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by clipperton
Mon 03 Aug 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Bike Shops and Shopping
Topic: New rules for bike shops
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: New rules for bike shops

I saw one infographic that said “vehicle repair” was still allowed, though most others said “motor vehicle repair”.
by clipperton
Sat 01 Aug 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 70
Views: 2735

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Hey all, long time no visit. Just saw in this mornings press conference the police minister mentioned that cycling groups were amongst those encouraging others to flout the laws, any idea what this relates to? Hope all are staying safe, I’ve just got back on the bike a week ago after using the first...
by clipperton
Fri 22 Nov 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50737
Views: 2546856

Re: How was your commute today

last night's ride home was great with the tailwind, the only incident was a snake (baby tiger i reckon) on the darebin creek trail - first sighting for the season. i didn't have the front camera on and stopped about 2 metres away to let it cross, trying to decide whether to turn the bike around to c...
by clipperton
Thu 21 Nov 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50737
Views: 2546856

Re: How was your commute today

first two days back on the bike after two weeks off with a savage flu. my achilles were killing me by the end of the ride home last night, and i almost opted out for today until i thought of the near inevitability of the train system collapsing tonight.
by clipperton
Tue 29 Oct 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50737
Views: 2546856

Re: How was your commute today

grumblegrumblegrumble. off the bike with what feels ominously like a lightly fractured arm (x-ray last night, waiting for the results).

i'll be the jealous looking guy peering through a car or train window this afternoon.
by clipperton
Fri 25 Oct 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50737
Views: 2546856

Re: How was your commute today

very warm out there got up a fair sweat this morning bring on the weekend saturday - max: 17 ,showers sunday - max 18, possible showers i've been joking with folks down in the bike cage that it won't be long until we're all whingeing about the heat and hoping winter comes back around, but smitty, y...
by clipperton
Mon 16 Sep 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: First magpie attack of the 2017 season
Replies: 23
Views: 3712

Re: First magpie attack of the 2017 season

be careful out there folks. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/16/cyclist-dies-after-crashing-while-under-attack-by-swooping-magpie Cyclist dies after crashing while under attack by swooping magpie A man has died of head injuries after he was startled by a magpie and crashed his bic...
by clipperton
Thu 12 Sep 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50737
Views: 2546856

Re: How was your commute today

the last couple mornings i've crossed paths with another cyclist on the myt near burnley who insists upon covering his eyes in a most melodramatic way and complaining about my lights (i have a helmet mounted joystick and a fly12 - angled down - on the bars), even though he himself has a decent enou...
by clipperton
Tue 10 Sep 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50737
Views: 2546856

Re: How was your commute today

Eddy Pla wrote:Looking like it should be much nicer tomorrow.


well you jinxed that for us, didn't ya?
by clipperton
Fri 06 Sep 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50737
Views: 2546856

Re: How was your commute today

#$% midges! :x They were worse than I've ever seen them this afternoon. Thanks to human-caused climate change, it's been years since Melbourne had a proper winter, and the midges are out of control. i'd been meaning to ask whether it was just me or if they'd surged over the past few years. i ride t...
by clipperton
Fri 06 Sep 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50737
Views: 2546856

Re: How was your commute today

#$% midges! :x They were worse than I've ever seen them this afternoon. Thanks to human-caused climate change, it's been years since Melbourne had a proper winter, and the midges are out of control. i'd been meaning to ask whether it was just me or if they'd surged over the past few years. i ride t...
by clipperton
Fri 06 Sep 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50737
Views: 2546856

Re: How was your commute today

#$% midges! :x They were worse than I've ever seen them this afternoon. Thanks to human-caused climate change, it's been years since Melbourne had a proper winter, and the midges are out of control. i'd been meaning to ask whether it was just me or if they'd surged over the past few years. i ride t...
by clipperton
Tue 03 Sep 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50737
Views: 2546856

Re: How was your commute today

https://www.commercialrealestate.com.au/news/flexible-working-the-neglected-congestion-busting-solution-for-our-cities-875589/?utm_campaign=strap-masthead&utm_source=the-age&utm_medium=link&utm_content=pos3&ref=pos1 Another article about traffic congestion that fails to mention how ...
by clipperton
Tue 03 Sep 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50737
Views: 2546856

Re: How was your commute today

it's beginning to feel a lot like christmas (weather-wise). since i'm supposed to be doing around the bay i've upped the daily kms from 34 to 51 including the boulie in each direction. i'm feeling super slow and unfit, and need to drop about 10-15kgs in the next 3 weeks, so this next few weeks shoul...
by clipperton
Wed 28 Aug 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Assessment of Level Crossing Removal Coburg - Bell St to Moreland Rd on Upfield Bike path
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: Assessment of Level Crossing Removal Coburg - Bell St to Moreland Rd on Upfield Bike path

i wish i had something intelligent to contribute, but all i can really say is great work, and encourage everybody else to have a read.

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