"Hey! That's my bike! :) And a damn nice bike it is too.
I have had a few people ask what mine is, I usually just call it a light tourer, but I think Salsa designed it as a randonneuring bike. Either way, it's very comfortable and fast…"
"I really enjoyed the ride. Admittedly we left from North Sydney at 7, so i think avoided most of the congestion issues. There are certainly some choke points in the route that should be reconsidered. The wind sucked, but it also kept the temperature…"
"That's fine until you get through Price Alfred park, then you hit Chalmers/Elizabeth which are no more friendly than Oxford St.
I'm quite happy to ride down Elizabeth by myself now (though I usually do it in a small group on the bike bus)…"
"If a pedestrian darts out onto the road into your path and you hit them, who caused the accident? You might cause more damage to them (though with a pike/pedestrian accident, that probably depends on the luck of the draw) but I'd argue that the…"
"I thought that might have been the ATSB report that was being referred to. The 60% stat is unfortunate, because once a figure like that starts circulating in the media, then it becomes accepted truth and is quoted forever more, without…"
"That was Leaping Leo Mcleay wasn't it? Googling tells me that he fell off a bike hired from Parliament House and caused himself an injury, which won him $65,000 dollars.
Not sure why I can remember that, and not useful information."
"Just following up, having thought a little more, the arguments against fluoro don't seem to me to be arguments against wearing fluoro per se, rather that you shouldn't rely on it as your only mechanism for increasing visibility. So…"
"It's possible that there are confounding factors with any study, but a quick search with Google scholar certainly turns up a lot of papers that seem to argue that visibility is enhanced by wearing fluoro, and not all are directly related to…"