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non ministrare sed ministrari replied to James Mahon's discussion Vivid & Pyrmont Footbridge
""Good Afternoon Martin, I would like to once again thank you for your e-mail to Vivid Sydney in regards to Pyrmont Bridge.  I wanted to follow up personally in regards to your e-mail.  On receipt of your e-mail there was a review…"
12 hours ago
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Da Munch's discussion CoS Road Surface
"Just like parts of Parra Valley cycleway: perfect when dry, deadly when moist"
22 hours ago
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Some food for thought from the Guardian
"Paths that cannot carry trikes or cargo bikes or mobility scooters or wheelchairs are no good. By that I mean in combination, passing in opposite directions"
22 hours ago
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Al.'s discussion Death shakes
"My Dutch bike does it at 67km/h. A small bump will set it off. Maybe geometry a bit steep."
22 hours ago
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Bob Moore's discussion Parramatta Rd plans-
"I'm guessing they think Patterson/Gipps/Queen will be less popular with drivers once WasteCon opens to Haberfield, also they'll want to choke the non-toll routes a bit. So I am living in hope. Until they remedy Parra Rd and its…"
Friday
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion Addison Road's super-narrow bi-di proposal
"I would like to think that this design is the beginning of a future non-bi-di arrangement."
Thursday
Bill replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion Addison Road's super-narrow bi-di proposal
"Sounds like there is a need for a prospective study of Bi-Di users to see how many continue to cycle long term and whether they ever graduate to regular roads. We would need to define how long the process might take: 6 months, 12 months, 2 years?"
Thursday
Bill replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion Addison Road's super-narrow bi-di proposal
"I wish trainee road designers would leave cyclist routes alone. Actually Bi-Di cycleways are excessively hard to fit into the streetscape due to the competing interests of traffic volume, bus stops, pedestrians, trees, side streets, traffic lights,…"
Thursday
Colin replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion Addison Road's super-narrow bi-di proposal
"Bi-dis are training wheels for road designers, not people on bikes. They allow road designers to get comfortable with the idea of thinking of cycling as transport, and then the road designers can graduate to building bigger and better cycling…"
Thursday
Bob Moore replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion Addison Road's super-narrow bi-di proposal
"Sort of like training wheels, only you can't get rid of them once you've learnt, and you probably don't need them anyway. but bi dis are becoming the dominant paradigm now, just wish a few engineers might get brave and insist on wider…"
Thursday
Mjog replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion Addison Road's super-narrow bi-di proposal
"As the encounter you describe in your first paragraph amply demonstrates, we already are second class citizens. Can't get any worse by taking the issue to the streets, so to speak. "
Thursday
Colin replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion Addison Road's super-narrow bi-di proposal
"Disagree. Bi-dis boost overall cyclist numbers, and those extra cyclists will spend most of their time on regular roads."
Thursday
Bill replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion Addison Road's super-narrow bi-di proposal
"Agreed but if the rest of us use the road in protest, imagine the reaction from the motorists. Yesterday while taking a right hand turn from Park St into Clarence St after a meeting in the Town Hall, a tradie in a ute took exception and there…"
Wednesday
Bob Moore replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion Addison Road's super-narrow bi-di proposal
"Bi di makes it hard to turn across the road into side streets, so cyclists have to use the road anyway. OK! Let the kids and newbies ride on the bi di, rest should use the road as a bit of a (legal) protest."
Jun 21
Mjog replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion Addison Road's super-narrow bi-di proposal
"Response to public consultation and revised plan now up and looking for final comments: http://www.yoursayinnerwest.com.au/lr16 Still full of shared paths, prioritises saving car parks, and a shit route — despite lots of concern about the…"
Jun 21
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Al.'s discussion Something that we already know
"How many cars get dented or keyed per mention of 'registration'?"
Jun 15
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Of course he could have cycled?
"The thing is there *should* be a functional bus service all the way, and it *does* choke due to lack of bus lanes. You need certainty of trip time. They charge you for the journey, in my view if you have to walk for 25 mins then you should not tap…"
Jun 12
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Of course he could have cycled?
"Quite a few do cycle Ross St, even at night. Drivers do tend to turn right on to Parra Rd without giving way to cyclists going straight."
Jun 12
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Of course he could have cycled?
"I cycle from Drummoyne to USYD routinely, as did Dr Bean. It is a piece of cake, save for the craptastic Viccy Road part. Best done around the back of Rozelle therefore, as explained by Bob Moore here on SC. Takes half as long as the buses, even…"
Jun 11
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to yugyug's discussion Freestyle ride this Sunday 4th
"They get free burgers"
Jun 3

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Mountain Biking, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Drummy and Faulco
Tell us about your bikes
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)
About Me:
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

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At 6:44am on April 13, 2010, Robert Harris said…
Martin Geliot replied to Super Si's discussion 'Beware spammers and scammers writing comments on your profile' 2 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to westinghouse's discussion 'Penrith to Katoomba' 3 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 9 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 10 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 10 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 13 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to yogi's discussion 'Psycho cycler's revenge' 15 hours ago.

Martin, don't you ever sleep?
At 6:12am on August 23, 2010, Littleteapot said…
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.
At 3:27pm on September 18, 2010, Russ W said…
Hi Martin,
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 .... webberrus@gmail.com
At 10:05am on November 1, 2010, Bill Parker said…
Happy Birthday Martin
At 2:55pm on February 3, 2011, dr bean said…

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!

 

Cheers,

Michelle

At 11:43am on February 4, 2011, dr bean said…

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!!

At 7:19pm on February 4, 2011, dr bean said…

I might have to pass this week, Martin, but - soon (I have house guests all week).

 

Happy weekend riding!

Michelle

At 1:15pm on February 7, 2011, dr bean said…

Hi Martin - sounds bloody brilliant! What days generally suit you best?

 

I can do Sundays, but not until the afternoon. Any Saturday, by prior arrangement. :-)

 

It'd be great to have an excuse to finally meet some of these SC people whose comments I keep reading...

At 12:49pm on February 28, 2011, dr bean said…

Hi Martin,

 

Are you around in Syd/going to the safe cycling rally on March 12?

 

I'm thinking of getting the ferry over from Drummoyne to the northside (call me lazy or unfit, but I don't want to be buggered before I even start!) for 8am.

 

Oh, and speaking of excuses to meet SC people - are you going to the 3000-SC-members party at the end of March?

 

Cheers,

Michelle

At 5:19pm on February 28, 2011, Sit Ubu Sit said…

Hi Martin,

 

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!

 

SUS

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