I didn't notice it. I must read the ground more often.
Martin, would appreciate if you open the black paint tin. Cover the small thoughts from small minds of some non-cyclists.
I wouldn't paint it out, just add a bit to it would have a better effect.
Just add some sort of silly response such as...
"I took up bike riding when I got fed up with your wife, how are my kids ?"
Not all the turkeys were eaten at Christmas, some are alive and driving cars. On Saturday I was doing the Southern L ride along the Esplanade near Port Noarlunga keeping well left when a car passes me with the passenger flipping me the bird. I thought WTF!
I've never understood this about the hoon element - why do they bother? Because they can get away with it?
you think it wouldn't be worth their effort.
Kudos to those like Martin picking up the glass.
I actually noticed on the Reynella Rail Trail a lot of rocks/stones thrown onto the path last week.
I kicked some off the trail, and it appears others have also tidied some up.
Report broken glass on arterial roads to DTEI by phoning 1800 018 313 (24-hr).
I know how you feel, riding down here between Goolwa and Victor Harbor during the mad xmas holidays. I have had cars first stop then just pull right out in front of me so I have to slam my brakes on also had a white van pass me at 100kmh and I felt the wind off his side mirror! But using the encounter bikeway this time of year is as dangerous, people walking what ever side of the track they want young kids weaving like a drunken driver and joggers with their mp3 player pluged in so they cant hear you coming up behind them!! But you yell and scare the crap out of them. The worst was 4 old ladies walking one morning chatting away taking up the whole track I slowed down and yelled out about 50m behind then 25m behind then was right up behind them at walking pace said coming through on your right they all jumped out of there skin one said more warning next time!!!!!!! Just shook my head and got ready for my next encounter. Anybody been down here over the last few weeks cos I have noticed alot of cyclist,
Same sort of thing happens on the Torrens path.
Last time I rode on Anzac Highway, the bicycle lane was the minimum width and would no longer be acceptable as a new bicycle lane on such a busy road. Puts cyclists closer to speeding vans overtaking too closely, as one member posted. I do not commute there, so if daytime or on my own, can use the slower Westside Bikeway.
While other driving offenses such as speeding or running a red light are wrong and not condoned in any way, at least there is no intent to cause harm, whereas even if the harassment from these hoons does not result in any physical harm, it certainly results in psychological harm and the deliberate nature of these actions should be a criminal offense (if it is not already) with instant loss of license.
David, my submission to Review of the Australian Road Rules and Australian Vehicle Standards Rules included Outlaw harassment and/or intimidation of cyclists. There may be laws covering different hoon behaviours, but including it in ARR would make the situation clearer. Hopefully educate the potential offender in time, or educate an offender through a fine not to repeat.