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Motoring with a Black Box

Someone mentioned telematics or black boxes a while back so…Examine it! Big Brother in the Passenger Seat - Driving with a Black Box on BoardMany German drivers are opting to have telematics devices installed in their vehicles now that an insurance company is offering reduced premiums to users of these black boxes. The devices track a car's movements via GPS, recording where it goes and how it's driven. Good drivers get a discount on their insurance rates. But at what cost to their privacy?…See More
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baa baa replied to Dabba's discussion "A metre matters" - Is it the right message?
"No Cuts to, Joint Strike Fighters, Ditch the Witch..... "
baa baa replied to Sarah Woolley's discussion More truthful/accurate reporting of accidents
"That was my call at a quick look at the photo. I use that road a fair bit to go left/ north into Spit road. I guess the driver saw a gap and floored it to get across the northbound Spit road traffic. Mosman is a 50 k zone and just down the road a…"
baa baa replied to Bill Parker's discussion Holiday reading - Cycling Aspects of Austroads Guides (2014)
" T4P m8"
Apr 17
baa baa replied to Bill Parker's discussion Holiday reading - Cycling Aspects of Austroads Guides (2014)
" Bill, thanks and downloaded, but could you please bring these 177 pages back to a 140 character message type summary? Seems about as much info that I can handle nowadays."
Apr 17
baa baa replied to Sir robflyte's discussion Don't you get sick?
"When the shoes are even slightly damp from the last ride in or out I will go the bread bags over the socks to keep the chill out. The combo of a riding chill plus one kid still at primary school and a badly controlled A/C at the office = I tend to…"
Apr 16
baa baa replied to sammy's discussion VICTORIA Police has started using futuristic new traffic cameras to nab drivers who text, talk or tweet on mobile phones.
"'I just don't care': Texting P-plate driver hits cyclist “I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my…"
Apr 15
baa baa replied to sammy's discussion VICTORIA Police has started using futuristic new traffic cameras to nab drivers who text, talk or tweet on mobile phones.
"been too long for me as well so found this Obtaining a photoIf you are the person named on the penalty notice, or have a lawful interest in the matter, you can viewor download a copy of the…"
Apr 15

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WITWWTM 30-09-12

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 9:16pm 9 Comments

(Where In The World Was This Monotreme)

A slow and steady afternoon "chun juan" with the youngest.…


Cold sweat about bicycles moment.

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 9:24pm 7 Comments

I like a few other syd-cycs will be building up a bike.

I have bought the frame and thinking it should be a nice fun bike, and somewhat "cooler" than what I would normally ride.

BUT on the morning ride to work, I had a cold sweat moment...

Should a man my age be seen riding such a cool bike?

Can you have a mid life crisis which has nothing to do with sports cars but all about bicycles?

Will my just turned 13 daughter think her dad is a dag riding a bike which any… Continue

Comment Wall (25 comments)

At 6:38pm on March 16, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi baa baa, welcome to the site!
At 6:19pm on May 16, 2009, Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon said…
Nice chook. Yours?
At 7:09pm on May 16, 2009, Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon said…
Chooks are good as long as you don't want a garden. Ours were bred by the Soviets and operate on the scorched earth principle. They are also bloody Houdinis, always escaping from their enclosure. The daughter likes them though...
At 10:32pm on July 1, 2009, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…
Just noticed your picture. Classic. I've got a sore neck just looking at.
At 6:04pm on October 19, 2009, yogi said…
it was .. shock and gasp... the brake bridge on a road bike. it fell on me whilst leaning agianst a bench.

it does not hurt, but I am not allowed to get it wet or run about... but I can still ride gently.. no shaking.

Thanks for the well wishes... I can take the bandages off tomorrow
At 11:25pm on December 16, 2009, Susan said…
Thanks for the link that is really great.

Am currently in England on holidays and the cold over here has lead to me thinking up all kinds of changes and new products we can do to help better in the cold. Have just be testing my wool cashmere winter cap to hold out the winter chill and drizzly rain and finding it works quite well.

Thanks again
At 9:48am on February 12, 2010, mike rubbo said…
Hi baa, Baa, its a great idea, but I'm so busy I could not do this. Why don't you do it and I'll leave lots of comment. Have you looked at my movies on E bikes, by the way?
At 2:21pm on March 19, 2010, Sir Si d'Eaudouce said…
07:45-ish on Wednesday. No other vehicle involved. She still has a bit of worry about "slowing the traffic down" so made to move off onto the car park bit and did not notice the lip (which had gone by Thursday am) until she hit it at too an acute angle to get over it.
At 5:16pm on July 11, 2010, Dabba said…
Thought that the latest addition to my next door neighbour's menagerie might be of interest to your young ones! :-)

At 7:44pm on August 28, 2010, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…
Thanks for the reminder about exelite. I was able to find a lumisash online and have used it a couple of times in the past week. Reflective clothing is good but with the lumisash I feel like I can be seen without needing to have a car pointing at me with headlights reflecting off my clothing. A lot better system.

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