I commute to work two or three times a week and like to get out over the weekend for a ride and have noticed something interesting when it comes to greetings between cyclists.I ride a flat-bar road…Continue
"Ran a red light at hutt st and south tce, one of those ones that doesn't change unless a car comes, it was about 5am, looked around and no one to see, went through and looked behind again, and there was a paddy wagon, i laughed and the boys in…"
"I saw a homeless man on Hutt St crossing the road without due regard to a courier drivers income based on commission not wage. The homeless guy got tooted. Not sure if he cared though, I think he had bigger problems in life than getting tooted at."
"Or, for commuting, toe-clips and straps (set loose). Better than no "pull" on the pedals, and easy enough to get one's foot out. Can take off without clipping in, and flip the pedal over so the foot is in after moving off."
"All in all I'm probably more cautious, take less risks and bend the rules less when riding clipped in. Clipping in is second nature now, but still, I'm relatively new to having my feet attached to pedals (but not new, by any means, to…"
"OK, fair call. Might be a good reason to avoid clips when commuting. I have a theory that clips are a contributing factor to cyclist not stopping when they should and riding across pedestrian crossings instead of walking. I think clips are a bit…"
"Not sure you are thinking of the same interestection. Cars turning left here are well clear of cyclists waiting at the stop line. The angle that you cross the tracks would be around 45 degrees so I don't think that you'd be at any…"
Hi Paul, know what you mean about a great commute on the Veloway. For a while I regularly caught the train south, attended to business (garage too slowly restored my classic car taking years!), then cycled back to the city. Often said hi to commuting cyclists heading home after an early shift, or starting a late shift. Cheers, Heather
Welcome to Adelaide Cyclists. You might be interested in joining AC group Commuters and, if you cycle in the city, Adelaide BUG. I coordinate four AC groups with emphasis on improving cycling conditions: Adelaide BUG, Prospect BUG, Look For Cyclists and Vote For Cyclists. There is more info in the introduction on each group web page.