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by ajft
Sun 10 Apr 2016, 12:37 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Tagabike - not quite cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Tagabike - not quite cargo

Snuffy wrote:How have they solved the issue that trikes are crap at turning corners?

How have they solved the issue that you can't fit a trike, tandem or many trailers through the anti-tank bollards and chicanes installed on so many "bicycle paths"
by ajft
Wed 23 Mar 2016, 6:34 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Around the Bay 2016.
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Around the Bay 2016.

Great, thanks Snuffy. I figured I'll probably only do it once, so I'll have a crack at the full 250k anti-clockwise loop. You've done it before then? Enjoy it? To be honest, I wanted to do it years ago when we first moved here from the UK but the more events I've done, (not many to be honest), the ...
by ajft
Wed 23 Mar 2016, 6:30 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Melbourne plan to make 25% of trips by bicycle
Replies: 27
Views: 2126

Re: Melbourne plan to make 25% of trips by bicycle

Pontoon 'speed bumps' drive me nuts, has to be contributing to wheel failure, no more pontoons! Not really. Unless your wheels are made of paper machete and rice noodles then you are kidding yourself. A paper machete... that could _really_ give you a paper cut! Wheels are VERY strong. I ride down s...
by ajft
Fri 18 Mar 2016, 8:15 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50712
Views: 2130525

Re: How was your commute today

Hat off to all of you who rode today. Hat is indeed off, and at least three suburbs away due to the wind. Wet wild and windy in the morning, not so wet but windy and wilder in the evening. Trees, paper bags, the odd chunk of detached shrubbery, the one saving grace was the lack of other people abou...
by ajft
Mon 14 Mar 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 4894
Views: 233612

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Off into the eastern wastelands yesterday afternoon, following the "Station trail" as it appears and disappears arbitrarily until finally it ends at a chain link fence at Yarraman station. Look carefully and you can see how to get through the side and under Eastlink where I explored the Da...
by ajft
Mon 14 Mar 2016, 1:52 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50712
Views: 2130525

Re: How was your commute today

Some of us have to work today, but very few judging by the lack 'o traffic. The only drawback of commuting on a public holiday is that inevitably on the way home I'll go past a trailer load of garbage dumped somewhere along the bike path by someone who has taken the day as an opportunity to clean up...
by ajft
Wed 09 Mar 2016, 8:50 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Bike Lane Confusion
Replies: 19
Views: 1501

Re: Bike Lane Confusion

I wouldn't give up yet. Yes, they can travel 50m in a bike lane for good reasons but I've never seen that parking is one of those reasons. Good luck with it MtG. https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-rules/a-to-z-of-road-rules/bicycles Bicycle lane rules for drivers If you’re d...
by ajft
Wed 09 Mar 2016, 8:34 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50712
Views: 2130525

Re: How was your commute today

Hands up those looking forward to riding home in near 40C heat with humidity? :lol: 'twas indeed awesome fun. I thought I'd take the back streets as much as I could, it's only 6km total but even that little bit helps. Second roundabout I get to in Clayton I have to take evasive action, idiot in red...
by ajft
Sat 05 Mar 2016, 5:16 pm
Forum: Plan a ride
Topic: Rockin' the boat.
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Re: Rockin' the boat.

Bother, said pooh. If only I'd read this before, say, 5:15 on Saturday afternoon.
by ajft
Thu 03 Mar 2016, 2:57 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Cahn we zee your paperz?
Replies: 65
Views: 4641

Re: Cahn we zee your paperz?

The legislation as passed by NSW parliament:

[[http://legislation.nsw.gov.au/sessionalview/sessional/sr/2016-107.pdf]]

The ID requirements were not included.
by ajft
Thu 03 Mar 2016, 9:35 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50712
Views: 2130525

Re: How was your commute today

Riding home yesterday it had to happen. Third day of semester, first near head-on pass with one of our overseas students; helmetless, in thongs, phone in one hand and cigarette in the other riding the wrong way around a roundabout. I name thee "mr stereotype" Added degree of difficulty arr...
by ajft
Thu 03 Mar 2016, 9:30 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Gardiners Creek Trail - Brixton Rise works
Replies: 22
Views: 1662

Re: Gardiners Creek Trail - Brixton Rise works

Nice piece of research popcorn. Mid May. ugh. I only commute twice a week, but I'm finding it an annoying little detour. Agree on all points. Have been caught at the lights every time through there so far! Reads as if they will be adding a separated path, so once finished we won't have to swing ont...
by ajft
Tue 01 Mar 2016, 9:21 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50712
Views: 2130525

Re: How was your commute today

Forgot that today was bike count Tuesday otherwise I would have gone for my usual weave up and down the Eastern suburbs. Still managed to give a friendly ding ding and wave to the last few that I passed. Most of them seemed a bit stunned when I did that... *shrugs* No bike counter along the Station...
by ajft
Mon 29 Feb 2016, 12:43 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50712
Views: 2130525

Re: How was your commute today

By jogging in the middle (and I mean middle) of (probably) Melbourne's busiest cycling trail, she's going to get plenty of close passes. Yes. Some cyclists are irresponsible, impatient, and inconsiderate of the risk they pose to other path users. Thursday evening surprise. At least he kept left, un...
by ajft
Wed 17 Feb 2016, 9:30 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50712
Views: 2130525

Re: How was your commute today

Anyone using the Station trail between Oakleigh and Hughesdale, you'll probably find it taped off with police tape tomorrow morning (it has been since about 7pm this evening) between Richardson street and somewhere down towards Hughesdale station. Seek alternate route. After having a dozen officers...

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