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 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 Jimbo's discussion Nasty Video
"It does not matter how poorly you ride a bike, or what defensive moves you take - including hitting a car with your hand - there is NEVER an excuse for threatening life. This dick should be behind bars and have his licence revoked. It beggars belief…"
Jun 3
Simon Lownsborough replied to hozozco's discussion Rainproof breathable jacket
"I've been impressed by the Sportful Fiandre. Even if you pay an absolute bomb you will get wet. I think some of the very best (Rapha, Assos?) might just keep you a little drier for a little longer. But eventually… I also ride 6 days…"
May 12
Simon Lownsborough replied to heather's discussion Campbelltown councillor forgets logic
"On the matter of liability, there doesn't seem to be much concern for the potential liability from poorly-maintained roads. I have had a spoke tear out of a rim after hitting a pothole in the dark on my regular commute. If the pothole had…"
May 12
Simon Lownsborough replied to Ruddager's discussion Got some advice this morning
"He is ill informed, and your riding was spot on, as you know.  I don't think we get any traction trying to reason with wannabe boss men/women like this. They lack understanding, they often don't actually know the rules, and it all…"
Apr 27
Simon Lownsborough replied to Michael Murray's discussion Cycling speed on footpaths
"Semaphore Rd has a shared path for the section east of Military Rd, and a footpath from Military Rd to the Esplanade. On the shared path I can move along quite quickly, always giving pedestrians a wide berth and if necessary stopping - I am not…"
Apr 18
Simon Lownsborough replied to Ruddager's discussion Being passed by vehicles
"Maybe it depends on the road situation - on Military Rd I'm passed by cars around 1m away at 60kph and I have absolutely no trouble with that. But as you say on twisty uphills I want a little more care from drivers. Maybe it's because I…"
Feb 10
Simon Lownsborough replied to Michael Murray's discussion Operation Safe Cycling
"+1"
Feb 9
Simon Lownsborough replied to Michael Murray's discussion Operation Safe Cycling
"What a good idea :-)"
Feb 9
Simon Lownsborough replied to Carl Salt's discussion ID Checks
"I have ICE on my phone, have been hit by car, momentarily unconscious, but In Case of Emergency is ALL anyone needs. What I AM anti is being told I have to carry photo ID when any ID is suitable. And the whole point is to make identification…"
Feb 3
Simon Lownsborough replied to Carl Salt's discussion ID Checks
"Agree. If true this is overstepping the line."
Feb 3
Simon Lownsborough replied to Jim Saunders's discussion Bupa Challenge Ride - Notes
"I agree. It was a brilliant ride. Saw 3 offs, one looked serious and I hope they are OK, saw one guy break a RD (how do you do that?). The Police trying to slow us down on one series of bends actually got in the way rather than helped. Apart from…"
Jan 25
Simon Lownsborough replied to Graeme's discussion Cyclist ID cards
"+1 well put"
Jan 14
Simon Lownsborough replied to Graeme's discussion Cyclist ID cards
"+1 "
Jan 14
Simon Lownsborough replied to Graeme's discussion Cyclist ID cards
"I'd rather see a safety campaign aimed at motorists. Regardless of fault, the motor vehicle will cause the damage because of weight and potential speed. It has been shown that increased visibility doesn't always mean you will be seen.…"
Jan 14
Simon Lownsborough replied to Graeme's discussion Cyclist ID cards
"+1, but kids are exempt, and I think NSW Govt are expecting existing cards to do the trick (Drivers licence). "
Jan 14
Simon Lownsborough replied to Graeme's discussion Cyclist ID cards
"ICE on the lock screen of my mobile ID's me and provides an emergency contact. I don't see why I should also have to carry photo ID (presuming I am in NSW).  What this does do is make life difficult for the minority that do not have a…"
Jan 14

Profile Information

What bikes do you ride?
2013 VN Aquilo
Factory Five F5Pista
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
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 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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