"Ah yes must get in front of the old dude, on and old bike, not in kit with a back pack because he must be slow - Wrong!
My annual rant, as the days shorten, is the misuse of high powered lights. They are to see with in the dark, not to blind your…"
"Starting to rethink Sunday's route He was too busy hammering the bikes heading toward Kenmore to bother me the other week. That corner was very active in 2015 but not so much in 2016.
A new interaction for me was a magpie along the…"
"Murray - big difference is this case, the car was not turning at an intersection it was entering a driveway. I suspect he was in the wrong. You have a reasonable expectation somone will turn at an intersection. The onus is on the driver when…"
"Yes and over-reaction however I've seen a few delivery riders with almost no cycling skills on busy roads. one rider nearly cleaned on a roundabout not understanding basic giveway rules. Another rider whose rear wheel was so bent he took…"
"I thought that I had witnessed the most absurd use of bike lights last year with a guy sporting two sets of Ayups flashing at full power. One set on his bars the other on his nut - both at eye level.
Tonight's effort left this for dead. A…"
"World's biggest bollard? should be a landmark on every cycle-tourist's itinerary.
Cameron I'm not sure where you would put a Radnor Street bikeway, maybe 3 meters above the road or cantilevered over the river?"
"On the tyres go for a wider. my 2nd hand trek came with 23mm GP4000s. poor traction & hard ride 110 - 120psi. a wider tyre will have negligible aero loss and a small weight penalty, however better rolling resistance even with lower pressure…"
"Nice thing about the river is you can make up a bunch of variations either cutting it short through UQ or heading out further. This one https://www.strava.com/activities/818141222 includes Fig Tree Pocket and Mount Ommany omitting much of the…"
Strava Heat Map shows part of the route is used by cyclists but one section only seems to be used by runners. Probably not so promising for a road bike. Very handy tool when looking for new ways around town (or anywhere I…"
"Pretty sure you can chose either option. The hook turn is great for riders not confident with taking the lane or sitting on the white line right to turn right.
It is probably wise if you are on a busy road (trucks) and there is no dedicated right…"
My favourite ride is my 1980s 10 speed steel Franken-bike. Originally a Malvern Star Sportif I believe The former owner did most of the mods. I got it powdercoated in teal and rebuilt it with a bunch of odds and ends. Bike #2 is a 90s Nishiki Mountain Bike good for the markets or a run to the shops.
About Me :
I've always loved riding. Saved up and bought a 5 speed Tom Wallace back in the mid 70s in high school. After riding in the Brisbane to Gold Coast on the Franken-bike this year I got a real buzz for riding, commuting the long way to work and 20 - 50km solo forays into the surrounding suburbs on the weekend. Currently considering training up for Mt Coot-tha challenge 2015.