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Redcliffe to Brisbane CBD

Started by Scott Whiley. Last reply by Scott Whiley Nov 29, 2015. 5 Replies

Hi there, I have just arrived in Redcliffe from Tasmania and will be riding to work in the Brisbane CBD.  Any suggestions on a cycle route Cheers ScottContinue

S/e Freeway Cycle path - vs Logan rd?

Started by piston9. Last reply by Judith Campbell May 1, 2015. 1 Reply

Hey all, especially south\east riders... Has anyone used the S/E Freeway cycleway, on a regular basis? I notice some people seem to use logan road instead.In this case I'm getting from the wishart…Continue

Schadenfreude Corner

Started by StephenW. Last reply by Doc Embrey Feb 11, 2015. 18 Replies

scha·den·freu·de[shahd-n-froi-duh]noun (from the German)satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.A discussion devoted to gloating about cycling past traffic-jammed commuters in…Continue

Coopers plains to Holmview

Started by Daniel. Last reply by Daniel Dec 24, 2014. 7 Replies

Well with work moving I have to look for a new commute route again, I put this up on BNA as well as it is a bit out of the Brisbane area now :) Looking for input on traveling from Musgrave road in…Continue

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Comment by Raymond on March 11, 2015 at 5:35pm

Your separate thread is fine. Some posts might be about to start getting wordy.. ;)

Comment by Ky Purnell on March 11, 2015 at 11:04am

Reading down to Aaron's comments...glad I'm not the only one who thinks Fagan's Road isn't the best choice for a bike route. I'm currently riding from Kedron and I go up Bowens Hill past RBWH and round rather than Fagan/Herston. 

Comment by Ky Purnell on March 11, 2015 at 11:01am

Ah ha...maybe this post would be more appropriate here...

My question...I'm about to up sticks to Ferny Grove, and would dearly love to ride more regularly than I have been recently (its really taken a toll on my belly!), however the choices I have for the Ferny-Milton ride seem to be 

1. Samford Road through Mitchelton & Gaythorne, left onto left onto Wardell Road, through Ashgrove and then an as-yet undecided route through Bardon and Paddington to get to Finchley Street

2. Over Settlement Road, along Waterworks Road, down Coopers Creek and then again into Bardon/Paddington

3. Samford>Enoggera>Kelvin Grove>as-yet unidentified route across Musgrave road then down into Milton via Elston and Dowes Street.

I'm learning to live with the endless hills, but none of these routes offer alternatives to using main roads - something I had no issue with in London, but Brisbane roads and drivers make London look like Denmark when it comes to cycling.

Any ideas/suggestions/shortcuts would be greatly appreciated! My overall route is

Rinavore St - Finchley Street Milton...

I'm also a 'helmet off when on the bikeways' kinda guy...was always helmetless in London and am firmly of the opinion that adults should be left to make their own decision on the matter...

Comment by Doc Embrey on September 26, 2014 at 6:49pm
I forget my helmet from time to time too. This afternoon I left it on my desk where I work, so I also rode home bareheaded. As far as getting fined ... well rules are rules, and even stupid rules are rules I guess, so if you get caught worst case is that you will get fined - maybe though you will just get a caution. More likely than not nothing will happen because the Constabulary have better stuff to do.

In any case, if you feel you need to belong, then we'll form a gang of bareheaded cycling criminal masterminds ... we shall be The League of Bareheaded Cyclists and we shall roam the streets with our heads proudly bared committing our victimless crime where ever we go .... MWHAHAHAHAHA .... MWHAHAHAHAHA .... haha ...
Comment by Shaun Moran on September 26, 2014 at 1:05pm

Hi Jacky,

As with everything it depends. In this case how willing they are to actually stop and talk to you and how willing they are to actually book you.

There is a group on here called helmetless riders and in there people have talked about a variety of reactions from the police. We've had people chased (Hi Damien!), people just given a lecture / warning and people totally ignored.

Where you are riding will probably have a lot to do with it (busy road, quiet road, footpath, bikepath, etc.)

Comment by Jacky on September 26, 2014 at 12:32pm

Hi everyone,  I am new here, just bought an Ebike from BlindFreedy. I am a commuter from Indooroopilly to UQ. Today`s weather looks nice for a ride, but sadly I forgot my helmet at home as I got excited of trying my new bike. Will I be punished if caught by police if I am not wearing helmet?

Comment by David on August 24, 2014 at 5:56pm

Welcome Pax. I envy the Brompton, but not the time spent on public transport!

Comment by Pax on August 24, 2014 at 4:22pm

New to this site, I used to be a longer distance all-weater commuter (55k return cycle daily from Pine Rivers to inner Brisbane) for many years, but after a break & a change of locale I am starting as a multi-modal commuter from much further north to inner Brisbane tomorrow on the Brompton (ride - bus - train - ride)...

Comment by Aaron Ball on April 29, 2014 at 8:24am

Oh forgot to mention, the upgraded, separated bike path along the Brook is BRILLIANT!  all nicely painted now too.

Comment by StephenW on April 29, 2014 at 8:17am

Too right.  I've found that since the Toxic Path went in, the balance of annoyance favours that route.

In a related and unpleasant note, I think I heard on the radio this morning that there had been a collision involving a cyclist in Grange at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.  I hope it wasn't anything too bad.


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