"Sounds like a plan.
I still think the roundabout should go, if they cannot design it and the approaches to safely accommodate cyclists. Bugger the shoppers and their course reversal. Safety must prevail over convenience: vision zero.
"Let us know how you go!
As an aside, my Dutch bike has a generator and LEDs which I love. I just leave them on and forget about them. My German MTB has USB rechargeable LEDs and they are great but I do prefer the generator especially as the German…"
"On the last point, I would like to see more cyclists riding on Victoria Road. As I often do, rejecting the crappy dangerous shared path. I get honked, but so what?
It would be strategic to make a point of seizing lane 1 as a cycle route. Reduced…"
"All good points.
Even in DE, where we cycle so much, this putting-risk-on-another inequity still exists despite most drivers trying very hard to do the right thing. A part of the problem is the assumption that cyclists don't move fast, and…"
"This is nerdy fun
Regardless of whether your generator/alternator/dynamo has a commutator in it or not, I would add at least one rectifier as a matter of course. Reversing the direction of rotation reverses the current, which will kill an LED…"
"The point is are the tyres the same on each bike, condition and inflation too.
If lights are off then 100% of hub resistance will become heat. With lights on, somewhat less but the point is if there is abnormal drag then the energy would go…"
"Hell yes. I would do this anyway, in other words do as Shane suggests, report to Police in the expectation of an outstanding warrant and seek to remove Fastway from the list of approved vendors.
I did same with a hotel whose staff were not playing…"
"Bet he beats his wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/children/dog.
As I found out when knocked over on purpose in North Ryde, often these types have outstanding warrants. Worth reporting just for that.
Twice naughty people have been pulled into clink on…"
"Well here's some science: run LED lights not halogen. These draw less power so the dynamo drag is less. More like the lights off curve.
You could also put in a battery or supercapacitor as well, fed via diode of course. This could be designed…"
"Added my name to the change.org thingo.
It's well known that bad habits concerning minor offences are indicators of much worse criminality as well. Persistent offenders need to have holidays from driving hence the points system of course. "
"A big win and thanks to the workers on this. Will use the blazes out of it, which is roughly what went on my comment on it.
The railway nixed much of what was in BikePlan2010 Action for Bikes. Though I feel that NSW Labor embraced any excuse at all…"
"Pay attention to brakes, the right lever will usually be the back brake. The left lever will do bad things if you apply it too hard.
And be ready for vehicles entering on your right. If your route isn't signed as having priority, usually the…"
In-Bred 29er, with Rohloff speedhub and beefy forks
Trek FX (in Germany)
Giant Reign X1 (for all mountain and freeriding)
Cove Handjob (geared frame set up as a singlespeed)
On-One Inbred (singlespeed Sydney commute steed)
Commuter, tourer and remote MTBer. Occasional endurance event competitor.
No car, dislike driving but have commercial pilot license (aeroplanes) and a private/business license for helicopters.
Live a life with about 100 flights per year, so a bicycle or three makes much more sense than a momo
Thanks Martin, there is the problem then. There was a time where I though WD40 was the cure for all things mechanical, I would spray it on locks, hinges, belts, chains whatever wasn't working I'd spray WD40 on it and it would fix the problem momentarily, and then things would start to clog up, and stop working. It definitely kept the water dispersed though.
I can put a computer together (it's like lego really), but I'm not really mechanically minded. I have started paying attention to the mechanics of the bicycle and one day would like to build by own, purchasing the parts separately. That would be the best way to learn I think and along the way learn how to maintain it.
As well as reading the forums, I think there invaluable, better than buying a book on how to do things for $50.
Great to hear from you ...... well, probably every day with your great input into SC.
We received the PricewaterhouseCoopers /SKM study yesterday afternoon ...... it appears to be a huge disappointment. We'll need to get professionals to proivide input, but the study says the northern half might be undertaken by 2015, and the remainder possibly by 2026. I can't believe they'd be so stupid to have a gap of 11 years. With the RTA providing the major funding ($93,037) for the study, it's clear they are requiring PwC to fit in with the pathetic allocation of $158M over 10 years specified in the new NSW Bikeplan ..... what a disaster! By contrast, the RTA is about to spend $4M on the PacHwy/Mowbray Rd intersection, including an exclusive left turn lane from Mowb into PH (N-bound) with no bike storage facility ..... cyclists will be very exposed. By contrast, such treatments are largely standard in Melbourne. I've decided to try to get lawyers involved ..... perhaps we can take the RTA to court??? Are you still in Euro / Germany? If so, very lucky! Cheers, Russ .... firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin, I'm confused - I thought you lived in Heidelberg (and I don't mean the one in Melb) - at least that's what your profile says!!
I'm in Collingwood St, just opposite Raglan St. I ride from there to USyd a couple of times a week and barely ever do weekend rides because I'm busy Sunday morning (so can't do LBUG stuff) and do enough riding on my own - any group/other rides you know about that I'm free for I'm happy to tag along for!
Hey Martin - I'm not terribly well-placed to spend whole days in the mountains but sthg local would be terrific - for instance, was just reading in CoS cycling newsletter about the Greenway; I'd love to give that a go sometime!
Cheers - apparently we get some cooler weather on Sun/Mon... can't wait!!
I thought this article might be of interest in relation to the Ch-Ch quake, in terms of the building standards discussion we were having the other day. I was thinking today that there are still many 100+ year old buildings still standing (either completely or sufficiently to be repared), and only a couple of new ones that came down after two significant shakes and 5000+ aftershocks over 6 months. I really hope we've seen the worst of them though!