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Met Police to trial 'gold standard' of close pass operations - how about NSW Police!

Started Jan 28 0 Replies

How about the NSW adopting the The Metropolitan Police will trial what they hope will become the ‘gold standard’ of close pass cycling operations in spring, road.cc has learned, with the aim of…Continue

Crush aggressive driver cars now

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Rintoule Nov 22, 2016. 19 Replies

"Drivers in North London borough caught close passing a cyclist twice in a year could have their car crushedby Laura Laker November 17 2016Camden police to use section 59 legislation which means…Continue

Recovering from Speed Wobbles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Dec 15, 2013. 8 Replies

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…Continue

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30 kph Side Road Speed Limit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Rintoule Feb 10, 2011. 43 Replies

"Councils up and down the UK are beginning to come round to the idea of 20mph (30kph) speed limits on city and residential streets, but there still remains some resistance to the idea." There is a…Continue

 

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Donald Rintoule replied to Bill Parker's discussion NSW cyclists lag the rest of Australia as fewer choose to ride (2017 survey)
"In the absense of better infrastructure when will the NSW Police start the successful British policy of policing close passes? Surely it's time to do something positive. What does Bicycle NSW say?"
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Met Police to trial 'gold standard' of close pass operations - how about NSW Police!

How about the NSW adopting the The Metropolitan Police will trial what they hope will become the ‘gold standard’ of close pass cycling operations in spring, road.cc has learned, with the aim of sending the message to drivers: any cyclist anywhere in London could be a cop!See Roadcc: Exclusive! Any cyclist anywhere in London could be a cop - Met Police to trial…See More
Jan 28
Donald Rintoule replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Crush aggressive driver cars now
"How do we get a NSW Section 59 Notice on the agenda? What do you guys think? Raising this with Bicycle NSW could be a start."
Nov 22, 2016
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Crush aggressive driver cars now
"Most of the cars crushed in the UK are high polluting older vehicles."
Nov 21, 2016
Jonathon Troy liked Donald Rintoule's discussion Crush aggressive driver cars now
Nov 20, 2016
Jim Phillips replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Crush aggressive driver cars now
"Reminds me of a comment on a Brisbane Times anti-cycling story about rego/insurance. For a lark someone had written how they knew a driver who'd been seriously injured when a cyclist ran into their car and then the bloody cyclist just rode off.…"
Nov 19, 2016
Donald Rintoule replied to Bill Parker's discussion cycling in central Sydney is lower than it was two years ago (SMH)
"What has Duncan Gay to say. Maybe he will be interviewed in front of an Australian flag and declare "Mission Accomplished"."
Nov 19, 2016
Donald Rintoule replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Crush aggressive driver cars now
"Your absolutely right! When sitting in my Landcruiser with the aircon on and the stereo playing those bicycle bells rouse me from my revelry. Just like Big Ben ringing in my ears to warn of danger from a crazy cyclist who might scratch my paintwork."
Nov 19, 2016
mikesbytes replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Crush aggressive driver cars now
"Cyclists risk the lives of motorists every day doing things like riding a bike that doesn't have a bell attached"
Nov 19, 2016
Donald Rintoule replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Crush aggressive driver cars now
"Actually the law in the UK applies to cars trucks buses and bicycles - any vehicle. However I am yet to see a bicycle as threatening to someone in a cat truck or bus."
Nov 19, 2016
Josh replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Crush aggressive driver cars now
"Yes, well, those brands are rarely the problem. Lexus and Audi, however..."
Nov 18, 2016
mikesbytes replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Crush aggressive driver cars now
"Perhaps the need to crush bicycles in London :)"
Nov 18, 2016
Jim Phillips replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Crush aggressive driver cars now
"Haha. Crush away I say. The completely irrational response that people to their cars makes crushing them the best option. Maybe some will then indulge in a bit of self reflection and appreciate just how ludicrous their self-entitled attitude to cars…"
Nov 18, 2016
cafard à deux roues replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Crush aggressive driver cars now
"I prefer the option of selling high value vehicles (and excluding the offender + relatives from bidding). The moral risk can be handled by reserving all proceeds - after deducting sale costs - to medical research and/or support for traffic…"
Nov 18, 2016

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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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