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KimR replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion North Sydney Council approves $10m bike lane plan
"You need to refer back to earlier council documents to find the 97% funding proposal by the RMS. It was an RMS who approached council with the offer of funding and planning for the West St route."
Jul 31
KimR replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion North Sydney Council approves $10m bike lane plan
"If you look at the actual resolutions that were paased at the meeting (page 231) you get a clearer picture of what happened. The strategy is accepted and…"
Jul 31
KimR replied to LR's discussion North Sydney Draft Integrated Cycling Strategy Published
"The strategy was adopted by council at Monday nights meeting and will now proceed to the detailed planning stage c . Great progress for North Sydney!"
Jul 25
Da Munch replied to KimR's discussion Crossing the city north-south via Darling Drive
"It'd be nice if they found a better way than putting up no cycling signs - I can imagine this will cause antagonism with motorist who have seen the sign, towards cyclists like Mike below and me who will continue to ride along there."
Jul 23
Mike_H replied to KimR's discussion Crossing the city north-south via Darling Drive
"I noticed last night that there's now a 'No Cyclists / Cycling' sign going northbound at the pedestrian crossing just before the first roundabout. I only noticed it as I was passing it, so still used the road - but might take the…"
Jul 23
Patrick C replied to KimR's discussion Crossing the city north-south via Darling Drive
"Didn't notice any signage on Darling Drive coming from Union Street"
Jul 23
Bob Moore replied to KimR's discussion Crossing the city north-south via Darling Drive
"What I got from Lend Lease- should have passed this on last week. Thank you for the feedback provided, it is much appreciated. Following this feedback I can confirm: - We will not be encouraging cyclists to use Harris and Pyrmont Streets and…"
Jul 22
Da Munch replied to KimR's discussion Crossing the city north-south via Darling Drive
"Looks like he is right, this is from yesterday and you can kinda see to the right of the round about all the red tape etc Oh and it shows what Bob is talking about getting into DH <iframe width="420" height="315"…"
Jul 22
Tony Arnold replied to KimR's discussion Crossing the city north-south via Darling Drive
"Are you sure Sir Mark?  I haven't been there for a few days, but I've cycled along the temporary bi-directional path along Darling Drive a lot in the past few months.  Have they closed this path?"
Jul 22
Bob Moore replied to KimR's discussion Crossing the city north-south via Darling Drive
"Lend Lease did  consult with Bike Sydney on this. They originally expected cyclists to detour via Harris  and Murray Sts but  agreed this was probably more dangerous than using Darling Drive, so they settled for diverting cyclists…"
Jul 22
Da Munch replied to KimR's discussion Crossing the city north-south via Darling Drive
"That must of happened in the last few days because I road down it last Wednesday? There is/was a temporary dual direction bike lane on the Western side. Start[ed,s] at the round about at the northern end and ended at the crossing after the underpass…"
Jul 22
Sir Mark replied to KimR's discussion Crossing the city north-south via Darling Drive
"Darling drive is currently 'closed' to cyclists and there are signs advising cyclists to use Darling Harbour. You can still use the road, but its very narrow due to the convention centre rebuilding work. They  indicate the road will…"
Jul 22
KimR replied to Robbo's discussion NRMA now wants cyclists? They're considering offering roadside assist to cyclists
"Cars are becoming too reliable, so they have to diversify . RACV have been doing this for years."
Jul 16
KimR liked Adam Reveirs Florance's discussion A NEW bike shop on the North Shore!
Jul 16
KimR replied to Adam Reveirs Florance's discussion A NEW bike shop on the North Shore!
"I had two wheels built there and Jose did an excellent job. He has a full set of tools so should be able to do almost any type of repair or rebuild. He mainly stocks Merida, but has a full range of road, MTB and kids bikes."
Jul 8
KimR replied to Daniel's discussion Harbour bridge 'stopping fences'
"This is taken from Harbourside LAC (police) facebook page 14/6 12.10am A Security guard on the Harbour Bridge saw a cyclist powering across the bridge towards him on the cycle way heading towards the barriers at the end of the bike path. At this…"
Jun 17

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Commuting, Road Cycling, Touring
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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…


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, 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 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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