Gary Hogg
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Bike Ride for Tibetan Education Fund

Started this discussion. Last reply by Travis Franklin Feb 26, 2012. 1 Reply

Just found this event. Saturday 4th March 2012 previously scheduled for Australia Day, but postponed due to rainRegistration:7:00am to 7:30amBBQ Breakfast:9:00 - Please feel free to invite friends…Continue

Educate all road user

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Martin Apr 2, 2011. 11 Replies

I had a very close call this morning with a truck in Ann St.  Not the first time I have had a close call and probably not the last. I just emailed BQ and suggested that it is about time governments…Continue

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Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking
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Trek 1.5 with mods, ultegra and Fulcrum 5's love the 5's
Orbea Onix Ultegra love the bike but i changes the tyres to GP4000S. Love the tyres now too.

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Tour De Toowoomba

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 3:22pm 1 Comment

Believe it or not this was the first professional cycling event I;ve been to. Really well done, on a tight square circuit around the beautiful park in the centre of Toowomba. I'll post some photo's later including the semi trailer that caught on fire

QUT Bike track

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 12:22pm 0 Comments

If anyone knows how the cyclist (Adrian) is that suffered a convulsion on the bike track near QUT this morning post a blog. it's great to see the number of people that stopped to help from phoning the ambulance to words of comfort. On the eave of Easter and whether we like to admit it or not me especially I think we all have a sense of christanity in us.

See you on the Pave Adrian get well soon.


Gary Hogg




Getting back on Bike please HELP

Posted on December 29, 2011 at 8:31pm 3 Comments

After 4 months of repeated UTI's and being diagnosed with BPH meds that leave you a little fatigued and changing my diet (FODMAP), working FIFO and a 130Hr fortnight the energy levels are at an all time low while sleeping is at an all time high. Anyone with suggestions to get back on the bike would be a real help.

Mt Cootha Challenge

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

I'm try to find out who was taking photos on Mt Cootha on the way up. Its not the company BQ had, I've done the search. Any body got any details info let me know. Oh by the way, there were 70 year olds that did it faster than me, o well next

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At 9:37pm on March 11, 2011, Aaron Ball said…
My apologies Gary.  I was just trying to make the point that helmets, while making cycling safer for the individual, may be making things worse in the long run. I'm glad you survived the accident okay.  There are so few of us cyclists in Brisbane we need to find common ground, not focus on the differences.
At 9:23pm on March 10, 2011, Aaron Ball said…

Hi Gary and Paul, 

Okay first up Gary I have to say I'm on the anti-helmet laws side of the fence, but if I can ask a couple of questions:

How did the bike helmet save your life?  i.e. how did you come off your bike? Were on or off road, did your bike fail somehow, or were you hit by a car?

You clearly understand the basics of risk assessment and mitigation (e.g. risk can be, in simple terms, an equation of likelihood of occurrence balanced against the negative effect). You obviously feel that the likelihood of having a bike accident causing head injury, combined with the possible effect of the injury (i.e. brain injury) is enough to make wearing a bike helmet a good choice. However two things stem from this:

First, when you are talking about a law that mandates helmets for other people as well as yourself, including those who do not share your risk assessment position, you have to be doing one of two things: either stating that other people's opinions are to be ignored and valueless because they disagree with your risk assessment, and therefore dictatorially your view should legally prevail; or that the risk which you state outweighs the personal freedom of people to choose must be an economic or social risk inherited by all society, e.g. cyclists' head injuries result in too high a cost to society in medical treatment and ongoing care.  I don't think you would agree that your opinion is to be law just because it is your opinion, and I think the latter argument of social cost is undermined because the lack of cycling in society due to helmet laws creates a far greater social cost through obesity and other health related trends, traffic congestion and higher infrastructure costs.

Secondly, would your risk assessment be different if it was proven to you that abolishing the helmet laws would in fact make the probability of head injury significantly less?  This I think is proven in the Netherlands.  


At 9:56am on March 8, 2011, Ruth said…
Welcome :D
Im glad you're alive, but I don't believe helmets would be neccessary if we had proper bicycle infrastructure. :)
At 3:57pm on March 7, 2011, Aaron Ball said…
Hi Gary, can I ask what happened and how the helmet saved your life?
At 9:19am on September 10, 2010, Peter said…

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