Cycling in Melbourne Australia
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…Continue
Added by kenneth bull on March 23, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by kenneth bull on November 19, 2013 at 2:35pm — No Comments
It's been a year since I last updated this on 27/10/2013.
My speedo died so my distance reference that what was 2298km on my speedo a year go, is now 2316km based off strava. I use strava almost every time I ride so it's pretty good.
A few weeks ago I swapped my 17t rear freewheel for a 16t one. Obviously it's a bit harder up the hills but I go along a bit quicker on the flat without having to spin my legs off.…Continue
Added by Chris Harris on November 10, 2013 at 7:32pm — No Comments
Added by Foss on October 26, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments
You might know us better on the Sydney Cyclist forums, but now that we've finally made our way to Melbourne, we're so happy to finally have a presence on this great forum, as well as your wonderful city!
If anyone has the time to come down and visit us this weekend (our Grand Opening), we'd be happy to meet and get to know you.…Continue
Added by CELL Bikes Melbourne on June 28, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Last Thursday we welcomed into the world Oscar John Agnew. Cycling pedigree yet to be established, but the omens are good...
...Dr in the delivery suit into his bikes, ended up showing me photos of his friend's Baum pained in Porsche Martini Racing colours. A nice bike, son not too ugly either.
Added by Nathan Agnew on June 17, 2013 at 9:15pm — No Comments
Beware before using Bongo International for routing US only address purchases to Australia. There postage charges are quite expensive and often work out to be more than the item costs (something I found out).
Added by Mark Cilia on June 16, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments
We just finished a five-day spin around Lake Constance, Europe's most popular cycle tour. No great physical challenge, but highly recommended for beautiful scenery, historic towns and safe cycleways!
Added by Richard Tulloch on May 30, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments
Expect to be seeing this on Beach road:
A few of the chaps have been doing a night ride on Tuesday Evenings. We stop at The Victoria Hotel in Brunswick for the $12 Vego Bonanza. We start In West Meadows or Jacana and do 35 to 40k round trip. Everyone is welcome and details are posted on my Facebook Page Upfield Bike Path Cycling.
Picked a fairly old road bike on Saturday - its a Gillam, does anyone have any history on these bikes??
Added by Steve Turmaine on April 30, 2013 at 4:53pm — No Comments
im a new member to the site and was wondering if there is any clubs/ groups that involve vintage road bikes. i have recently done up my grandfathers Peugeot px10 road bike and was wanting to meet people that have done similar restorations. not sure if there is any vintage bike rides or meets that go on but any infomation would be good..
Added by Aaron Gale on April 29, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments
The boys at Just Ride It whipped this one up on Saturday, it's by far my favourite.Continue
Added by Lauren Ellen Marr on April 21, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments
So the boys at Just Ride It were asked to make a bike for The Williams F1
The Williams F1 track bike was ridden by Valtteri Bottas and the Williams F1 team this year which was pretty awesome!
Now people are all over them, with good reason of course! They are limited addition, I'm not sure how many we have left, check it out. …Continue
Although I love every second of it, I'm still trying to get my head around it all. Working in a custom fixie shop is pretty hard when I know NOTHING about…Continue
Added by Lauren Ellen Marr on April 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The City of Amsterdam has just released new figures on bike use - it's inspiring reading. Just when you thought they couldn't squeeze another bike into the place, cycling is growing.
This despite all the reasons cycling should never work in Amsterdam - wind, cold, rain, ice, snow, cobblestones, canals,…Continue
Added by Richard Tulloch on March 29, 2013 at 6:57am — No Comments
Gents more information re/Arthur's Seat ride.
9:00am ferry $20 return. Need to leave Geelong no later than 7.30am
I have attached a link to the Climbing Cyclist for those that wish to check profile. A relative short climb but a definite leg burner.
Lunch, coffee etc at top.
Check out the following:…Continue
Added by Brian Hunter Evans on March 6, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments
With all this rain and floods around its hard to get out on a bicycle. Might have to jump into the car again if the hurricane storms dont stop hehe
A continuation of the first one...
20/2 2013 1748km. I put the bike together but the gears are not working very well especially on the larger rear rings. The cluster is wobbling from side to side because the freewheel is loose. I have put my spare wheel on for now which is working a lot better. I'll pull the other one apart later on and see what's going on.
Went for a quick burn to Diamond Creek and back and felt OK. I think my legs are recovering from the…Continue
Added by Chris Harris on February 19, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments