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Its time to stop sharing the road...!?

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sydney city councils empty bourke st cycleway

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Track Cycling, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
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Tell us about your bikes
A recumbant is the only bike i don't think i have..
About Me:
11 Years experience working full time in congested traffic on a bicycle (messenger). Trying to start a career working in road safety but i want to keep it from a bike messengers point of view. I think the same rules for Motor Vehicles should not exist for cyclists. We deserve to be put in our own seperate cattegory of road rules and exemptions. Getting out the way of Motorvehicles should not be illegal.

Instead of bossing people around I'd rather talk about what i do and why i do something then hope whoever is interested will have enough respect to listen and possibly learn something. I don't talk about something unless i know what i'm talking about. If i'm not sure about something i ask questions.

My pet hate is people who have limited knowledge on a subject but still happen to form a strong opinion. You can't learn something if you already know everything.

IFBMA council member.

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Things you see motorists do.

Posted on December 26, 2009 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Was just ranting on in the discussion Things that you see motorists do....

Anyway since im a bit restless and wrote this story that happened 11 or so years ago so i mayswell just cut and paste it on this blog.

I am definitely ashamed of what happened. Hopefully it can provide people with an opportunity to think about… Continue

Bike messengers description of Tokyo, Japan

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 10:00pm 2 Comments

This is a description of what it is like to ride a bicycle in Tokyo.

Population 12.8 million

How would I describe cycling practically in Tokyo?


Cycling in tokyo is great, it completely reaffirms that the way I have spent my career cycling illegally for the last 12years is the correct way to be cycling.

In case you didn't know already

I started as a bicycle courier in adelaide during… Continue

"Bloody cyclists" elevator conversation.

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 6:30pm 9 Comments

Got into a packed lift today and one of my clients started having a dig at me.

"Bloody Couriers they take up so much space" (he was referring to my bag)

Then another client joined in sarcastically about cyclists taking up space on the road.

Agreeing with them worked really well.

" Yes and we park our bloody bikes on the road also... Why shouldn't we block two lanes of traffic just to park our bicycles?"

"And why don't cyclists like me pay to use our… Continue

The power of saying "Sorry."

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 11:30am 7 Comments

A busy week on the road thanks to the end of the financial year.

Relatively incident free...

Except for two occasions.

1. A ute driving P plater picking up a trailer from 55market (The lights from the opening of the Bruno movie).

Pretty sure its illegal to carry a trailer while on your P's but thats not the problem... The problem is he didn't look when he ran onto the road to open his car door.

The response to my "Watch out!" was "Get… Continue

Whinge of the day or simply just friday f***wit.

Posted on May 2, 2009 at 12:56am 0 Comments

Pretty much guaranteed that this guy is not a cyclist.

When i'm riding down York street and people start j-walking in front of me.....

If i'm nice enough to give way to your child and suggest that you teach him how to cross a road.... Don't tell me to get fucked.

I must apologise, there is a slight misunderstanding here.

I did not suggest that you teach your child how to be a f***wit parent.

I suggested that you simply teach your child to… Continue

Comment Wall (22 comments)

At 9:38am on June 29, 2008, BikeSaint said…
Welcome, Doddsy, good to have you and your line of thinking on board here at sydneycyclist.
At 3:08pm on June 29, 2008, Doddsy said…
Thanks mate... good to see your so active on this site... I'm kinda trying to get messengers all over Australia to start communicating with each other so if you don't hear from me much..... Just tell people to go to if they agree or disagree with my opinions... Did you get my emails?
At 9:08pm on June 29, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi Doddsy
Welcome to the site!
At 9:08pm on December 28, 2008, paragon said…
'big kev' ? either you're talking about a dead entrepreneur,or the worst despatcher in the world. assuming it's the latter; you & i both know it's only his head that's big , & that he can't use a computer ; so i guess we're safe. loved the photos BTW. merry christmas #07.#21
At 12:45pm on January 17, 2009, Neil Alexander said…
Doddsy, I have a question for you relating to your post about Cahill Walk.
At 8:57am on January 18, 2009, Ma Dame Vélo said…
Hi Doddsy, I was very confused about the reference to elephants in the Pyrmont Bridge/Thai pedestrian clip you posted last week (in relation to the Harold Scruby new release). However, my 15 year old son hired the Protector DVD last night to watch the whole thing and now we get it. My son thinks you're a legend Doddsy and that it is really cool that his mother knows someone as cool as you (not that I really know you). Ha, ha, keep it to yourself. :-)
At 12:47am on January 25, 2009, paragon said…
i'm such a luddite! accidentally posted a response directed to you as a reply on bennelong bicyclist response to your reply to m7 fatality ; you'll find it. cheers -p4 i think
At 8:19pm on February 3, 2009, paragon said…
At 9:18am on February 10, 2009, Ma Dame Vélo said…
What I didn't tell you about the photo of the hot me with my fugly daughter is that I was actually gnashing my teeth and about to lunge at a group of bike messengers. I was pointing at them to get off the beach before they got sand in their chains and that "no, she didn't need any parcels delivered that day". And, "no, she isn't allowed to go down to the skate park and watch you do stunts on your bikes". Happens all the time. Don't know why.
At 11:20am on February 11, 2009, Ma Dame Vélo said…
Do you ride a steel bike? It's usually only the chain and a couple of bolts on mine that rust when I go to the beach.

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