Simon Lownsborough
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Simon Lownsborough's Discussions

Happy Christmas everyone

Started this discussion. Last reply by philw Dec 28, 2013. 7 Replies

Have a fabulous Christmas, enjoy your family and get in some great holiday riding! :-) oh, and I hope you all get the presents you wish for.

Tags: Christmas

Headwind tips

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Lownsborough Oct 14, 2013. 23 Replies

Yesterday there was a stiff northerly on my homeward commute. I swapped turns with another guy all the way from Glenelg to Semaphore, which was great. We kept up a reasonable speed, certainly more…Continue

Tags: tips, technique, strength, wind

Flying Cervelo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry C Aug 10, 2013. 1 Reply

If you thought Cervelos could fly, here's proof:…Continue

Tags: powered, human, flight, Cervelo

Anyone know anything about Argosy brand bicycles?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Smith Jul 21, 2013. 3 Replies

This is a beautiful old track frame, with 'Argosy' on the down tube. It looks to me as if it has never been built up. Paintwork is in excellent condition, dropouts do not have nut marks, threads are…Continue

Tags: historic, track, argosy, vintage, frame

 

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Latest Activity

Simon Lownsborough replied to durian rider's discussion 30mm the new tire standard?
"Ride titanium and keep to 23C. Best of both worlds. Fast and smooth. :-)"
Wednesday
Simon Lownsborough liked Gus K's blog post Five years of Adelaide Cyclists and looking to the future
Apr 11
Simon Lownsborough replied to Ian Smith's discussion We so need something like this for the RAH
"Build it and they will come? Amazing isn't it - in Holland, where it probably shows for 1/2 the year, they cater for up around 3000 bikes at a regional train station. We have trouble finding lockup facilities here for, what, 20 bikes?"
Apr 10
Simon Lownsborough liked Gus K's discussion Collinswood crossing upgrade: who said advocacy never gets results.
Apr 10
Simon Lownsborough replied to David Southern's discussion Silly Signs
"If only that were true……"
Apr 8
Simon Lownsborough replied to Bicycle SA's discussion Mountain Biking Vs. Road Cycling - Which one is better?
"Whichever one tugs your heart. Or maybe both. Me, I prefer the road, and that's partly because I don't live near the hills, so on a road bike my ride starts right at my front door. And takes me into the hills or along the coast or anywhere…"
Apr 4
Simon Lownsborough replied to Ruddager's discussion Today I learnt that trucks just can't see us (no, not the hard way)
"Well put."
Mar 27
Simon Lownsborough replied to Loops's discussion Near miss whilst commuting- did I do something wrong?
"Yes I don't often say anything - not that I have many incidents really. She has had a couple of hospital visits, she doesn't need any reminders :-)"
Mar 27
Simon Lownsborough replied to David Southern's discussion Bicycle Shaped Objects - Maintenance
"My LBS has numerous experiences with BSO's being brought in for repair, often still with their swing tags on… "
Mar 27
Simon Lownsborough replied to Paul Jorgensen's discussion Q & A on ABC tonight
"Younger drivers sometimes still think they are invincible - and don't fully think through the causes of their actions IMO. Maybe all we can do is hope they learn before they get hurt or hurt someone else. Maybe it's just life experience?"
Mar 26
Simon Lownsborough replied to Loops's discussion Near miss whilst commuting- did I do something wrong?
"Could be Saccadic masking. No defence against that."
Mar 25
Simon Lownsborough replied to Loops's discussion Near miss whilst commuting- did I do something wrong?
"+1"
Mar 25
Simon Lownsborough replied to Paul Jorgensen's discussion Q & A on ABC tonight
"Had to turn it off, this question was just mindless twat dribble. Sad because it could have been enlightened debate...."
Mar 24
Simon Lownsborough replied to Andrew Watts's discussion Quick question, How are you following Milan-San Remo tonight?
"What a great race, particularly the last 40k or so. To endure that in those conditions… "
Mar 24
Simon Lownsborough replied to Gus K's discussion In Trondheim, Norway, they make steep hillclimbing a breeze
"Very nice. It shows how integrated cycling is in Europe. Makes cycling more accessible as a way of life."
Mar 24
Simon Lownsborough replied to durian rider's discussion Norton Summit Tap?
"What do the girls do?"
Mar 21

Profile Information

What bikes do you ride?
2013 VN Aquilo
2011 Avanti Cadent 2
Repco Traveller single speed
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Just want to ride…
Looking for a job in the bike industry.
Website, blog, interest group address.
http://overthehill.net.au/

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Simon Lownsborough's Blog

Buying titanium

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 14:25 5 Comments

Part 2

Tuesday Titanium bike day dawned. Brilliantly - it was clear, and sunny, with an early hint of spring warmth in the breeze. I kitted up and rolled around to the bike shop - they needed my daily ride for the measurements.

And there it was, gleaming grey metal and black carbon, set up on a trainer, ready.…

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Buying ti - a journey of discovery

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 20:43 14 Comments

Part 1

I have been very fortunate to come into some money. Most is for my family, but I decided I'd get something with meaning for myself. I considered my options for about 10 seconds. Yep, it had to be a bike. This was an opportunity to get something that would have lasting value, and a different ride experience. I realised I wanted something that I could grow with as a cyclist, and grow old(er) together with, if that makes sense. It needed to…

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At 10:04 on December 28, 2011, David Jean said…

Hi Simon, I'm a journo at The Advertiser. I saw your blog from August about getting hit by a car and then tracing the number plate through the EzyReg App. I'm doing a story about how many people are using this app now and it would be great to have a chat to you about your experience. Any chance you can give me a call on 82062310 or 0431742561?

At 23:37 on May 4, 2011, Dahondude said…
Retro woolen jerseys

There is an order form for the AC jerseys in the "Shop and Stuff" drop down menu. Look for the Caps and Kit link. Final price will depend on the number of orders placed.
At 23:17 on April 8, 2011, Sakura Saita said…
Hi Simon...Hopefully tomorrow you were enjoyed the Sakura ride. Looking forward to seeing you.
 
 
 

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