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Cycleway finally complete, Lodge Road Park, Cremorne

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Alexander Apr 5, 2017. 1 Reply

Hydraulic calliper brakes

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KimR replied to Rob Berry's discussion Say goodbye to the Harbour Bridge Steps
"I was at the planning workshop in July where the options were selected. To preserve the station entrance, the bike ramp has to  travel above the awning over this entrance. So a suitable grade has the ramp meeting ground level much closer to the…"
Nov 24, 2017
KimR replied to Bob Moore's discussion Cycling origins and destinations map, ABS data
"I've also been going through ABS Census data to record cycling participation rates by council boundary (for mode of transport to work). Sadly, it shows a decline since 2011 in all councils except Sydney and Waverley. An ABS press…"
Nov 22, 2017
KimR replied to Bill Parker's discussion Sydney Bike Share Scheme starts July 2017 ("6000 bikes within 6 months")
"I've ridden a ReddyGo bike twice now. Handy for trips of a few kilometres. The gearing is very poor though. I never took it out of first gear. I do a lot of riding in Sydney but struggled to make it up even slight hill on these bike. Had to be…"
Sep 3, 2017
KimR replied to Andrew K's discussion Bourke Rd cycleway part-removal near Gardeners Rd Mascot (WestConnex)
"The map in that notice also shows Bourke Rd opposite  Bunnings as part of the works zone.But doesn't identify this section as a cycleway."
May 4, 2017
KimR replied to Andrew K's discussion Bourke Rd cycleway part-removal near Gardeners Rd Mascot (WestConnex)
"According to West connex FB page, this notice went out Not much help for cyclist who don't live in area. Is shared path on…"
May 4, 2017
KimR posted a photo
Apr 19, 2017
Neil Alexander replied to KimR's discussion Cycleway finally complete, Lodge Road Park, Cremorne
"Bit of a difference. I hope the NIMBYs are happy now... oh, wait... NIMBYs are never happy. Do the pedestrians know which is their bit? Just coz it's self-evident is no reason for confidence..."
Apr 5, 2017
KimR posted a discussion

Cycleway finally complete, Lodge Road Park, Cremorne

After many years of planning this is now finally built and we have separate paths for pedestrians and cyclists..See More
Apr 4, 2017
KimR liked Nat Buckley's discussion Bikes - ABC Radio
Mar 26, 2017
KimR replied to Neil Alexander's discussion Australian transcontinental bike race – On Now!
"Going past my house too in Crows Nest! Walking up the bridge steps will be a killer by that stage."
Mar 20, 2017
KimR replied to James Mahon's discussion Transport Costs - News Online SMH 22 August 2016
"I guess this is unsurprising coming from a motoring lobby. The assumption seems to be that the average house must have 2 cars seems. So if you want private transport all the time, you pay a high cost. Plenty of ways to reduce that, such as car…"
Aug 22, 2016
KimR replied to PeterT's discussion SHB ramp... (maybe)
"There were threats to take this to the Human Rights Commission, as progess was so slow. Looks like governemnt finally shamed into action,"
Jul 25, 2016
KimR replied to Sit Ubu Sit's discussion Epping Rd bike path claims another victim
"Great, I will also log an issue with Lane Cove council. Does RMS have authority here as the building is on a major road. Are there any Meriton units not built beside major highways?"
Jun 21, 2016
KimR replied to Sit Ubu Sit's discussion Epping Rd bike path claims another victim
"You can see what an over development it is from this photo"
Jun 15, 2016
KimR replied to Sit Ubu Sit's discussion Epping Rd bike path claims another victim
"Looks like the first units have been occupied now. So driveway problems will start to worsen again."
Jun 14, 2016
John Knight commented on KimR's photo

Repco Traveller

"I've been thinking lately about getting a retro roadie with down tube shifters. Now I'm thinking about what you've got here. Why not have both on one bike!"
May 30, 2016

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Crows Nest
Tell us about your bikes
Specialized Sirrus flat bar road bike.
Giant FastRoad CoMax 1
About Me:
Regular commuter from Crows Nest.
Like to repair and restore old bikes.

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Touring Tasmania

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 3:30pm 10 Comments

I recently returned from a touring trip in Tasmania. The plan was for three of us to start out from Hobart and work our way up the east coat, across to Launceston and then back to Hobart by the central tablelands. We would mostly be camping and had allowed about two  and a half weeks for the journey, averaging 50 km per day. Used Lonely Planet's 'Cycling in Australia' as a guide.

