October 2009 Blog Posts (7)

It'd be funny, but...

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

Added by Steve Jay on October 25, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Changes to Victorian Rules for cyclists. NB: whats a proper seat?

From VicRoads - Cyclists: From 9 November 2009, there will be some changes to the road safety rules for cyclists.

The changes are about the helmet and using the proper seat for bicycle passengers, and for cyclists turning from, and stopping in, bicycle boxes at intersections with traffic signals.

Seat and helmet

A bicycle passenger must wear an approved bicycle helmet and sit… Continue

Added by ChrisS on October 25, 2009 at 9:51am — 6 Comments

Cyclists suck.

Last monday, did my usual trundle home from work and all was right with the world. Come the evening, I was all wobbly and remain so. Benign positional vertigo, apparently. What it amounts to is one of the little doodads buried in your head that tell you which way up you are gets stuck, giving the impression that you're in constant motion. The upshot is ongoing wooziness, pronounced klutzery, inability to stop turning corners and so on. Not condusive to bike-riding obviously, so I've been… Continue

Added by trundlebug on October 24, 2009 at 12:53pm — 4 Comments

Albanese announces federally funded cycling infrastructure projects across NSW , Vic + more

Via Albanese's media release today - Another pot load of that economic stimulus $$$ - have a gander below if there's one in your area.

- Additional recent media releases from Albanese

- CPF: $40m for jobs and cycle paths is a healthy outcome for all

Economic Stimulus: $5.4m for… Continue

Added by ChrisS on October 23, 2009 at 4:26pm — 2 Comments

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

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...

Added by Steve Jay on October 15, 2009 at 6:17pm — 5 Comments

On sale at Aldi this week: Oregon Scientific ATC2K

Finally got around to buying two, one for moi & another for a friend. I just haven't had the time to sit down and fiddle w/ it yet, or indeed, find a spare SD card. From the specs it mentions 32mb internal memory that's expandable up to 2gb. Is there any capacity to expand on that or not worth attempting?…


Added by ChrisS on October 2, 2009 at 12:52am — 7 Comments

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