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Simon Lownsborough
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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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Latest Activity

Simon Lownsborough replied to Garrin Ross's discussion New Cycling Laws
"Exactly. Well put. Let's get the drama out and look at what's really happening. I will email my local MP and link to this if that's ok."
Oct 28
Simon Lownsborough replied to Benny JJ's discussion Bell or breaking the law?!
"Yeh this is the thing for me - 'a similar warning device'. I use my voice - it can be more accurate than a bell because I can say 'bike on your right' or similar. And if I need to grab the brakes I can still yell. Not saying…"
Oct 22
Simon Lownsborough replied to Michael Murray's discussion Expensive bike stolen from Trak Cycles in Norwood
"Expensive? Cipollini, Super Record mech, Lightweight wheelset, hmmm. That would have to be going interstate at least. You couldn't sell it or ride it in SA, unless you painted it maybe. Even then…"
Oct 15
Simon Lownsborough replied to Matt S's discussion Safe braking distances, hills and cars
"Yeh it's a good idea to always be thinking about escape option B isn't it?  I got caught out a few months ago when someone came out of a side street without stopping and the car in front of me stopped suddenly - both at the same time.…"
Oct 15
Simon Lownsborough replied to Matt S's discussion Safe braking distances, hills and cars
"Transferring your weight backwards, even behind the saddle can help - if you have the time and remember to do this. I have a short, steep carpark ramp at work and have found moving back on the saddle helpful… :)"
Oct 15
Simon Lownsborough replied to Gus K's discussion More people will cycle when everyone accepts cyclists' right to be on the road
"Succinct, and relevant. The proposals put forward by Soufiane are sensible and achievable and address the main issues we all have on the road as riders or drivers. IMO"
Oct 13
Simon Lownsborough replied to Gus K's discussion Amy's Ride 2015 - win your entry and a jersey
"1m rule is about to be law. What better way to celebrate than ride Amy's Ride."
Oct 13
Simon Lownsborough replied to philw's discussion 1 metre passing rule starts October 25
"Bell. No. This is an antiquated leftover IMO. Unless you are dumb (mute), your voice is way more useful than a bell. Minor point I know, but I just wish the law was changed on this one."
Oct 9
Simon Lownsborough replied to philw's discussion 1 metre passing rule starts October 25
"Of course. Change is scary. Drivers are being forced to officially share the road. Some of the poor little darlings won't be able to cope…"
Oct 9
Benny JJ liked Simon Lownsborough's blog post Buying ti - a journey of discovery
Sep 16
Simon Lownsborough replied to Just another psycho-list's discussion Bikers are a pain...
"and a partridge in a pear tree …"
Sep 9
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

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2013 VN Aquilo
Factory Five F5Pista
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute
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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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