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by jvb
Mon 29 Mar 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5012
Views: 306923

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Any of you ridden the Dandenongs lately? I was planning to ride there on Friday morning, since I live just under 11km from The Basin now, so I'm ideally situated for Dandenongs rides. I haven't ridden up there for several years, and was wondering how cyclist-friendly it is these days? The Tourist R...
by jvb
Sat 20 Mar 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5012
Views: 306923

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

A final thought using the reductio ad absurdum argument: Under Victor's proposed law a large truck should incur a much heavier penalty than a small motor car because the truck will generate much more "kinetic energy"than the small car. Mike Which is the case in some European countries. Co...
by jvb
Wed 17 Mar 2021, 8:54 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5012
Views: 306923

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

I agree with Victor on this. Al though doing 25km/h on the Southbank Blvd would be foolish, the fines are way over the top. Comparing it with a car or truck doing 150km/h in a 60km/h zone completely misses the point. What would you rather be hit by? Either ban bicycles completely or provide a dedica...
by jvb
Mon 19 Oct 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: Melbourne lockdown

At 06:45 this morning there were already more cyclists riding towards Olinda than I have seen in the last 3 months!
by jvb
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Claude Cat wrote:So the whisper is 20km from home to be announced this Sunday! :D


Sorry, don't think that is good enough.
Should be at least all of Metropolitan Melbourne.
I'm sick of just riding in the Dandenongs. I want some flat roads and want to ride to St. Kilda.
by jvb
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Matt1 wrote:^ Is that filtered or fitted? Not too sure that would pass muster. I did enjoy image searching "fitted curve buff" though :D


Fitted, approved by the DHHS as requested by the construction union. Popular with construction workers.
by jvb
Wed 14 Oct 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: Melbourne lockdown

No more Buff wearing unfortunately: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-12/victoria-coronavirus-face-mask-rule-changes-explained/12752128 I normally carry / wear a fitted gaiter or buff, which is allowed. Well that is what the DHHS web site says. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-masks-vic-covid-19#...
by jvb
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: RIP wagger
Replies: 30
Views: 5383

Re: RIP wagger

Canuck wrote:
Frosty wrote:3 years today.

Thinking of you today, wagger.

:) He's crossed my mind on various rides.


Same. 3 years already. :(
by jvb
Mon 05 Oct 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5012
Views: 306923

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

I was cleaning out the garage so had to shift a couple of bikes. Dusted this beauty off for a little spin around Coburg Lake :D https://scontent.fmel5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/120235767_10158820149009826_5497693333750662479_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=X3r9U24xhwUAX-9wJ2D&_n...
by jvb
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 8091

Re: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019

Not surprised. No ATB and no GVBR will make a very large hole in BV's bottom line for 2020-2021 Mike I don't know about the ATB, but BV has published figures for the GVBR in recent years and they don't make a lot of money on it. If the number of participants are below I think 3,000, it actually mak...
by jvb
Thu 20 Aug 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 8091

Re: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019

2020 GVBR cancelled.
by jvb
Mon 17 Aug 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: Melbourne lockdown

I'd rather use the 1 hour to be riding every last minute of it, rather than wasting it on getting a coffee. It does help, having a decent machine at home - but even that broke down last week :lol: and I'm waiting for a part to fix it (giving it a crack fixing it myself). Long live the Nanopress in ...
by jvb
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: Melbourne lockdown

We are lucky to live close enough to do the following rides: the Wall, Monbulk - Olinda (note: I don't think I can go all the way to Monbulk, but it is our closest Woolies so I can go shopping?) 1 in 20, Perrins Creek Rd. Sassafras Creek Rd / the Crescent, the Tourist Rd, Montrose to Ferny Creek. Al...
by jvb
Sun 02 Aug 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Try this mapping feature to work out 5 km radius from home...we may all need it soon :roll: https://www.mapdevelopers.com/draw-circle-tool.php It’s best on a desk top or iPad not phone. Fill in address and 5km then click “new circle” Also click “border only“ box top right. I can still do the 1 in 2...
by jvb
Wed 29 Jul 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 8091

Re: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019

What are they proposing to charge for The Little Vic? Mike The link to the flyer is: https://cdn-au.mailsnd.com/43483/V9jw9gg-vCd_Uab_aPZY2MdsDYb5bUByB_sd8mq1nfg/3293790.pdf It is expensive in my opinion. $2200 for 6 days, 5 nights and 4 days of riding. It includes all transfers and accommodation i...

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