"This is an amazing recall.
Some years ago I identified this non-compliance with the mandatory standard. I questioned how trail bikes could be sold with most featuring bars over 700mm. I was advised at the time that it could be justified as a safety…"
"That would likely be legitimate. Not really the point though.
A famous man dies after being hit with a cricket ball & there's a full inquiry. Days/weeks of testimony, experts & all sorts of critical analysis.A cyclist dies from being…"
"Reasons to exempt a driver from responsibility:It was darkIt was brightIt was wetIt was clearIt was cloudy It was coldIt was hotIt was earlyIt was lateIt was normalIt was abnormal It was unexpectedIt was expected It was moreIt was lessIt was highIt…"
"JEESUS! You are getting some good karma then!
I've only ridden it a dozen or so times in weekday morning traffic and have copped an absolute spray of abuse once from some lunatic in a 5T truck who could have easily gone past me legally but…"
"Yeah, it's a pretty fraught stretch of road for some reason. I've had a number of incidents in that area. Traffic flow is bad and congestion is bad, so I think tempers get easily frayed and cyclists are a soft target.
I was intentionally…"
"While looking for something else today, I came across this - surprisingly in a Murdoch paper - "Are cyclist's fair game in Australia?" It's a couple of years old, but it's an article that is still current and very well…"
"oh .... i am dumbfounded... he wants to protect cyclists? bike lanes please. Or shared zones on foot paths as in paris, tokyo etc. and an education campaign on TV for motorists. this is insane. Australia is so archaic in so many ways. and its…"
"Make sure you don't view that video after eating or for that matter before eating. Duncan Gay the smirking troglodyte at 5:00 with his "I'm saving cyclists lives by making them not ride bicycles" is about the most disgusting…"
"If the fines aren't a concern why don't you continue to cycle slowly on the footpath? It was illegal before the hike in fines. I know I still ride slowly on the footpath when I choose to cycle - but now I always wear my foam hat and stop…"
Surly Pacer - My wet days ride. Built from old parts & groupset, it's a solid reliable bike without feeling like a wheelbarrow. It feels quick like a road bike should but I can bounce off gutters without expecting the crack of carbon!
Surly Steamroller - Fixed, silent & smooth. I often train on this bike. It keeps me pedalling.
Surly Big Dummy - This is my start & end of the working week commuter. It carries everything I need. On weekends it can be loaded up with my 9 & 7 year olds for a nice cruise to the pool or shops.
(Sold 2009)Surly Pugsley - I ride this monster truck of bikes on social mtb rides & the occassional enduro event. With 4" wide tyres and weighing around 40 pounds it will not be taking me to any podium finishes. But it always takes me to a happy place and sometimes I can surprise a few people with its capabilities.
(RIP 2009, It died that I might live)Salsa La Raza - My workhorse road bike. OX true temper steel tubing. I do my commuting, training & Sat morning rides with the Stanmore crew on this bike.
(Sold 2010)Ibis Silk Road - This is my bling machine. Full carbon frame & fork & everywhere else that reduces weight without reducing reliability or comfort. Only comes out on dry days when I really have to do my best. Last year it helped me knock an hour of my PB in the Alpine Classic.
Since I smashed the bike of a friend's older brother I've been obsessed with bicycles. 30 something years later it is my sport, my hobby, my pass-time & my business.
In 2009 I was nearly killed when I was run down on the M4. Two years later I'm nearly recovered. Lately I've been getting keen on cycling again. I always kept riding after bones mended but the mind takes longer.