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Don't forget you are invisible

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter B Jul 8. 28 Replies

Almost got hit by a car tonight. I was coming down Grand Junction just West of Hancock. Car came up to T junction with GJ road and kept going. Would have got me if I had not swerved violently to the…Continue

Advertiser story motorists and cyclists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne B Jan 21. 23 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 Simpson Jan 2. 3 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 Simon O Dec 27, 2017. 7 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

 

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Simpson replied to Equal2lance2's discussion Collecting rubbish by bike
"That is so clever! The senseless litter makes me feel sad / sick. We are ruining this planet so quickly. The design of the propulsion and steering is fantastic though. Thanks for sharing this."
Jul 29
Peter B replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"I can only see that working if your light is as bright as a motorcycle light (which it might be, but mine isn't)."
Jul 8
Rod Munro replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"They are popular to cyclists due to cyclists perceiving them to be safer. There is proof that flashing lights are picked up sooner but they can make it harder for drivers to judge speed and distance. There is also proof that in the wet (poor driver…"
Jul 8
rossmg replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"> There is a reason they are so popular Umm, ok - what reason?"
Jul 8
Rod Munro replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"I hope you don't use the same approach with tail lights. There is a reason they are so popular."
Jul 7
rossmg replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"I don't run flashing lights - I leave them on steady. Why? I figure flashing lights equates to "that's a bicycle" to the motorist and many motorists misjudge a cyclists true speed especially through round-abouts for example.…"
Jul 7
Jilden replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"Hey, once a delivery truck driver lurched out of a tee junction wanting to occupy the same road space as my bright white station wagon on the through road. Luckily the parking lane was empty at that moment or my newly acquired car would have been a…"
Jul 7
Michael Murray replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"I wonder if somehow lighting up the whole bike frame would help?  I've got wheel reflectors, high-vis etc but at night I've got to be in front of the car so the headlights bounce back to the driver. By then it might be too late. Some…"
Jul 6
Brendan replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"I had a near miss last night - usual thing, driver arrived at T-junction, saw him look both ways and then proceeded to drive straight into me. Bright helmet, jacket, flashing front light, etc. etc. Luckily I was going slow enough I braked in time to…"
Jul 6
Rod Munro replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"Flat bars on their own can be a bit tiresome. I use padded, medium length bar extensions and also use bar grips with the extra palm area. This gives multiple hand positions and enables a flatter back when a bit more speed or aero position is…"
Jun 30
Simpson replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"Hi Rod That night they were both on constant mode. Since then I've had the one mounted under the bar on flash. I find it annoying but I am sure you are right that it alerts drivers more readily. I've had a mirror for years. In fact when I…"
Jun 30
rossmg replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"Indeed - well avoided. Yep, always assume one is invisible and Read.The.Car.Body.Language! You could really see that second day light one was not stopping."
Jun 29
Rod Munro replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"Well avoided sir. Is one of your front lights a flasher? I use a very bright torch with flash mode night and day and see many drivers respond to it as they instantly recognise a cyclist. Also, unless you are training for racing, a decent flat bar…"
Jun 28
Simpson replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
Jun 22
Simpson replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"https://youtu.be/GOqiSkegty8 Here is the video Savvas. I gave up trying to bleep the audio. Apologies in advance to anyone who might be offended"
Jun 22
Simpson replied to Simpson's discussion Don't forget you are invisible
"Thanks Simon. Yes, probably the next step to get helmet mounted light.  Thanks for the tip."
Jun 22

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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 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

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