Chris Virtue
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Chris Virtue's Discussions

Time for the NRCA to return?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew May 13, 2011. 11 Replies

Free stuff for pick up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter H Mar 2, 2009. 9 Replies

Wanted - Ladies Bicycle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doddsy Feb 14, 2009. 2 Replies


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Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Inner West
Tell us about your bikes
Boris - 26" rigid ATB
Eddy - 700 Giant hybrid that I adopted in London.
Grace - 650 Cannondale ex-tri bike. Black and sexy
Bonnie - 700 old Cannondale steely. She never leaves home.
About Me:
Arguably the sanest person I know

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Chris Virtue's Blog

"Riding" like a motorist "drives"

Posted on December 26, 2008 at 11:30am 6 Comments

How do you ride?

I was chastised by a roadie on Beach Road (Melbourne) this morning because I was running red lights: "You'll give the rest of us a bad name running the reds".

Two things sprang to mind, but I didn't say anything. One is that I'm managing the risk, I've slowed down to not much more than walking pace and I'm nowhere near cars nor peds. Two, (and this is what really irks me) is that it's OK for motorists to have their pet set of road laws that they routinely… Continue

Politics and the Art Inner-Urban Cycling

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 3:41pm 4 Comments

Following is a conversation between myself and Verity Firth, state member for Balmain.

Hi Verity,

I don't apologise for the tone. I'm out in this stuff every day and nothing gets better. If anyone should be apologising, it should be the government. You've been in power for 12 years and the results of your efforts to wean Sydneysiders away from their cars even occasionally is pitiful.

It's becoming increasingly difficult to take the government seriously as you… Continue

Comment Wall (19 comments)

At 8:47pm on October 28, 2007, Jake said…
Sorry I think I mixed you up with someone else.
At 7:06pm on October 29, 2007, Chris Virtue said…
That's OK. We can still be friends. Who are you?
At 11:57am on September 21, 2008, Kerry said…
Come to think of it... is this how you spell "fluoro"? xD
At 11:59am on September 21, 2008, Chris Virtue said…
Piss off smart pants!
At 4:44pm on December 9, 2008, Ma Dame Vélo said…
Would have liked to do the Summer Solstice ride if it was on the Saturday night, but have to work Monday, so bugger.
At 8:08am on December 10, 2008, Ma Dame Vélo said…
Yes, I know, c'est la vie. Maybe next year. Cheers.
At 9:37am on December 13, 2008, Neil Alexander said…
Ken, you seem to have some insight into the NRCA and its former pres, A. Odds. Perhaps you have some knowledge of his true identity??? Just curious. -- Neil
At 10:09am on December 13, 2008, Neil Alexander said…
Thanks. Yeah, moving on... I have a sneaking suspicion that Wanda may be Alan in a different guise!
At 2:54pm on December 13, 2008, Neil Alexander said…
No hard evidence. Just a hunch. You sure you don't know more than you are letting on?
At 3:43pm on December 13, 2008, Neil Alexander said…
Hmmmmm, O....K....

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