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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 S 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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Simon Lownsborough replied to Nadia S's discussion Car Dooring
"I think education has a role to play as well. Expecting occasional riders to claim the lane is asking a bit much - they often do not have the confidence to put themselves out into a car lane. They see that as a dangerous maneuver.  Educating…"
Aug 28
Simon Lownsborough replied to Harry Smith's discussion Cyclist assaulted at Semaphore - court case today
"Really? $550 and a good behaviour bond? This is not justice or fairness. It is an absolute disgrace.  This does not tell the community that assaulting someone is wrong and will be vigorously punished.  Those responsible for this decision…"
Aug 7
Simon Lownsborough replied to Ginger Beard Musketeer's discussion Video: Adelaide Cyclist
"Meh. I've seen worse. And no matter how you ride some dick-in-a-truck will probably think you should be slower/further left/off the road entirely. Couple of years ago I had some guy draft me as I was driving. I was doing 55, and I gave him the…"
Jul 31
Simon Lownsborough replied to Michael G's discussion Stop giving them ammunition
"While I agree we should ride with respect to road rules, if the road design is making riders find an alternative then clearly there is something wrong with the design. That intersection and bike crossing is NOT a happy place for cyclists. And it…"
Jul 29
Simon Lownsborough replied to Gus K's discussion Norton Summit: tacks, oil and sabotage updates and info
"Hoping Nortons in checked and swept just prior to TDU stage 4…"
Jul 15
Simon Lownsborough replied to YoJimiJames's discussion cycling etiquette - saying g'day
"This morning I was abused by another rider. No idea why - I passed him, and because I was concentrating on traffic I didn't say hullo. When he caught up to me at a pedestrian crossing (Seaview Rd at Henley Beach) I said good morning and his…"
Jul 15
Simon Lownsborough replied to YoJimiJames's discussion cycling etiquette - saying g'day
Jul 14
Simon Lownsborough replied to YoJimiJames's discussion cycling etiquette - saying g'day
"I'm an out-group roadie, and people say I'm a weirdo. Fair cop. AND occasionally I wave at car drivers, mainly with just one finger……"
Jul 14
Simon Lownsborough replied to City of Adelaide's discussion Frome Street Bikeway Independent Review 2015
"Well said."
Jun 30
Simon Lownsborough replied to City of Adelaide's discussion Frome Street Bikeway Independent Review 2015
"Well said."
Jun 30
Simon Lownsborough replied to Adam Brown's discussion Bike stickers
Jun 28
Simon Lownsborough replied to Jimbo's discussion Moron Motorist - NSFW
"'Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.' George Carlin. I'm practicing smiling and riding on.* *Still need practice……"
Jun 18
Simon Lownsborough replied to Equal2Lance's discussion A truly haunting photo for the 1m rule (warning disturbing photo)
"I don't buy it.  If the truck passed the cyclist first he was too close. If the cyclist hit a parked car maybe, but why is the truck so close to parked cars? If you saw a bike go down in front of you you'd swerve wide at least. So…"
Jun 5
Simon Lownsborough commented on Tom Ford's blog post Adel to Melb via the coast solo unsupported April 2015
"Brilliant! Well done. Did you find the bike different to manouver fully loaded?"
May 20
Simon Lownsborough replied to andrew m's discussion performance clincher tyres
"Conti GP4000s one bike, and 4000s II on the other. Both 23s. I've tried Schwalbe, Vitorrias, Michelins. Now I just stay with the Contis. They really do seem to give the best all-round performance. I don't race but I don't like going…"
Mar 25
Simon Lownsborough replied to Dstone's discussion Yeah good but lets see them ride up it.
"wheels fell off?"
Mar 24

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What bikes do you ride?
2013 VN Aquilo
Factory Five F5Pista
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute
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looking for a job in the bike industry.
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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.…


Buying ti - a journey of discovery

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 20:43 13 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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