After wondering whether to take my newly-acquired recumbent bike (still trying to ride it without falling off, and not being able to ride it uphill), I decided to again take the trusty (or so I…Continue
"Does anyone know what happened to http://www.ozhpv.org.au/forsale/ ? I get a "Unknown host- server does not have a DNS entry" message (whatever that means) whenever I try to have a look. They always had interesting 'bents for…"
"Mary, Thanks. I did a quick Google and discovered that it was a spinal injuries expo. If you have mobility issues, then a recumbent trike might be a real magic carpet for you. I know Jane well, and she is a fabulous advocate for cycling (and a good…"
"Taez, BCC and Jon have seen the comments on the forum and are aware of the problems that arose on the ride. They are going to have to rethink promoting the rides too widely without catering for beginners or allowing for a big…"
"Taezar, You are a legend. Those photos that you took would have made the police smile. I'll be on the lookout for that guy now. Shame about the numbers being filed off. Guess that is what thieves do."
"Does anyone remember hearing about the cyclist fatality on the Ipswich-Rosewood road a couple of weeks ago ? I only heard it on the radio, but the news report claimed that the car "clipped" the rider. My guess is that was the term used by…"
"Biodiesel is a perfectly good diesel fuel, and runs just fine. The problem is getting enough of the stuff without taking up too much food growing land to fuel the really big users. If you get free feedstock from fish and chip shops, then it is also…"
"I have some background in this area. Paul is quite correct. Both petrol and diesel ultimately degrade with time.
Petrol degrades faster if it is in contact with copper or copper alloys (brass), and if it is stored hot. For you chemists out there,…"
"Can I make comment in defence of the regular ride ? I ride with this group pretty regularly and know the guy very well. When I was fat and unfit following a knee repair, these guys helped get me back, and my now 13 yo started riding with the…"
"Taez, Sorry- I was going to drop my son at sailing at Manly, then duck back for the ride. He was too sick to sail (sore throat) so I had to stay with him. We did some RC sailing at the Wynnum wading pool. Apologies. Maybe you could join one of our…"
"This is a Brisbane City Council Active in Parks ride. For some reason, it is being promoted in the BCC newsletter and website. I do them regularly, and have done so for a few years now. Jon Newrick of Bushranger Bikes leads them. Great way to find…"
Refurbished Shogun Samurai flat bar road bike
Aldi folding bike
SE Lager single speed
Optima Lynxx recumbent
About Me :
Keen, but not very fast. Ride with a group of workmates/others 2 or 3 times per week. We love to ride and eat. Do the 4 organised rides each year (BQ, MS, B2Ipsw, B2GC). My 13 yo rides with us on a Hillbrick 650 wheeled road bike. Just did up an old CrMo framed road bike for him to grow into. See photos in "can anyone tell me what this frame is ?" He got a GT 29'er MTB for his 13th birthday. Those wheels are enormous!