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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Utility/Transport, Road Cycling, Road BlingBling, Mountain Biking, Track Cycling, Fixed Street, Recreational, Touring, Pub Bike, S.L.U.T (Sustainable Low Cost Transport), Whatever
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
out of town
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
they all work as long as I am pushing the pedals, otherwise they lounge about and get fat with smugness, like a pampered cat... ok ther's a couple of road bikes(Eddy & Blue), a hybrid(George), a trackie/fixie(Piste), a roadster/situpandbeg(Mahabarata) and a (work-in-progress) tourer)(ZEN-for zero emissions now)... I've gots heaps of spare bits , enough to build a few more treddlies just need some frames... so hardwaste cleanups are good for shopping for them...
basically as I'm a big lanky cuss, I need a frame a bit like a farm gate, high and long....and made from gal water pipe (hah!!)... usually cant get that off the rack so I need my frames made for me.
What is the best thing about riding?
Freedom , wind in your face, all at a near human pace... its a real trip
A few words about yourself. (This bit is entirely optional!)
a bit left of centre and a lot further out there than can be seen with the naked eye and when I'm on my bike(s), its usually somewhere mentioned here on this resource I posted :


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Vulnerable Road Users and the Law

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Much has been said on how we change attitudes across all road users to make roads safer . Governments and beaurocrats want to spend money so their budgets can be seen to be doing things. They want to do studies, talk about attitudes and making cars safer , and remove cyclists and other vulnerable road users from roadways so they create facillities and monuments to themselves, which generally make the vulnerable road user experience more dangerous (… Continue

The thin edge of separation

Posted on December 26, 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments

We have pushes from separation advocates for new funds to build paths and separation facilities like more Copenhagen Lanes and possible expansion of external bike paths or " Bikeways".

These might be welcomed by new riders, and hated by experienced riders.

The thin edge of the wedge is that should these pushes find favour and the use of separation become mandatory, riding on road will become impossible.

The potential to create three systems for personal mobility on a… Continue

"Cycle Track" Safety and Effect on Popularity of Cycling

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 8:30am 0 Comments

I have been following a series of discussions at

Chainguard on this topic, and now have a neat summary from John Forrester that is worth a read ( as is most of JF's work we get to see). here it is, the discussion was initially centred around the potential that legislators pandering to hysteria and the car lobby, have and will prohibit bicycle riders from using a roadway when there is an… Continue

Beach Rd Cyclist Group calls for weekend clearway-Mr Brumby over to you!

Posted on October 7, 2008 at 5:50pm 2 Comments



Beach Road Cyclist is a cycling advocacy group based in Melbourne’s bayside suburbs. Our group is at the

forefront of voicing the safety concerns of on-road cyclists, particularly those relating to the Beach Road area.

Beach Road is the most popular bicycle route in Australia. The latest traffic count revealed over 7000… Continue

A World Car Free

Posted on June 25, 2008 at 11:54am 2 Comments

Over at my other Blog, I posted this which summarises pretty much what the commentators, who can see a lot more clearly than Oil for Profit corporate raiders and the Help My Mates Governments around this planet, say.

Do we really need the "automobile"any more?, it became the motorised version of portable mobility after bicycles "paved" the way for it... Bicycles became the… Continue

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At 6:53am on May 12, 2008, Mark Donnellan said…
Hi Rob,

Your photos are great! Love your black bike. Who are the white sheet-clad people in Port Melbourne and where are they riding?
At 12:55pm on December 10, 2007, RobE said…

Visiting Melbourne & Victoria, , I put up some resources on Melbourne Cycling here:
At 11:31am on December 6, 2007, ChrisS said…
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