Oregon=Bike heaven
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Portland Oregon=Bike heaven

I'm in Portland Oregon for 28 hours and it is bke heaven. There's a bike assembly area at the airport. Bike lanes everywhere, some on the freeway and cars have to give way to bikes at off-ramps. Light rail has bike spaces with hooks, see below. Helmets aren't compulsory. But try finding a post to lo...
by simon.sharwood
25 Aug 2011, 15:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Big changes at Bicycle Victoria
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Big changes at Bicycle Victoria

https://www.bv.com.au/general/about-us/131/
IMHO BNSW can learn from this. Bigtime.
by simon.sharwood
23 Aug 2011, 10:37
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Criterium survey.
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: DHBC Criterium survey.

FWIW I reckon we could create a bit of a club calendar, and pick a weekend of the month for crits and different weekends for adventure rides.
So the first weekend of the month could be crits, the last adventure rides and a guaranteed Waterfall in-between.
S.
by simon.sharwood
21 Aug 2011, 17:29
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Crit 21/08/2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3160

Re: DHBC Crit 21/08/2011

I second Chuck's motion - many thanks to Simon L for getting out of bed thanklessly.
by simon.sharwood
21 Aug 2011, 16:45
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Crit 21/08/2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3160

Re: DHBC Crit 21/08/2011

If I'm in town and healthy I'll be at the final round. Travel and flu have been my problems since round 1.
I remember Young Fast Simon mentioned a track at Allawah. Did we get any joy there?
by simon.sharwood
21 Aug 2011, 11:05
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Crit 21/08/2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3160

Re: DHBC Crit 21/08/2011

One point?
Pfah! :evil:
I think I can, by rights, declare myself Club Champion :wink:
The challenge was there for all.
Only I dared to take it.
The rest of you declined to even face me.
I am, therefore, club champion.
I may at some future point defend the title.
8)
S.
by simon.sharwood
21 Aug 2011, 07:25
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Crit 21/08/2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3160

Re: DHBC Crit 21/08/2011

Im at the track. I reckon it rained here less than an hour ago. It is slick, wet and has puddles on the track. The bottom corner is a mess. Birds are drinking from puddles at the start line.
I rode a lap anyway. How many points do I get?
by simon.sharwood
19 Aug 2011, 08:40
Forum: Road
Topic: Bikely demise and routes on Road web page
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Bikely demise and routes on Road web page

Try Endomodo. It's fun.
by simon.sharwood
19 Aug 2011, 08:28
Forum: Conversation
Topic: WHat to do with old tyres and tubes?
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: WHat to do with old tyres and tubes?

700x23 tubes make awesome ties for tomato vines. They're broad enough that they don't crush the branches but can still bind them to a stake quite tightly. I'd call a car tyre shop and see if they would take bike tyres too - car tyres are recycled under a compulsory scheme and end up as 'soft fall', ...
by simon.sharwood
17 Aug 2011, 10:09
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Crit 21/08/2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3160

Re: DHBC Crit 21/08/2011 TBC ***

From the look of the weather forecast - http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml - we're buckley's of getting on :-(
by simon.sharwood
11 Aug 2011, 13:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Endomondo
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Endomondo

I've started playing with Endomondo, a web service and app that is a lot like mapmyride and garmin connect, but has a more social side to it, as you can share rides and compete with other members of the serivce. It also seems to be rather kinder on the iPhone battery than its rivals. And FWIW here's...
by simon.sharwood
27 Jul 2011, 14:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Be famous - newspaper wants to shoot a DHBCer
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Be famous - newspaper wants to shoot a DHBCer

How did the shoot go guys? Anyone thinking of a career change to become a model now?
by simon.sharwood
26 Jul 2011, 15:16
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Be famous - newspaper wants to shoot a DHBCer
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Be famous - newspaper wants to shoot a DHBCer

Thanks Julio - do us proud!
by simon.sharwood
26 Jul 2011, 11:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Can Waterfall to Marrickville via Cronulla be right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Can Waterfall to Marrickville via Cronulla be right?

Cronulla is a nice ride in its own right. Turn left off Taren Point Road at Captain Cook Drive and keep going all the way to Kurnell. Come back, turn left at the roundabout, go for a swim and coffee at Cronulla, then return. Takes a bit longer than Waterfall all up and there's no climbing, but it is...
by simon.sharwood
26 Jul 2011, 11:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Be famous - newspaper wants to shoot a DHBCer
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Be famous - newspaper wants to shoot a DHBCer

the Inner City Weekender is doing a story about what DHBC expects may happen post-Cadel, and I also told them about recent results.
Now they want to photograph us - if someone has time this arvo or Wednesday between 9-5.
The journo's name is Sarah Mills and she is Sarah.mills@innercityweekender.com.au
by simon.sharwood
19 Jul 2011, 21:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Gong Ride 2011 - Sun 6th November
Replies: 73
Views: 5539

Re: Gong Ride - 6 November

Spring Cycle anyone? I was imagining a DHBC family outing, especially as the kids route this year goes over the bridge and around the CBD. My Mr 9 and his 20" kinda BMX with a dérailleur thing is keen. It might be nice to lycra up early on a Sunday AND spend time with the family all at once! We...
by simon.sharwood
17 Jul 2011, 05:53
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Crit 17th July Teams Points race
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: DHBC Crit 17th July Teams Points race

The weather gods are with you Stuart!
by simon.sharwood
16 Jul 2011, 15:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike vs. Plane
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Bike vs. Plane

LA's main freeway is being shut for maintenance this weekend.

As a PR stunt, airline JetBlue is offering a flight from one LA suburban airport to another.

The local cycling community is going to race the plane ...

http://blogging.la/2011/07/14/wolfpack- ... s-jetblue/
by simon.sharwood
12 Jul 2011, 14:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Levis launches commuter cycling jeans
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Levis launches commuter cycling jeans

Press release here

I'm going to the States in August. Who wants some?
by simon.sharwood
28 Jun 2011, 10:39
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Crit 17th July Teams Points race
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: DHBC Crit 17th July Teams Points race

Excellent. Day after my birthday so either y'all give me a present or I can blame being older for not winning ;-)
by simon.sharwood
15 Jun 2011, 16:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Interesting press release about growth in cycling
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Interesting press release about growth in cycling

Got this from IBISworld today. Interesting analysis of why Sydney is such a bad cycling city: hills! Enjoy. S. - Bike revenue to hit the fast lane - On the eve of International Ride to Work Day (20 June), there’s good news for bike shops and manufacturers: business information analysts IBISWorld est...
by simon.sharwood
10 Jun 2011, 16:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Top video about bike lanes in New York
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Top video about bike lanes in New York

Nonbikerelated? Hmpff. Sorry.
by simon.sharwood
10 Jun 2011, 10:52
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Top video about bike lanes in New York
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Top video about bike lanes in New York

http://youtu.be/bzE-IMaegzQ

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by simon.sharwood
07 Jun 2011, 09:52
Forum: Road
Topic: CANCELLED - Criterium Monday 13th June Queen's b'day
Replies: 29
Views: 2492

Re: Part 4 DHBC Criterium Monday 13th June Queen's b'day

Curse you Hickson! I haven't done enough work on my cornering lately. Or have I ... ?

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