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opal loophole ideal for cyclists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Nov 26, 2014. 6 Replies

we can achieve free travel by achieving free travel after 8 journeys cheaply... bike on train, bike between stations...monday example: tap on at springwood, off at valley heights - journeycycle to…Continue

Do you recharge your e-bike at work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jellybean Nov 25, 2014. 32 Replies

Weeeelll I was thinking of a post enquiring as to whether you might buy a rental-friendly micro renewable electricity system if it also charged your e-bike...... but after 10 seconds of reflection it…Continue

 

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jellybean liked Omar@Go! Alliance's discussion ACP Announces NSW Election Plans
22 hours ago
jellybean replied to Bill Parker's discussion A metre matters in South Australia...how about it here Dunc?
"Good, one more state/territory. NSW continues to be behind progress."
Friday
jellybean replied to Andrew K's discussion Another hazard - Kangaroos! Canberra collision reported in the SMH
"Exactly."
Friday
jellybean replied to Andrew K's discussion Another hazard - Kangaroos! Canberra collision reported in the SMH
"Well yes, you can accept risks. But that is what you are doing. I have to do risk management for both programme risks and people/environmental (safety) risks in my day job. And have to do what the lovely CASA calls 'Threat and Error…"
Thursday
jellybean replied to Andrew K's discussion Another hazard - Kangaroos! Canberra collision reported in the SMH
"Errrm no blame here, not a catholic. Just simple risk management. If there's a risk, and you don't mitigate it with some control, then you are accepting the risk."
Wednesday
jellybean replied to Andrew K's discussion Another hazard - Kangaroos! Canberra collision reported in the SMH
"I'm used to going over the bars, in itself that's no biggie. I can't tell the road environment, but the typical guide for observation distance is 3 seconds. That is, you adjust your speed downwards in order to be able to assure clear…"
Wednesday
jellybean replied to Andrew K's discussion Another hazard - Kangaroos! Canberra collision reported in the SMH
"Often I do ride very slowly, in accordance with the conditions. Dawn and dusk are the principal times for roo hazard. My co-competitor Graeme got hurt rather badly by a roo hit, so I do take it seriously. As with other risks. Not a question of…"
Wednesday
jellybean replied to Andrew K's discussion Another hazard - Kangaroos! Canberra collision reported in the SMH
"All about going at a speed such that you can deal with a surprise, as with motor vehicles. Pretty big surprise but."
Wednesday
jellybean replied to Dama's discussion Refund policy experience with a recent bike purchase.
"IDK why you are bothering really. It was not a $10,000 purchase. You can enjoy it in smooth territory where it is meant to be used. Maybe even ride with care to/from those playgrounds. Otherwise just get another ride for commuting/training on road…"
Wednesday
jellybean replied to Dama's discussion Refund policy experience with a recent bike purchase.
"In the near term it probably won't break, since UCI defines track bike tube sizes it can't be underbuilt. I suppose."
Tuesday
jellybean replied to Dama's discussion Refund policy experience with a recent bike purchase.
"or reflectors or bell I suppose"
Tuesday
jellybean replied to Jon's discussion ACP in Western Sydney
"I look down on Sydney from the Blue Mountains, I can likely help up there now and again."
Tuesday
jellybean replied to Henning's discussion NSW rules assistance
"Pretty much. And we have discussed riding in places where things are a bit random and it often works quite well. The system of rules hardly existed until the motor car."
Jan 19
jellybean replied to Dama's discussion Refund policy experience with a recent bike purchase.
"Mmm sounds like a case of caveat emptor.   Sure you can use a track bike on the road, people do. It's a choice albeit a daft one in my view. Others may differ. The tyres story does sound like twaddle, but hey."
Jan 18
jellybean replied to Henning's discussion NSW rules assistance
"To a degree you gotta let go of knowing the law, when it gets down to complex and sometimes conflicting rules. Si's right, pigeon crapping and all that. Never argue with an idiot because they will bring the argument down to their level and…"
Jan 17
jellybean replied to YUGYUG's discussion More rego talk in an unbalanced SMH article
"I just want the distraction to stop, i.e. for government to deliver actual safety in return for our taxes "
Jan 17
jellybean replied to Henning's discussion NSW rules assistance
"Yes, it is muddy. And without court decisions to rely upon your guess is as good as anyone's."
Jan 17
jellybean replied to Henning's discussion NSW rules assistance
"Not sure what the purpose of the enquiry is, however I would be looking firstly at what is safe & secondly what is likely to attract enforcement (if anything). The nuances of the rules are all very well, but the practicalities more important in…"
Jan 16
jellybean replied to YUGYUG's discussion More rego talk in an unbalanced SMH article
"NDIS comes to mind, and yes I know that's being done slowly"
Jan 15
jellybean replied to YUGYUG's discussion More rego talk in an unbalanced SMH article
"Hmm, that's a point... the lifelong costs. Again though, these costs can happen for reasons other than accident, so it's not really good enough to rely upon blame and compensation. Doing my head in a bit, since one of my beefs about…"
Jan 15

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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, 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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