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Police motorcyclist vrs cyclist pushed or tapped?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Woolley Jan 21. 79 Replies

Route planning websites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dabba on Thursday. 16 Replies

Camping while touring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dabba Dec 26, 2015. 32 Replies

 

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Dabba replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Route planning websites
"Found this today while looking for places to stay on my 2017 bike tour back from Adelaide (again!).  It seems to complement some of the other similar sites that I use. http://www.caravanontour.com/free-campsites-and-low-cost-camping.html"
Thursday
Jonathon Troy replied to noelbike's discussion Young people not driving cars as much
"This conversation reminds me of this"
Jan 31
Jonathon Troy replied to noelbike's discussion Young people not driving cars as much
"I get the feeling that the anti-cycling crap comming out of the NSW Govt could be seen as generational warfare. They aren't just after cyclists but also the car share schemes as well. The car share services are used by a generation who may…"
Jan 30
Jonathon Troy replied to Rob Berry's discussion Upcoming changes to road rules - 1m Matters + ID + Fines
"If only we could see ourselves as others do! Apologies to Robert Burns."
Jan 26
Jonathon Troy replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Ever bought a non-Australian standard helmet?
"You got fined for riding without a helmet and then warned for having a non-compliant helmet. Wonder what they would have done if you were wearing it? I was in Sydney a week ago and saw people riding with the Kmart specials and wondered how they fare…"
Jan 23
Jonathon Troy replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Ever bought a non-Australian standard helmet?
"I have heard that Big W and Kmart were selling non-Australian standard helmets for years and nobody has done anything about it."
Jan 23
Sarah Woolley replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Police motorcyclist vrs cyclist pushed or tapped?
"Police seem happy to slap "Intention to Push a Police Officer" or "Intention to Punch a Police Officer" charges on people who have not done anything at all, and get convictions on those people with no evidence except the…"
Jan 21
yugyug replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Police motorcyclist vrs cyclist pushed or tapped?
"did u make an ombudsman complaint yourself Herzog? or were you satisfied with the way the police handled your complaint?"
Jan 21

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Tempe
Tell us about your bikes
I have a couple of Hybrids, road bikes, mountain bikes and a couple of folding bikes
Website:
http://www.jonathonsbicycleblog.wordpress.com.au

Jonathon Troy's Blog

My Gong Ride Tour

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 6:26pm 4 Comments

Well as you may remember I planned to do a tour to get to Gong Ride. I made a booking for Youth Hostel at Central and got the leave approved but got caught up in work and the date almost crept up on me. On Thursday morning I got my Cell S2200 road bike ready. It has a Topeak rack and a Topeak MTX bag with compartments that unzip into panniers. I also have a bag that straps onto the top tube and…

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The road back - 6 weeks off the bike is bad for you

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 10:11pm 1 Comment

Well I have been back on the bike for a fortnight. On Tuesday week I rode to work for the first time since the accident. It was good to be out there even though I was a bit saddle sore and I was back in time for things to get a bit Alfred Hitchcock as regards the magpies. As things progressed the commute got better and I was able to get to and from work and too and from TAFE without any serious problems.

I also undertook one of my milestone rides. I said I would do the Goulburn Cycle…

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The road back - second stage

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:44pm 0 Comments

I have begun the second stage of the road back. I decided to take myself shopping the other day and decided to check out the pricing on helmets. Given the last one prevented the prang from being worse than it was, I decided to get one from the LBS rather than go online. I got the feeling that the online price war has had it's effect on the local bike shops given one only stocked RJays and the others likewise had limited stock. Eventually I found a Scott MTB helmet on special which fitted…

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On the road back!

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

Anyone who read this will know I had a prang not so long ago and copped at least 4 broken ribs and wrote off a helmet. Well I have gone back to work - they were snowed under while I was away. I am getting back into the swing of things and hopefully will get on top of things by the end of the week. 

I was told I would have at least 6…

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A long way for a pie?

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 11:12pm 3 Comments

Well I rode 150 Km yesterday and ticked off one of the rides I have wanted to do since I arrived here in Canberra. I have been planning to ride to a number of the towns around the ACT. I have rode to Goulburn 4 times and Bungendore once. I had planned to visit Yass earlier in the year when my wife was in Sydney for her high school reunion but wound up having to cancel that when the reunion was cancelled. For the past week she has been in Brisbane visiting a cousin who is suffering cancer and…

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Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 2:07pm on January 10, 2008, DamianM said…
Hey there Jonathon, welcome to the site!
At 11:15am on October 16, 2008, Lzzter said…
Hi Jonathan. Can you check your emails please. Thanks.
At 12:34pm on October 16, 2008, Lzzter said…
The meeting is cancelled. Apologies. Details in the email.
At 12:07pm on March 12, 2009, Ma Dame Vélo said…
Hi Jonathon, sorry I should have done this sooner. I have been extremely busy with family matters lately. I will contact Kevin Young (CEO of Cycling NSW) about Amy's Ride in Sydney and get back to you when I hear what he has to say.
At 4:27pm on January 5, 2010, Ma Dame Vélo said…
And dealing with anything that requires balls for that matter. They are a complete waste of space, IMHO.
At 6:40am on December 12, 2014, Dabba said…

If you want to give me your personal email address, i'll send you the blog that I did of the trip for my local group.

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