"As an aside, in the event of a collision there's a formal difference between a vehicle-person contact and a person-person contact with regard to stopping and exchanging contact information (pun unintended)."
"It is, especially as we don't yet know what happened. Regardless, we can be sure the media will continue to emit waste material.
Even rewinding to Mr James Gould's death, the coroner had a lot to say about the hell ride yet didn't…"
"They think 'somewhere' to cycle is sufficient, not actually valuing A to B over a particular route.
It may be that signage removal or alteration will achieve positive outcomes. Naughty; but in my experience that works."
"Indeed. Cyclists as ever regarded as completely unimportant.
The M2 closure for Northconnex happened only a brief period after M2 re-opened for cyclists too. This practice has all but eliminated cycling on that route.
I think the closure of the…"
"They are. In this case I don't think we are concerned about shots fired high into the air, it's not a place of lunatic celebrations.
More a case of shots inadvertently fired a little above the berms, so doing the maths on whatever minimum…"
"Mentioned earlier in the discussion, this illustrates how high the protective berms/butts are
So I am sure an expert can work out where on the ground it's possible that bullets with dangerous energy could possibly land. And, more usefully to…"
"shooting above the berm
Some explanation here about aiming above the berm, and how far rounds go. Additionally, there's discussion of short-stop ammunition which is meant to prevent bullets travelling too far downrange."
"Methinks a remedy lies with a good look at the contours and analysis of possible trajectories.
It's perhaps worth working out whether the alignment of the Berowra Valley Quarry trail is protected from possible projectiles by terrain. By that I…"
"I don't get why NP is the place.
Yes, the lack of consultation or detour smells. I guess authorities are reluctant to shut down shooting so are making every effort to shift responsibility for risk on to walkers etc.
Too piss-weak to remove 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!