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Advertiser story motorists and cyclists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simpson on Saturday. 20 Replies

I don't get the Advertiser for so many reasons however I could not avoid having a look at an article when I saw the paper whilst waiting for an appointment.I found it online which I thought was…Continue

First time non stop up Corkscrew Road

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave M Jan 2. 4 Replies

I've gone up Corkscrew Road a few times but I've always had a breather somewhere. Today I went all the way without stopping and I'm really pleased.I question why I do it all the way up and my brain…Continue

Good experience with budget tyre

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave M Dec 27, 2017. 8 Replies

I don't know if this will interest anyone but having a modest road bike which I use for recreation and transport, I tend to look for value and reliability over performance when it comes to parts.I've…Continue

Hampstead Rd. bike lane - screws

Started this discussion. Last reply by scott mccann Jul 31, 2017. 2 Replies

This morning I cleaned up many screws in the Western bike lane on Hampstead rd near the Pedestrian crossing just South of Grand Junction Rd. They were spread about 15 metres. The plastic thing makes…Continue

 

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Simpson replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"I see what you are saying. I don't have a problem with MHL myself but as you point out, it is the 1.5 tonne steel things which do the greatest damage. Obviously MHL won't address incompetent driving. I was standing in a car park the other…"
Saturday
Wayne B replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
""us mature folks with thinning/missing hair" I'm so sorry for your loss, I will never know that feeling :-). Helmets just get too warm for me. Peter, I think you know the laws better than I do, so I'm not going to argue the…"
Saturday
Simpson replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"Sorry Wayne, I have no idea about where to get decent bike bells. In my post I was referring to budget light sets. I bought a Cat Eye white front and Cherry bomb red rear for $30.00 a couple of years ago and I find these adequate for being seen (not…"
Saturday
Peter B replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"I've probably mentioned this on this forum before, but even if the pedestrian is feeding pigeons, cyclists are required to give way. So if someone doesn't move when I ring my bell, I just ride around slowly. For me the bell is…"
Saturday
Dave M replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"Unproven speculation. There was a dip in cycling numbers at the time the rule was introduced, but there was also a dip in cycling numbers at around the same time across many European countries. Do you have any research that has managed to isolate…"
Saturday
Jilden replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"(surprised to read Jilden had a cap over his helmet) Sun protection for us mature folks with thinning/missing hair, a well designed helmet cover saves on UV damage. A friend I lent my spare bike to go for a ride together showed me his patchy red…"
Saturday
Carlos Kramer replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"A helmet is part of the gear, MHL is part of the law. You shouldn't conflate the two - they are very different. Since for you a helmet is part of the wardrobe, MHLs have no (immediate) impact on you. For others a helmet is not and never will be…"
Saturday
Wayne B replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"Carlos, "ride to the conditions" may mean something entirely different to you than it does to people in countries without MHL. Having lived in several EU cities and visited many more, I've seen cyclists without helmets, but holding an…"
Saturday
Carlos Kramer replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"My sarcasm was - the majority of fines are for not wearing a helmet, MHLs are promoted as being the cornerstone of cycling safety in Australia. Most countries do not have MHLS. Thus by extrapolation cycling in Australia must be safer than all those…"
Saturday
Carlos Kramer replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"I'm astonished by the number of Australian cyclists who fail to see that MHLs have a terrible impact on cycling in this country."
Saturday
Dave M replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"Take red lights for example. Two situations: 1. A cyclist runs a red light, goes into the path of a car and gets hit. 2. A driver runs a red light, hits a cyclist. I'm sure the cost of scraping all the bits of cyclist off the road would be…"
Saturday
Simpson replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"Not quite sure about your sarcasm Carlos. When I saw the article, I was annoyed that so few car drivers were fined for close passing which is very threatening to cyclists. However on looking at the fines levied against cyclists in the break down…"
Saturday
Carlos Kramer replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"Yep, It is good to see that the majority of fines are for our own safety - that is why Australia is the safest place in the world to ride a bicycle. If we can just increase the fines more and get less people to ride then it will be even…"
Saturday
Dave M replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"I saw a review of a headlight online that did that using a green laser. I don't think it was stabilised though, so it would be jerking all over the place. Using a green laser might be illegal in Australia too."
Saturday
Simpson replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"Thanks for the article Peter. I agree about cyclists running red lights, it is common and apart from the safety aspect, it really angers motorists. Interesting detail in the article. What I see is that it is easy to avoid the vast majority of fines…"
Saturday
Peter B replied to Simpson's discussion Advertiser story motorists and cyclists
"It's slightly old data, but an article a few months ago showed the most fines were for no helmet (2098), followed by no front or no rear lights at night (1038 combined), with all other combined only a few…"
Jan 12

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What bikes do you ride?
Giant road
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
I ride to replace car journeys, to avoid parking and to keep fit. Because I want to just use the bike whenever I can (and for other reasons) I don't bother with the sporty gear and click ons. I try to enjoy riding rather than always pushing for faster times, but I totally understand why others do.

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At 17:43 on March 2, 2014, heather said…

Hi Simpson,
While deleting old AC comments, noted your request for the newsletter.
Please join one of my AC groups to receive the free BUG News.
To join a group, use a link like
http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/adelaidebug
or find on the AC hub under Groups.
On a group web page, near the top right corner, is a spot where you can join.
Cheers, Heather

At 8:55 on December 26, 2013, heather said…

Saw your comment about road debris. Most bicycle lanes are on arterial roads (DPTI) or in the City (ACC). Contact either:
-- Traffic Hazards, Transport, by email DPTI.EnquiriesAdministrator@sa.gov.au but if an urgent hazard like broken glass, phone 1800 018 313 (24-hr)
-- ACC, city@adelaidecitycouncil.com

At 10:37 on November 24, 2013, heather said…

Simpson, considering your interest in cyclist safety, another invite to join my advocacy groups. The newsletter BUG News focuses on cyclist and road safety.

At 22:30 on November 10, 2013, Gawler Wheeler said…

Hi from the Gawler Wheelers,

Welcome to the Adelaide Cyclists Website !

The Gawler Wheelers are a road cycling group based in Gawler, South Australia.

A regular Social Group Ride is held every Saturday morning.

Check the various Event Calendars on this website for the next scheduled group ride as follows :

To join the Gawler Wheelers Group, just click the 'Join Gawler Wheelers' button.

This special 'Join Gawler Wheelers' button (an inactive copy is shown below) appears in the upper right hand corner of the ➨ Gawler Wheelers Group Page.

All riders are welcome.
(age 16+ only)


Gawler Wheelers Contact Info
http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/GawlerWheelers
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http://ridewithgps.com/groups/GawlerWheelers
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Email:Gawler.Wheelers@gmail.com


At 15:36 on November 10, 2013, heather said…

To join a group, use a link like
http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/adelaidebug
or find on the AC hub under Groups. On a group web page, near the top right corner, is a spot where you can join. Once a member, you can quickly find the group under 'My Page' and 'My Groups'.
Cheers, Heather

At 20:23 on November 9, 2013, heather said…

Hi Simpson,
Welcome to Adelaide Cyclists.
Do you commute into or cycle around the City? An invite to join Adelaide BUG (Bicycle User Group) and receive the free newsletter BUG News.
I coordinate five AC groups:
– Adelaide BUG http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/adelaidebug
– Prospect BUG http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/bugprospect
– Look For Cyclists http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/lookforcyclists
– Vote For Cyclists http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/VoteForCyclists
– Stolen Bicycles Adelaide http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/stolen-bicycles-adelaide
Cheers, Heather

 
 
 


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