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What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight 56 minutes ago. 28 Replies

I've noticed it the last two weeks while doing hill repeats - As the city bound traffic on Spit Road builds up going up the hill into Mosman, more and more cars seem to go up Parriwi, despite the no…Continue

Tags: run, rat, traffic, Parriwi

Well I needed achallenge - clean and relube PD-6800 Shimano Ultegra pedals

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Feb 1. 4 Replies

I'm so happy. I googled and a…Continue

Tags: reassembly, rebuild, pedal, Shimano, spd-sl

Just checking my tyres tonight ......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Feb 1. 19 Replies

I spied something  shiny and picked out a personal record beater! I'd say about 3.5mm long! …Continue

Tags: aw3, bontrager, puncture, glass

Google Maps - Paddo to Bondi - so wrong

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Jan 31. 7 Replies

I'm riding into town tomorrow for the critical mass ride and thought I'd go early and enjoy the morning. Out of interest, I checked what Google Maps thought was the best way from Oxford St Paddington…Continue

 

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John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"No. And the police think no. It's the equivalent of driving through a petrol station forecourt to do a left turn when a no left turn sign is at the intersection."
56 minutes ago
mikesbytes replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"If one takes the sneaky way, are the breaking the law?"
1 hour ago
Duncan est doughnut replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"no physical barrier, no problem. When it comes down to it, rules that are not enforced are useless"
3 hours ago
Neil Alexander replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"The same driver who insists that the sign doesn't actually prohibit HIM from doing what he wants would, no doubt, support heavier fines and regulation of cyclists for things like running red lights that don't detect them. After all, RULES…"
3 hours ago
Jonathan Gray replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Not about this location, but the same commute: Just had a discussion with a driver about the meaning of the 'No Left Turn' off Spit Rd at Stanton Rd. He felt it was OK because he lived down there. I disagreed rather strongly. These…"
3 hours ago
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
4 hours ago
baa baa replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"problem is that the people who rat race are normally arseholes on the road to any other road user be it bikes, cars, motorbikes.... The road is wide enough for this lot to do mad feats of risking overtaking. I agree with riding up the hill thing but…"
17 hours ago
charlie_L replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"I assume the car drivers are trying to save time, by-passing Spit road. Why not slow them down by riding side by side. Every day. It's much easier to organize than a die-in. I'm sure the slower riders would appreciate a stronger rider at…"
17 hours ago
John Knight replied to Pip Vice's discussion Visit to Mike Baird's office copied from CELL Bikes Factory Direct FB page!
"Yes, a great bit of work by Cell and MWCC to get in front of Mike Baird - and very sensibly argued out IMO. Echoing Dan and others - Why aren't our National and State advocacy bodies able to do this?  "
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Duncan est doughnut replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Or a posse of cyclist demanding $50 cash from each non-legit driver.   To go in the gofundme helmet litigation fund of course."
Tuesday
Duncan est doughnut replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"like"
Tuesday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"It seems as mean as the citys lock out laws, but a 5 min delay would kill the whole shortcut concept! "
Tuesday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"The person I spoke to at Mosman Police sounded genuinely concerned and said I should expect a call back from the traffic supervisor. But, she also knew the area well and as I described the problem, she thought that no law was being broken by the rat…"
Tuesday
Duncan est doughnut replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"oh, that is not good "
Tuesday
baa baa replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Yes indeed, going south lots as the spit bridge is the only real option for northern beaches bike riders heading south. Could be just outside the feeder lane outside the coffee shop heading into the yacht club carpark. ( heading north my call is…"
Tuesday
herzog replied to John Knight's discussion What to do about morning rat runners illegally (or sneakily) turning onto Parriwi Rd Mosman
"Are there enough cyclists on this route to stage a die-in on Parrawi road?"
Tuesday

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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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