Melbourne lockdown

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby jvb » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9:12 am

Heather wrote:
Claude Cat wrote:
Heather wrote:From the Q&A on The Age:
So no driving to go for a bike ride.


It's arguable that you could drive, for example, to the nearest MTB trails if you intend riding MTB.
The nuances are almost impossible to define or understand.

No, not arguable. If you can ride your MTB locally to exercise, then you can do so. You can't drive to exercise.


We drove to the Warburton Trail in Mount Evelyn yesterday as it is closest to us at 10km.
I heard that Mountain Hwy was being policed yesterday? We're planning on doing the 1:20 this week but living in Olinda it is local.

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby Claude Cat » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 10:24 am

Matt de Neef saying the police were at the top of the 1:20 yesterday.
Some saying they were waved on by the police, others were spoken to.

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby mb27 » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11:04 am

Need to find all of the local Hills near me. Everest challenge, maybe not... Suburbaning ride next

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby Canuck » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11:17 am

mb27 wrote:Need to find all of the local Hills near me. Everest challenge, maybe not... Suburbaning ride next

The 90yo version of Everesting...
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailym ... tairs.html

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby Claude Cat » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 1:27 pm

mb27 wrote:Need to find all of the local Hills near me. Everest challenge, maybe not... Suburbaning ride next

'burbing is fun for perhaps one ride or two.
I must admit my interest was waning towards the end of Sunday's effort.

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby Claude Cat » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 3:13 pm

https://cyclingtips.com/2020/07/melbour ... own-rides/

The new stance has created something of a conundrum for Melbourne’s cyclists: what is a reasonable distance from home to be riding? Is it 10 km, 5 km, or 1 km? Or must cyclists simply stay within their suburb? No explicit guidance has been given in this regard.

This past weekend, several cyclists around Melbourne were stopped by police mid-ride and questioned about how far they were from home. Here’s how those interactions went down.

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby Matt1 » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8:16 pm

Mike.Ayling wrote:Would Matt1's ride last Thursday be compliant under the new regime?

Mike


According to BV's own advice https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/newsroom/2020/07/20/can-i-still-ride-my-bike-outdoors/, yes. Obviously the legal apparatus in Victoria may take a different perspective on it.
Still posting. Still riding.

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby User Name » Fri 24 Jul 2020, 7:39 pm

Local cycling gun Lionel Mawditt posted this on his Strava page. I'm not sure where he got it, because it's not on his Facebook page

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby Claude Cat » Fri 24 Jul 2020, 8:59 pm

My current radius is 6.5km
Fortunately that covers both Kew and Richmond boulevards.

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby Claude Cat » Fri 24 Jul 2020, 9:00 pm

Oh, and if you like 'burbing, how about this one :lol:

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby Canuck » Sat 25 Jul 2020, 11:11 am

Claude Cat wrote:Oh, and if you like 'burbing, how about this one :lol:

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Hmmmmmmmm

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby clipperton » Sat 01 Aug 2020, 11:57 am

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 few months of the pandemic to let Achilles tendonopathy settle down. The lycra is hanging on by a thread!
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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby Heather » Sun 02 Aug 2020, 8:38 am

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'm not bossy, I just have better ideas!

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby Claude Cat » Sun 02 Aug 2020, 4:23 pm

Looks like 1 hour smashfests for a while.
No update on the mask requirement (or non-requirement) when riding?

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Re: Melbourne lockdown

Postby jvb » Sun 02 Aug 2020, 6:00 pm

Heather wrote: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 20, as long as do it within an hour from home and back.
How will they check how long I've been riding though?


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