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Calculating Tax

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Added by Foss on July 4, 2014 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Saturation, perspiration and contemplation

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Added by Foss on June 29, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Split Rim

4485km 13/6/2014

On my regular Cog ride, about 2/3 in I noticed my rear wheel had split. I guess it was a combination of brake wear making the rim thinner, and the pressure of the tyre pushing it out.

I released the rear brakes. That must be why bikes have two brakes... and lowered the pressure in…

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Added by Chris Harris on June 28, 2014 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Week 25 Organised, civilised and pasteurised?

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Added by Foss on June 20, 2014 at 6:35pm — No Comments

BEST ONE DAY RIDE OUT OF AMSTERDAM

Planning to visit Holland? Want to see some villages and Dutch countryside? Here's the ride you should do:

http://richardtullochwriter.com/2014/06/15/cycling-waterland-villages/

Added by Richard Tulloch on June 15, 2014 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Easy Wednesdays and going goatee

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Added by Foss on June 6, 2014 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Frost, frogs and fog

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Added by Foss on June 1, 2014 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Foliage in the fissure & a broke spoke

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Added by Foss on May 23, 2014 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Respiratory restrictions

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Added by Foss on May 17, 2014 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Curing Wobblitis Nervosa

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Added by Foss on May 10, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

Caligraphy and paying the debt levy

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Added by Foss on May 3, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

'Only' 184 Dutch cycling deaths in 2013? Is this good news?





I was shocked by the stats until I considered some other figures.…



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Added by Richard Tulloch on April 27, 2014 at 2:38am — No Comments

Fogs, dogs and a baptism

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Postcard sunrises and creaky consequences

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Added by Foss on April 18, 2014 at 6:50pm — No Comments

A precipitant repose

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Added by Foss on April 16, 2014 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Marshmallows & directional disasters

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Added by Foss on April 6, 2014 at 6:55pm — No Comments

376,635,237 revolutions

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Added by Foss on March 29, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Cats, dogs and fickle weather

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Added by Foss on March 26, 2014 at 9:45pm — No Comments

COLLINS STREET DOORING

I saw the video of the woman being doored in Collins Street this week & was prompted to respond on a few issues.

It seems that the lane in which she travelled was not an actual official bike lane but termed a "bike refuge " or some similar name. What is implied here; that it doesn't have the same legal status as a bike lane ? It's very narrowness precludes anything like the theoretical level of safety offered by a bike lane. Were I riding on that stretch I'd be…

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Added by kenneth bull on March 23, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

DRIVER BEHAVIOUR TOWARD CYCLISTS

This is a " don't get me started " comment & I have a bagful accrued over my 40 years as an urban cyclist ( when I first started riding my bike to work my colleagues just assumed I'd done my drivers' licence for being pissed. They figured nobody in their right mind would ride a pushy when they could drive to work ).

Anyway, a gripe from only this morning : 

The scene : Scotchmer Street, North Fitzroy......

There I am riding at a fair clip negotiating the numerous and…

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Added by kenneth bull on November 19, 2013 at 2:35pm — No Comments

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