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What happened to the Infrastructure Australia recommendation for 300km cycle path network for Sydney?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore yesterday. 1 Reply

Back in 2018, I understand Infrastructure Australia recommended a 300km cycle path network for Sydney. While electric bicycles make it much easier to get around the hilly parts of Sydney, their…Continue

Land Management

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Rintoule Jan 6. 4 Replies

Given warming and drought should we be thinking about changed land management practices? Should we be adopting aboriginal land management practices which seemed to work well for the last 50,000 years?Continue

Crap all along Forest Way to Mona Vale Road

Started Feb 5, 2019 0 Replies

On Sunday there was crap (sticks and litter) all along the cycle lane on Forest Way. What is the policy for cleaning this? Does someone have to get a stick in their wheels and fall under a truck…Continue

When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Sep 24, 2018. 15 Replies

Many people are put off cycling by a fear of cars and heavy vehicles. When will we see the 300km dedicated bicycle bicycle routes that Infrastructure Australia is supposedly seeking? Such a system…Continue

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Bob Moore replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion What happened to the Infrastructure Australia recommendation for 300km cycle path network for Sydney?
"It was put on the first rung of the IA ladder as a concept or “initiative” a number of years ago, maybe 10.  The next steps involve someone doing a more detailed plan and a Business Case.  Then it can get funding from IA to be…"
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What happened to the Infrastructure Australia recommendation for 300km cycle path network for Sydney?

Back in 2018, I understand Infrastructure Australia recommended a 300km cycle path network for Sydney. While electric bicycles make it much easier to get around the hilly parts of Sydney, their uptake is probably hindered by a lack of safe separated cycle paths linking the city and suburbs. What has happened to this recommendation?See More
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Donald Rintoule replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Land Management
"Bill my understanding of the aboriginal land practices included "cool burns" that included: 1) leaving the watercourses under trees to minimise erosion and maximise fish and eel life: 2) then a grassland of circa 300m to maximise huntable…"
Jan 6
Donald Rintoule replied to Tony De Lyall's discussion NSW to privatise state forests?
"Bill the article says they are leasing only the plantation forests ie non-native forests. Conservation value nil commercial value high. Don’t have a problem with them selling this commercial business. They are not selling native forests which…"
Jan 6
Donald Rintoule replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Land Management
"Bill the aboriginal land management practices have a 50,000 year track record of success and sustainability. Studying their land management practices would appear to be worthwhile."
Jan 6
Bill Parker replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Land Management
"I educating myself on these issues I saw this on the ABC, As bushfire and holiday seasons converge, it may be time to say goodbye to the typical Australian summer holiday - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and while it is mainly about…"
Jan 6
Bill Parker replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Land Management
""Land Management" is almost always code for increased commercialisation of currently "wasted", "underutilised", "locked up"  "State Assets" in National Parks. "Managed" to what end we…"
Jan 6
Donald Rintoule posted a discussion

Land Management

Given warming and drought should we be thinking about changed land management practices? Should we be adopting aboriginal land management practices which seemed to work well for the last 50,000 years?See More
Jan 5
Donald Rintoule replied to Tony De Lyall's discussion NSW to privatise state forests?
"Ask long as it’s a lease and the public preserves it same access right I have no problem with private operator ship of plantations which are a commercial activity anyway."
Jan 5
Donald Rintoule replied to Dabba's discussion Ebike pedal assist speed limits
"I borrowed an ebike and noticed the 25km non assist cut in regularly on the flat. But wow didn’t it flatten the hills!"
Nov 26, 2019
Donald Rintoule replied to Bob Moore's discussion Did Rob Stokes really say this?
"Jennifer Kent needs to understand economics and cost benefit analysis so she can bring the true cost of damage to health fully into the studies. Wishing for blanket rules just ignores the trade offs that are part of life. "
Nov 26, 2019
Donald Rintoule replied to Bob Moore's discussion Will City Of Sydney finally get its cycleways approved?
"Good and necessary."
Nov 26, 2019
Donald Rintoule replied to Bob Moore's discussion Sydney ranked as a cycling city!
"Have to agree with the need for a critical mass of safe cycling routes. Let’s be honest, people think you are a dare devil cycling to work in Sydney. When there is adequate connectivity by relatively safe routes, cycling in Sydney will become…"
Nov 26, 2019

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Manly
Tell us about your bikes
Surly LHT, Trek 2.1 Pilot, Trek Liquid
About Me:
Like cycling, outdoors, rugby, history, reading, music, red wine and good food

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Aluminium nipples shearing off

Posted on October 6, 2016 at 5:37am 11 Comments

Bought a Specialized Camber a couple of years ago. Rode in the rain. Aluminium nipple heads started shearing off ever second ride. Had wheel rebuilt with brass nipples. Apparently very common problem in Sydney. Why?

Recovery from Speed Wobbles - some ideas

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 12:51pm 3 Comments

I used to belt down Sydney Road to Manly but I began to get the dreaded speed wobbles - frightened the crap out of me. Tried clamping my knees to the top tube - made it worse. Light hands on the bars - who writes this crap, the wobbles were so bad you simply hung on for dear life. Who else has had this problem and what did they do…

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Week on the Clare Valley Reisling Trail

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

My better half and I just spent a week tandem riding on the Clare Valley Riesling Trail about 110kms north of Adelaide South Australia

We began by basing ourselves at the Rising Sun Hotel at Auburn. Lovely old historic hotel clean and comfortable run by a wonderful family and staff providing excellent company, food and wine.

Rising Sun Hotel Auburn

We spent the first day exploring Auburn. A beautiful old town with many…

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Who fits S+S or Ritchey Breakaway couplings to a Surly LHT

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 1:54pm 4 Comments

Is there a frame builder in Sydney who would fit S+S or Ritchey Breakaway couplings to a Surly LHT? Which is the better coupling for touring?

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