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Would you pay to use a bike bus with a leader?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Oct 9. 21 Replies

Suppose your route to work or study lacked a reasonably good option away from the main arterial, would you be prepared to wait for say 0730 at some meeting point then travel in a group taking the…Continue

Shared path dystopia: should advocates refuse shared path options?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jelyot Oct 9. 31 Replies

Discussions here often touch on issues with tizzed up footpaths that are so common.We haven't, as far as I know, discussed the point that the give way to pedestrians requirement is a peculiarly…Continue

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IDENTIFICATION of cyclists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Elder Aug 23. 50 Replies

Corro received from the Member for Hawkesbury informs me that: "The Minister also recently asked Transport for NSW to investigate options to identify cyclists. The findings will inform future policy…Continue

cycle streets

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jelyot replied to Stuart's discussion DailyTory journo with speed gun on Anzac Bridge this PM
"Good that someone is pointing out the foolishness of draconian fines, and the even greater stupidity of advocating that acceptance of big fines equates to improved rights. WTF. My own 2c, again, is that big fines invite non-compliance. Don't…"
8 hours ago
jelyot replied to Stuart's discussion DailyTory journo with speed gun on Anzac Bridge this PM
"Well yes. The problem with the Terror is that they make shit up. Last year they were telling their readers cyclists were on the road illegally, as in compulsory to use shared paths & cycleways. Currently they tell their readers there are 10…"
8 hours ago
jelyot replied to Stuart's discussion DailyTory journo with speed gun on Anzac Bridge this PM
"I don't see the connection, or a rational argument there. It is supposed to be about safety outcomes, and evidence to support. The evidence is clearly there for the former, there is none supporting the latter. That said, as police don't…"
15 hours ago
jelyot replied to Alan Warild's discussion Connected Cycleways a Must - help CoS help us
"Someone posted these words on FB, I think they are a good start for our emails. "PERSPECTIVE: This year 262 have died on NSW roads, 70% were male, and 70% were in rural areas — 36 pedestrians were killed, and 10 pedal cyclists. As far as…"
18 hours ago
jelyot replied to Stuart's discussion DailyTory journo with speed gun on Anzac Bridge this PM
"Probably not. The shared path bit might present a useful dilemma, in that if the libtwats want to do speed enforcement they would first have to legislate/regulate to put speed limits in place. And not only would that vary from the Aussie road…"
22 hours ago
jelyot replied to BIKESydney's discussion SMH's Farrelly chides riders in walking spaces
"For practical purposes it is not illegal anywhere people aren't getting fined for it."
yesterday
jelyot replied to Stuart's discussion DailyTory journo with speed gun on Anzac Bridge this PM
"This is another good news story then... bicycles have improved so they offer quite quick transport these days."
yesterday
jelyot replied to BIKESydney's discussion SMH's Farrelly chides riders in walking spaces
"We don't need a law prohibiting bikes on footpaths."
yesterday
jelyot replied to Stuart's discussion DailyTory journo with speed gun on Anzac Bridge this PM
"No danger of Godwin... "just following orders" dates back to Socrates, and probably earlier."
Thursday
jelyot replied to BIKESydney's discussion SMH's Farrelly chides riders in walking spaces
"Harold"
Thursday
jelyot replied to Stuart's discussion DailyTory journo with speed gun on Anzac Bridge this PM
"Ho ho, we are back into analysis of the rules. Trouble is, this rule talks to not exceeding the speed limit applying to the driver. But the other one removes the speed limit from the road related area anyway. Whatever. We can speculate, but until…"
Thursday
jelyot replied to Stuart's discussion DailyTory journo with speed gun on Anzac Bridge this PM
"The terror did the same back on April 1 (yes that's right) last year."
Thursday
jelyot replied to Stuart's discussion DailyTory journo with speed gun on Anzac Bridge this PM
"I wish, however I think the ARR says the opposite.   Happy to be proven wrong. Very happy..."
Thursday
jelyot replied to Stuart's discussion DailyTory journo with speed gun on Anzac Bridge this PM
"Agree. I wonder if the likely 'article' will concern the subject of speed limits on shared paths. Or the absence of them. Still, as with registration, it's a distraction. Pfeh!"
Thursday
jelyot replied to BIKESydney's discussion SMH's Farrelly chides riders in walking spaces
"Take out thoughts for me, nothing new though: With declining rates of car ownership, motor vehicles ought to be removed from half of the total street space Road rules designed for cars are for cars People learn to share space: they must and they…"
Thursday
jelyot replied to Paul van Bellen's discussion 'Peak Oil' and the consequences for cycling
"Panels are getting better and cheaper, so you can make your own leccy and stuff both the miners and the power companies."
Thursday
jelyot replied to Paul van Bellen's discussion 'Peak Oil' and the consequences for cycling
"Good reasons for oil being down to $85/barrel: "U.S. oil consumption, by far the largest in the world, has recently fallen to 18.6 million barrels a day, down from nearly 21 million prior to the last recession. European oil demand peaked more…"
Wednesday
jelyot replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Chased by QQU-100 Green Honda driven by three men
"While there are nut jobs in Europe, they are few and far between happily."
Wednesday
jelyot replied to noelbike's discussion Crushing cars as punishment
"Very interesting statistics   I suppose people test positive for drugs even at low levels, it's not like the alcohol screen where alcohol present at the permitted level is considered a pass.   Still, it doesn't surprise me that…"
Wednesday
jelyot replied to Dabba's discussion Has killing cyclists become a blood sport?
"To answer the OP, it would seem that we would be well served by a campaign to improve the guidelines.   To a degree, working more solidly with police and offering actionable video evidence is certainly improving police work for us, but I have…"
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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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Comment Wall (24 comments)

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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