Herman Hill
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Herman Hill replied to StephenW's discussion How was your commute - September 2017
"Starting to rethink Sunday's route  He was too busy hammering the bikes heading toward Kenmore to bother me the other week. That corner was very active in 2015 but not so much in 2016. A new interaction for me was a magpie along the…"
Sep 13
Herman Hill replied to David's discussion A working bell, horn or a similar warning device.
"I have occasionally called out "err ding mate" for groups of obstinate blokey blokes that refuse to move out of the way."
Jul 22
Herman Hill replied to David's discussion How was your commute - June 2017
"Murray - big difference is this case, the car was not turning at an intersection it was entering a driveway. I suspect he was in the wrong. You have a reasonable expectation somone will turn at an intersection. The onus is on the driver when…"
Jul 1
Herman Hill replied to Big Steve's discussion In The News - June 2017
"Yes and over-reaction however I've seen a few delivery riders with almost no cycling skills on busy roads. one rider nearly cleaned on a roundabout not understanding basic giveway rules.  Another rider whose rear wheel was so bent he took…"
Jun 29
Herman Hill replied to David's discussion How was your commute - June 2017
"I thought that I had witnessed the most absurd use of bike lights last year with a guy sporting two sets of Ayups flashing at full power. One set on his bars the other on his nut - both at eye level. Tonight's effort left this for dead. A…"
Jun 13
Herman Hill replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - May 2017
"World's biggest bollard? should be a landmark on every cycle-tourist's itinerary. Cameron  I'm not sure where you would put a Radnor Street bikeway,  maybe 3 meters above the road or cantilevered over the river?"
May 24
Herman Hill replied to Steve's discussion Wheels
"On the tyres go for a wider. my 2nd hand trek came with 23mm GP4000s. poor traction & hard ride 110 - 120psi. a wider tyre will have negligible aero loss and a small weight penalty, however better rolling resistance even with lower pressure…"
Apr 15
Herman Hill replied to Aaron Ball's discussion In the news - January 2017
"Exactly half my time up the back, but I was lugging a 12 kgs steel frame up there. Should have another crack with the Trek."
Jan 12
Herman Hill replied to WanderingWheels's discussion South Brisbane - Good route to ride base
"Nice thing about the river is you can make up a bunch of variations either cutting it short through UQ or heading out further. This one https://www.strava.com/activities/818141222 includes Fig Tree Pocket and Mount Ommany omitting much of the…"
Jan 5
Herman Hill replied to JamesD's discussion Griffith Uni - Nathan Campus path
"Hi JamesD Strava Heat Map shows part of the route is used by cyclists but one section only seems to be used by runners. Probably not so promising for a road bike.   Very handy tool when looking for new ways around town (or anywhere I…"
Dec 31, 2016
Herman Hill replied to Tevin's discussion Brissy's right turn rule.
"Pretty sure you can chose either option. The hook turn is great for riders not confident with taking the lane or sitting on the white line right to turn right. It is probably wise if you are on a busy road (trucks) and there is no dedicated right…"
Oct 29, 2016
Herman Hill replied to Geoff Tewierik's discussion What new thing did you buy your bike today?
"I installed a pair of 26mm Pananracer Gravel King tyres on my road bike.  Pretty happy with the 1st ride today (116ks) compared to the 23mm conti gp4000s iis."
Oct 9, 2016
Herman Hill replied to Geoff Tewierik's discussion What new thing did you buy your bike today?
"You hear it straight away. The little plough at the front helps set up your toe-in.I suspect my problem is to do with the very grippy material on worn rims."
Sep 28, 2016
Herman Hill replied to Geoff Tewierik's discussion What new thing did you buy your bike today?
"Geoff - I see Compass also make a 26mm Cayuse Pass. How would these compare with the 26mm Panaracer Gravel King? I note they are both made by Panaracer and have similar tread.  The gravel king list for $50.00 a tyre. The only local price…"
Sep 27, 2016
Herman Hill replied to Geoff Tewierik's discussion What new thing did you buy your bike today?
"I put some Kool Stop Salmon brake pads on my steel frame bike (old 27 inch wheels). the Kool Stops do the job but squeal like banshees! "
Sep 26, 2016
Herman Hill replied to Geoff Tewierik's discussion What new thing did you buy your bike today?
"Couldn't find anything on Treks website. I dropped it in for a BB service & the mechanic advised against it. So 25s it is."
Sep 26, 2016

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational
Where in Brisbane do you live ?
New Farm
Tell us about your bikes
My favourite ride is my 1980s 10 speed steel Franken-bike. Originally a Malvern Star Sportif I believe The former owner did most of the mods. I got it powdercoated in teal and rebuilt it with a bunch of odds and ends. Bike #2 is a 90s Nishiki Mountain Bike good for the markets or a run to the shops.
About Me :
I've always loved riding. Saved up and bought a 5 speed Tom Wallace back in the mid 70s in high school. After riding in the Brisbane to Gold Coast on the Franken-bike this year I got a real buzz for riding, commuting the long way to work and 20 - 50km solo forays into the surrounding suburbs on the weekend. Currently considering training up for Mt Coot-tha challenge 2015.

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