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KimR replied to Bill Parker's discussion WasteCon - St Peters Interchange, "Even I was staggered by how big that is"
"Dunc can't repress his inner rev-head http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/call-for-speed-limit-increase-on-the-pacific-and-hume-highways-20150903-gjeqcm.html . I pity RMS staff who have to research one hare brained proposal (like licencing bicycles)…"
12 hours ago
KimR replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Is the Goods Line really a 'cycle path'?
"It would be great if they allowed cycling through the Devonshire tunnel, and would link the Goods lLne right through to Prince Alfred Park cycleway (there is an elevator up to Chalmers St exit). Its's a very wide tunnel and I've ridden it…"
Tuesday
KimR replied to Samuel Russell's discussion 6 Injured, 5 seriously Eastlakes 2014-03-16
"The ABC has it now http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-21/sentencing-for-sydney-driver-who-hit-seven-cyclists/6714248?section=nsw , better to give them the clicks than the Terrorgraph"
Aug 21
KimR replied to JimmyH's discussion The high cost of the useless Moore Park cycle bridge
"Surely you will be able to use Bourke  and Parkham Sts to get to Moore Park? "
Aug 5
KimR replied to JimmyH's discussion The high cost of the useless Moore Park cycle bridge
"From what I can gather it is still a construction site, whcih may ne why the 'Cyclists Dismount' signs are still there. Considering it 'opened' several months ago, hard to believe it's still not finished. The video was good…"
Aug 4
KimR replied to herzog's discussion College St tearup begins
"The main pedestrian avenue in Hyde Park is so wide, would be cheap and easy to mark out a few meters for bike lanes. Why can't CoS look at this simple work round? Can remove it when the trams are running. (Also, at a relatively high cost, a…"
Jul 17
KimR replied to BIKESydney's discussion NSW Govt to increase fines for Riders and require Riders to carry identification
"My understanding was that the police can already stop anyone (cyclist or pedestrian) and ask for ID if they have a reasonable suspicion of a possible offence being committed. So how does this ID requirement add anything? At least the separate…"
Jul 15
KimR replied to herzog's discussion College St tearup begins
"or 3. a legal challenge. I have no idea if this is practical. But remember an injunction was upheld on removing of the railway line into Newcastle because due process had not been followed."
Jul 14
KimR replied to BIKESydney's discussion Bicycle Network: "Riders, wear your helmet. And BNSW, you suck"
"I found out that I was able to login to their web site from a link in the email, using my rider number plus email. From there I think I had to go to something like the "activity' tab and opt out of all emails. But it wasn't very…"
Jul 3
KimR replied to BIKESydney's discussion Bicycle Network: "Riders, wear your helmet. And BNSW, you suck"
"I got notified of this by an email titled "In the Loop: Bottom of the class for bike spending; Uproar over police blitz; Chicken run plucked"/ I'm not a member of BN, but think they must have my email from a Big Ride I did in 2008!…"
Jul 2
KimR replied to herzog's discussion Syd Einfeld drive to get bikelanes
"Great idea for a bike lane. Can't see pedestrians wanting to use it though. No connection to Bondi Junction shops though. As it's elevated you have to walk the entire length, with cars passing at up to 60 km/h."
Jun 12
KimR replied to Save College St Cycleway's discussion Castlereagh St: Indefinite Postponement. College St: Demolished Anyway.
"This is being done under the guise of extra lanes needed for buses (and cars) during light rail construction, with green paint to be retained, but concrete dividers removed apparently. But what bus is going to run down College St?  It's on…"
May 29
KimR left a comment for KimR
"OK, I will let James know I can help in the afternoon. Can only really fit in one session though. Good luck at Willoughby school."
Mar 25
Edward Re left a comment for KimR
"Sorry for all the messages. I've got my schools mixed up. For Cammeray PS, can you pls contact James Pennefather hjpennefather@gmail.com 0405 672 329 He'll be there for the day. There's a helper from 10am-12 noon, so anytime in the…"
Mar 25
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"I should give you the address:Willoughby Public SchoolOakville Road, Willoughby NSW 2068near Mowbray and Penshurst St"
Mar 25
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"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.…"
Mar 25

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Cammeray
Tell us about your bikes
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…

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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

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At 9:10pm on May 3, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi Kim
Welcome to Sydneycyclist!
At 5:50pm on August 10, 2008, Neil Alexander said…
Kim,
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 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.

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

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