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Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay

Started this discussion. Last reply by mikesbytes Jun 11. 75 Replies

Awful. What else can I say. Note the vehicles involved. Sigh . . . …Continue

Duncan Gay on 2GB hints at a licensing scheme (approx 10:45'ish this morning)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh May 25. 31 Replies

I heard Duncan Gay on 2GB this morning hinting at a "licensing type" scheme in the next month. I have no idea if this was to mollify the audience or the host. I know the Telegraph has blown up about…Continue

PM should stop bike riding says official doctor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wir sind Profi Jan 7. 79 Replies

Doctor Graham Killer, who has treated all the Prime Ministers since Paul Keating, said Tony Abbott should give up his early morning bike rides. Killer told News Ltd (front page of The Australian) it…Continue

The bridge to Chatswood .... whats the best safest route?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Fagan Nov 29, 2014. 4 Replies

What's the best, safest route from the HB to Chatswood? I'm a born and bred "eastsider", so get a little lost unless it's something easy like the ride to Akuna etc. Going to the "darkside" a couple…Continue

 

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Michael Fagan replied to herzog's discussion Rider taken out by dog yesterday. Centennial Park.
"Yes I know that, but the stretch between the Toilet Block and Loch Avenue has additional facilities for Dog walking including a sanctioned dog washer and additional garbage bins for dog waste. My point is that the number of dogs is higher in that…"
Thursday
Michael Fagan replied to Snowy_5's discussion Anybody out there
"So nice to have the school run mums and dads off the road in the east. "
Thursday
Michael Fagan replied to Nat Buckley's discussion Ride against WESTCONNEX - this Saturday
"Just for the sake of some of us not in that corridor is this an issue specific to cyclists in general, or is it just another visible form of protest regarding a bigger issue? Possibly you could outline the case for being a cyclist against…"
Thursday
mikesbytes replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
"English is my second language I don't have a first language...."
Jun 11
Bill Elder replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
"Thanks. I see Hamish gave an interview to Richard Glover before the recent ride of silence. No witnesses despite being a few feet from one of the busier roads in Sydney on a holiday weekend."
Jun 11
herzog replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
"+1 I'd be extremely surprised if the rider stuck himself up the inside of that truck. He was a doctor with 4 young children. Hardly the hallmarks of a risk taker. A very very sad incident. Dog trailers have absolutely no place in built up…"
Jun 10
Jim Phillips replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
"Whilst I would be surprised if the cyclist caused his own death and that the truck driver's actions didn't contribute greatly to causing it. I would be unsurprised if the investigation determines the exact opposite."
Jun 10
baa baa replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
"Not sure if totally evaporated is correct, but yes a slow process. Could be wrong but I think that this fella was Hamish Mcdonalds ( the journo) uncle and he is also pushing for some outcomes on this accident. Meantime seems that councils do really…"
Jun 10
Wir sind Profi replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
"Mike will surely write what he means"
Jun 10
Rohan Tayler replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
"I think you mean unsurprised."
Jun 10
mikesbytes replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
"While we don't know exactly what happened prior to that photo, it seems to indicate there was insufficient space for a cyclist to filter past.  I'll be highly surprised to hear this tragedy was caused by the cyclist"
Jun 9
Bill Elder replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
"Hopefully not a case of DMTNT - if witness accounts are in conflict. Can't find it on here now, was there ever any outcome on the Mosman, Medusa St fatality last year? I thought a few people knew the victim, but that evaporated entirely after…"
Jun 9
Si replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
""cycling isn't that dangerous, you've got that wrong. Safer than walking by miles travelled." Very few people walk as far as they cycle. Very few people cycle as far as they drive etc The only fair comparison is time spent…"
Jun 9
Wir sind Profi replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
"It will be interesting to see what the authorities decide.   There is evidence that: 1) the truck was very close to the car, approximately half the diameter of a bicycle wheel, & 2) the cyclist was crushed by the back wheels of the…"
Jun 9
Wir sind Profi replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
Jun 9
Bill Elder replied to Michael Fagan's discussion Cyclist killed this morning: Rose Bay
"Previous Saturday news mentioned no charges had been laid, still looking for witnesses. Would seem the truck wasn't moving very fast to stop within a car's length, does it stop/start through there in the am peak now? Suppose there's…"
Jun 9

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Road Cycling
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Eastern Suburbs
Tell us about your bikes
3 bikes for me Pinarello Dogma with Campy SR11, BMC SL02 with Shimano 105 and a Cannondale Supersix Evo with SR11
About Me:
I have returned to Australia after 15 years hopping around the world. I currently live and ride in Sydney.
Website:
http://ibankcyclist.blogspot.com/

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Last month in Europe ... the long good bye

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 7:42am 2 Comments

I've lived away from Sydney for too long. As part of a long good by I'm ordering a new bike.

Cannondale Evo Super Six

I'll be writing a blog on the fitting and buying processes starting tomorrow. 

Schadenfreude .... ain't it sweet. And a bike race in Geneva...

Posted on May 12, 2012 at 3:47am 0 Comments

Today's blog.....

Schadenfreude .... ain't it sweet. And a bike race in Geneva... 

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 7:26am on May 9, 2012, Patrick Rossier said…
Hi Michael
I hope I'm doing this right but I only just started to use Sydney cyclist ( even if joined a while ago)
And have not yet use strava ( joinned yesterday )
Are you really based in Geneva? I lived in Lausanne for 25 years, well, I was 
Born there. 
All the best to you
Patri k
At 7:37am on May 28, 2012, Michael Fagan said…

Patrick .... 

Thanks for the strava kudos. We are leaving here 1st week of July. Letsmake sure we have a ride together when I get back to Sydney.

Keep on truckin'

At 10:57am on May 30, 2012, Patrick Rossier said…
Hi Michael
Sure we can have a ride someday. Sound as so you'll leave me for dead though. My last tour du Léman was done 25 years ago........not quite as fit anymore but still pedaling around.

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