"I personally always felt a little uneasy with the letter forcefield, so prefer to have a different strap buckle configuration depending on where I'm riding. Otherwise, I just haven't been riding a lot lately so haven't spotted many…"
There doesn't seem to be much posted lately in helmetless. Is less happening or is everyone too busy elsewhere like me and no-one has enough time to write about it as much?I've found that police are mostly just ignoring me lately. Until tonight. Two motor bike cops passed me without comment until I passed them at traffic lights just as it went green. His tone was quite reasonable and friendly with him saying he didn't want to give me a hard time but was concerned about my safety. He clearly…See More
"I'm more concerned about being harassed by ignorant police than falling off. (Hardly been pulled over this year - thankfully & touch wood.)
I'm more concerned about climate change than falling off.
I'm more concerned about…"
"I saw that article too & put a copy on my desk wall at work. It explains the situation well but doesn't make it right. It's also a very old concept just given a new name. People who know the facts and what is better for society need to…"
"I suffered a "head injury" surfing yesterday. Got hit by my board on my jaw. (Only a bruise.) Darn I guess using statistics that's proof they should bring in a surfing helmet law. "Even if it only saves 1 person!"…"
"Yes a much better use of police resources is to pull up cyclists for the victimless crime of no helmet or rolling through STOP signs that under the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) are not allowed and should be Give way signs.
"On the Gold Coast the main traffic cop openly said in the local paper when the law first came in somthing to the effect that the 1m rule was not good and unenforcable.
Isn't it nice when the law enforcers public state in the media they…"
"The first time I got pulled up during the bikie crackdown several years ago they did so in the middle of a busy roundabout with a 3rd lane coming into it so I went further down the road to where it was safer. They accepted my stopping location only…"
"I know the feeling Aaron. I got pulled up on the weekend for the first time in nearly a year I think. Their excuse " we have to pull you up because otherwise drivers complain". So basically MHL is an excuse for discrimination and State…"
"Well that time of year again and since in previous years your comments indicated some you hate maggies I thought I'd throw my 2 cents worth in here. I hated maggies as a kid and when I was about 10 years old I used to swing an occy strap around…"
"BCC should have at least used a bit of logical geometry and installed them right!
Coat hangers are best installed such that the most bikes can use them which is when bikes are parked rear in and staggered from each side. That way you get around the…"
"PS. Just today my highschool aged daughter (who walks to school since we live close) was telling me how the school principal sometimes waits at the school gate and if the rider doesn't wear their helmet, he confiscates their bicycle until the…"