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by Stuart
12 May 2008, 17:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: ABC702 Drive - cyclist phone-in this arvo
Replies: 4
Views: 806

by Stuart
10 May 2008, 20:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dirt Works
Replies: 64
Views: 5397

One of Jo's female staff has an Orbea Diva and loves it. They are about 5K though! That Dama looks hot as well. I have a white and black bike - I don't really clean it that often but I don't think it's an issue. It has Ultegra and currently costs $1650 without the pedals, but it is a boys bike so ha...
by Stuart
10 May 2008, 20:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: NRMA petition
Replies: 5
Views: 841

That's right Mike - I also cancelled our NRMA membership and moved it to the RACV
by Stuart
10 May 2008, 15:25
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday step-up
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

We'll just be riding with the Sun Waterfall slowies bunch and turning at Sutherland so the pace won't be too hot (it's about 50k's return). Incidentally we went to Waterfall today with Matt and the level of aggro from drivers seemed to be up - we even got beeped by a bus driver on the Princess Hwy a...
by Stuart
10 May 2008, 14:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: NRMA petition
Replies: 5
Views: 841

by Stuart
09 May 2008, 11:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Special Saturday Slowies Ride - 24 May (Ride of Silence)
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Adrian - Do you know any of the organisers? Here's a comment I got from a cycling (triathlon) friend regarding attending this years ride. Ignore some of the more colourful descriptions of the riders please! "Unfortunately Stuart I wouldn't recommend doing this ride. I did it last year as my fri...
by Stuart
09 May 2008, 09:56
Forum: Road
Topic: Road rage on Botany Bay today! :-(
Replies: 29
Views: 4143

I think that the more "no" votes the better as it dilutes their argument somewhat - you don't have to read the paper - just get on there and vote no.
by Stuart
09 May 2008, 09:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Special Saturday Slowies Ride - 24 May (Ride of Silence)
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

I'll be there for sure & I expect Jo will be too. We must make ourselves heard if we are ever to improve our safety and get even a samll amount of respect from motorists in this city.
by Stuart
09 May 2008, 09:16
Forum: Road
Topic: Road rage on Botany Bay today! :-(
Replies: 29
Views: 4143

Make sure you get along to the Telegraph's web site and vote in their on-line poll "Are cyclists a problem on Sydney roads?" Typically the Tele thinks it's the cyclists fault, not the drivers (as pointed out by Geoff, so do most of their readers which is not surprising given the demographi...
by Stuart
09 May 2008, 09:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Angry driver takes out 50-strong cycle pack
Replies: 17
Views: 2158

Make sure you get along to the Telegraph's web site and vote in their on-line poll "Are cyclists a problem on Sydney roads?" Typically the Tele thinks it's the cyclists fault, not the drivers. Surely the question should be - "Are Sydney's car drivers too aggressive and dangerous in th...
by Stuart
07 May 2008, 18:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dirt Works
Replies: 64
Views: 5397

by Stuart
07 May 2008, 13:34
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday step-up
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

by Stuart
01 May 2008, 14:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Accident on Saturday Waterfall ride.
Replies: 32
Views: 3421

This is a good idea... I'll give it some thought how we can make it happen.Lindsay Firstly - Hi Glenn - Great to have you back on deck and hope to see you on a ride soon. re bunch riding training: This is what Sydney Cycling do (it's even posted twice on the same page, it's that important!) http://...
by Stuart
30 Apr 2008, 09:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Accident on Saturday Waterfall ride.
Replies: 32
Views: 3421

Stuart - Sorry if my post came across criticising anyone in the group, it wasn't meant to. I was simply trying to highlight some of the causes of accidents that can occur within a bunch. By the sound of things, Glenn made the simple mistake of overlapping wheels. We all do it, but most of the time ...
by Stuart
30 Apr 2008, 08:54
Forum: Road
Topic: Once again Waterfall this Saturday 3rd May
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

by Stuart
29 Apr 2008, 23:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Once again Waterfall this Saturday 3rd May
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

by Stuart
29 Apr 2008, 21:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Accident on Saturday Waterfall ride.
Replies: 32
Views: 3421

Update 3: Glenn is out of hospital today and says he'll be back at slowies in a couple of weeks - great attitude and a top bloke. We'd like to add that he wasn't riding dangerously, no one was out of their seat, we were going about 20kph at that time (I'd estimate), Jo didn't slow or speed up, Glenn...
by Stuart
28 Apr 2008, 22:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Two groups to waterfall
Replies: 45
Views: 3934

First up thanks Mike but talking me up won't make it so ! I was the one slow rider that got dropped on Sun after turning at Waterfall (Pete was just bludging!) - no legs after having done Waterfall on Sat as well but I knew the group would be waiting at the Servo at Sutherland. As a recent Waterfall...
by Stuart
26 Apr 2008, 21:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Accident on Saturday Waterfall ride.
Replies: 32
Views: 3421

