Help me out here. So earlier this week I was harassed riding home from work. I think I described it elsewhere (if not let me know) not completely life threatening… but it was enough for me to call…Continue
Ok, here is a story from a mate of mine. I know the friend but not the rider. What should they do? This is Queensland.First of all, it wasn't me... but here is the scenario a mate went through...…Continue
"Ride home undid some of the positive :-( MGIF attempt in the Uni (woman in big SUV). tried to pass me as we approached a T junction where I was turning right. Another MGIF near Indooroopilly station. A few passes that were less than 1m (but not…"
"Excellent. It could be the school holidays... but hopefully it's more than that. Hopefully people are going to be a little more mindful and in the process, discover that cyclists really aren't holding them up at all..."
"Went a bit harder on the way home. Why not, doesn't matter if I get sweaty :P Only issue was I went over a fairly nasty bump on the path towards Helensvale and my laptop pannier bounced off! Hadn't quite hooked it on properly. Thankfully…"
"Haha, I did. Well, they joked and said "so did you ride from Brisbane?" and I said, dead straight face, "yep, sure did". The stunned look was awesome. Then added "with a train ride in the middle" ;-)"
"All good. And the second part of the commute was great too. The new Broadwater Parklands development has included a unisex toilet/shower and bike parking! So I just tootled in, had a quick shower, changed into work clothes and rode my bike across…"
"Imagine if the 1 metre passing rule managed to get a significant number of people switching from car use to cycle use, and as a result reduced the number of cars gridlocking the city – and actually reduced congestion and improved car travel…"
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