Well - since these lovely new laws I'm now getting close shaved most days. Some are really quite close. I'm not concerned about the letter of the law - if someone is reasonable and does what they…Continue
So we've been arranging for our school to take part in the Active Travel program. As part of that RACQ sends someone out to talk to the kids about road safety. This was as described.What actually…Continue
"or "You'd think that truck drivers of all people could understand how increadibly vulnerable and delicate the human body is up against a multi-tonne hunk of steel that doesn't stop easily, where drivers can be unaware that…"
"Have watched this a few times, the driver of the truck should just have changed lanes, simple.
For some reason some drivers like to create conflict with bicycle riders - where conflict can easily be avoided.
When I'm driving behind a truck up a…"
"Of course, if you rode along that section of road 'holding the lane' every second car would be blowing their horn, abusing you and (occasionally) giving you a close shave to 'teach' you where you 'should' be.
"Interestingly you must be 18 or over to do the course.
So how does one ride to the city with citizens of less than 18 years of age, given that the only way to get there is via heavily trafficked roads? Still, I suppose they should have their…"
"Exactly - it's a crazy idea! As I said earlier, the leaders of the group (myself and one other) were aware of the cars passing (had checked), and were indicating to the group that there was a pinch point and we had to move out. I…"
"I certainly do. Yesterday lunch it looked like it was case closed but it would appear I've managed to convince him to keep looking into it. I think it would be premature to escalate this yet. If it gets knocked back though…"
"Have you got a police report number? It would be interesting if multiple people wrote to the Transport minister (Scott Emerson) regarding this an why no action was taken when you have the exact evidence that he said you need."
I might take you up on your very kind offer to try and set my new clipless shoes up properly. Are you around on the weekend? I am happy to ride to your place, of course. Or, if you prefer, you can come to mine in Newmarket. Please let me know!
Thanks, Super Steve :) Had a quick ride this morning - last for a week unless I can work a miracle! It was dark-ish when I left and my new sunglasses performed nicely as it got lighter. Love having good gear!
Good onya, Big Steve. The CBDBUG is working hard on the difficulties of commuters from the inner north. If you're inner inner you might be one of the few lucky ones inside the chaos of the airport link construction etc. If you aren't on the BUG email list yet, send one off to convenors@CBDBUG.org.au