"Mark, I was specifically responding to the statement from Ken that "with the right infrastructure this incident would not have happened in the first place." If you review other of my posts on this site, you will see that I am generally an…"
"The only way that infrastructure can make this situation impossible is if cyclists were completely banned from "car roads" and had to only ride on their/our own roads. That might be possible in a country with 6.3 million people in an area…"
"If your bike had held up this driver so much, how did you get to the police station first? :-)
I imagine the conversation between you and the driver could have been quite tense at the police station. Glad it all turned out well."
"Yes Frank, had a couple meals at Uleybury, and hosted a big birthday bash there a few years ago. Also enjoyed a few pizzas at Tenafeate Creek with the great view over the valley towards Mt Crawford.
I was hoping you'd have posted the wine on a…"
"I think it was Linda who proved a bottle of wine fits in her bike's bottle carrier, but it will take a long time to bring home a case or two at only two bottles at a time! Tenafeate Creek is just round the corner from Uleybury and also worth a…"
"After the ride on Saturday I posted to the DPTI Facebook page to find out if they think there is a better way to cross Port Wakefield Road near the end of the SOB. So far, the response is only "Scott, we are currently finding this out for you.…"
"Very few of the bike lanes I use have limited hours. Most of the limited time ones I've seen are on arterial roads near the CBD. Most outer suburban and inner country bike lanes are full time if they are provided at all.
I'm pretty sure…"
"The Shiraz was from one of our local wineries, Uleybury Estate near the top of Uley Road.
We enjoyed the company of everyone on our table today - and everyone else we caught up with. Seeing a few people in photos or posting that we didn't chat…"
"I had that problem with a few people - you were one of them! Once I worked out who you were, it was nice sharing the table with you.
Thanks to whoever coordinated and arranged a lovely social event together. Everyone I spoke to enjoyed it immensely."
Event Date : Sat 14-Dec-2013Start/Finish Gawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here) 485 Main North RdEvanston, SA, 5116Info Distance : Approx 60 km Duration : 2 to 3 hoursElevation Gain : Approx 692 m (Garmin Connect)Elevation Profile : UndulatingSurface : BitumenSuitability : All fitness levelsRide Style…See More
"I'm glad to hear you're more-or-less OK Frank. I wasn't sure what had happened when I came out from the loo to see you flat out on the floor with several of the ladies surrounding you - was that your purpose all along? :-P Well done…"
"I think this is standard practice for bike lanes to disappear just before roundabouts. My usual route home includes two roundabouts on an uphill stretch. I find that the first one is bigger and wide enough that I merge to ensure I enter on my own,…"
"So far, that's a fair comparison. Speed and alcohol content both have a limit. Above some arbitrary number it's illegal, and below that number is legal. Part of the penalty for the BAC is instant loss of licence, which I believe she has,…"
Hi Scott, I sympathise re the disconnected bikedirect route in your area. I do not cycle there so have provided some authorities that you could contact. Let me know how it goes. Cheers, Heather
– Hon Tom Koutsantonis, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, GPO Box 2832, Adelaide SA 5001, firstname.lastname@example.org – Hon Michael O'Brien MP, Minister for Road Safety, GPO Box 668, Adelaide SA 5001, email letter to email@example.com – Vickie Chapman MP, Shadow Minister for Transport and Infrastructure that includes portfolio responsibility for Road Safety, Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, firstname.lastname@example.org – Report hazards to Department Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), DPTI.EnquiriesAdministrator@sa.gov.au – Two AC members are with Office of Cycling & Walking, DPTI, and one has publicly provided his email.
I have a set of pedals with toe clips attached that I will bring along next week (meant to today, but forgot until I saw u this morning) You are most welcome to give them a go. I think that you would find them extremely helpful, especially on the Bupa ride with those hills :)
places like Adams Road, Craigmore where the pedestrian crossings by the schools protrude through the parking lane almost to the solid line on the right side of the bike lane.
Scott, can you provide clear photos of this? I am prepared to discuss with the pertinent authority. Persuaded DPTI to remove the concrete obstructions on Fitzroy Terrace. Doubt that I could persuade the local council to do the same for the main street in Gawler that were deliberately added later. Heather, Coordinator of Adelaide BUG
Hi Scott, To answer your question, I have not joined GW as I would be unable to keep up. I have long term health prob that limits energy. Join in the occasional slow AC ride along linear park. Otherwise I utility cycle by myself most days. Or sit at the computer doing cycling advocacy. Scott, do you want to join my 4 AC groups and get the free monthly BUG News? Cheers, Heather
I have not cycled in large fast AC groups like from Henley to Outer Harbour. It is an art which one would first learn in small slower groups. I have 'cycled' The Grampians when rough camping in the National Forest -- combination of cycling and wheeling my bike. Still enjoyed the scenery, wildlife and birds. Whenever I stopped, would laugh about looking at the tiny orchids. Enjoy your cycling!
I have cycled to Waterfall Gully kiosk in a group but not tried Greenhill Road, Norton Summit or any of those eastern hills. Forecast is wet on the weekend so enjoy a break. When warmer and longer days of spring arrive, you will be inspired to improve your stamina.