On the ABC's The Drum website there is an opinion poll for what the national broadband network should be. "Bike" is listed derogatorily as the final choice after Bentley, Commodore, Golf diesel and…Continue
"I can empathize with the heavy-handed treatment you received. As you know these incidents are hard if not impossible to fully get over. At least the Bombers took some nominal revenge on the "boys in blue" at the MCG that night…"
"I don't want to be part of any cycling "sub-culture" or even a "culture". All I want is to be able to get places by bike where it makes sense to do so. If using another transport mode makes sense then I'll use that,…"
"I guess because you have to spell it out, that is:
90% of the people riding bikes who were killed were within the minority 20-25% of those who wear helmets, and only 10% of those killed came from the 75-80% of riders who ride naturally. So if you…"
"What an amazingly psychotic reply that is. It consists entirely of projection and denial. That a nutcase got to be in such a position speaks loudly of how low cycling in Australia has sunk. We now have a whole generation of 20-year olds who never…"
"It's complicated. Google "the x-factor of a bike-friendly incline" for the Fietsberaad technical article. It seems that this issue is one that even the Dutch haven't completely solved yet. Not surprising really considering that…"
"A repeal of MHL just for 18+ is not only ageist but will not assist in getting society to vote for proper cycling infrastructure just to serve an out-group as "cyclists" currently are in Australia. It is also not a sustainable model…"
"No apology required Etienne, just wanted to clarify the meaning. It's a great metaphor and I'm actually quite excited to bear witness to its birth (gush!).
Thanks for the link to the Vancouver Velo-city "laughed…"
"Pro cycling policy *does* make economic sense, it's not a perception.
Culturally all humans are cheapskates, perhaps this is accentuated in The Netherlands because they've had to make half of their country's land area by hand. The…"
"But now you know that a parking space at a train station is worth about $140k, those 12 spaces represent over $1.6m of value for cycling infrastructure created by the government. Yes I know that's ridiculous spin but I wouldn't put it past…"
That's a wonderful tale of how you came to get the Gazelle. It is true that they have a very civilising effect - I bought mine expecting to zip around like I used to on the old mountain bike but soon found I had become a respectable gentleman cyclist.
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