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Mike W's Discussions

Surprise for loudmouth motorist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Troy Jan 10. 18 Replies

If only some of the cycling critics realised just who some of their perceived lycra enemies may be.In the the case of this clown he may think twice from now on (love these events).…Continue

Mark Cavendish's records could be outdone in the TDF

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Turner May 28, 2013. 1 Reply

I wonder if there will be any breakaways from the peloton in this event :)…Continue

Tags: Tour de France, TDF

Adelaide Airport Taxi's - a heads up - not cycling related.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dahondude Jan 8, 2013. 2 Replies

I am sure there are many of you that use taxi's at Adelaide airport. Its all a bit confusing at the moment so I thought some may like a heads up of the new procedure eff 14th Jan.Cheers…Continue

Speed Camera in Bike Lane

Started this discussion. Last reply by Muddies Mar 28, 2013. 100 Replies

Just wondering what others think of this on Grange RoadIsn't this vehicle creating a hazard when the intention should be to increase safety or is revenue really the priority !…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Mike W replied to heather's discussion Adelaide Airport cyclist facilities improved
"The parking by employees area is down at the Qantas end on the edge of the Qantas valet parking area, free to anyone I believe, partially undercover and there are security cameras in the area too."
Jun 3
Mike W replied to heather's discussion Adelaide Airport cyclist facilities improved
"There is now a Subway and toilets in the plaza area between the carpark and the main terminal. The bike racks and facilities are on the corner of the REX arrivals terminal for anyone looking at a map of the airport."
Jun 3
Mike W replied to Fred Ape's discussion Dangerous driving
"Fred, what was the police response when they saw it ?"
May 17
Mike W liked Bicycle SA's discussion Why we need Frome Street - a fantastic speech
May 15
Mike W replied to Trevor Hill's discussion Bike Lane for Brighton Road
"I disagree. 90% of the shops on Brighton Rd have offstreet parking and as Heather says they a combination of too lazy to care combined with the "this is how we have always done it it Adelaide" mentality and we end up with empty carparks…"
May 9
Mike W replied to City of Adelaide's discussion Frome Street Bikeway Stage 3 consultation
"I know that section of Melbourne fairly well and believe me, this must have been taken by Google early on a Sunday morning. That road is usually bumper to bumper but always maintains a nice pace."
Apr 24
Mike W replied to City of Adelaide's discussion Frome Street Bikeway Stage 3 consultation
"A piccy of one section of Swanston St, it varies quite a bit depending on what section you are on."
Apr 24
Mike W replied to City of Adelaide's discussion Frome Street Bikeway Stage 3 consultation
"Swanston Street, the Melbourne equivalent of King William Street. Extract below from Wikipedia... Once one of the busiest roads in Melbourne, carrying large private automobile volumes throughout the 20th century, Swanston Street has been partially…"
Apr 24
Mike W replied to Gus K's discussion MS World Velo Enduro 24 postponed
"I wonder if the disbanding of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits-Commission and closer scrutiny and reporting requirements by the ATO are making the well paid management of some charities a little nervous.The new regulations will require a…"
Apr 9
Mike W replied to Trevor Hill's discussion Bike Lane for Brighton Road
"This is where it currently seems silly. No parking allowed on any of the side streets within about 300 metres of Brighton Road but it is OK to park on Brighton Road !!"
Apr 8
Mike W replied to Trevor Hill's discussion Bike Lane for Brighton Road
"Bike Lanes, white lines.  This comment from The city of Melbourne spokesman regarding the recent dooring sums up the meaning of these white lines nicely... "
Mar 19
Mike W replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion AUTUMN IS SOOO AWESOME >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday March 1st 2014
"@ Craig. That is the message that I was relaying in my earlier post. There are times when what is legal and what is sensible (in our best interests) are not always going to be the same."
Mar 1
Mike W replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion AUTUMN IS SOOO AWESOME >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday March 1st 2014
"Really missing getting out there with you guys, actually missing just being on a bike while recovering from my "Intramuscular contusion" at the moment. Just looking at the pics above I have some issues with the riding in the two pics near…"
Mar 1
Mike W liked Matt Brennan's discussion Coast to Vines
Feb 4
Mike W replied to Sam S's discussion Crash, Reporting defects in road & bike check
"Sturt Road, between Morphett Rd and Brighton Rd., in the bike lanes on both sides. A number of steel plates have been placed over the gas pipeline maintenance trenches. A bit of bitumen placed around the edges to reduce the step up."
Jan 31
Mike W replied to Dahondude's discussion TDU descending pile up on Old Freeway
"That's a police bike !"
Jan 22

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What bikes do you ride?
Giant Defy
Giant TCR Composite 1
When do you ride?
Weekends, Other

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At 18:18 on August 23, 2013, Lee-Anne said…

I Mike I got this response from the council (via my contact) today:

Hi,
These main roads are owned & maintained by DPTI. Any requests for sweeping should be passed onto them. I can tell you that DPTI only sweep if requested. They are not big on proactive work. We the COHB do sweep these roads but do not want to take on the responsibility of DPTI infrastructure & maintenance. Thanks

Regards David

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next avenue I guess - good luck with this  :)

At 9:34 on August 20, 2013, Lee-Anne said…

Hi Mike W. I have passed on your comment  to my contact at  Holdfast bay Council, who has in turn passed it on to the correct person in council.

Lee-Anne

At 12:35 on August 18, 2013, Ride-a-Bike Right said…

Hi Mike W,

Thanks for your comment on the event at Holdfast Bay.If you would like to suggest to the council where they could improve their street cleaning here is the link for their website form.

I shall pass it to my contacts as well.

At 20:46 on June 18, 2012, heather said…

Hi Mike, would you comment on my draft letter at
http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/bike-parking-at-adelaide

At 15:21 on January 6, 2012, heather said…

Mike, can you take photos of the hazards you mention: abrupt bicycle lane end; worn bicycle path; etc. These will assist my report to the authority. Will sign it Coordinator of Adelaide BUG

At 23:42 on January 4, 2012, heather said…

Mike, I might contact the authority, if I can copy your picture and send that.

As I understand the situation, it is a bicycle lane that ends suddenly. There are some examples of similar situations for vehicles, but black and white signs are used to warn drivers. Are you familiar with the old Kintore Avenue -- Victoria Road intersection in the city. Several cyclists complained to me about that hazard. I reminded ACC a couple of times of the concrete protuberance into the bicycle lane, that squeezed cyclists out. That is if they had not run into concrete because it was hard to see at night (especially when going faster down the hill). ACC fixed it.

There may be a bicycle path on the OTHER side, so first cyclists must cross the road, a potential hazard surely with that busy road. That is, if the cyclist/s have not run off the road, or tried to move into the travel lane and been hit.

Please get back to me.

Heather

At 13:21 on November 5, 2011, sandra marshall said…

Hi Mike,Scary Photo...

Thanks so much. It was an exhilarating morning. Such a great group of people, from all around adelaide , and the world!

Are you home already??

 
 
 

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