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Bloody car drivers ......

Started this discussion. Last reply by mikesbytes Dec 27, 2017. 25 Replies

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WITWIMB for the day!

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Seaforth - Burnt Bridge bike path - Watch for angry ducks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scientia et Labore Oct 10, 2017. 4 Replies

I got chased by an over protective daddy duck last night on the way home from work. Mum and dad duck were on the side of the path with maybe 4 or 5 ducklings. Next thing I know, daddy duck is very…Continue

WITWIMB #2

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DrFine replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"I got green green this morning in sync with the Spit road lights being green. I could be wrong but I think you'll find that the first set is only red when the Spit road lights are red. After which you could have traffic turning right into the…"
Apr 19
Drastic replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Going south towards Parrawi the two red/green cycle crossing lights have shown opposites each time I have been through this week, if the first is red then the second is green or vice versa which implies that cyclists should always stop for one of…"
Apr 19
mikesbytes replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Would it be possible to redesign the intersection so there is no direct left hand turn off the road, the motorists have to take an exit lane which combines with the parking left exit? which currently has the delay light"
Apr 18
DrFine replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Correction. "put some sort of crossing or signage in for the other 2nd entry point so we don't get cleaned up" They have in fact put lights at this crossing as well. They are mostly green so we can cross safely and programed to go red…"
Apr 17
DrFine replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"It was (for as long as I can remember) "cyclist excepted" (sign). That's now gone for no other logical reason than that we now have the path/lights. I've somehow managed to the get the red (ped/cyclist path lights) a few times…"
Apr 17
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Need a few photos to see what the change is that would prevent this. Is a simple "bikes excepted" all that is needed or is their some physical reason? "
Apr 17
DrFine replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Pleasing that this change appeared to be inclusive of cyclists with combined ped/cycle lights at crossing and dedicated paths to enable negotiating it all if we choose to. The previous arrangement technically required cyclist to dismount in order to…"
Apr 16
DrFine replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"A big Raspberry to the rat runners whinging about this and local member James Griffin for backing them. The change was not just about Parriwi Rd "millionaire" locals (how can the Manly Daily prove that anyway). It was unsafe having people…"
Apr 16
DrFine replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Note that cyclist can no longer do the left turn as a result of this change."
Apr 16
Bill Elder replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Surprisingly, not all that many do the brazen alternative left turn, it's all subterfuge through the parking lot....lots of motorcycles and scooters is my observation. Ironic reading the MD article the other day calling out Parriwi Rd residents…"
Apr 14
Snowy_5 replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Why not put this " Actibump " smart speed hump system in there? And put these in every intersections where it is controlled by traffic lights  Bad luck to drivers who gunned it thru on red lights to have the front steering…"
Apr 13
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"There, you answered my question. But not much point doing all that light/boom gate  business if drivers are just going to turn left instead, was what I was getting at. "
Apr 13
Duncan replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"its about as useful as asking 'what about cars that go through red lights' ? They're breaking the law."
Apr 13
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Everyone is concentrating on the access road/car park dodge, I was just wondering about the blatant No Left turn sign  ignorers. "
Apr 13
Duncan replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"what about them?"
Apr 12
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"What about the "blatant" drivers who turn left directly off Spit Rd, as in the OP image? I guess they wouldn't do it while the cops are there, but in a few weeks time...."
Apr 12

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Lane Cove
Tell us about your bikes
1999 Litespeed Natchez Ti road bike - Purchased Dec 2012 - Fits me perfectly and is in beautiful condition.

2000 (?) Fuji cro-mo road bike of unknown model - Purchased June 2012 - Now retired since the Litespeed arrived.

2010 Marin Muirwoods 29er - my first bike in 26 years. Now reserved as family ride/bush/camping holiday bike.
About Me:
Back into riding after 25 years off!
I feel like a 10 year old on my bike and am enjoying riding to work once or twice a week.
I've lost 14kg since getting back into cycling when I bought the Muirwoods in June 2011 to ride with my daughter. Cholesterol has dropped from 7.5 to 5.0 during that time as well.
I feel healthier now than in the last 15 years.
April 2013 - Now lost 18kg!

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At 9:25pm on April 14, 2012, Snowy_5 said…

Hi John,

Bike Muster, Click on ride booklet tab for info. Mark was with me there.Been camping there. Breakfast, lunch and camping included in price but extra for dinner.. I had a good time the 1st time this year. Online entries will be after mid-January`13. Hope it helps you.

Cheers,

David.

 

At 2:54pm on April 1, 2014, PeterT said…
At 7:13am on April 2, 2014, John Knight said…
Oh dear. According to that I'm not really cut out for knighthood.
I can't grow hair on top of my head and hate shaving!

I'll have to look around for a chainmail jersey and knicks with solid pewter chamois :-)

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WITHIMB?

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 5:08pm 3 Comments

Nobody's done it this Christmas - WITHIMB?

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:51pm 13 Comments

Is in NSW.

Joys of the family bike ride

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 9:09pm 8 Comments

We're staying up in the Myall Lakes NP as we do every October and this morning we went on my traditional family bike ride.

The weather was a little cooler, a little cloudy, perfect. Rain predicted for the afternoon. OK.

It all started well. A few kms down the dirt road and over the Bomba Point ferry and down the Mungo Road for a walk through the Mungo Brush rain forest.







Lovely. We made it to the rain forest just in time for a light shower. No big deal.… Continue

Great Ocean Road Otways Classic

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 7:30am 1 Comment

I've been working up to this ride for ages - and looking forward to catching up with an old cycling buddy from my Uni days who I hadn't ridden with for around 30 years.

We got down to Torquay on Friday late afternoon. It was absolutely freezing, and raining and blowing pretty hard when we went out for dinner.

I was so glad I packed everything and bought arm warmers just the week before!

It was overcast, damp and a bit breezy a the beach for the start.…

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