"Nice summary! (of late night grumpy old man comments)Imagine the police station tearooms during the pointless sting operations on cyclist helmet compliance."Did we really do X years of Police training for this?" - or words to that effect."
Missed your point entirely. Police may have been dicks but they were only enforcing the law, stupid as it may be.
They don't get to choose to simply ignore the stupid laws but as in this case they do have discretion to issue a warning.…"
"And they still would have crucified him & said he had it coming!
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end…"
"What's bloody annoying is that Dunc will have his way to spend many millions on carparks with no evidence to ensure success.
In fact in the face of all the evidence from around the world showing that he will in fact exacerbate the…"
"I think Queensland cyclists have missed the biggest opportunity here.
Demand an immediate change to the electric bike laws! Not only does Segway have no "pedal assist" requirement, it is powered by 2 x 800 watt motors.
"When riding in a group of fast roadies, most of the thought process is about maintaining safe form within the group.
It is not a lack of consideration for others so much as keeping the other group participants & yourself safe.
A good leader in…"
"Discovery!Cyclists are not special, there is no entrance requirement that stops ordinary everyday inconsiderate human beings from participating.
To fill the heads of new cyclists with ideas of a utopian secret society of like-minded gentle souls is…"
"Just saw the commentary about exemptions & the mandatory - deny him health cover if he should get injured red-herring. And while we're at it: Smokers The overweight Excessive drinkers Sedentary people Meat eaters Motorcycle riders Anyone…"
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.