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Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!

Started this discussion. Last reply by cafard à deux roues Feb 13. 14 Replies

I drove out to Eastern Creek this morning and was very pleased to see about 6 police on motorcycles targeting mobile phone use among the East bound lanes of traffic. They had no shortage of…Continue

Tags: police, blitz, phone, mobile, M7

Route help - Lane Cove National Park to Lane Cove along the river

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Jan 19. 9 Replies

This is embarrassing! I should know this!Google maps gives a route that uses "The Fairway" from the intersection of Lady Game Dr and Fullers Rd and goes along the river to Mowbray Rd through the…Continue

Letter to the Premier from the Chairman of Cycling NSW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dabba Dec 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Sensible words - driver education and awareness are critical. The balance has been out of whack with cyclists copping 95% of the flak.…Continue

Tags: premier, the, to, letter, cnsw

Time for new bib shorts

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Dec 16, 2016. 23 Replies

Prompted by Dan's blog post below about stuff wearing out, my couple of pairs of Go-To bib shorts are just about dead.I can't justify the ridiculous prices for top of the range stuff - specially when…Continue

 

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non ministrare sed ministrari replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
"That is a very good piece!"
Feb 11
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
"New cars should soon all have a sensing device that measures distance. Bikes will have something like a toll booth receiver that records each close pass and the number plate of the car. Ding a long, another close pass! Just pay the fine straight…"
Feb 11
jrjr replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
"I'd prefer to tape a 130ml permanent ink marker to a stick, and tape the stick across my handlebars. Cars come to close, they get a nice black line as a reward. Obviously wouldn't work in practice, more likely that the i'd be knocked…"
Feb 10
Bob Moore replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
""Requires a visit to the site with a tape measure" by the cyclist, to measure any identifiable road features in the photo. Maybe always carry one in case? Or will they take shoe lengths? My shoes are 30 cm long, so easy to measure distance…"
Feb 9
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
"Yeah, the Welsh took my New South Wales licence is from Austria and you may not hold 2 EU licences. True, but RMS promptly issued another."
Feb 9
Neil Alexander replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
"(Next he'll claim he doesn't have a driver's licence. Like half the drivers on the road, disqualified and in unrego-ed vehicles!)"
Feb 9
Peter H replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
"Your sign could read:"I've hired a car to block you because the police have blocked my cycling""
Feb 9
Neil Alexander replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
"You could hire one!"
Feb 9
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
"I has no car"
Feb 9
Peter H replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
"Another way of celebrating, drive to work and contribute to the traffic issues in Sydney. Have a sign on your car: "If it wasn't for the heavy handedness of the Police towards cyclists, you wouldn't be stuck behind my car""
Feb 9
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
"Sounds like a great day to leave your ID at home. I think I shall celebrate Operation Paedo by commuting to work without Helmut using a route unavailable to Peppa-Pig."
Feb 9
Bill Parker replied to John Knight's discussion Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!
"That's good but according to BNSW we get our turn next week "..... Operation Pedro coming - Monday 13 February Yesterday we notified our members that Bicycle NSW has received advice of an ‘Operation Pedro’ to be carried out…"
Feb 8
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Mobile phone blitz on M2/M7 this morning!

I drove out to Eastern Creek this morning and was very pleased to see about 6 police on motorcycles targeting mobile phone use among the East bound lanes of traffic. They had no shortage of offenders!Nice to see our police involved in a really worthwhile blitz!See More
Feb 8
John Knight replied to Andrew Taafe's discussion WITWIMB
"TOO FAR North eh. Hmmm, Somewhere off the back of Mt Kiera Rd?"
Jan 22
John Knight replied to centurion48's discussion Recall: Giant Bicycles - various Giant Stance, Liv & ToughRoad bikes (odd recall this one)
"Those with wide bars plus the ridiculous rear view mirrors sticking out another 100mm are a nightmare! "
Jan 22

Profile Information

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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