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Discussion in 'Cycling' started by boyo, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Tex Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    That is true.

    If it continues to be a problem rather than an occasional frustration I'll look into a change. As it stands the wheels new and cost me a motza so I'll probably have to continue being quixotic and get real good at patching tubes.

    On a more positive note, VicRoads have been following up after some twitter pestering.
  2. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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  3. liquor box Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I dont know why Volvo cant make this a permanent paint that can be used on the frame and wheels of a Bike
  4. Sully John Eales (66)

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    As I drove home from work at 11:30 last night I passed a guy in a hoody on his bike. No lights, no reflectors, no helmet. It was a section of road with no street lights.
    In what world does anyones inner monologue tell then this is smart.
    Yes the paint would work but that moron would have tagged a wall with it.
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  5. Sully John Eales (66)

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    Incidentally 5 minutes earlier I nearly hit a girl on a bike sneaking across an intersection on the red. Also no lights.
  6. Sully John Eales (66)

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    I'm against registering bikes but surely it's not hard to legislate for all bikes to have lights.
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  7. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    A guy riding a bike in a hoodie at 11:30pm is probably up to things that would be made easier by him being not seen easily.
  8. Sully John Eales (66)

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    Or 16 and in a band.
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  9. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Perhaps they are looking for an entry in the Darwin Awards?
  10. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    He'd probably try to ride there to accept, and ironically die on the way. How meta.
  11. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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    Congratulations to C.Yclopath on achieving a very creditable 2nd place in his 2-Man Matchplay Cycling race last weekend:

    [IMG]
  12. USARugger John Thornett (49)

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  13. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    I managed an honourable third in a criterium race once when I got my sums wrong and sprinted on the 2nd last lap, only to realise after I crossed the line, then get chased down with 400m to go. I don't know what was worse - the near-death of trying to stay in it or the intense mocking afterwards. At least I actually rode over the line!
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  14. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    From Wednesday night's stage of the Tour of Romandie.

    So much for the Doctor's hippocratic oath and do no harm...

    Could be the first professional cyclist to crash twice in the space of 20 metres.

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  15. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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  17. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Driving into Camden this evening - well after sunset - and some clown in Team Sky racing gear is on the main road with no lights or reflectors, trying to merge and cross.

    What a fucking idiot.
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  18. Tex Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    There are some prime idiots in the world.

    I ride home along the Capital City trail, which snakes alongside the Yarra from the CBD into the northern suburbs. It's popular with walkers, joggers and dog owners for obvious reasons.

    At the moment, with sunset falling before 5pm, I'm finding myself riding home and running a gauntlet of walkers and joggers dressed head-to-toe in black and without any form of reflector or lights to signal their presence. The path is dark (pitch black in many places) and some cyclists are going at a fair speed.

    A collision between a big MAMIL and a little woman walking the dog would be catastrophic and largely avoidable if both parties are carrying some form of light.
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  19. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    There are a couple of sections of my commute that are the same. FFS people, make yourselves known!
  20. Tex Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    It's bizarre. Heaps of cyclists are now sporting proper light rigs with external batteries - they blast the area with light. But if you're running a little USB-charged front light like me, you've got much less time to respond to a couple of luvvies gas-bagging across the lane.

    People seem so blithely unaware of the risks they put upon themselves!

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