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Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jilden Feb 8. 63 Replies

Here are a few posts I have made recently concerning the safety aspects involved in cycling towards blind corners and crests.I am not suggesting that every-one 'do as I do'. I am ultyra conservative,…Continue

Where bike mirrors could have prevented three incidents this morning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kate Sankey Mar 20, 2016. 73 Replies

The big picture #1- I believe that bike mirrors save lives - both of bike riders and also motorists The big picture #2 - with a heightened awareness of the new safety rules re passing distances I…Continue

Drafting and Tailgating

Started this discussion. Last reply by john mills Sep 3, 2012. 34 Replies

This topic might have been done to death somewhere else on this forum, but maybe not recently. Soon after beginning my road biking with a large group I started the drafting ‘game’ and became quite…Continue

Characters you've met on their bike trips

Started this discussion. Last reply by john mills May 17, 2012. 1 Reply

I was just reading the 'Watch out for Adam' thread and it reminded me of some interesting characters I have met out on the road. Cyclists that is. I was on my way to track down Burke and Wills at…Continue

 

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Jilden replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"I have a Mirrycle mirror on my MTB (fits into the end of the bar) and it's pretty good, although it's a curved surface. It has ample range for the areas that I cycle in. I bought mine at Bio Mechanics (free plug!) but I see they're…"
Feb 8
Notina Hurry replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"Checked on line and realised I had misspelt the name, actually spelt MIRRYCLE.  Long time since I last bought one, but should have checked first !"
Feb 8
john mills replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"Notina, I stopped and made a cuppa coffee for a husband wife team riding from Perth to the Gold Coast, a few weeks ago. Met them a couple hundred km short of the WA border.I noticed that they both had excellent big flat mirrors fitted to their bars,…"
Feb 8
Notina Hurry replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"Notwithstanding the mockery I do agree with John on the importance of a good mirror.  I have had MYRRICLE brand mirrors on my bikes for over 30 years and highly recommend them. Two of my bikes have these mirrors, a hybrid with handle bar…"
Feb 8
Carlos Kramer replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
">I prefer to keep my head on a swivel, checking behind often I always thought that being forced to always be looking over your shoulder was a perjorative."
Feb 8
john mills replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"Haha. Just like my school kids. Don't appreciate a good education!"
Feb 7
john mills replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"Hi Michael. From this bit . . . . . "but cars are travelling so fast that you can see them in your mirror and by the time you think to move off the road they are already moving wide to overtake you safely " . . . . I think…"
Feb 7
Wayne B replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"I've trying to ignore this most boring discussion, but this I could not. Magic Mirror! The original lines in Snow White are 'Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all'? The magic mirror then talks about Snow White and…"
Feb 7
john mills replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"Yes, I certainly agree with the boring bit for that Wellington Creek to Langhorne Creek segment! One of the most boring roads in SA IMO. Have done in several times on 200 and 400 Audax rides, and also on a training ride once where I drove to…"
Feb 7
Ruddager replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"I rode from Wellington to Langhorne Creek as part of a ride recently. Suuuuuper boring section of road bit with enough crests and turns to be covered by what you're talking about. I did dive off the road once "last minute" (not last…"
Feb 7
Bill Gehling replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"An interesting suggestion, but the answer has to be a big no! Think of the consequences: To be fair, cars would have to be banned at certain times as well (I can't see that being acceptable to hills dwellers, emergency vehicles etc etc.) Your…"
Feb 6
john mills replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"Hello Ruddager again.I totally agree with what you are doing on slow winding climbs like the Windy Point road. I would probably be doing the same thing when I am quite close to the corner and if I know that the car behind has slowed down enough that…"
Feb 6
john mills replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"Haha again. Just checked my Strava account.It shows 30,400km over last 6 years for 331 rides. So average ride is 91km. I am a member of the long distance riding club called Audax. And just about all of the Audax rides are out on country roads with…"
Feb 6
Ruddager replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"I literally said that I move over in the preceding post so no, I'm not saying that moving to the left creates expectations, I'm saying that unconditionally getting as far off the road as possible does that. What you call…"
Feb 6
john mills replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"Summary for the rider . . . 1. You see a blind corner/crest  up ahead2. About 300m before the blind point check behind3. You now have about 100m left before you Enter the '200 metres  danger zone' before the blind point -…"
Feb 6
john mills replied to john mills's discussion Cyclists approaching blind crests and corners and overtaking vehicles
"I certainly agree with everything you said in the last half of this post. "If there is absolutely . . . . " And I do the same. (Except I have never bothered with a thumbs up to the driver. Maybe I need to give that a go too lol.)Are you…"
Feb 6

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What bikes do you ride?
Raleigh mountain bike
Ten speed racer
When do you ride?
Weekends, Mountain Biking, Other
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
I like riding the fire tracks in the Mount Crawford Forest. Also like night rides with the ten speed on the back roads north of Kapunda.

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At 15:13 on January 21, 2013, Paul Alan Irvine said…

any news yet john

At 20:48 on July 22, 2012, Paul Alan Irvine said…

how did your audax go john r u worn out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 21:52 on June 24, 2012, Michael Bland said…

Hi John , the possibility of getting lost was on my mind ,but I thought if I ride around long enough surely I will see a sign to somewhere familiar .Always good having a chat mate your full of interesting stories .And that photo is of somewhere in the Barossa ,I got it off the computer ,,it's beautiful hey

At 14:49 on June 11, 2012, heather said…

John, thanks. I have free to air TV so explains why I have not heard of the search. Even then, I get tired of going through several (not all) channels to find mainly rubbish. Then there are the times when I check even less channels, a program ends, and I try channels again. Only to find a better program finishing, like last week a 70s film of 'The Go Between' with known names like Julie Christie.

At 1:04 on June 10, 2012, heather said…

John, I had not heard of ALL CHANNELS search. Have just gone through channels 1 to 99, and nothing called STUDIO or Queen music.

At 17:21 on May 24, 2012, Gawler Wheeler said…

Hi John,

Can you please join the Gawler Wheelers Group as that will make it easier for me to contact you in the future :

http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/GawlerWheelers/page/how-to-join-the-gawler-wheelers-group-page

Cheers - Wilson

At 15:33 on May 18, 2012, Lorraine C said…

Hey John, As much as I'd like to, I can't take ALL the credit for the video. Frank suggested I post the "scenic" bit starting from where I passed him. And...when I jokingly asked him if he had any music request to accompany the video, guess what??? He said Mama Cass!! Glad you liked it! Take care, see you tomorrow week!

At 14:06 on May 14, 2012, heather said…
At 6:17 on April 24, 2012, Lee Bakes said…

It doesn't matter what your bike looks like John, as long as it fits!  Just do whatever you have to to make yourself comfortable...

At 14:38 on March 9, 2012, 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, SA.

A regular 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.

So, come along and try us out !

All riders are welcome.


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