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Sydney's cultural ribbon

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Which boils down to a coastal route that's rideableDRAFT CULTURAL RIBBON STRATEGY…Continue

New campaign, of relevance to those of us who ever do anything in CoS area

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It's about telling the council / mayoral candidates and parties about the Sydney we want to have.It is NOT aligned with a party. It is about doing stuff and enjoying our city :-)…Continue

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Cyclist loses appeal over damages - Canberra Times

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Cyclist loses appealI am not sure…Continue

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non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Bike path v dog exercisers in Lower Gannons Park, Peakhurst?
"OK, so I see now that they do plan to reduce the space available to dogs, without sharing. It seems a bit ordinary that council can't offer adequate space: under the companion animals act each council does have an obligation. Perhaps…"
2 hours ago
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Bike path v dog exercisers in Lower Gannons Park, Peakhurst?
"Thanks for this insight. To clarify: the loop is not for transport purposes, it's just a ride-around for fun?? and, the path will remain part of the off-leash area, with off-leash allowed???"
17 hours ago
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Nat Buckley's discussion SAFETY ! - Victoria Road.......
"Thanks, that affects us. The Viccy Rd shared path has the be the worst I know anywhere in the world."
Wednesday
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Jim Frech's discussion MHL Worldwide Study?
"Landed in Australia ... shit nothing has improved :-("
Sep 24
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Bike path v dog exercisers in Lower Gannons Park, Peakhurst?
"A closer analogy would be converting the dedicated cycleway to a shared path, rather than its removal and loss."
Sep 24
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Bike path v dog exercisers in Lower Gannons Park, Peakhurst?
"It works OK elsewhere in the world. People do manage to control their dogs in public spaces. I don't see their case really, none of the dog area is to be lost, it's just that part of it is to be shared with other users. It's a public…"
Sep 24
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to herzog's discussion Centennial Park incident 12 Sept 2016
""you still get cyclists whizzing around seeking their PBs" Umm yes. And all around Sinney too: I think this is something of a problem not just for safety but also for advocacy unfortunately."
Sep 23
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Bike path v dog exercisers in Lower Gannons Park, Peakhurst?
"Similar to the area near the Bones Café near Leichhardt it seems, where some dog owners assume that cyclists are excluded and some owners behave badly. Mostly OK though. I worry a bit about larger animals I can't bunny-hop but mostly…"
Sep 22
non ministrare sed ministrari liked Dabba's discussion Road traffic deaths are not accidents, expert tells major safety conference
Sep 22
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Paul's discussion Clipped by a car's side mirror when being overtaken
"So bizarre I checked it, and it's true!"
Sep 21
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Nigel Mukhi's discussion Help on what bike i should buy.
"funny how racing demands inferior brakes! not that I have argument with your advice"
Sep 18
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to noelbike's discussion Another dog trailer death today.
"Vehicle not permitted in European cities."
Sep 17
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Mjog's discussion Journal article: Cycling and the Law
"It is an excellent and interesting article. It does come from a body which has a heightened interest in the importance of law."
Sep 16
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Mjog's discussion Journal article: Cycling and the Law
"That's possibly changed now. Points used to work on a per-licence database. They got a bit smarter when they addressed the practice of multiple interstate licences, thereby making points a per-person thing and linking licences. I'm not…"
Sep 16
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Snowy_5's discussion Government mulls online shopping ‘lockouts’ in GST crackdown
"Agree, and we need people with a social conscience too in order to make the tax burden equitable. I have both the big end of town and the non working class in mind."
Sep 15
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Snowy_5's discussion Government mulls online shopping ‘lockouts’ in GST crackdown
"Not sure how credit card skim tax collection would work either. Making a non-card payment would be possible such as a bank deposit, or a paypal, or using a foreign account. As it is, my own overseas purchases go in a suitcase on the big metal…"
Sep 15
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Snowy_5's discussion Government mulls online shopping ‘lockouts’ in GST crackdown
"yup"
Sep 14
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Snowy_5's discussion Government mulls online shopping ‘lockouts’ in GST crackdown
"Pfeh. VPN fixes this. Scotty Dumdum"
Sep 14
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Bob Moore's discussion National Cycling Strategy Report
"Indeed. I would like to read an honest report too, not spin with a porno mag wipe clean surface"
Sep 13
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Bob Moore's discussion National Cycling Strategy Report
"Started reading this, wondering about the completeness and honesty of it. Such as recording the infrastructure government has removed."
Sep 12

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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.

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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, Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria 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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