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Tom Nockolds commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Very sad news. I also only met Bill once, but I can second the comments you made @Dan."
May 7
Dan commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"I learned today that BIll Curnow, founder of CRAG and long-time anti-MHL campaigner, has passed away. I only had the pleasure of meeting Bill once, but he was a lovely, fun and passionate man who fought tirelessly against the scourge of bicycle…"
May 7
RidesToWork commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Sue said in her latest blog that she would go back to the defence of necessity.  Nobody should be forced to endure the health damage caused by not cycling, so it's necessary to cycle even under conditions when it's not desirable to…"
Mar 18
PeterT commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Ok, just wanted to be sure the link was alive - thanks"
Mar 18
Kathy Francis commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Two riders were fined during the Sydney protest. I'm not sure if we have to wait for them to receive their fines in the mail to be sure. The fund to pay Court costs is still going. The balance shown is the amount raised, not the amount that…"
Mar 18
PeterT commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Nik et al, I understand 2 riders were fined yesterday during the protest ride. is : still going towards helping them defray their costs? Or can you link me to Sue + the other victim please. Thanks"
Mar 18
Kathy Francis commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Just letting everyone know that there are Freestyle Cyclists protest riders happening around Australia on Saturday, March 17th. The Sydney ride will  commence at Centennial Homestead, Centennial Park at 11.00am. There has been quite a bit of…"
Mar 11
Colin replied to tonydelyall's discussion Free - Vaude Covero Poncho II (lemon colour, XL size)
"Received it today, thanks Tony. Bank transfer done - money should be with you tomorrow."
Mar 8
Colin replied to tonydelyall's discussion Free - Vaude Covero Poncho II (lemon colour, XL size)
"I'll take it! I can pay postage. Would $10 do it?"
Mar 5
Colin replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"Will you ride outside the door zone on the future? Or would the road rage that generates in drivers be too much to deal with?"
Mar 5
Colin replied to tonydelyall's discussion Mudguards – problem when boxing for flying?
"At Xmas I flew with my bike for the first time ever. I watched this video beforehand, and made some notes I took with me to the airport. It's a really great video - thank you very much. I was with my family, so I actually had to pack three…"
Feb 26
Colin replied to Chris Henning's discussion Words are bullets (or cars)
"BikePortland is really a terrific blog. Sydney needs its own version....we need a citizen journalist as dedicated and talented as Jonathon Maus."
Feb 8
Kathy Francis commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"No-one in Victoria, to my knowledge, has ever been fined while carrying a medical letter from a doctor. So we have not tested this one in Court. Plenty of people have used a doctor's letter to avoid a penalty."
Feb 6
Dan commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Interesting. If you go to court, there are a few precedents. When I went, the magistrate commented that anyone who had a medical certificate would be let off. And the police prosecutor agreed, and further said the police would not give a ticket to…"
Feb 5
Chris commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Yes, and mentioned that magistrates have previously dismissed penalties for people with medical conditions/certificates. He seemed to be in a bad mood though..."
Feb 5
Colin replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
""...if a society is tolerant without limit, their ability to be tolerant will eventually be seized or destroyed by the intolerant..." I'm OK with shutting down facsists like Milo. If…"
Dec 7, 2017
Colin replied to Colin's discussion FS: Cetma 5-rail front rack
Dec 6, 2017
Colin replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"Like this idea. Something to make the pedro cops feel useless and mocked. Make them go back to their superiors and say "Targeting people on bikes sucks, and isn't worth the effort. Maybe we could do something else instead?""
Dec 4, 2017
Ride2Wk commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Because flying is so dangerous for pidgeons."
Dec 3, 2017
Colin posted a discussion

FS: Cetma 5-rail front rack

Front (porteur) rack hand-made in the USA by Cetma. Popular with messengers and people who need to carry stuff. Can attach a basket or post-office box, or leave it naked for strapping on odd-size loads.This rack is a few years old, used, but in good condition with many years of life left.These cost $249 new.Here they are new:…See More
Dec 3, 2017

