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    How to teach a newbie

    On behalf of an internet "friend" - What is the best way for an adult to learn to ride a bike for the first time.
    Eg - Balancing, braking, gearing.

    There's not much publc info for beginers...
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    I've always been a bit of a book worm. In my...

    I've always been a bit of a book worm.

    In my room, I have stash of books I've collected from charity shops.

    They range from Stephen King (have a dog-eared copy of "It"), H E Bates (The Darling...
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    The not too fun part of being in a quiet house,...

    The not too fun part of being in a quiet house, is that I sometimes suffer from Tinnitus - also known as a really annoying ringing in my ears.

    Pure silence can be very noisy, so I need to have...
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    Since I've always been part of a household or...

    Since I've always been part of a household or shared-house situation, being alone is a novety.

    Here's today's plans.
    Ride bike, eat left over KFC chicken, have shower, in bathrobe watch...
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    What do you do when you're home alone?

    I'm home all alone, for a whole week.
    My flat-mate has just left the house & left me all by myself.

    I reckon it'll be a good time to do work on my bike (inside the unit in front of the TV),...
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    I've seen those advertised, they seem a good...

    I've seen those advertised, they seem a good idea.

    Myself, I'm a cheapskate. I use a combination of a zip-lock bag, a plastic (card-board reinforced) plastic card-holder & an old patch-kit...
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    Check out ground effect - Doctor Smoke...

    Check out ground effect - Doctor Smoke http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/product-detail-DOC-RAI.htm

    Happy riding
  8. Thread: October 28 rides

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    October 28 rides

    Since today's weather was so nice, I thought I'd explore Sydney.

    Cycled 18Km from Dee Why to North Sydney (via my fav Seaforth bakery for a cafeine stop & the Mosman festival)

    Walked the "seven...
  9. Thread: 2 Mile Challenge

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    Just for fun I put in my address, and I was quite...

    Just for fun I put in my address, and I was quite impressed.

    Within 2 miles radius I have access to 3 beaches, 2 bike shops, numerous parks, a large mall, 5 banks, 5 supermarkets, 2 movie theatres...
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    Taking sufficient calcium is a bit of prob for...

    Taking sufficient calcium is a bit of prob for me.

    Growing up in dairy country NZ, I had my fair share of milk, icecream, cheese and other yummy dairy products.

    But since I hit my 20's, my...
  11. Thread: Night riding

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    I enjoy night riding. In Sydney, the weather is...

    I enjoy night riding. In Sydney, the weather is starting to warm up, and the night air can be refreshing.

    Bright clothing is essential, a bright safety vest might be dorky but it works.

    Decent...
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    Sunday was the day of the "Sydney Spring Cycle". ...

    Sunday was the day of the "Sydney Spring Cycle".
    It's a 50Km family-friendly mass bike ride, which attracts up to 10,000 cyclists.

    I was a volunteer route marshall, near the 10Km mark, which was...
  13. Thread: fixed in sydney?

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    Second-hand bike shops? - I'm not sure they even...

    Second-hand bike shops? - I'm not sure they even exist. But I think, there are a few bike shops which sell second bikes.
    My LBS in Dee Why does, and I got my Trek hybrid from there for a fair...
  14. Thread: October 14 rides

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    October 14 rides

    Today was a loooong ride for me. In all, I must have ridden 140-141Km, which is my new long distance record.:)

    It all started with a 20Km ride into the city, where I caught the train to...
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    It was a long day for me. Left the house around...

    It was a long day for me.
    Left the house around 6.20am - Rode 20Km to Central station - A snack at a bakery - 8.25am Train to Campbelltown (Back on rode at 10am) - Rode to Appin (and brought a...
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    No, I didn' manage any pix, as I only have a...

    No, I didn' manage any pix, as I only have a "film" camera (I'm a bit old-fashioned that way).
    For a while there, the moon did have a little bit of cloud over it, but luckily it didn't stay long. ...
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    The dark side of the moon.

    I've just come from sitting on my porch, watching the moon put on a show.
    Down under, we are experiencing a lunar eclipse.

    I rode out to North head around dusk, where there are great views of...
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    I'm only fussy about the chain, because of being...

    I'm only fussy about the chain, because of being nagged by my LBS about it. Oh, it didn't help that I ruined my cassette by not looking after the drivetrain. I reckon it's cheaper to replace a...
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    How's your bike maintenance going?

    Today was my every 2 weeks bike maintenance session.

    My routine is:
    Degresser for the drive train
    Wash bike
    WD40 certain part of the bike (I live near the ocean so rust is an issue)
    Re-lube...
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    Thanks for that - it's nothing special really. My...

    Thanks for that - it's nothing special really. My left arm just happens to be a "good bleeder" when it comes to giving blood.

    This time around I was that close to failing the iron count test. I...
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    Hi everybody. Just 1 hour ago, I did my every...

    Hi everybody.

    Just 1 hour ago, I did my every 10 weeks blood donation.
    The rule is everybody needs to get weighed before donating - and as usual I'm in the 72-74Kg range.
    My blood preasure was...
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    Hi, it was a bit of an adventure. The week was a...

    Hi, it was a bit of an adventure. The week was a fairly stressfull one, so i felt like I needed to "treat" myself.
    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Narraweena-to-Harbour-Bridge-Main-Roads...
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    August 12th Rides

    For a treat, I decided to catch the morning train to the Blue Mountains. It was a 20/21Km ride to Central station.

    A 2 hour train trip later, I was at Leura. It's a small town, with some cute...
  24. Thread: July 29 rides

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    Yesterday, was a sunny winters day & I had a...

    Yesterday, was a sunny winters day & I had a group ride planned.
    Leaving the house at around 6.15am, I enjoyed a quiet ride into the city, using all the main roads (since there was hardly any...
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    I've been donating blood for a couple of years,...

    I've been donating blood for a couple of years, actually I'm due to give again in the next few weeks.
    About riding the same day after giving blood? - Not a great idea. I don't feel 100% afterwards....
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