This morning I was out riding with my mate and we had to get to Buckland Road from Edinburgh Castle Road. I said "come on... lets go the bikeway - it's shorter". I then realised what I'd said...…Continue
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
"Because we've dumbed down driving to a point where no one can be trusted to make any safe decision - we've got a situation where every intersection needs signal control. I honestly think that's been one of the reasons why traffic is…"
"So, part A of the experiment :o I've got my flame retardant suit on so here it is.
Comparison between an e-bike commute and a road bike commute.
Moving Time 30:42
Average Speed 23.0
"I saw a person on a bike ringing his bell and yelling "Get out of my way!" at pedestrians on Herston Road tonight on the way home.
They were walking two abreast straight up the middle of the path, but in that situation I'd be…"
"You are right - but now I'm curious!
I still continue to advocate for e-bikes - but I don't think they are the answer to all problems, and in some cases they just introduce un-necessary complication and expense.
"Uh oh. Sorry to create two pages worth of commentary. :o
My comment was in no way intended as a boast. It was intended as I said it. I was again amazed at how much less work I had to do to travel quickly than the wife.…"
"Late commute with the wife this morning. Her on her electric bike, me on the roadie. Another illustration of how effortlessly efficient and fast a roadie is compared to a legal electric bike. I only pedaled occasionally and waited…"
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