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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 replied to Bob Moore's discussion UK News from SUSTRANS- Walking and Cycling Investment Law just passed.
"Interesting, in that at the top of the piece it says the Secretary of State for Transport has to fund meeting strategy for walking and cycling by l-a-w, while at the bottom it says they are having trouble getting political parties to commit."
4 hours ago
jellybean replied to herzog's discussion London Cyclists and HGV's
"Yes, not nearly so much filtering done here in Sydney."
4 hours ago
jellybean replied to herzog's discussion London Cyclists and HGV's
"Yes, you do filter because otherwise you can be stuck forever. Motor traffic can halt and stay halted for several phases of the signals."
23 hours ago
jellybean replied to herzog's discussion London Cyclists and HGV's
"It was indeed bonkers, tho I'll guess the riders were sure they would get by before any movement in front.   Preventable in two less obvious ways... not letting the truck overtake in the first place, and not letting those vehicles be used…"
23 hours ago
jellybean replied to dr bean's discussion Seville - cycling capital of southern Europe
""fearless" would be a good one"
yesterday
jellybean replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"another thought.. some training for mtb skills might even come with loaner bike"
Monday
jellybean replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"good point. we have a fair few bike legal tracks in declared wilderness in the mountains, but of course those tracks are man made, maintained and not wild. while off-piste in wilderness is a no no!"
Monday
jellybean replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"You could start out just using your city bike, with caution.   I use one in Europe off-road quite a bit. It does mean avoiding serious mud, over-technical sections and fast descents, regardless you can do quite a bit with it so long as you…"
Monday
jellybean replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"Yep, I don't think you could go wrong with one of these."
Monday
jellybean replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"Oh God, forget the bouncy Suntour. That's a fork for a bicycle shaped object, not an MTB fork.  "
Monday
jellybean replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"Lots of non-aluminium MTBs in steel and carbon. A few in titanium obviously. Beginner models will be of aluminium alloy as a rule, some of which last well and some are designed for one season's use only(but of course the marketers don't…"
Sunday
jellybean replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"You'll need a smaller size than you do on-road also don't go too cheap because if it is cheap it will break before it is used very much. Strong better than cheap obviously. Look closely at warranties and materials. Mostly, starting with a…"
Sunday
jellybean replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Does anyone remember this?
"They struggle with e-tolling motos, as their tags are no good. So I imagine they would have given up on bicycles"
Sunday
jellybean replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Does anyone remember this?
"Good outcome, that I benefit from."
Saturday
jellybean replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Do we need to break the law to change "The Law"?
"Also voting with feet/wallet. I spend most of my tourist/travel money overseas, and that comes down to the craptastic nature of things here."
Saturday
jellybean replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Do we need to break the law to change "The Law"?
"Seeking forgiveness is often easier than permission. Especially when you won't get permission, in which case it is the only option. This is where voices screaming about obeying the law because it is the law have it wrong. An example in NSW…"
Saturday
jellybean replied to Alan's discussion M2 Road Widening - Two year exclusion for cyclists :(
"Hallelulah!  This will be a huge help for me :-) Especially as the train line is about to be removed from service for a half decade of sumfing"
Feb 21
jellybean replied to Andrew K's discussion Crossing to the dark side? Learner motorbike for sale
"aahhhh good spot! glad pop pop has gone too"
Feb 20
jellybean replied to baa baa's discussion Bikes vs. Cars: The Deadly War Nobody's Winning
"Indeed, the figures are breathtaking, clearly licences and rego aren't a guarantee of compliance as you suggest.   If an 2 year old terror story is true, around 300,000 suspensions per year are for unpaid fines. That doesn't…"
Feb 20
jellybean replied to baa baa's discussion Bikes vs. Cars: The Deadly War Nobody's Winning
"keep on weeping: 22,000 NSW RBT prosecutions since Jan 2014   Then on top of that there's the ones who blew (or were) overlimit but who got thru because by the time  they would have been dragged back to the nick they might…"
Feb 20

Profile Information

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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