"As Duncan's road rules post says, you have to "Stop and remain stationary", so I guess any backwards and forwards motion is cause for a pinging, to a cruel cop. But it should be contestable, on the grounds that you are more or…"
"It goes back decades to motorcycle practice I'd wager, not putting a foot down at a stop sign, considered not stopping.....and they've just used the same criteria for bicycles. Understandable if you're riding a 350kg Gold…"
"Clearly there is no established vendetta against the practice, or we would have been hearing about it a lot more. I regard it as a personal challenge to complete any ride with my feet above ground all the way, and I usually succeed. And I have done…"
"Apparently Mr O_ tried to get an answer on this from NSW Police when the fines were increased (seems so long ago) and there was a report that track standing cyclists had been pinged for dangerous cycling- never confirmed tho. Police didn't…"
"I have no personal experience but anecdotically police persons seem to equate a cyclists foot touching the ground with them having "stopped", otherwise they might view a track stand as "dangerous riding"."
"If you are looking at contesting the infringement also consider Section 10 - I saw a post by Bike Sydney on Facebook regarding the Gestapo NSW police at the peaceful helmet free protest. They posted something from someone who went to court -…"
Mostly on the touring bike but I also ride a road bike
Another guy on a bike. I have been very fortunate to have had viable cycling opportunities over quite a long period. I rode to primary school from a farm outside of town and cycled a lot during high school. I went to SU in the early '70s and had a bike there. By the mid 70s I had discovered touring and spent a few years around Australia plus did a 6 month trip overseas. In the 80's I cycled a lot. But in the 90's I was looking after teenagers and the mortgage so did not do much. From 2000 I have been back into it and loving it. Always looking for touring companions for 14-18 day trips.
Unfortunately we don't get to do a lot of riding together these days, wot wiv kids'n'all, though occasionally we have managed a tour interstate (Tas, NZ -- not quite interstate, but you know...) or closer to home. Quite a few BikeNorth rides go right past our house so we sort of feel included!
Hey, are you coming to the bike breakfast on Monday to celebrate the LCT SUP opening? We'll be there.