The Bike

I couldn't really justify a…


Epping Rd cycleway, home to Lane Cove's laziest car parkers

Posted on June 1, 2008 at 7:11pm 38 Comments

The Epping Rd cycleway between Centennial Av and Orion Rd has only been open for a few weeks. The cyleway is painted bright green to denote its purpose, and more signage will follow. Despite this some residents of Epping Rd are treating it as a new parking area. This makes it difficult and dangerous for cyclists to squeze throught in the gap between the cars and the concrete strip next to the bus lane. It is even worsre if cyclists travelling in… Continue

Comment Wall (11 comments)

At 9:10pm on May 3, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi Kim
Welcome to Sydneycyclist!
At 5:50pm on August 10, 2008, Neil Alexander said…
Thanks for your considered comments on our recent blogpost. Indeed we think those lomandras placed next to the path are intended to keep people clear of the path.

But what do you reckon is the reason for the ones planted across the path up to the base of the pole? It just don't add up!

Happy riding, and keep your eyes peeled on the "cycleways" for parked cars, garbage bins, dogs, errant peds, poles, plants, glass, badly dropped kerbs, missing slabs, confused taxis... oh, and the odd cyclist!
At 2:08pm on August 12, 2008, Neil Alexander said…
Herron is a serial offender in the North Shore Times but I enjoy firing back at him. It certainly does give cyclists a higher profile and it looks good when we outnumber him many times to one by weight of letters!
At 7:04pm on October 22, 2009, Neil Alexander said…
Kim, you'll be able to tell if the road is open as you pass the top entrance to the Park (General San Martin Dr). There were signs just beyond the intersection and before the toll gate there when Tony and I rode past today. Otherwise, if there is anyone in the toll booth down at the West Head Rd entrance, they will be able to say if the road is open.
At 7:05pm on October 22, 2009, Neil Alexander said…
BTW, is your profile pic taken at West Head?
At 10:17pm on October 22, 2009, Neil Alexander said…
Not sure about Saturday. I need to be back before midday so need to start early if I go at all. Have a good ride anyway.
At 2:58pm on July 27, 2012, Manly Resident said…

Re: Jamie Dudderidge

Hi KimR. Sorry I came late to your discussion about this low-life Dudderidge. I would have liked to have put my bit in. I know a bit about him as friends of mine lived in the same apartment building. In his private life he was as big a scumbag as in his 'professional' life. He and his partner at the time terrorised two young families living in the building, one with two kids under four, the other with a toddler and a mother 7 months pregnant. In the end the Owners Corporation issued his partner (as he wasn't on the lease and showed up months later) with 9 by-law violations--there are only 15 in total, so you can imagine what sort of people they were/are! Funny thing there was she ended up being conned just like others and in the process caused her to have to leave the apartment. Police were called as the guy scratched the glass door of one apartment while people were inside and damage was done to cars parked onsite. Our friends looked into getting an AVO but they were told they would need tangible proof of his behaviour (right at the end that came when he interrupted an onsite Owners meeting and he displayed his stupidity and aggression to all there). He was scum and we knew even as he was opening his shop in Cremorne he was a con man. Did you know he had left the country as his previous company had gone bust too--his partner, before things soured, told our friends he had had to leave the country as he had gone bankrupt--'another vicim of the GFC'--but that he was an 'entrepreneur' and soon they would be buying a big house in Mosman (Oh, and she was one of his friend's wife, btw--pity those who trust him!--and he had abandoned his wife and 3 kids in London to be with her--colourful you have to admit at least!)  Presumably bankruptcy was why he needed the business partner. Yes, it is him in the Mosman and Manly Daily, the latter is just with a beard and less hair. We know the local bike shop owners in Manly and they knew he wasn't going to even get through the summer. We also know MANY people in Manly who know many people and we made sure everyone we knew knew what we knew. He was a fat, lazy little tosser who had no moral compass. I'd guess he had you work Saturdays, or maybe a few consecutive days that would allow him to have a long weekend to go to a bike expo? I'd guess he never had any intention of paying you. When we saw his ad on Sydney Cyclist and Gumtree we knew he had hardly sold a bike and had no cash. Sorry to hear you got caught up with him (think about his poor business partner who must have funded this venture!). But good on you for following through. Without records of these people there is no hope of pinning anything to them. Our friends regret not taking out the AVO even more now.

At 8:41am on March 25, 2015, Edward Re said…

Hi Kim, if you could help at all, that would be awesome! We really need some people if we're going to get the cycling vote in. How about any time during the morning any time between 9am and 1.30pm. I'll be there from 8am and staying til 6. Let me know roughly when you'd like to come and I'l pencil you in. An hour or two is more than welcome! It will be nice to meet you.

At 9:08am on March 25, 2015, Edward Re said…

I should give you the address:
Willoughby Public School
Oakville Road, Willoughby NSW 2068
near Mowbray and Penshurst St

At 9:35am on March 25, 2015, Edward Re said…

Sorry for all the messages. I've got my schools mixed up. For Cammeray PS, can you pls contact James Pennefather 0405 672 329

He'll be there for the day. There's a helper from 10am-12 noon, so anytime in the afternoon would be exellent. If you fancy a 3k ride, please come to Willoughby PS for a bit as well! Thanks for voting in any case.

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