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Dirk's Discussions

Wanted please: Gazelle Innergy e-bike charger

Started Apr 25, 2016 0 Replies

Hello allThought I'd check to see if anyone has one of these lying around they'd like to sell me. Mine's stopped working. Otherwise I will order a new one.…Continue

Tags: battery, innergy, e-bike, charger, gazelle

Brissy to Bay 2016 special price $25 today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grumpy Cyclist Jan 29, 2016. 4 Replies

For anyone planning to do the ride, special entry price today.The minimum $250 fundraising "commitment" still applies.12. Is fundraising compulsory?The MS Brissie to the Bay is primarily a…Continue

Tags: ride, bay, brissy

Beater bike wanted

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dirk Oct 17, 2015. 7 Replies

The dream is:Single speedUtility geometrySteel with mudguards and rackFor a bottle of wine or similarIdeally a ratty old Dutch bike to tootle around our flat, beachside suburb and leave at the…Continue

50 Ironmans in 50 days in 50 states

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dirk Aug 1, 2015. 23 Replies

Here we have something in a similar vein to the current attempts on the "most km cycled in a year" record.One ironman triathlon each day for 50 consecutive days. That's a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike…Continue

Tags: ironcowboy, 50, record, ironman


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Dirk replied to Doc Embrey's discussion Proposed Samford to Ferny Grove Cycle Infrastructure?
"I took the recumbent through there last year and tried to connect from Cabbage Tree Creek path to Lanita Road rail trail. I ended up taking a route through suburban streets similar to what Doc Embrey suggests above, but without the local knowledge…"
Mar 12
Dirk left a comment for Angel Maher
"Looks like the end of my post got chopped off. Here it is: http://gatewayupgradenorth.com.au/ It will be good to have a proper commuter cycleway which it is complete – the path through the wetlands is fun and scenic rather than a proper…"
Feb 27
Dirk left a comment for Angel Maher
"Commuting from Redcliffe to the Valley is a great idea! I commuted all year round from Sandgate to George Street in the CBD – which covers the majority of your distance. My commute was 30 km one way. I loved it but for my abilities it was…"
Feb 27
Dirk replied to Taezar's discussion How was your commute - November 2016
"The work's been going on a few weeks. Some sort of bridge railing work? I've just been slowing down through there rather than dismounting and the guys have been OK"
Nov 21, 2016
Jessica liked Dirk's blog post My new "beater" bike
Sep 15, 2016
Dirk replied to Taezar's discussion BCC requests and outcomes.
"Yes I saw a poor woman be "deflected" by one of these rails the other day, falling heavily off her bike."
May 12, 2016
Dirk replied to David's discussion Good, funny, unbelievable videos, photos to share
"I've been going to Bunnings Carseldine for years, but only noticed today they actually have a set of bike racks (surrounded by pallets and various other detritus) tucked down in the corner near the entrance. No idea if they've always been…"
Apr 25, 2016
Dirk posted a discussion

Wanted: Gazelle Innergy e-bike charger

Hello allThought I'd check to see if anyone has one of these lying around they'd like to sell me. Mine's stopped working. Otherwise I will order a new one.…See More
Apr 25, 2016
Dirk commented on Dunsobarky's blog post The transition from e-bike to me-bike
"I love this. Personal journey and discovery, man. It's cool and right that you recognise and enjoy personal progress in that way. That's what life's about I think."
Apr 21, 2016
Dirk updated their profile
Mar 3, 2016
Dirk replied to Geoff Tewierik's discussion How was your commute - March 2016
"I understand your point. I do, totally. But I am not a fan of lecturing strangers. It doesn't sit right with me. I've noticed it done a lot and I feel it's really just a bit much. I know, you felt it was justified because supposedly…"
Mar 3, 2016
Dirk commented on Paul Martin's group 'Bent Riders
"You won't break me guys - I'm just too content with what I have :P"
Jan 31, 2016
Dirk replied to Melvyn Yap's discussion Bikepath Classic
"I agree Melvyn"
Jan 31, 2016
Dirk commented on Paul Martin's group 'Bent Riders
"$2660 delivered sounds alright. Not that different to the Corsa though!"
Jan 30, 2016
Dirk commented on Paul Martin's group 'Bent Riders
"Playdough et al. - I too have been struck by the realisation that recumbents are so unsupported retail-wise. The recumbent market has to be a bit of a chicken/egg thing - the less that are sold, the less people will find out about them and buy them.…"
Jan 30, 2016
Dirk commented on Paul Martin's group 'Bent Riders
"David - my Dutch is insufficient :PI know ligfiets = recumbent"
Jan 30, 2016

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My new "beater" bike

Posted on October 17, 2015 at 10:00pm 16 Comments

Well, I found myself a “beater bike”.

Originally I was looking for a folding bike. That evolved into being pretty sure I wanted/needed a Brompton.

The reason? For rolling the flat 1 km or so from the house to the railway station on the one day or two a week that I don’t ride all the way to the CBD on the recumbent. A folder seemed logical to enable taking the bike on the train with me. An added benefit, I thought, would be that on days where large storms knock out public…



Posted on November 4, 2012 at 2:30pm 8 Comments

Got a flat yesterday. Sat on the front porch this afternoon and patched the tube. Decided that while I was at it, I would replace the tyre.

All was well until I was doing the final air-up up to 90psi or so (tyre recommended 85). One final pump for luck and.. KABOOM!

I have been almost struck by…


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At 10:15pm on September 26, 2011, Raymond said…
Ahoy Dirk!
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Hi there Dirk


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