Colin's Discussions

FS: Cetma 5-rail front rack

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dec 6, 2017. 1 Reply

Challenging a bogus fine

Started this discussion. Last reply by yugyug Mar 10, 2016. 26 Replies

Massive anti-bike blitz today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel Russell Mar 14, 2016. 101 Replies

City of Sydney Doing it Right

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Alexander Feb 23, 2015. 4 Replies

Cycling without age

Started this discussion. Last reply by sammy Oct 10, 2014. 21 Replies

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Comment Wall (17 comments)

At 7:27pm on December 18, 2007, DamianM said…
Hi Colin
Welcome to the site! Loving your contributions so far.
At 8:08pm on December 18, 2007, Colin said…
At 10:28pm on May 26, 2008, DamianM said…
Hey Colin
Really glad you're enjoying the site.
I think Twitter works for me the way it does because I'm a site admin and can embed that code. It wont work for everyone else, but you can take the rss feed from twitter and put that on your page.
At 9:13pm on June 4, 2008, ChrisS said…
Re: theme, it's a nice simple theme, but a older one. Unfortunately Ning has a tendency to roll out new changes and stuff up older themes a tad. Think the css is still available but with limited support.
At 11:50am on June 10, 2008, DamianM said…
That's awesome! Nicely done.
NIng is great for this stuff
At 10:52am on June 16, 2009, Fixit said…
Hi Colin,
I'll add the ASRA site to my shop links page. I'd love to come and watch a comp. Yes drop in some time! I see Yogi mention Surfer Sam - my sister and I gunned our Surfer Sams straight down the massive hill we lived on as kids - many a gravel rash was had.
At 10:16pm on June 25, 2009, DamianM said…
Heya Colin

You weren't skating down market st in the city on Tuesday night at about 8:30 were you ?
Saw a few guys skating, and one looked a little familiar. I know I've seen photos of you somewhere.
At 8:15pm on August 26, 2009, Lisa said…
you still alive?
At 2:08pm on May 6, 2010, Mark Lambert said…
Hey Colin, did you get my reply to your message last week? I never heard back from you.
At 8:41am on June 28, 2010, Edward Re said…
Nice to meet you Colin! Louis passes on his congratulation to Edmund for winning the youngest rider's prize. It was a close contest. Am jealous of the Bullitt!

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Anti-cyclists are out of the loop

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 6:55pm 12 Comments

Last week on my way home from work I stopped at a red light on Oxford St in Darlinghurst and found myself in a bunch of 12 cyclists.

Yesterday at the same intersection it was 16. I've been riding up Oxford St for many years, and I've never seen such a crowd. It used to be just me.

(Those 16 cyclists took up…


Where in the world is my bike?

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 5:50pm 9 Comments

The price you pay for riding a bike

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 3:58pm 6 Comments

Today I cycled down Crown St instead of my usual route on Bourke St. I wanted to avoid the mess created by the construction work for the cycleway, and I figured it would be an opportunity to see why so many cyclists prefer Crown to Bourke. I'd never had good experiences on Crown - I always seem to attract road ragers there, and it happened again today.

It started when a middle-aged guy in a car… Continue

My long distance commute through the suburbs

Posted on September 25, 2009 at 12:05pm 5 Comments

Although I ride almost every day, it's rare that I ever ride more than about 6km in any one go, and most of my trips are 2km or less. But today I rode to Rhodes from Darlinghurst, which is about 20km. It's a different experience.

It was morning rush hour and I got to experience stuff like the crowd on Pyrmont Bridge that everybody talks about. I can't see the problem there; if I was to imagine a perfect street for cycling it would be the Pyrmont Bridge - no cars, a pleasant view, and… Continue

From the CEO of BP

Posted on July 10, 2008 at 7:56pm 1 Comment

We're Investing So Much In Alternative Fuels, Sometimes We Almost Forget To Pump Oil!

Ever since we changed our name from British Petroleum to BP (Beyond Petroleum) in 2000, we've led the way in developing progressive, environmentally friendly alternatives to gasoline. These last few years of pouring money into biofuels and renewable energy sources have been so great that I can't…

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