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Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,235
Posted By Rowan

Believe it or not, I am slightly ahead of you at...

Believe it or not, I am slightly ahead of you at 2,360km, but that also includes some Zwift riding as well. I am hoping to break the 3000km mark by the end of the year, which would be by far the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,235
Posted By Rowan

Tuesday nights are big nights for us, as there is...

Tuesday nights are big nights for us, as there is a TV station that screens three or four train programs, one Australian, one English and other others mixing in various North American and Canadian...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,235
Posted By Rowan

Amazing that there actually is a bicycle in the...

Amazing that there actually is a bicycle in the background. Or is that yours, being used as a prop in the picture.

I am not particularly a Porsche fan, and less so after a person I knew quite well...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,731
Posted By Rowan

Golly gosh... yet another your posts with a...

Golly gosh... yet another your posts with a fantastic picture on it.

I am fascinated by the ships like this one. All goes back to the days of the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and the song by...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,731
Posted By Rowan

Interesting. The favourite bikes for Machka and...

Interesting. The favourite bikes for Machka and me are our Ti Hasa road bikes. Mine is coming up to 15,000km (I think about 9,000 miles) and also with Al wheels on each. Considering they were bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,731
Posted By Rowan

Could be the smoothness or lack of on the...

Could be the smoothness or lack of on the drop-out on one side or the other. Could even be an angle problem on one side -- as in a slope that isn't part of the flat. And then again, there might be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,731
Posted By Rowan

A long-distance rider (as in Audax) whom I have...

A long-distance rider (as in Audax) whom I have known for 20-plus years, has a bike similarly equipped with the multi-geared hub that used to be on a two-wheel recumbent that he ended up disliking.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,731
Posted By Rowan

I think all your photographs on this tour have...

I think all your photographs on this tour have been wonderful.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,731
Posted By Rowan

After going through what I have, BPPV came along...

After going through what I have, BPPV came along when I felt pretty well fix. Doctor diagnosis resulted in her then referring me to a physio practice, and I did the sit, then-lie-back exercise with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,731
Posted By Rowan

A layer of concrete house foundations, floors and...

A layer of concrete house foundations, floors and paths?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,731
Posted By Rowan

I understand about the health care work...

I understand about the health care work situation. Machka had to go for a nerve test yesterday at the hospital which actually saved my life, and wearing of facemasks is still mandatory.

And...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,731
Posted By Rowan

I think there have been several occasions on Tour...

I think there have been several occasions on Tour de France telecasts I have watched where the papers have been handed to riders as they have reached the top of climbs in the Alps... or maybe also...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By Rowan

Carbonfibreboy has already mentioned the climbing...

Carbonfibreboy has already mentioned the climbing factor. I have no idea what Mallorca is like, but his advice about have a lower gearing set-up is a good one. And be aware that there are likely to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,731
Posted By Rowan

The people posting on these Addiction threads are...

The people posting on these Addiction threads are very similar to those when I was more active on BFs around five years ago. Still good talk about many aspects of cycling, and the occasional post...
10-31-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,462
Posted By Rowan

Odd as it may seem, but to me this has been one...

Odd as it may seem, but to me this has been one of the best and most entertaining threads I have seen on BikeForums for ages (even ever). Great bunch of guys who have contributed over the decades to...
05-10-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,545
Posted By Rowan

There are quite a few aspects outside cycling...

There are quite a few aspects outside cycling that can have an influence.

History in smoking, drinking alcohol, other drug use, stress, regularity of exercise, diet and other consumptions, and...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,811
Posted By Rowan

Single-speed or fixed gear? There is a difference...

Single-speed or fixed gear? There is a difference is setting up the rear axle and comfort/challenge factors. My randonneuring experience includes fixed gear.
03-12-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,830
Posted By Rowan

I know this is a bit of a strange post, but... ...

I know this is a bit of a strange post, but...

Health of you rather the car is a priority for anyone to retain and use a driver's licence.

I have been familiarised with this for almost exactly...
Forum: Touring
03-03-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,604
Posted By Rowan

I have been on Brooks saddles for a long time...

I have been on Brooks saddles for a long time now, and they are ib on more than 10 of the 15+ bikes downstairs now - MTBs, road bikes, fixed gear, and Bike Fridays. I do have one of the Asian-made...
03-03-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 103,728
Posted By Rowan

I just have been browsing through this thread to...

I just have been browsing through this thread to refresh my memory about all the wonderful people who provided their support by posting on it.

The cycling has been OK for me. Machka has now...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,172
Posted By Rowan

Like Machka, I didn't know about this until ...

Like Machka, I didn't know about this until Machka told me just now.

Pcad was a fine man in every sense of the word. My heart is broken with this news.
02-21-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,007
Posted By Rowan

It has been a long while since I posted on BFs --...

It has been a long while since I posted on BFs -- not because of my health, but to do with the poor policies that exist in the BF management. But...

I am probably at the flattening state in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 236,785
Posted By Rowan

Thanks for the goodwill. I am lucky to still be...

Thanks for the goodwill. I am lucky to still be alive and to see the second birthday after the workplace accident. I really have Machka to thank for her absolutely sensational support for the past 16...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

Strange as it may seem, that variety is what...