Just for the sake of clarity here goes (but remember every bodies version of reality is different - especially when the whole thing took about 10 seconds or so). The bus was not at fault and the driver did a great job stopping in time to avoid running over Glen. Here's a pic of the roadway where the...
by Stuart
26 Apr 2008, 19:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Accident on Saturday Waterfall ride.
Replies: 32
Views: 3421

by Stuart
26 Apr 2008, 17:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Accident on Saturday Waterfall ride.
Replies: 32
Views: 3421

Update: I have spoken with Glen's wife and they think he may have a small puncture in his lung as he's having difficulty breathing although he x-rays do not show any broken or cracked ribs. They are going to keep him in overnight at hospital and she will call me when she knows anything more. The acc...
by Stuart
25 Apr 2008, 11:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday step-up
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

by Stuart
25 Apr 2008, 11:41
Forum: Road
Topic: Anzac Day Ride - Waterfall or M7 - any takers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1408

Stuart, you car was there when I went past your place at 6.35, so I assumed you went to waterfall, but I didn't see you, but I got a flat so wouldn't of caught you. How was Waterfall Mike - I guess it was pretty windy? Jo got home at midnight last night after dinner & a few drinks so we didn't ...
by Stuart
23 Apr 2008, 16:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday step-up
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

Saturdays the club does slowies to Centennial - that's a given. Occasionally others might want to do a longer Sat ride, as Jo & I sometimes do when we know we can't make the Sun ride. Check here for proposed rides. The ride to Centennial and back is great - very social and you get to meet your f...
by Stuart
22 Apr 2008, 15:04
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday step-up
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

I am a bit reluctant to go out with the Sunday Waterfall group as they are probably a bit to quick for me so I was wondering if there was an in between group to ride with. Cheers :D There is actually an intermediate group on some Sunday's. We tend to leave with the slower group right on 06:30 and t...
by Stuart
22 Apr 2008, 14:14
Forum: Road
Topic: Anzac Day Ride - Waterfall or M7 - any takers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1408

Anzac Day Ride - Waterfall or M7 - any takers?

After our aborted attempt to do Waterfall last Sat Jo & I are up for an extra ride this long weekend on Anzac day Friday. Plan is to leave Mick Mazza's at 06:30 to do Waterfall, or to drive out to Liverpool for a 06:30 start to do the M7 cycleway end to end and return (85k's) starting at the M5 ...
by Stuart
20 Apr 2008, 13:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Slowies this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

We pulled the pin on our planned Waterfall ride @ 05:30 as it was bucketing down - went back to sleep and didn't wake up till 08:00 when it was fine but too late! Glad to hear some people were keen to brave the rain and the wind.
by Stuart
18 Apr 2008, 19:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Club clothing
Replies: 89
Views: 6395

Stuart & Jo x 1 cotton each - Cheers
by Stuart
18 Apr 2008, 19:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall this Saturday 19/4/08 - any takers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

William I understand that, especially as I am only just above slowie status myself (hence the medium pace qualifier!) - I got the joke (or I thought it was a joke) but I don't think that many people arrive at slowies on Sat prepared to go to Waterfall, or Sutherland or even Cronulla for that matter!...
by Stuart
18 Apr 2008, 11:08
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall this Saturday 19/4/08 - any takers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Bill mate - we won't be picking up any slowies as if they wanted to go to Waterfall I'm sure they would prefer to start out on a Sunday with Lindsay to guide them. We just want to get a long ride in this weekend as my brother is getting married on Sat 'arvo. Therefore Sunday will not be a good look ...
by Stuart
17 Apr 2008, 23:08
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall this Saturday 19/4/08 - any takers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

by Stuart
17 Apr 2008, 09:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Waterfall this Saturday 19/4/08 - any takers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Waterfall this Saturday 19/4/08 - any takers?

Joanne & I will be doing Waterfall on this coming Sat 19/4 as we can't make it Sunday & our France / Mt Ventoux trip edges ever closer! We will be leaving Mick Mazza's at 06:15 (weather permitting) if any one else is interested - pace will be medium (we normally average about 27-28kph). Plea...
by Stuart
16 Apr 2008, 18:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: we now have a face book page
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

It sucks I have to join to see the whole thing as I'm with James in that I don't have a Facebook or MySpace profile and was planning to keep it that way. Anyway, a great idea re getting DHBC noticed by the online, social networking crowd. I would say however that it's probably better to give the sta...
by Stuart
14 Apr 2008, 21:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: cyclists down today at waterfall turnoff
Replies: 21
Views: 2344

I was under the impression that motorcycling was more dangerous than cycling. Maybe a motorcyclist with 25 years experience is safer than a cyclist with only 1.5 years experience? Some quick googling seems to support the theory that cycling is safer, though obviously statistics can be (mis)used how...
by Stuart
13 Apr 2008, 20:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: cyclists down today at waterfall turnoff
Replies: 21
Views: 2344

First up - Christian - I hope you heal quickly and I'm glad it's not too bad. Secondly, as a long time motorcycle rider and commuter it pains me to hear that a motorcyclist, and a Ducati rider no less was responsible for this crash today. Unfortunately, as pointed out on the linked site, there are a...
by Stuart
12 Apr 2008, 12:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill in The Herald's Fitz Files Team of the Week
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Dulwich Hill in The Herald's Fitz Files Team of the Week

