I am sure many of you have seen this but I am a bit slow and have just found it. I found it very inspirational and more importantly, very human. Those who have seen it before I hope you don't mind.…Continue
"I have one for a 26 inch one for our Nihola. I purchased it from Maurice at GlowWorm in Marikville. He said they are 26 inch as that is the size of the wheel most share bikes around the world. As you can imagine to ease fixing a share bike this…"
"Sarah, sorry to hear about the hard time you had. Not a great experience at all ...
however, I checked out Yakkay helmets and they are really cool !! ... so I'm glad you posted. I am going to see if I can get one too as I agree -…"
"I hate to be a pedant (well, actually...), but..
It is astonishing what the MHL has led to in this country -- not just discouraging cycling indirectly but also resulting in otherwise law-abiding people being intimidated in the streets by those…"
"Sarah, your experience with these police is outrageous and you have my full support. I may be reading other posts wrongly -- I have a history of getting on a high horse -- but I don't think other posters have been antagonistic to your…"
"Hi All, I'm the wife here that Justin mentioned. I wear a yakkay helmet which is rated for US and European usage. The police asked me to stop because they thought I was wearing a hat. They couldn't see the chin straps under my long dark…"
"I think if we/they are going to bother having a helmet law (a debate for another day) then having some kind of helmet standard is sensible. Similar rules apply to motorbike helmets. With bike and skate helmets there are available, in many BMX and…"
"They ignore laws every minute of their working day. Drivers breaking the speed limit by 1km/h, drivers stopping 1 cm over the white line at intersections, drivers signalling their turns for 1 cm less than the required x metres before an intersection…"
"Nice summary! (of late night grumpy old man comments)Imagine the police station tearooms during the pointless sting operations on cyclist helmet compliance."Did we really do X years of Police training for this?" - or words to that effect."
"The whole 'compliant helmet' schtick is a bit silly really, as attaching a light or a camera to your helmet also renders it non-compliant, but will cause no issues from the police.
I recall a thread (on here?) where someone in SA wrote to…"
"a helmet has to be in good condition - open to interpretation and there is no certification for this
Hey, look, a new AusStandards opportunity and 'it started in Australia' initiative ,let's have helmet go…"
"I'll agree with the police role,
One just wishes the police enforced the other broken rules (many with far severe consequences) with the same or higher level of enthusiasm instead of picking on 'soft targets'
"Are you sure "they don't get to choose to simply ignore the stupid laws"?
Seems in Byron Bay and Manly police choose not to enforce MHLs, effectively ignoring stupid laws.
Similarly, almost every patrol car on the roads, aside from…"