"Heather, I think the Walkerville Tce bike lane disappearing act occurred during 2010. And as a Walkerville resident, I can't think of too many places where a car would accidentally or deliberately park in a bike lane. Lanes tend not to be…"
"Avoid the road into Willunga from the McLaren Vale side (Main Rd) and the first few hundred metres up to the hill (High St). It will be heavily populated with pedestrians and takes an eternity to get through on a bike given the road closures.
"The bells and reflectors are often not attached to the bike at sale time, merely included in e.g. a plastic bag.
Bells are good for shared use pedestrian/cycle paths and not much more. Cars are unlikely to hear them and you're better off…"
"I've recently returned from a 3 week cycle tour of NZ and was particularly impressed with the consideration given to cyclists by the vast majority of motorists. I personally witnessed one aggressive driver the entire time I was there. In…"
"Magill Rd is terrible. I commuted along it for 3 years. I was hit twice in this time and saw three other cyclists downed by cars while riding down the hill in the bike lane. And I still ride it regularly to get to/from Norton Summit.
"Yeah, spring time is pretty bad for this. Yesterday I saw two dogs having a great time sans owner at the bottom of the narrow hill near the caravan park (between the two wooden bridges). Presumably they had an owner - no evidence of this however.…"
"I'd like to see someone with a dyno hub do this for descents. If a 500g weight on the rim makes a difference to energy production it might be worthwhile having quick release weights on the rim that you attach before descending."
"While I agree that aerodynamics should be more important than rotating wheel mass, the model presented doesn't give the whole story. In particular, it doesn't take into account the constant acceleration required to maintain velocity due to…"
"I've wonder about that myself when admiring some of the cool looking step through ladies bikes. They look fantastic, but I can't imagine they're much fun up a hill or trying to handle at 3km/hr behind traffic. When I got into cycling…"
"Adelaide's flat, you could probably get by with 2nd if you were happy to stay under ~40km/hr. Likewise, you can easily get by with a 75" gear on a bike. Your car wont adapt, but your body will.
And its fun."
"<i>Gears are for road bikes!</i>
There might be some SS roadies who disagree with you on that. :)
I haven't tried it, but can certainly see the attraction to a fixie MTB. Trials skills would be an advantage. Pedal/rock…"