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by GreenAlias
Tue 30 May 2017, 8:58 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Why are the Forums slowing down?
Replies: 721
Views: 57848

Re: Why are the Forums slowing down?

.... I don't need a forum that is packed with features and fun to use, I just want to read what other people are saying and contribute to the discussion occasionally. In their excuse for stopping Ride On BV/BN said " Relevance, engagement, pace and ease are being valued above timelessness and ...
by GreenAlias
Tue 30 May 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Why are the Forums slowing down?
Replies: 721
Views: 57848

Re: Why are the Forums slowing down?

............ But now I feel like we're below critical mass... ........ YES , I agree. Exactly right! A vote of thanks to Frosty for his good work. Those last login dates show just how little the BV/BN management care about the Forums. In their view we are just " nut cases on the internet "...
by GreenAlias
Fri 26 May 2017, 9:24 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Social Media confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: Social Media confusion

I saw the title "Social Media Confusion" and immediately thought of BV/BN management and their decision to end the publication of Ride On magazine

see here
by GreenAlias
Fri 26 May 2017, 9:15 am
Forum: Ride On magazine
Topic: Ride On magazine is ceasing publication
Replies: 3
Views: 3245

Ride On magazine is ceasing publication

Yesterday BV/BN announced the end of Ride On see here There is also further discussion about this here I would be most interested to hear what you think about this. They said (amongst other things) ............. After 13 years, Bicycle Network is retiring its long-standing member publication Ride On...
by GreenAlias
Fri 26 May 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Why are the Forums slowing down?
Replies: 721
Views: 57848

Re: Why are the Forums slowing down?

.. As at six months ago ( 26 November 2015 ) the stats are 661,118 posts & 4424 members. That's an average of 18 posts per day and a decline in membership numbers. Six months on ( today 26 May 2016 ) the stats are 665,193 posts and 4485 members. That's an average of 22 posts per day and one new...
by GreenAlias
Tue 23 May 2017, 8:09 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Tyre Choice
Replies: 52
Views: 4418

Re: Tyre Choice

" Given all of these variables, it should be obvious that there is little point in two riders comparing tyre pressures unless they weigh the same and are using matched tyres and rim widths on the same roads under the same conditions. As already stated, riders will gain far more information and ...
by GreenAlias
Sun 21 May 2017, 6:49 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Tyre Choice
Replies: 52
Views: 4418

Re: Tyre Choice

In my earlier post I forgot to say - everything depends on how much you weigh.
by GreenAlias
Fri 19 May 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Tyre Choice
Replies: 52
Views: 4418

Re: Tyre Choice

The facebook post on this is a good demonstration of the internet phenomenon where people comment on articles they haven't even read ...... Half the comments were "I run 120psi in my 23mm tyres, it's good enough for the pros". :oops: YES , the scientific facts about tyre pressures have be...
by GreenAlias
Wed 17 May 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Tyre Choice
Replies: 52
Views: 4418

Re: Tyre Choice

Interesting article on Tyre pressures
by GreenAlias
Wed 17 May 2017, 12:19 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbournes worst bike paths
Replies: 38
Views: 3748

Re: Melbournes worst bike paths

Why on earth would anyone choose such a grotty location for their wedding photos?
by GreenAlias
Sun 07 May 2017, 10:13 am
Forum: Bike Shops and Shopping
Topic: Focus Mares as a commuter - experiences?
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Re: Focus Mares as a commuter - experiences?

macca33 wrote:Put some Conti CX SPeed 35mm tyres on and it'll do EVERYTHING you'd want it to!


YES, I bought a CX bike in December 2016 and tried 5 different sets of tyres before I settled on the Conti CX Speed 35mm.

Hi dougal_s - have you made a purchase yet?
by GreenAlias
Sun 07 May 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: Women's Cycling
Topic: On her bike : Why women won't ride
Replies: 102
Views: 15703

Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

My personal historic observation ( most un-scientific & nil research ) is .......... During the war years (1939-1945) women cyclists outnumbered men. During the 1950s it was a 50/50 split. As cars became more prevalent in the 1960s men began to outnumber women. In the 1970s cycling fell to a low...
by GreenAlias
Sun 07 May 2017, 9:15 am
Forum: Plan a ride
Topic: Winter Riding 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Re: Winter Riding 2017

Thanks everyone for all the thoughtful responses. :)
by GreenAlias
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Man with chainsaw and dog attacks cyclist
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Man with chainsaw and dog attacks cyclist

The Age story this morning refers to Barbers Road Kalorama as the place of the attack. Cyclotaur and I rode (ie I struggled) up that very steep section to Five Ways last week! :shock: I have ridden DOWN Barbers Road a couple of times. Going UP, you would have no chance of outrunning a man on foot, ...
by GreenAlias
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 7:43 am
Forum: Plan a ride
Topic: Winter Riding 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Winter Riding 2017

We now have a few weeks of nice autumn weather before winter arrives. What is your strategy for getting through the winter? What sorts of rides do you do in winter? What adjustments to equipment & clothing do you do? Do you have a favourite winter destination?

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