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Magpies - 2018

Started this discussion. Last reply by heather Sep 12. 3 Replies

I couldn't see a relevant thread so forgive me if I'm repeating a resource.Attacked this morning crossing the Torrens footbridge at John Keeley Reserve (just city side of Holbrooks Rd). Vicious bugga…Continue

Woodville to city

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Aug 4. 3 Replies

First off, I'm amazed the system still remembers me... and I'm sure those who remember me have varied reactions to such recognition.Anyways, I'm now based in the north western end on the metro area.…Continue

Amy's ride - a different view

Started this discussion. Last reply by A.V.O. Nov 6, 2012. 27 Replies

Firstly, I'm not knocking Amy's ride or those who took part, though the organisers could have arranged for better weather (glad it was you, not me).Jan and I decided to head to our favourite coffee…Continue

New models

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Koukourou Nov 4, 2012. 19 Replies

I just dropped into Tailwind to grab a brake lever (which I probably don't need so it was a good buy) and there, leaning arrogantly against some cheap and nasty Giants, was a lovely new Merida. Now…Continue

 

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Richard replied to Equal2lance2's discussion Western parklands path open again
"I tried that run this morning. Very nice and peaceful. Thanks for the heads up. Is there anyway of getting through or past the cemetery to get to Anzac Hwy? Or is it a case of go up to West Tce and ride around the front?"
Oct 27
Richard replied to Savvas's discussion Election Update for Port Adelaide/Enfield Voters...
"Thanks for posting. I couldn't read all that bumph, gave up halfway through. The only one who actually said anything was the first bloke. The mayor and his cohorts just spouted pollyspeak with absolutely no substance. It's no wonder…"
Oct 23
heather replied to Richard's discussion Magpies - 2018
"Friendly swooping! Magpie swooping a playful game of cat and mouse between boy and feathered friendPublished by ABC News on 12-Sep-2018Each day when 9yo Tylah leaves the house it is game on with a local magpie, but in their case it is year-round and…"
Sep 12
heather replied to Richard's discussion Magpies - 2018
"Richard, ages ago the AC menu Resources sent you straight to an AC / Adl magpie map. Now it directs one to https://www.magpiealert.com/SwoopingMagpieMapSA.php"
Sep 3
Peter B replied to Richard's discussion Magpies - 2018
"Ouch!! You might want to direct Council to this SA Department of Environment page, which suggests placing warning signs. I wouldn't go as far as to say it's a directive which councils must obey, but at least it might carry some…"
Sep 3
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Magpies - 2018

I couldn't see a relevant thread so forgive me if I'm repeating a resource.Attacked this morning crossing the Torrens footbridge at John Keeley Reserve (just city side of Holbrooks Rd). Vicious bugga - no warning, one whack on the helmet, then ripped my ear open. There was a nasty brute operating in that area last year so it might be the same one.Reported to the council who couldn't give a stuff. The even found it rather quaint when I suggested that they put up some warning signs.See More
Sep 3
Richard replied to Richard's discussion Woodville to city
"Thanks Eugene. That pretty much covers what I wanted to know. As it happens, I've now got an impressive dose of the flu so it won't be happening this weekend dammit."
Aug 4
Notina Hurry replied to Richard's discussion Woodville to city
"You will also have to detour around the old gas works at Brompton to rejoin the path that then takes you under Park Tce and into the Park Lands"
Aug 4
Eugene Suleau replied to Richard's discussion Woodville to city
"If you're starting at Woodville station, you can take the Outer Harbour Greenway pretty much all the way through (if that's what you're asking). Day Tce between Rosetta St and Croydon station is currently being re-surfaced, so…"
Aug 4
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Woodville to city

First off, I'm amazed the system still remembers me... and I'm sure those who remember me have varied reactions to such recognition.Anyways, I'm now based in the north western end on the metro area. Let's, for the sake of argument, assume that I can start my ride at the Woodville railway station. If I start following the railway lines towards the city, where am I going to come adrift?I normally turn off before Rosetta St (going to a different part of the city) but tomorrow will want to go right…See More
Aug 4

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What bikes do you ride?
Europa
HIllbrick
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
I ride what works for me ... which puts me at odds with the cycling industry and many 'roadies'. My bikes are road sportsters, but I'm shunning gears and riding fixed gear more and more ... which is fun seeing I live in the southern foothills.

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Europa reborn ... again

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 15:58 2 Comments

Yup, my beloved old Europa has undergone yet another metamorphosis.

I bought this old bike in the mid-eighties and used her on and off for years. Typically, I'd start riding her during the TdF and some years, would stop a few months later while other years, I'd still be riding when the next TdF came around. In the late nineties, the front dr broke and I stopped riding. Six years ago, I repaired things and got back into riding. She served as a stripped down version of her earlier…

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Recycled Road Chief

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 16:45 3 Comments

You've met this old bike before, when she was done up for bike polo duties. Well, she's moved on ... again.

 

A bit of history, I bought this bike ... frame (coz that's all that's left) for $20 from ebay. The components were very low end and the wheels steel rimmed horrors with some of the cheapest hubs I've ever seen. Surprisingly though, the frame is quite light and seems quite sound. Nice to ride too. Sure, it'd be plain guage tubing but a nice frame for all that.

I…

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Of wogs and rides and trying to kill me kids

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 10:01 2 Comments

I've luxuriated in the arms of a full on throat virus this last week - coughing, spluttering, loopy thinking (even by my standards). Lost a week at work, got thoroughly bored with myself and managed to give it to my son, just as he started his year 12 exams - yup, he did one of the big maths subjects, hardly able to talk.



So things have been interesting.



For the record - the term 'wog' is Australese for an illness ... though it was also used in the past as a derogative term… Continue

Cranks and stuff

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 22:23 3 Comments

This blog post is actually only part of a much too long post on my blog - By wheel or by water

That post covers some personal stuff, some talk of brakes which I've covered in the discussion thread, What a difference a lever makes and the great locking ring debacle discussed in Quando… Continue

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At 23:45 on August 10, 2012, David Southern said…

I have no idea what old bikes are worth, in dollar terms.  My own Gitane cost me $20 from the local junk/art dealer, and about $280 more to bring it up to what is useable for me.  Worth it? Yes, of course.  Economically rational? No way.  (Not that economics is rational - someone farts on Wall St, and share prices tumble.)

At 20:17 on June 26, 2011, richard 1473 said…
hi Richard i have measured the top tube from the centre of the headstem to the centre of the seatpost 57cm also from the centre of the bottom bracket to the centre of the seatpost 60cm hope this helps Cheers
At 15:06 on September 19, 2010, Gus said…
Well... both but it's an oldie but a goldie of gags!

BTW thanks for all your input and enthusiasm for the website (and community). It's really great there is such a wide range of bicycle users as members and it's great when new visitors come along they don't just see the obvious lycra & carbon conversations.

Hope we can meet up some time.
Cheers
Angus
 
 
 

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