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Work on bike lane, Amherst St Cammeray

Started this discussion. Last reply by aka Jimmy Jul 4. 1 Reply

Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"

Started this discussion. Last reply by aka Jimmy Feb 14, 2014. 10 Replies

NiteFlux - still in business?

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aka Jimmy replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Work on bike lane, Amherst St Cammeray
"There is this document about the proposed changes for Amherst St, but deals with the area on the east side (after West St). http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/files/48db92b4-f673-4993-839a-a4ad00c48986/407_Amherst_Street_-_Cycling_Facilties.pdf"
Jul 4
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Work on bike lane, Amherst St Cammeray

It was hard not to notice a large truck putting cement dividers down the middle of the green bike lane on Amherst St*, at 8pm Friday night. Wondering if anyone knows why? I couldn't find any roadworks notices online.On the plus side, large bits of concrete will probably prevent the frequent use of said lane by motorists "just trying to get ahead". I am curious to know what the deal is.*edit - referring to the lane heading east up to West St.See More
Jul 4
aka Jimmy replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Cyclist killed, Church Point area
"They should just not allow comments at all. I don't think the official Police page is the appropriate place from which to broadcast an opinion. "
Nov 23, 2014
aka Jimmy replied to JimmyH's discussion Castlereagh St cycleway "peak-hour" only … !!!!!
"Thanks Peter. Wanted him to get a true sense of what riding in Sudney is like. You know, dog food and all that! Outcome was entirely predictable."
Nov 20, 2014
aka Jimmy replied to JimmyH's discussion Castlereagh St cycleway "peak-hour" only … !!!!!
"In a pique of frustration on Monday night (and without checking any social media, gasp!), I invited both Duncan Gay and Mike Baird on a bike ride down Castlereagh St, nominally on December 5 at 11am. I offered to provide bikes and helmets, and the…"
Nov 19, 2014
aka Jimmy replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Fly6 safety camera and rear light combo
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Jun 30, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
cafard à deux roues replied to aka Jimmy's discussion Mowbray Rd "cycling infrastructure"
"Also infrustracture - ie frustrating and fractured "
Feb 13, 2014
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, 2014

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Newtown
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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