"Here's my problem - without seeing the article or the stats, the fact that 50% of the fatalities were not wearing a helmet does not mean that the lack of helmet had anything to do with their deaths.
All it means is they were not wearing a…"
"I want to support a few of the LBSs in my area, but not at the expense of going broke in the process.
I don't think it's the LBS's fault ... most things imported into Australia, especially it seems in the bike industry,…"
"I'm currently stuck at home for 3 months (1 down, 2 to go) with a broken back, thanks to a driver who didn't bother to look before turning left in front of me. I didn't get any head injuries, but the back of my helmet is a mess - if…"
"If I latch on to another rider / group, I always offer to pull a turn, and whenever I eventually turn off / stop, I thank them for the tow.
If someone is sitting on my wheel, I'll do the elbow flick, then the wave through, and if neither…"
"There are dickheads everywhere - I've reached the stage of life where, for the most part, I've stopped getting upset by them and stopped trying to educate them
As for when i'm on a bike path (something I try to avoid) I've…"
"There's a rack directly out the front of my building, so I bought a spare helmet at Big W to keep in the office for the days lie today where I haven't ridden in but feel like getting somewhere at lunchtime.
They're not quick, but…"
"I've seen a few people riding them - without helmets! - and although I hope it doesn't, i think the scheme is going to fail.
For one simple reason - helmet laws.
No, I don't want to start a longwinded debate about helmet laws. I…"
"My first 'real' bike was a mid 70's green 5 speed Peugeot. I was 13, and not very tall (I'm now 46 & 170 cm) so it must have had a small frame ... maybe a 50cm? I loved riding that bike, it was my key to freedom as a young…"
"Is it really worth wasting all this virtual ink?
I had an argument about evil cyclists breaking laws with a friend the other day. Apparently we should all be registered, or put in chains (I don't remember which it was). Although after ranting…"
"Does riding East Link (with 30,000+ other cyclists) before it opened count?
I've ridden on the freeway between Byron Bay & Brunswick Heads in Northern NSW many times. Wide shoulder, clearly marked spots to cross the freeway's entry…"
"I live in Caulfield and I've tried most of the LBS in my area (you can work out who they are) ... to a man, I find them all useless.
Crappy service, staff that are rarely there twice, and no really effort to treat me like anything more than…"