Strange as it may seem, that variety is what makes yacht racing so challenging as it changes, not regularly, but without much warning a lot of the time.

A huge storm in the 1998 Sydney-Hobart race...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

Have a great sail. A picture of a yacht like that...

Have a great sail. A picture of a yacht like that is always impressive, and even more so with a bicycle incorporated into the spinnaker pattern!!
06-09-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,474
Posted By Rowan

I have used Brooks saddles for many years, and...

I have used Brooks saddles for many years, and the ones with holes in the base on either side of the leather have been an option, but not for me, although I think I do have one on either on one of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,665
Posted By Rowan

Cycling is not the most important thing in...

Cycling is not the most important thing in anyone's world. Staying alive and being able to plan to do stuff in the future is. Yes, you will lose some fitness as you recover and love to have it back...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

Is that a fixed gear you rode, gnome?

Is that a fixed gear you rode, gnome?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By Rowan

Lovely. What part (asked with interest as I know...

Lovely. What part (asked with interest as I know how challenging some of the urban hills can be in Vancouver, and how nice some of the rest of it can be)?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

Interesting read for me on the medical insurance...

Interesting read for me on the medical insurance side of things. In Australia, it is a little different, and while I do have medical insurance for me and Machka, it doesn't cost a fortune, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

Fitting in with older bikes, I have just pulled...

Fitting in with older bikes, I have just pulled an Apollo road bike from my shed to build up into one to go on the trainer.

I got the frame from a shop at a rubbish tip for something like $30, and...
06-04-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,210
Posted By Rowan

Oh well, that wonderful American legal system has...

Oh well, that wonderful American legal system has just ordered a weedkiller production company to pay out billions to a couple who claim to have contracted cancer from the product's use. Of course,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By Rowan

And now it has started pouring rain. Machka must...

And now it has started pouring rain. Machka must have the best upstairs connections to make sure yesterday and early today were so good weather wise, and now when the time limit is finished, it turns...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By Rowan

The ride was on my Hasa Ti bike that has actually...

The ride was on my Hasa Ti bike that has actually been on my trainer at home for quite a while. But it was built as my randonnee bike, and I fully understood why on the ride Machka talks about. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

Dan, great to do the repair work before the event...

Dan, great to do the repair work before the event even though things might seem a little different. Those pesky cables and their covers can be their own problems as I found last weekend with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

So three guys started our 400 rando event this...

So three guys started our 400 rando event this morning. One is a local and practising for PBP later this year, one from down in Hobart and did his first rando before the end of last year (which is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

Wonderful. Looks like son has learned a lot from...

Wonderful. Looks like son has learned a lot from Dad.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

Just slightly getting back to randonnees, Machka...

Just slightly getting back to randonnees, Machka and I head to the northern part of our island state later today for her to officiate a 400km event. Considering winter weather has arrived here, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

Maybe you should post in the Long Distance Forum...

Maybe you should post in the Long Distance Forum as people prepared to go to France for PBP.

You perhaps should indicate where the disregard by airline unloaders and security staff occurred.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

If you know how to do it properly, fix it now...

If you know how to do it properly, fix it now before the rides. You're talking about doing 200 miles in two days, and they won't be easy if something more substantial occurs. In my time as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

I know you are a doctor, but trust me on this --...

I know you are a doctor, but trust me on this -- head protection is worth more than anything else, including the bike.
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 359,751
Posted By Rowan

I know this seems a bit odd, but that is a...

I know this seems a bit odd, but that is a wonderful post in its own way. I am not religiously based, but some of the most wonderful experiences for me and Machka together on touring in France and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

You're a great parent. There are many who simply...

You're a great parent. There are many who simply don't care about respectability. I hear it on the bus often over a particular route where there is continuous swearing and ill-considered stories...
05-26-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By Rowan

I am someone who has used 23mm-meant tubes in 28...

I am someone who has used 23mm-meant tubes in 28 and 32mm tyres for touring and commuting. Oversized tubes, such as 32mm in 23mm tyres just won't work because they don't fill in properly because the...
05-25-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,695
Posted By Rowan

I frequent a cycleway that has been around for...

I frequent a cycleway that has been around for over a decade, and is where I will be this afternoon (you will know why in a second).

Going through one part of it must be near a pub or members of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

And to put this back on proper fundamental...

And to put this back on proper fundamental cycling, I had the huge joy yesterday of riding my fixed gear, which was a Shogun 400 rescued from the rubbish dump over a decade ago and which I rebuilt as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

As far as I know, they are required to have...

As far as I know, they are required to have pedals so they don't become motor bikes and therefore have to be registered with annuals fees, and have insurance cover. Which, frankly, I think they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

The real clue was the unevenest in the outer edge...

The real clue was the unevenest in the outer edge of the tips -- really rounded-off around the crack, especially compared with the upper one which is nice and square on every one as a good part is.
05-24-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,695
Posted By Rowan

Great start to a thread, spinnaker. Excellent...

Great start to a thread, spinnaker. Excellent thoughts and actions and results throughout.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,153
Posted By Rowan

Can I go away and cry now, having read more of...

Can I go away and cry now, having read more of the posts today?


Ohhh... too late. Tears in the eye now.
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