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Strava Global Heatmap

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Martin Apr 29. 10 Replies

I just found out about the Strava Global Heatmap.  Now before we get carried away with the issues…Continue

School Active Travel brainwashing.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Coxy Mar 20. 47 Replies

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

Do cycling safety promotions make cycling seem dangerous?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Martin Mar 20. 9 Replies

Many of you will know my story... fat middle aged man to fit Dad by commuting.. and now sport riding.  My success has inspired quite a few, and that's something I've always encouraged.At last count…Continue

 

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Big Steve replied to Mark Shaw's discussion Roadie Groupsets
"I'll make no bones... I don't like Shimano stuff.  It's built very much with the mindset of our "disposable society".  Make it cheap, and buy a new one every couple of years is their business model.  Parts are…"
1 hour ago
Taezar replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"Yes please!"
yesterday
Aaron Ball replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"Bike boxes are a good idea for inner city where it really isn't feasible to have separated infrastucture on all the roads. But IMHO there needs to be a really thorough education campaign and policing: I too often see cars just stop in the bike…"
yesterday
Taezar replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"No, but I had the same experience going up Parklands Drive (I do the sissy ramp) on Saturday night. I had a blue SUV over revving behind me - not honking but right on me. The SUV finally passed me where the road opens up, but then it stopped on the…"
yesterday
StephenW replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"I usually just use my bell as I approach blind corners.  I find a friendly 'passing on the left (or right)' works better when approaching pedestrians you can see, and avoids the 'startled spider' reaction a bell seems to…"
yesterday
Taezar replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"Unfortunately some ppl seem to ring their bell like it gives them right of way. All it does is piss people off and make them react poorly to friendly rings."
yesterday
Taezar replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"Bit emotional this morning. I saw a woman almost knocked down by a taxi. I screamed "watch out" she swerved back towards the side of the road away from the taxi. We were in the safety box at the bottom of Parklands Dr, I was one…"
yesterday
StephenW replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"Has anyone else had encounters with a purple Falcon wagon on the Albion-Wooloowin Death Corridor?  The idiot tailgated me and honked as I was going through the chicane from Bridge to Mawarra streets just before Albion station, and then he…"
yesterday
David replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"Maybe she thought she was a fire engine. There are some strange people out there. Some more than others."
yesterday
Donald Campbell replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"Some people are just rude. Whinge Time Riding home from work. I'm waiting at the ramp to go down from Botanic gardens to riverside as peds and bikes are coming up. Woman on flatbar goes past ignoring me and making it uncomfortable. I get a gap…"
yesterday
Ian Morrison replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"Way home Vulture St, merged in & got tooted+++ by vehicle behind! All of us were on and off the brakes past the Gabba in the [L] lane, until I merged [R] past the car infront of us both! Horn Handy slowed to go left into Wellington in HIS real…"
yesterday
David replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"Tae ... maybe a scythed wheel on offending side would help?"
yesterday
David replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"A driver blasted his horn whilst he was beside me, at the car in front. Car in front was leaving a comfortable gap in front of him/her, but driver behind was obviously very impatient. Made me jump. Came oh-so-close to skittling a pup. Part doberman…"
yesterday
Matt G replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"Was riding at 5.30 on my way to a breakfast thing at work. Maybe I'm just not used to being out at that time but I thought it was bloody cold!"
yesterday
Terry Burn replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"I was out that way in the Mango about 10.30-midday, think I only saw about 6 bikes! But a lovely day out there."
yesterday
Peter Midson (middo) replied to Big Steve's discussion How was your commute?
"Quite ride to Shorncliffe from McDowall and back today along the Cabbage Tree Creek Bikeway.  Saw only about 8 bikes the whole time."
yesterday

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Brisbane do you live ?
Inner North
Tell us about your bikes
Giant Seek City
Madison Racer 10 speed - Thanks Dad!
About Me :
Geek who decided to start bike commuting to work. I'm also trying to leave the car at home and teach the kids it's a good thing to keep active.

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At 11:29am on May 23, 2014, Gavin B said…

Steve,

 

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!

At 7:29am on October 13, 2012, Julie Pesch said…

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!

At 10:56pm on March 16, 2012, JamesD said…

G'day Steve, long time no see.  The flying's taken a dive so to speak?

We must catch up....

At 10:01pm on July 4, 2011, Anna Graham said…

Hi Steve!

 

Just wanted to say thanks again for showing me the way this morning!

 

I've had another look at the map and it's all seeming a bit more familiar now.

 

Let me know what you find out about the lights.

 

Nice to meet you as well :) :) see you later in the week.

At 7:51pm on May 10, 2010, John Nightingale said…
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
 
 
 

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