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Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scientia et Labore Feb 24, 2016. 83 Replies

Apologies if this has been mentioned before. I couldn't find after doing a search.…Continue

How clueless can a roads minister be?

Started this discussion. Last reply by sammy Mar 20, 2015. 19 Replies can someone so clueless about cycling be put in a position where he decides how we ride our…Continue

Time to change tyre?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sit Ubu Sit Aug 29, 2014. 11 Replies

This tyre has been really good. Not a single puncture in 2 years, riding mostly on inner city streets. It is a Vittoria Randonneur.Looks like it might need to replaced but I'm tempted to keep it for…Continue

Cycling stimulates thinking?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rohan Tayler Dec 4, 2013. 8 Replies

I have noticed that good ideas often emerge while cycling, particularly cycling to work. It wasn't much more than an anecdote though. However, I discovered this interesting…Continue


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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Recreational
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Tell us about your bikes
Sit-up, comfortable bike
About Me:
Grew up in Europe, in a world where cycling was normal and safe.
I cycle mainly as a mode of transport, using a sturdy bike.

Arrived in Australia in 1991. Cycled to work until 1992, when I was told in a rude & aggressive manner by the police to “Get off the road”. My crime? I wasn't wearing a polystyrene hat.

I switched to motorcycles and cycled mostly on off-road cycle paths, mostly on week-ends.

In 2007, my deteriorating health prompted to start cycling more regularly. Since cycling to work again, my health has improved a bit, although it is still a challenge.

This has prompted me to look at cycling as a mode of transport, especially for health benefits. Researching this topic made me realise the damage done by our helmet law, driven by irrational fears and superstition. I'm not the only one affected. I hope I can contribute to get rid of this idiocy.

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 1:39am on August 26, 2010, Russ W said…
Russ Webber
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At 1:31am on August 31, 2010, Ride2Wk said…
Thanks SC for the comments. Different style of bike & riding but looking at your Accident Avoidance article & other comments, it looks like we have similar good sense approach.
At 5:25pm on February 29, 2012, Bernard said…

It's a Dutch ID with two fat dogs on board.

At 3:37pm on April 28, 2012, CM said…

Hi SC!  Yes, I left Helmetless Riders in a bit of a huff a couple of months ago after a bit of unpleasant bollocking from couple of (then) members that jumped to the wrong conclusion about a post I made and then proceeded to dump on me for it without bothering to clarify what I was on about.  Looking back on it I can see what they were getting at, but at the time I was just over it all and didn't feel like wasting the time trying to sort it out.  Besides, some people's egos just get in the way of pleasant and engaging exchanges of ideas.  On a brighter note, I notice that both the main offenders have since left the site, so I might end up joining the group again.

At 3:22pm on June 4, 2012, Dan said…

Hi SC,

I'd rather keep it together for a few days,just because they're really part of the package but if things are quiet then I'd be happy to separate them..

That ok?



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