In the Fitz Files on the back page of today's Sydney Morning Herald sport section, in Fitzsimons regular Team of Week section: "The Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club. Believe it or not, the club will celebrate its 100th birthday this week. Over the decades, the original club has merged with Marrickvill...
by Stuart
11 Apr 2008, 17:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Club clothing
Replies: 89
Views: 6395

Now here's an example of a cool design t-shirt that is good enough for even the very style conscious Joanne to buy and wear !

by Stuart
11 Apr 2008, 13:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dullich hill club track championship. next saturday
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Heffron Park, which is just past East Lakes shopping centre. I'm planning to race, so will be riding over at a real slow pace. Could pick you and Joanne up if you want to ride over for a sticky. We're off up the central coast for dinner with friends on Sat 'arvo so will have to pass this week but w...
by Stuart
11 Apr 2008, 11:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dullich hill club track championship. next saturday
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Canterbury Velodrome and Tempe Track are the same place. The confusion comes from that it is the Velodrome for Canterbury Council but is located at Tempe. Official name is Canterbury Velodrome. Tim's provided a map, but you might recall seeing it if you have ridden down cooks river as it's on the o...
by Stuart
10 Apr 2008, 12:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dullich hill club track championship. next saturday
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

So where is this on at then? Is this in the Canterbury velodrome or the tempe "track" ? and what's the address of either of those? I might come along to watch.
by Stuart
03 Apr 2008, 13:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday step-up
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

Agree that Kurnell / Cronulla is fairly flat but it's a really nice ride, especially along the boards / bike path starting at the end of Mangrove Lane and ending at "Shark Park". I do agree with Weiyun though that as step-up ride, turning at the 7-11 / petrol station at Sutherland is proba...
by Stuart
28 Mar 2008, 20:15
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 08/04/1908 to 08/04/2008 - Gladstone Hotel Celebrations
Replies: 6
Views: 2429

by Stuart
24 Mar 2008, 17:16
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday Slowies Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

If she lives out at Centennial and is doing Triathalon, there are heaps of groups that train and ride from Centennial, so a bit of a waste meeting DHC there at around 8am. Tues & Thur rides are free they leave at Robertson gates at 5.45am. There is a slow group and a fast group. Then they have t...
by Stuart
24 Mar 2008, 16:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Undershirts
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

I said no as I've only worn them in winter and agree that the blurb sounded like an advert for his new product. I've tried cotton singlets and didn't like the results as they just absorb sweat and when u stop for any time you get cold. After consultation with my cross country skiing friends who have...
by Stuart
22 Mar 2008, 17:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Average speed for Waterfall ride just jumped 16 Mar 2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4031

I agree with Lindsay re the slow group - happy to just leave and ride at a good pace and meet everyone where and when we do, depending on the day and the group. I think it's great that this club is prepared to take slower beginner riders to Waterfall and just see this conversation as a clarification...
by Stuart
17 Mar 2008, 12:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Average speed for Waterfall ride just jumped 16 Mar 2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4031

Turning at Heathcote means missing out on the excellent fast undulating sections on the return ride from Waterfall. As a relative Waterfall newbie I don't know that I have the answers here but agree that all riders probably want to leave at 06:30 so should we just split the groups before we start ou...
by Stuart
17 Mar 2008, 09:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Average speed for Waterfall ride just jumped 16 Mar 2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4031

Good riding Weiyun. Can I confirm: - we have a 6.15am departure bunch now - And a 6.30am group? (the faster group) ? I think its more like a 6:30 and a 6:40 group. I don't think it was formally organised, Lindsay just thought the slower riders should get a head start and we had enough to make a rea...
by Stuart
15 Mar 2008, 13:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Introduce yourselves
Replies: 97
Views: 46612

Handle: Stuart Real Name: Stuart Hickson Bicycles: 2010 Pinarello FP3 which totally rocks; 2008 Merida Road Lite 905, or "The Spare" 2006 Merida TFS 500 MTB with slicks and a rack a.k.a. the shopping bike I have ex smokers lungs; I'm way slower than my partner, Joanne (Trouty); Still a C2...
by Stuart
13 Mar 2008, 11:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Loop the Lake 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Loop the Lake 2008

Joanne & I both completed the 85k Loop the Lake charity ride around Lake Macquarie on Sun 9/3/08. We rode with some work colleagues of Jo's from Blue Star and partners. We got a 7:15 start on what was a beautiful day weather wise after staying 3 k's from the start overnight. The riding was mixed...
by Stuart
12 Mar 2008, 20:52
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 2 Safety Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 7002

Thanks for all the bunch riding links - very useful except some say one thing and some another when it comes to moving out of the pack and also the calls to use. Personally I try avoid the front and the very back at all times in the bunch and only expect to be in the bunch till Capt Cook bridge on t...
by Stuart
11 Mar 2008, 11:58
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 2 Safety Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 7002

A beginner's view

I'm fairly new to the Waterfall ride, having only done it 4 times but I had done slowies quite a lot beforehand. I have to say that even when I started slowies 18 months ago there was no instruction on calls or group riding. I had no idea what to expect or what the calls were and who should be givin...

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