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Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simpson Nov 6, 2014. 17 Replies

WITHOUT PREJUDICEAt approx 7:05 am I was riding North on Dyson Rd and crossed into the right hand 'slip lanes' to turn East on Majors Rd.…Continue

Cyclist Threatened in Adelaide (09/07/2014)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shav Bird Jul 14, 2014. 20 Replies

This just in on Facebook:sapolicenewsA cyclist was threatened by a man armed with a knife in a road rage…Continue

Should repealing the bicycle helmet law be a priority?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gus K May 30, 2014. 56 Replies

HiQuite a good article (IMHO) in Crikey Link.  Free to read.SimonContinue

Cycling Article on Slashdot

Started this discussion. Last reply by D-shackle May 12, 2014. 11 Replies

For those not familiar with it, Slashdot (the name is a pun /.) is a geek website that has all sorts of geeky news things.  I think it's gone downhill over the last could of years, but anyway...They…Continue

 

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hozozco replied to pete davis's discussion How to ruin a perfectly good bike lane
"I remember when they started building these 'things' and the main effect they had on me as a motorist was that I couldn't undertake cars turning right (either into side roads or driveways). I think the reason 'they' want to…"
Dec 23, 2014
hozozco replied to pete davis's discussion How to ruin a perfectly good bike lane
"I'm in Hallett Cove and I ride around these often. My understanding of the reasoning behind them is to stop cars 'undertaking' (overtaking on the left) when a car has stopped to turn right.  I can see the point, but it is a…"
Dec 23, 2014
hozozco replied to CMorgan's discussion Singing songs to yourself when cycling?
"I practice my Barbershop songs! (https://www.facebook.com/AdelaideAllsorts) Gold Medalists at the 2014 Pan-Pacific Championships (Mixed Harmony Chorus).  It's a lot of fun and we're always on the lookout for new members if you're…"
Nov 15, 2014
hozozco replied to Roger Gillies's discussion Southern Expressway Veloway
"There are often service vehicles that use the veloway.  That would account for at least some of the tyre marks. I've seen quite a few motor bikes, but never had any issues with them. The section from Darlington to Majors Rd has signs at…"
Nov 15, 2014
hozozco replied to Michael Murray's discussion Helmet with cyclist's registration number on it ...
"I'm actually very tempted to put a rego plate on my bike just to try and shut up some of the bogans!"
Nov 13, 2014
Simpson replied to hozozco's discussion Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.
"Yes Simon, it is bullying behaviour. I find that the vast majority of motorists drive sensibly and try not to kill me but a very small percentage is either too incompetent to drive or deliberately being aggressive. I find it amazing that in heavy…"
Nov 6, 2014
durian rider replied to hozozco's discussion Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.
"I don't stay behind cars. If there is a pile up, you get squashed. You also suck in more fumes. Pole position is the safest and most efficient way."
Nov 6, 2014
durian rider replied to hozozco's discussion Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.
"For sure, reporting is the right thing to do. The more reports, the more action the police will take. Eventually. If things go unreported, the yearly stats are warped. Im too lazy to report most situations and just take the law into my own hands.…"
Nov 6, 2014
heather replied to hozozco's discussion Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.
"I live north of the City. At one stage I had business down south and often cycled a section of Lonsdale-Dyson Road. I caught the train with my bike and avoided much of the road. There are some wide shoulders where road debris common. The fast…"
Nov 6, 2014
Dave M replied to hozozco's discussion Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.
"This is a very rare signalled junction in SA terms in that has absolutely no facility for pedestrians (which cyclists can use to make a hook turn) because it's in the middle of nowhere. The only thing anywhere near there is a field used by a…"
Nov 6, 2014
Dave M replied to hozozco's discussion Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.
"For sure. And this is why, in such a situation, cyclists would be well advised to not escalate the situation so they become a participant in a two-way road rage exchange, at which point it can get beyond the point where the cyclist is able to…"
Nov 6, 2014
Kasey VP replied to hozozco's discussion Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.
"Thing is drivers are in their cocoon. If they see a cyclist yelling something(anything) at them, they just aren't going to listen, they''ll just put the 'shields up' , not listen and yell  back (or worse)"
Nov 6, 2014
hozozco replied to hozozco's discussion Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.
"I guess one of the reasons I objected to the Van driver's actions is I see it as classic 'bullying' behaviour. He's in a 2 ton metal protective cage, I'm wearing lycra...I doubt he would have sounded his horn had I been…"
Nov 6, 2014
Jan Cloppers replied to hozozco's discussion Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.
"Yes let's just accept that us cyclists are not allowed to be on the road and hence can be harassed and run off the road whenever any motorist feels like it. A bit like women that have boobs - they are really asking for it. Other countries would…"
Nov 5, 2014
philw replied to hozozco's discussion Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.
"that is sort of what I was thinking   I got better things to waist my oxygen on than argue with idiots   cause they will just beat you down with experience.  "
Nov 5, 2014
Rob Pryde replied to hozozco's discussion Road Rage Incident Dyson Rd/Majors Road 05/11/2014 rego VRU 771.
"Personally I think your mistake was engaging the driver in conversation. He honked his horn. Big deal. Just take your spot in the queue behind the van and move off when the lights go green."
Nov 5, 2014

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What bikes do you ride?
Vivente World World Randonneur 2013 Drop Bars
Customised Trek T900 Tandem
Hybrid, Elation 200W Kit
When do you ride?
Commute
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
RN, B.Ng.,B.Ed.,Cert. IV I.T.

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At 18:08 on April 22, 2012, heather said…

Hi Simon, I arrived at the cargo bike event about 2pm. Someone pointed out a tandem bike that had been converted to a cargo bike, so I guess you were nearby. Trying to remember if it used an Xtracycle or the one with the custom built large platform. Just checked your icon and yours has the custom built platform that looks very useful. Cheers, Heather

At 22:40 on January 18, 2012, Noel McPharline said…

Hi Hozozco,

Yes i have a mobile mechanical (no retail or 2nd hand) business.

I can pick up, service, repair, upgrade, whatever & deliver. Also can fit parts you buy or supply & fit .

Servicing includes: degreasing, dry & lube, check & adjust gears & brakes, minor wheel trueing, check all bolts, safety check & written report $75-. Also replace bearings, chain & cluster, wheel building etc.

Call for chat or booking, 0414827846  Cheers, Noel..

At 19:20 on January 13, 2012, Trevor Hill said…

Hi, hope you had a good christmas. Saw this article on the bicycletimesmag.com  about cargo bikes, thought you may like to have a read.

http://www.bicycletimesmag.com/content/yuba-bikes-donates-cargo-bikes-african-coffee-growers-collective

At 10:06 on January 12, 2011, Bicycle Fish said…
hear hear re yr "blind child" post re Rundle Street. Want to join " same roads..." group , promoting *responsible* cycling ...??
At 8:52 on December 17, 2010, Trevor Hill said…

Hi Again, I have seen you cycling quite a few times but quite often you are a couple of hundred meters in front of me on the Lonsdale road. I vary my ride a lot depending how much time I have left myself to get to work. Most of the time via the Velo Way or via Lonsdale/Brighton Roads and home via the coast/coast to vines trail.

 
 
 

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