Search found 39 matches

Go to advanced search

by rat'n'bat
Tue 04 Feb 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50909
Views: 2885933

Re: How was your commute today

Rolling along the bike path in Brighton yesterday and some numpty wearing the full South African National Champions/Mitchelton Scott kit comes past the other way. I mean seriously, team kit is bad enough but to get it in national colours. He does look familiar though Anyway, mate checks the stravas ...
by rat'n'bat
Wed 12 Jun 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50909
Views: 2885933

Re: How was your commute today

i've got one of those coros helmets with the bone conductive speakers, and was riding up brunswick st this morning with music on random, then just as i approached what used to be the punters club, a song by a band i used to see there a whole lot back in the late 90's came on ("fools rush in&qu...
by rat'n'bat
Sat 08 Jun 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Cyclist killed in Bendigo
Replies: 6
Views: 1698

Re: Cyclist killed in Bendigo

"The truck was driving" - why does every vehicle that kills a cyclist or pedestrian seem to drive itself
by rat'n'bat
Sat 01 Jun 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Jacka Blvd ped death
Replies: 10
Views: 2318

Re: Jacka Blvd ped death

Far be it for a Melbourne daily newspaper to get it wrong, but has anybody got any idea what the speed limit is along Jacka Blvd? I don't think I've ever seen a sign saying it's 40 - and if it was I might suggest setting up a speed camera there would be one of the more profitable locations ever 40 ...
by rat'n'bat
Fri 31 May 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Jacka Blvd ped death
Replies: 10
Views: 2318

Re: Jacka Blvd ped death

It is very interesting how the article focuses on things that wouldn't be given a second thought if it were a driver instead of a cyclist. Why aren't similar motorist/pedestrian deaths given similar scrutiny? The pedestrian signal had been red for 74 seconds (more than a minute). 0.9 km/h over the ...
by rat'n'bat
Sat 25 May 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Jacka Blvd ped death
Replies: 10
Views: 2318

Jacka Blvd ped death

Far be it for a Melbourne daily newspaper to get it wrong, but has anybody got any idea what the speed limit is along Jacka Blvd? I don't think I've ever seen a sign saying it's 40 - and if it was I might suggest setting up a speed camera there would be one of the more profitable locations ever http...
by rat'n'bat
Tue 14 May 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50909
Views: 2885933

Re: How was your commute today

G’day to bell ringer man who passed me along the St Kilda promenade path. Felt compelled to ring his bell 4 times and yell out “rider back” – he had 10 metres on my right hand side to pass, and I would have had to ride into the sea to get out of his way. Another bloke behind him gave me a very sarca...
by rat'n'bat
Tue 05 Mar 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Newport and Essendon Route Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Re: Newport and Essendon Route Advice

smitty wrote:Where abouts in Essendon do they live?
How confident are they on the road?

Actually closer to Pascoe vale - looks like the path all the way to Docklands could be the go
by rat'n'bat
Wed 20 Feb 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Newport and Essendon Route Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Newport and Essendon Route Advice

Morning all – have a couple of colleagues looking to start commuting on a semi-permanent basis. One is in Newport and one is Essendon – both on the other side of town to me so I don’t have much of an idea. Heading towards the aquarium (King and Flinders) Would probably prefer trails, unless the road...
by rat'n'bat
Mon 11 Feb 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Traffic lights, Yarra Blvd / Chandler Hwy Intersection
Replies: 40
Views: 5458

Re: Traffic lights, Yarra Blvd / Chandler Hwy Intersection

I only had to wait 2 minutes on my way home on Friday evening. However, another cyclist had already pressed the button and I don't know how long he had been waiting before I got there. Similar on Sandridge Trail at Ingles st in Port Melbourne Previously – no crossing, wait for either tram to come a...
by rat'n'bat
Mon 11 Feb 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Traffic lights, Yarra Blvd / Chandler Hwy Intersection
Replies: 40
Views: 5458

Re: Traffic lights, Yarra Blvd / Chandler Hwy Intersection

I only had to wait 2 minutes on my way home on Friday evening. However, another cyclist had already pressed the button and I don't know how long he had been waiting before I got there. Similar on Sandridge Trail at Ingles st in Port Melbourne Previously – no crossing, wait for either tram to come a...
by rat'n'bat
Wed 06 Feb 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50909
Views: 2885933

Re: How was your commute today

Beach Rd home, not too crowded with the weather being a little cooler. On the bike path on Beaconsfield parade, the was a parking sign that has been flattened by a car. Not in a dangerous spot, but I am sure someone will find it. I reckon it's alright going inbound, but it tends to be a little invi...
by rat'n'bat
Thu 31 Jan 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50909
Views: 2885933

Re: How was your commute today

So, alcohol is not allowed on the St. Kilda Foreshore but, apparently, horse cr@p is - right then. Mounted Police? that was my first thought yesterday when I saw it. I'm tipping the horse felt better after letting it go - would have needed a Sherpa to climb over it!! Most of it had washed away this...
by rat'n'bat
Wed 09 Jan 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50909
Views: 2885933

Re: How was your commute today

Been an interesting week. It’s that time of year when I break up my commute in with a swim at Elwood – really enjoying that Commuted home on Monday into a big headwind – shared the work with a guy with a prosthetic leg. He still had 5km to go when I turned up my street so he was probably churning ou...
by rat'n'bat
Fri 02 Nov 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50909
Views: 2885933

Re: How was your commute today

a north wind push all the way in, the bit of rain just wasn't going to worry me. we'll see what pm commute brings. The BOM tells me there was an 83kph gust at St Kilda YC, at about the time I was riding past the St Kilda YC. I've never had so much stuff in my eyes and throat - coming through Elwood...

Go to advanced search