Soren Harner
  • 44, Male
  • Cremorne, NSW
  • Australia
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Henning replied to Soren Harner's discussion Defending our cycle lanes in the group Commuting
"So, pretty much as I had assumed. Very helpful. "
Dec 7
Samuel Russell replied to Soren Harner's discussion Defending our cycle lanes in the group Commuting
"They alert drivers that cyclists will be in the middle of the lane.  They alert cyclists that cyclists can be in the middle of the lane.  They are surreptitiously used by councils as route markers because the councils are too povvo to…"
Dec 7
Henning replied to Soren Harner's discussion Defending our cycle lanes in the group Commuting
"On my commute I ride on several back streets that have a bicycle painted in the middle of the lane going each way and no other marking. I don't know if that really means anything other than something like "We've painted a bicycle on…"
Dec 7
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Mar 29
Soren Harner replied to Woody's discussion Kent St traffic light sequencing? Worth a detour?
"I've started making the right on Erskine and then onto Sussex to avoid the lights on the right from the SHB to the Pyrmont Bridge. Which saves me a lot of time over waiting for the lights. On the return I take the King St CL and Kent St CL, but…"
Mar 17, 2013
Soren Harner commented on Mark Lambert's group Cargo Bikes
"I have an early generation of the Yuba Mundo I bought for about $800 + $200 shipping. We added stand and go-getter bags. The components are cheap but durable, and it can carry massive loads.  I have had to replace broken spokes just once in…"
Dec 1, 2011
Soren Harner replied to Craig Blundell's discussion Thoughts on Ride to Work day ??? in the group Commuting
"Well the lights on Kent St. only given enough time for 5 out of 20 queued up cyclists to cross (legally).  On the other hand I enjoyed the safety in numbers going up the Pacific Highway to Miller St. And you know what?  These first time…"
Oct 12, 2011
Soren Harner replied to Soren Harner's discussion Defending our cycle lanes in the group Commuting
"Wow - you're right.  I didn't see the arrow under the Taxi.  I guess the dashed line means it's not a cycle lane, despite the painted bicycle on it.  I'll go apologize to them for the harassment tomorrow. @Bob,…"
Oct 7, 2011
Bob Moore replied to Soren Harner's discussion Defending our cycle lanes in the group Commuting
"I dont think it is a bike lane if the google street view is still relevant. It is a left turn lane for cars. There are No Stopping signs though, so the taxis are definitely illegally stopping there. Bit of a too clever design IMO, with cyclists…"
Oct 6, 2011
Soren Harner replied to Soren Harner's discussion Defending our cycle lanes in the group Commuting
"I hassled them again this week.  Just as enough polite (say 5m away) bell-ringing has improved pedestrian awareness (well, in my opinion it has improved) maybe if we all politely ask the Taxis to move they'll learn."
Oct 6, 2011
Llewster replied to Soren Harner's discussion Defending our cycle lanes in the group Commuting
"We'll keep on taking photos and someone will do something about it. Taxi drivers are just upset as more people are cycling instead of taking a cab. Its also good promotion - he gets you scared so you don't ride a bike - and use a cab…"
Sep 29, 2011
Mark Lipski replied to Soren Harner's discussion Defending our cycle lanes in the group Commuting
"I find that the College St bike path often has pedestrians walking on it, especially the section between William and Macquarrie, where there is no footpath next to it. When I’ve confronted people they usually ignore me and keep walking, or…"
Sep 29, 2011
Peter H replied to Soren Harner's discussion Defending our cycle lanes in the group Commuting
"kick their mirror on the way past and then a "Sorry mate, didn't see you there in the cycle lane". Just kidding. I use examples like this as a reason why I don't use cycle lanes most of the time."
Sep 29, 2011
Soren Harner added a discussion to the group Commuting
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Defending our cycle lanes

What do others do when you see cycleways/lanes blocked by cars, milling pedestrians, loading trucks, etc.? Recently on Kent St a young woman's car broke down.  Like a good driver, she pulled off the road and parked, where else, smack in the middle of the cycleway at 5:30pm where 10 cyclists had to hop onto the footpath per minute.  I suspect 9/10 drivers would have done the same, rather than block traffic. Around Mosman it's the cycle lanes next to cars, which are completely unusable because…See More
Sep 29, 2011
Soren Harner commented on Mark Lambert's group Cargo Bikes
"Adults might wonder if we're crazy but kids just love it. When I take pick the kids up from school, the others all want a ride. I was in a bike shop with the Yuba a while back.  A guy with a $5k roadbike came in behind me, not sure what to…"
Sep 1, 2011
Soren Harner commented on Mark Lambert's group Cargo Bikes
"I have a Yuba too, alas no electric kit.  I cart around a 7 and 9 year old, mostly dressed in pink ballet clothes.  I get a lot of funny looks.e"
Aug 31, 2011

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Cremorne
Tell us about your bikes
Old Marin MTB, MASI commuting bike, also works for road.
About Me:
Head of Engineering at Atlassian, a software company with a great cycling culture

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 11:12am on May 9, 2009, Soren Harner said…
Broke my wrist this week in a crash riding to work this week in the roundabout where Hight St and Afred St meet in North Sydney. I'd advise finding a route with less traffic. Ironically this was after I completed the Dirtworks 100km MTB race without a scratch.
At 9:10am on May 3, 2010, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…
HI Soren, I read your comment re riding your Yuba Mundo. It's an interesting bike. Did you get it in Australia? The nearest distributor I could find is in NZ.
Cheers, Michael
At 9:59pm on May 3, 2010, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…
Thanks for the info Soren. I'm going have to throw this into the mix for my next bike purchase. Cheers, Michael

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