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I'd support APCs being allowed to use bike lanes

Started this discussion. Last reply by John E. Aug 3, 2011. 2 Replies

Such as this one...…Continue

Is there a better time to ride than?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Jul 1, 2011. 8 Replies

The wee small hours for me. It's a necessity for work, but it's a necessity for my sanity, too.* Bugger all motor traffic, choose a route the traffic lights favour, that feeling of being somehow…Continue

Why I cycle and why I try to get everybody to cycle

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChrisS Jun 16, 2011. 2 Replies

In the light of recent criticism for being "anti car" I have to confess to being a little bit guilty as charged, but the reason I'm so forthright about people getting out of dinosaur fuelled tin…Continue

Tags: carbon-footprint, green, anti-car, pro-bicycle

Bike Hanger Bargain Spotted

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory May 18, 2011. 4 Replies

Deals Direct have a cheap pulley hanger for storing bikes. Not a bad way to…Continue


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What sort of riding do you do ?
Quick Answer: I am a bike nerd, Commuting, Utility/Transport, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Touring, S.L.U.T (Sustainable Low Cost Transport), Whatever
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
2007 Cell S2200 road bike
1993 Giant Iguana chromo rigid MTB (my ute)
1996 Giant ATX-970 ("Lives" in Hobart as transport for when I'm visiting family.)
2005 Burley Buggy found in somebody's hard rubbish drop and converted to a camping trailer
2010 Crane Hinge folding bike (ex Aldi, cheap and cheerful)
What is the best thing about riding?
By not driving (or even owning) a car I'm healthier, wealthier, wiser and happier.
A few words about yourself. (This bit is entirely optional!)
Moved to Melbourne to live 18 months ago. 36 years of on-road cycling (31 years driving experience), car-free, foundation president of Bicycle Tasmania (last on committee in any capacity in 1996)

I also believe that because the law allows cycling without a licence (which is an old french word for privilege), then cycling is a right, while driving is privilege. To me, this means that cyclists should have the legal priority over motorists. (And yes, pedestrians should have the legal priority over cyclists, too.)

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YACM (Yet Another Cyclist's Manifesto)

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 3:00pm 3 Comments

Yet Another Cyclist's Manifesto

I, ______________________________________________,

of _____________________________________________,

being 1 cyclist in at least 1 billion throughout the world,

on this ______ day of ___________________,…

It'd be funny, but...

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

If this isn't yet another example, proving it's too easy to get a driving licence, what is. Even allowing for youthful impulsiveness, somebody who would do this would have been flagged in basic psych profiling used in police and military recruiting tests.

And apparently another twit was booked for driving flat-out, going the wrong way down a one-way st, with 7 people in their car this morning,… Continue

Hmm, hadn't factored the possibility of rain into my RTB

Posted on October 15, 2009 at 6:17pm 5 Comments

Sunday looks like "Showers, clearing early," but just how early is early?

I've been planning to travel light. Light, long sleeves and legs, one spare tube, a tiny puncture repair kit, cable lock velcroed to handlebars, 4 bananas, 6 muesli bars. Now it looks like I need a rain coat, at least for some of the trip.

I might start off wearing a garbage bag...

On track for RTB

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:00am 6 Comments

Proper RTB training began for me this year once I'd got my move out of the way. Although I was living 15km out of town in Hobart (when I'd bought the Hobart place, my mum was worried I was "moving halfway to Launceston"), prep for the move to Melbourne and winter weather were cutting training days to about 2 a week. Once I hit August in Melbourne, I was pulling 4 commutes a week on the bike and living 15km from work, just like in Hobart.

Doing irregular shifts, I sometimes get short… Continue

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At 6:42pm on October 4, 2009, ChrisS said…
Hi Steve,

Which Hobart suburb are you from? I've been over here about 20 years & have lost touch with whatever going on down there, but have been attempting to stay up to date w/ bicycle stuff with Tim from Bicycle Tas & the Bottles & Chains crew.



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