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KimR replied to Streetsweeper's discussion Naremburn Path - Hamilton Lane to West Street
"These counters are in Willoughby council's area."
Apr 10
KimR replied to Pooliothrvwganster1's discussion Pacific Highway is to lose a car lane and covert to a bike lane
"Agree that footpath along freeway is not great. A shame as there is plenty of free space to widen it.  This plan is only for North Sydney council. Part of any connecting route n to Gore Hill cycleway comes under Willoughby council control, so…"
Apr 4
KimR replied to Pooliothrvwganster1's discussion Pacific Highway is to lose a car lane and covert to a bike lane
"It's there on the map on page 33 of the plan. Southbound route is Pacific Highway, left into tunnel under bridge then joins current cycle path through Middlemiss Street. Harbour Bridge steps not within the scope of this plan."
Apr 4
KimR replied to Pooliothrvwganster1's discussion Pacific Highway is to lose a car lane and covert to a bike lane
"The strategy document has been produced with a lot of input from RMS, details here"
Apr 3
KimR replied to Pooliothrvwganster1's discussion Pacific Highway is to lose a car lane and covert to a bike lane
"After Holtermann, it goes north along Willoughby road until it meets Chandos street which is the border with Willoughby council, and still a few blocks south of Gore Hill freeway Route 1 finishes at West and Amherst streets, ad there are already…"
Apr 3
KimR replied to Pooliothrvwganster1's discussion Pacific Highway is to lose a car lane and covert to a bike lane
Apr 2
KimR replied to Pooliothrvwganster1's discussion Pacific Highway is to lose a car lane and covert to a bike lane
"There is only room  for a single bike lane on West Street. The eastern side of Pacific Highway has more major roads joining it (McLaren and Berry Sts) so a lot of south bound cars making left hand turns, which would interfere with bike traffic.…"
Mar 30
KimR replied to Pooliothrvwganster1's discussion Pacific Highway is to lose a car lane and covert to a bike lane
"This is not a green paint job. It's fully separated lane similar to Bourke Street, with new kerbing, intersection upgrades etc. Costs are around a few per cent per km of similar  road reconstruction (and projects like West Connext approach…"
Mar 27
KimR replied to Sir robflyte's discussion Norwest Business Park Traffic
"Driving at 7 km/hour ? That's only a bit above walking pace. Also the walking route is usually shorter than the road one."
Mar 5
KimR replied to Nat Buckley's discussion Moore Park - Ped / Cycle Bridge - Comment closes 19.3.
"The spiral design actually looks quite bike friendly, compared to the tight switch backs on the Anzac Bridge eastern approach."
Mar 3
KimR replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion One less car (manufacturer)
"Was interesting to read that GM has closed Korean plants, so even they must be losing competitiveness. With fewer countries producing, you would think the remaining ones have higher volumes and less need for subsidy. Cars are more affordable than…"
Dec 12, 2013
KimR replied to Paul Vandelur's discussion Q & A Challenge 01 - Building a Better Bike Shop
"I would like to see longer opening hours on weekends, even if you were closed for some week days. Can be frustrating to need repairs or sparse  on a Sunday, only to  ride past closed bike shops. Other ideas: Run classes in bike repair,…"
Nov 21, 2013
KimR replied to KimR's discussion For sale: Raleigh Medale 10 speed road bike, 57cm frame
"It's still for sale. Have added a Selle Italia Anatomic saddle, 1980s vintage"
Nov 4, 2013
KimR replied to DamianM's discussion Bicycle Network... and threats of legal action
"We all appreciate your efforts here Damian, a shame for this new hassle. Are you still thinking of selling merchandise like jerseys? A small portion from sales could maybe help to compensate for the time you put in, or pay other things (like…"
Oct 14, 2013
KimR replied to DamianM's discussion Bicycle Network... and threats of legal action
"But strangely the terms "Bicycle Network" has lapsed "Bicycle Network Victoria" was opposed, didn't say by who."
Oct 14, 2013
KimR replied to Omar@Go! Alliance's discussion A Cycling Political Party? Membership Drive Kicks Off This Weekend!
"I thought that name sounded familiar. Also founded  Outdoor Recreation Party (Stop the Greens),"
Oct 12, 2013

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Commuting, Road Cycling, Touring
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Specialized Sirrus flat bar road bike.
Gary Fischer Piranha mountain bike
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.

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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 40 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 (8 comments)

At 9:10pm on May 3, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi Kim
Welcome to Sydneycyclist!
At 5:50pm on August 10, 2008, Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon 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, Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon 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, Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon 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, Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon said…
BTW, is your profile pic taken at West Head?
At 10:17pm on October 22, 2009, Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon 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 12:05pm on April 1, 2010, Paul said…
Hi Kim, if there is room in the team for me on the 100km ride, that would be great! I do a 24km/h average on my daily commute from Marsfield->Circular Quay, but that is only 22km.
Normally on a long ride I would average quite a bit higher, but that is because I have only done long and mostly flat rides like M2/M7 and Bay to Bay (Ryde to Taren Point).
I am taking out my newly restored road bike for its first long ride, so I won't have the benefit of a "granny ring". I don't know what the climbs will do to my average speed, but at least I know the downhill bits will be fun!
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.

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