Stephen Merrett
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Stephen Merrett's Discussions

Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Murray Jan 14, 2014. 23 Replies

Yesterday morning, on my way to the Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop, I was harrased by a dog.The dog was being walked without a leash and ran after me, barking, growling and baring it teeth at…Continue

Paint restoration - any tips or tricks ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian S Jun 25, 2013. 11 Replies

Hi,I've just bought myself a 1988 Peugeot Ventoux (Reynolds 501 with 105 drive train and 600 brakes - Suntour XR hubs and Mavic 700c wheels) with the intention of cleaning it up, more renovation than…Continue

Do you use your bell to alert pedestrians of your approach?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim B (the running man) May 21, 2012. 28 Replies

I am in the habit of using my bell to warn pedestrians of my approach, particularly on bike paths and when there are people with kids or dogs. Pedestrians on shared bike paths often seem unaware of…Continue

Hi Vis Clothing - do you use it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by rossmg May 5, 2012. 91 Replies

Do you wear Hi Vis (High Visibility) clothing or adornments?Personally I'm a big fan of High Visibility clothing when cycling and never go anywhere without a bright coloured top, usually with…Continue

 

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Jun 17, 2016
Stephen Merrett commented on Gus K's group Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop
"Thanks for the feedback Daniele - glad to hear you found us helpful :-)"
Jun 1, 2015
Michael Murray replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"Excellent result.  Good to see they are taking it seriously."
Jan 14, 2014
Stephen Merrett replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"A great response from Brenton (in the Burnside Council Rangers Dept). I phoned them Monday morning and forwarded my letter to him and he has phoned back today with an update, after investigating and then speaking with the dog owners.. It seems that…"
Jan 14, 2014
Clive Palfrey replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"Hells bells Stig, cant help wondering if you have a feronomes issue."
Jan 13, 2014
SillyCyclist replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"If they're there repeatedly a phone pic would at least give them something to go on. Otherwise it could be anyone."
Jan 13, 2014
Daniel J replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"yeah that might be true gus, but throwing it food will be rewarding that behaviour to the dog :/"
Jan 13, 2014
Stig of The Dump replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"we had one that did something similar in tea tree gully, the council were quite helpful over it and dealt with the owners.  in this case they're probably difficult to identify.  I went through a phase of having dogs try and jump on me…"
Jan 13, 2014
Julia replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"As far as I am aware it is illegal to walk a dog off leash on the street. But council staff will be much more interested in this than your elected councillor."
Jan 12, 2014
Stephen Merrett replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"Aghhhhhh - sounds very nasty indeed. Wishing you a speedy recovery"
Jan 12, 2014
Stephen Merrett replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"Quoted extract from Richard's Bicycle Book HERE Out of print but found and ordered myself a copy just now :-)"
Jan 12, 2014
VB replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"'May cause distress to others' - in my case an unrestrained dog near Glenelg ran onto the road fromn the footpath in front of me. I have now not worked for 8 weeks after suffering a broken neck, smashed collar bone in 4 pieces and broken…"
Jan 12, 2014
Gus K replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"If it's a cocker spaniel, throw some food at it and if it's like my cocker I guarantee it will prefer your salami sandwich over your calves. I think while this might be trivial to some, to others it is impeding cycling to the shops or park…"
Jan 12, 2014
rossmg replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
""Shove your fist down it's throat" - lost my copy :-( but my friend still has his (-:"
Jan 12, 2014
Stephen Merrett replied to Stephen Merrett's discussion Harassed by a dog and disappointed with Councilor's reply
"I tried to find the title / name of someone to write to regarding dog issues on the Burnside Council website but couldn't find anything at all and seeing as it is a weekend - I wrote to the Elected Member for my suburb. She did say that she…"
Jan 12, 2014

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What bikes do you ride?
A modified Jamis Coda sport with trekking bars and Brooks saddle
A Centurion Odessa - modified Flat Bar Road Bike
A 1989 Peugot Ventoux road bike
A 1970s road bike modified as an upright cruiser - repainted by previous owner, make not known
When do you ride?
Commute
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
I like to rent bicycles on holidays - particularly in Asia.
It expands my view of the world, to ride in other countries and helps speed up orientation while expanding my reach of independence.

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At 13:44 on July 24, 2013, Simon Lownsborough said…

Yes Stephen I am still interested. Does depend what day tho……

At 17:07 on July 23, 2013, David Arnold said…

yes I want to be included.

thanks

David A

At 8:26 on July 23, 2013, Rod said…
Yes Stephen, I'm still interested.
At 23:01 on July 22, 2013, stretts said…
Hi stephen, I am still interested ib the restoration workshop
 
 
 


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