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chris_tim

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Feb 2016

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  • in General
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    Anyone racing on Sunday at Brinsbury?

  • in Cycle Touring
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    Been cruising around a bit, seen a few guys brakeless. Cops don't seem to mind either, if they say anything i'll just pull the brit abroad card. First experiences, i'd say Sydney is at least 10-15 years behind Europe and North America in terms of attitudes to bikes. It's fine if you're happy just cruising about on little bike paths and not in any great hurry, riding in London although way more hectic and more cabbies actively trying to kill you. Its was better, it just works. It seems that they want to view bikes as cars but still say "ride a bike, but you will be marginalised". It isn't encouraging people to ride at all, I see loads of folk with bikes loaded on cars taking them out the city.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    I checked out Woolys bike shop, they seemed pretty sound. Sorted me out with a new pinch bolt for my seat post, mine must have rattled loose on the plane and gone wandering.

    What's the deal with riding fixed over here? Just want to be sure I got it right, I read on the Oz gov site that as long as you can lock up the rear wheel in the dry then that's fine? Rode past some cops and they looked my bike up and down but didn't say anything.

    If you're about and fancy going for a coffee run or something drop me a message, I'm around for a while until I head to Brisbane.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    I'm in Zetland, all of those spots don't seem far. It felt weird cycling on the pavement but as you say, most people seemed cool with it. Might get a bell whilst I'm here, seems like a handy thing to have when you have to hop onto the pavement. I'm right next to the M1 so a lot of the roads near by are quite large/busy, need to get my bearings and I think I'll find ways around. I get what you're saying about drivers, some dude stopped right on top of a crossing when there was loads of space. Started giving grief when I cycled around, wasn't bad though. Not what I needed when my body was still working on uk time.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    First experience, it's not so bad. Roads are pretty quiet but it was a Sunday, the police are bastards! I mainly saw people on the pavements, I stuck to bike lanes and shared paths today. It's a bit odd, it's a lot like the uk/London only very different, was a bit dubious as to whether I was pissing people off or just being over cautious. Are the roads alright apart from the main ones to ride on? Don't think being severely jet lagged helped my cycling experience.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    Thanks for the info, you too @WestcoastPete!

    I'm taking my helmet out with me, I've seen that cars seem to have priority over bikes yet pets have priority over everything. Seems a bit backwards to me! Peds crossing sounds a bit like Europe, similar thing going on there.

    Are drivers generally aggressive or fairly passive? Is it fairly easy to avoid the roads that aren't good for cycling? I'll probably just stick to the cycle paths as I'm only there for a month, just taking my bike to jam round the city.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    Dredging a bit here but I'm heading out to Sydney for a month, will be taking my bike hopefully. Anyone got any pointers for riding over there? I've heard its fairly hilly, this doesn't bother me too much as it can't be worse than where I am currently. Will take my helmet with me but would like to know how hot the fuzz actually are on enforcing the law? I wear a helmet the majority of the time but I don't want to get busted by crusing to the local pub without one.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Look pedals sold, rest is all still available

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