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Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"

Started this discussion. Last reply by aka Jimmy Feb 14. 10 Replies

NiteFlux - still in business?

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The double decker bike trains of LA

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aka Jimmy replied to PeterT's discussion Lifeproof casings for Smartphones.
"I have one too. For various reasons I need to remove the phone from the case often, which the manufacturer doesn't recommend – the screen protector has lifted slightly at the seam as a consequence. Otherwise it has been pretty good. Gives…"
Mar 13
aka Jimmy replied to Eleri's discussion It's about more than the bike
"Griffith Uni scientists who rode bikes? Why, I have one in the family. Essential for improving home-brew."
Mar 9
aka Jimmy replied to Eleri's discussion Go easy on the cleaning
"I'm willing to believe that baby poo, after starting solid food, is very similar to road grime."
Mar 3
aka Jimmy replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"
"Thanks Bob. Item 4.1 just reinforced to me how badly engineered the lanes are (even if they are for "safety"). A solution looking for a problem."
Feb 14
Ian replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"
"Car magnets! The ones around my area seem to attract cars as they are always getting flattened. Looks like yet another piece of engineered problem creation."
Feb 14
Bob Moore replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"
"It's both councils. See item 4.1 on p 10 of the PDF http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/downloaddocument.ashx?DocumentID=4975 Seems the green lanes were approved by the lane Cove bicycle committee, and RMS added the merge arrows at the end. If a…"
Feb 13
Bob Moore replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"
"Someone else not happy about the refuges http://newslocal.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/iphone/homepage.aspx#_article166feab7-6b90-4e53-979f-ccdecb426b28 Is itLane cove or Willoughby Council responsible for these refuges and bike lanes?"
Feb 13
Peter Robinson replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"
"unfortunately this is true - they will report back to councillors about how much good they have done, they'll all tick that box and forget about it for a while and ignore other issues (we've done our part) and the issues it has created "
Feb 13
Sir Adrian de Carteur replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"
"Also infrustracture - ie frustrating and fractured "
Feb 13
Pat The Rat replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"
"There are literally 000's of apartments being built on Mowbray and Centennial Ave.  That road needs to be rebuilt to allow for all the users.  I bet the Dulux sales rep is very happy.  Repeat sales and all.  Safety, such a…"
Feb 13
PeterT replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"
"Aside from all that, some parts of these green lanes are about 30cm wide, bordered by broken kerbing. There is even a painted bike sign that is half swallowed by a large storm water drain. 30 cm wide you say? darn, I need to go on a diet and get…"
Feb 13
herzog replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"
"I think one of the Jasons used the term "Dulux Infrastructure" to describe this sort of thing. At least some guy at the council is making his targets for rolling out bike infrastructure..."
Feb 13
LR replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"
"Noticed that the other day, a great example of inferiorstructure: infrastructure that is actually worse than nothing."
Feb 13
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Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"

I'm not sure if this has been recently brought up... Late last year, a number of pedestrian islands appeared on Mowbray Rd, Lane Cove. They had the effect of slowing vehicles a little along a fairly heavily trafficked street.I came back after a month away from the office today, and discovered that the traffic islands have been joined by some green painted lanes. Great, right? Well no, not really.The green lanes are mainly painted around the traffic islands, and about 10-20m long each. They are…See More
Feb 13
aka Jimmy replied to Mark Lambert's discussion Cyclist killed by truck, Princes Hwy St Peters 12/11/13
"I agree. Sad and angry. My sympathy to her friends and family."
Nov 13, 2013

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
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Tell us about your bikes
Surly Cross Check, Koga Miyata FullPro, Merlin Cyrene

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At 12:48pm on November 2, 2010, naomi said…
That is a seriously beautiful bike in the photos - what a lovely selection of bikes you have, I'm quite jealous! Do you have a photo of the Cyrene too? Hope to admire in person if I see you're bikes around the inner west.
At 2:35pm on November 2, 2010, PeterT said…
+1 to what Naomi said.
Very beautiful bikes. I like the lighting, nicely framed and focused pictures.
Also noticed you have a mix of pedals types, are the speedplays the 'best' ?
At 3:36pm on November 3, 2010, naomi said…
They are awesome - thanks for adding! So have you built up the Koga and Surly yourself? I am in the process of putting together (another) bike - steel road bike frame fromthe early 90s (I think). It's going to be my first foray into Campagnolo:) But for 3 bikes you have the set I reckon. Wish I had spotted the Cyrene at Fitzs - quite unusual and much more tasteful than the usual black and red carbon around!
At 7:54am on November 12, 2010, PeterT said…
Thanks Rogers,
I've so far had SPDs + Platforms on a few bikes and find them pretty easy to get in and out, and becasue the 'wrong side' is a platform, I don't have scary moments.
I'm using a Look with another bike and I swear it's caused me to use up a few of my lives, plus clipping in at the bottom of a slope is something I'm yet to master.
Speedplays are next on my list, and I've never heard of Bebops until you mentioned them.
Time for more research!

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