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Traffic lights - Docklands - Bourke street

Started Feb 17 0 Replies

Is it my imagination, or has the timing of the green phase for cyclists on the intersection of Bourke street in Docklands been changed?  This morning, when crossing Bourke street, the light turned…Continue

Old School tube patching material

Started this discussion. Last reply by John E. Dec 12, 2012. 8 Replies

Years ago, I used to buy patch material in the form of rectangular sheets, about 4 or 5cm wide and something like 12 to 15cm long, as opposed to the ready-made patches that we see mostly.While it was…Continue

Mudguards for commuting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Harris May 21, 2012. 1 Reply

I am busy looking at getting a new commuter bike.  To start with, the biggest change I plan to make is to move from a mountain bike to a road frame with 700c rims and drop bars.  I cycle 35km each…Continue

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It's not only Australian drivers and cyclists who are fighting with each other

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory Sep 15, 2011. 4 Replies

Seems like the Germans are having pretty much the same problem: …Continue

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Geoff Rehmet replied to pete mc's discussion Vulnerable Road Users law - a question
"I think ignorance is one of the biggest issues.  A problem, however, is that nothing is being done to educate road users.  For instance, how many TAC ads have you seen about the safety of vulnerable road users. An even bigger problem is…"
May 30
Geoff Rehmet replied to Westy's discussion Altona based cyclists ...??
"I'm not sure about Altona, but there is the Point Cook Cycling Group, which organises group rides starting in Point Cook (see https://www.facebook.com/groups/302458223135350/ - the group is closed, so you will need to request to be…"
Apr 29
Geoff Rehmet replied to Cyl's discussion Commuting in the west - trucks driving me nuts!
"I have to agree about the Federation Trail. I think most of the cyclists who commute from Point Cook (myself included) prefer the route via Altona and either Williamstown or Newport. I think the biggest issue at the moment is still Shepherd bridge.…"
Mar 27
Geoff Rehmet posted a discussion

Traffic lights - Docklands - Bourke street

Is it my imagination, or has the timing of the green phase for cyclists on the intersection of Bourke street in Docklands been changed?  This morning, when crossing Bourke street, the light turned amber when I was only about two thirds across the intersection.  That didn't really give anyone who wasn't already waiting at the intersection before the light turned green a chance to cross.See More
Feb 17
Geoff Rehmet replied to Rob's discussion Cycle route from Melbourne to Geelong
"The Princes freeway is probably the most direct route.  Just watch out for debris - our local ride group often has punctures on rides out to the You Yangs. If you are on Strava, try the route builder -…"
Jan 14
Geoff Rehmet replied to DamianM's discussion Bicycle Network... and threats of legal action
"Hmm, have they threatened BikeBug with legal action?  FWIW, I see the same degree of similarity between the MelbourneCyclist chain logo and BN's logo as between BikeBug and BN's logos."
Oct 16, 2013
Geoff Rehmet replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Examples of bad cycling infrastructure, got any?
"I agree - we definitely need to see more coverage of cycling. Possibly a topic for a future article for you is about the fact that there are few or no celebrity or leadership supporters of cycling as a means of transport. Wouldn't it be nice…"
Aug 12, 2013
Geoff Rehmet replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Examples of bad cycling infrastructure, got any?
"Shepherd's bridge has to feature in any "rogue's gallery" of bad cycling infrastructure. The shared pathway that snakes along the Webb bridge is another example."
Aug 12, 2013
Geoff Rehmet replied to David Gregory's discussion NiteRider MAKO 5.0 light
"I don't have a problem moving lights between bikes.  For the most part it is just a case of rubber straps that are easy to move, and for tail lights I have mounted brackets on the seat posts so I can just unclip the tail light from one…"
Jul 4, 2013
Geoff Rehmet replied to David Gregory's discussion NiteRider MAKO 5.0 light
"I think this depends on what your goal is.  I would put the probable goals in the following order: to comply with the law to be seen to see with I think you can comply with the law without the guarantee that you will be seen.  A light…"
Jul 3, 2013
Geoff Rehmet updated their profile
Apr 24, 2013
Geoff Rehmet replied to Mark Donnellan's discussion Cat 6 Riders on Shared Trails
"It is funny however how many motorists seem to believe that when there is a shared pathway or off-road bike path that all cyclists should (or must) use it - and don't consider the fact that a cyclist doing 30km/h on a shared path is doing more…"
Apr 17, 2013
Geoff Rehmet replied to David Gregory's discussion Doping in cycling - Lance Armstrong interview
"Somewhere from 50  to 85% of the pro peleton doped - at least in the late '90s.  What Lance did that the rest didn't was lie about it when he got found out.  The Europeans have mainly just taken it on the chin, and moved…"
Jan 29, 2013
Geoff Rehmet replied to Alan Parker's discussion B-triple trucks a menace to cyclists on four routes into Melbourne
"A corollary to this is that in densely populated metropolitan areas like Melbourne, loads of this size should mainly be carried by rail.  At a rough guess, road haulage would probably be suitable for loads of 30t and less.  The main method…"
Dec 20, 2012
John E. replied to Geoff Rehmet's discussion Old School tube patching material
"Yep, it works quite well, just remember to round the corners off, a sharp corner is hard to glue down & lifts off easily. Cheers."
Dec 12, 2012
Geoff Rehmet replied to Geoff Rehmet's discussion Old School tube patching material
"I don't like to criticise people who toss tubes out too much for exactly that reason!  I needed a thinner piece of rubber to fit my tail light onto a thicker seat post - an old tube which I scrounged at the LBS solved that problem, and…"
Dec 10, 2012

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Point Cook
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
Commuter: Specialized TriCross Comp - eats pavé for breakfast
Roadie: De Rosa R838 - turns heads, even if it only has 105 on it.
Clunker: Apollo Himalaya - retired to shopping trips and rides with the kids
What is the best thing about riding?
Mental timeout.
A few words about yourself. (This bit is entirely optional!)
Started out mountain biking as a student in Grahamstown (South Africa). When I moved back to Johannesburg, I couldn't handle the idea of driving somewhere to go for a ride, so I moved over to the road. Unfortunately the roads got a bit dangerous, especially for commuting.
Moving to Melbourne has allowed me to start getting back into the swing of things
Website/Blog:
http://www.rehmet.alt.za

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Two wheels - Night

Posted on December 12, 2010 at 8:41am 0 Comments

The final instalment of my three-part photo essay of images from my commute route from Point Cook to South Melbourne can be found at http://www.rehmet.alt.za/photos/2-wheels/night.

These images, taken mainly on Autumn and Winter evenings on my way home from the city are some of my favourites. I think they prove what an…

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Two Wheels - part two

Posted on December 5, 2010 at 7:23am 0 Comments

I have posted the second part of my collection of images from my cycle route between Point Cook and South Melbourne.

This time I am covering images shot in the sun, including some infra red images. Infra red photography often lends itself well to the stark contrasts of bright sunlight.

You can find the images at… Continue

Of bikes and cameras

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 5:09pm 1 Comment

Since starting to commute occasionally by bike from Point Cook to South Melbourne, I have started often taking a camera with, to capture some of the sights along my route. That often tends to be a very easy way to turn a 1 1/2 hour ride into a 2 hour ride. I have started putting some of the photos of the sights along my commuting route into a photo essay, which I am posting in three instalments. It can be found at… Continue

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