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Nearly got blooming well taken out by a soccer mum in her subaru outbook on the ride home from work today. I heard and saw her speed up to turn left right in front of me. I hit my brakes to avoid slapping in her. Worst was the woman had two kids bikes on the back! WTF.

 

e: s/outbook/outback.

What's the bet her hubby bought her the Outback cause she can't judge speed and distance for shit.

 

Put the risk onto other road users instead FTW, eh?

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What's the bet her hubby bought her the Outback cause she can't judge speed and distance for shit.

Nice reasoning there.

So you not only have a problem with cars, but now you're being sexist towards female drivers?

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I don't mind them riding on the roads, after all they get fined if they ride on the footpath....

 

I think that rule applies to peoples over 16 years if i'm not mistaken.

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I was riding down George St in Sydney the other day. Very busy road in the CBD. For one block I rode down the footpath as there was a shit fight happening on the stretch of road between Grosvenor St and Jamison St. While I was riding on the footpath ( going real slow mind you, didn't want to bowl anyone over) I rode past 2 cops who were just walking down the path. They didn't even bat an eyelid.

While I saw them though, I was wondering if what I was doing was illegal...they didn't seem to care though and soon enough I was back on the road zooming towards The Rocks.

So pretty much, I was taking it real easy and I wasn't hurtling down the footpath like a maniac, the cops probably used their common sense and thought "He's not causing any trouble" and just let it slide.

 

FTR, I stopped at every red light and obeyed all the road laws as if I were in a car...except the riding down the footpath bit, which I wasn't sure if it were legal or not.

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they didn't seem to care though

they probably engaged their brain and used common sence.

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It isn't legal, but I still do it in some sections.

 

Basically, the gist of the entire thread, really, is that cunts drive cars, and cunts ride motorbikes and cunts ride bicycles, and we don't like cunts, generally.

 

I rode from Westmead to Sydney Olympic Park this morning, along bike paths were possible, and along the road in a few sections without path, or with path in extrememly poor repair.

I made the trip in 30 minutes, which is mostly cause I'm fat unfit bugger, so should be able to squeeze that down to 20 minutes in the future.

20 minutes is faster than driving that trip, and at least 20 minutes faster than pubic transit.

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they didn't seem to care though

they probably engaged their brain and used common sence.

 

... the cops probably used their common sense...

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they didn't seem to care though

they probably engaged their brain and used common sence.

 

... the cops probably used their common sense...

 

sif I am going to read something fully, I'm lazy. Also I just like to see my own posts on the screen.

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I was riding down George St in Sydney the other day. Very busy road in the CBD. For one block I rode down the footpath as there was a shit fight happening on the stretch of road between Grosvenor St and Jamison St. While I was riding on the footpath ( going real slow mind you, didn't want to bowl anyone over) I rode past 2 cops who were just walking down the path. They didn't even bat an eyelid.

While I saw them though, I was wondering if what I was doing was illegal...they didn't seem to care though and soon enough I was back on the road zooming towards The Rocks.

So pretty much, I was taking it real easy and I wasn't hurtling down the footpath like a maniac, the cops probably used their common sense and thought "He's not causing any trouble" and just let it slide.

 

FTR, I stopped at every red light and obeyed all the road laws as if I were in a car...except the riding down the footpath bit, which I wasn't sure if it were legal or not.

You're a pushbike courier now?

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You're a pushbike courier now?

he said

going real slow mind you, didn't want to bowl anyone over

and

I was taking it real easy and I wasn't hurtling down the footpath like a maniac

and

I stopped at every red light and obeyed all the road laws as if I were in a car...except the riding down the footpath bit

so no not a courier

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I was riding down George St in Sydney the other day. Very busy road in the CBD. For one block I rode down the footpath as there was a shit fight happening on the stretch of road between Grosvenor St and Jamison St. While I was riding on the footpath ( going real slow mind you, didn't want to bowl anyone over) I rode past 2 cops who were just walking down the path. They didn't even bat an eyelid.

While I saw them though, I was wondering if what I was doing was illegal...they didn't seem to care though and soon enough I was back on the road zooming towards The Rocks.

So pretty much, I was taking it real easy and I wasn't hurtling down the footpath like a maniac, the cops probably used their common sense and thought "He's not causing any trouble" and just let it slide.

 

FTR, I stopped at every red light and obeyed all the road laws as if I were in a car...except the riding down the footpath bit, which I wasn't sure if it were legal or not.

You're a pushbike courier now?

 

No, I'm a biscuit designer. Why do you ask?

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I was riding down George St in Sydney the other day. Very busy road in the CBD. For one block I rode down the footpath as there was a shit fight happening on the stretch of road between Grosvenor St and Jamison St. While I was riding on the footpath ( going real slow mind you, didn't want to bowl anyone over) I rode past 2 cops who were just walking down the path. They didn't even bat an eyelid.

While I saw them though, I was wondering if what I was doing was illegal...they didn't seem to care though and soon enough I was back on the road zooming towards The Rocks.

So pretty much, I was taking it real easy and I wasn't hurtling down the footpath like a maniac, the cops probably used their common sense and thought "He's not causing any trouble" and just let it slide.

 

FTR, I stopped at every red light and obeyed all the road laws as if I were in a car...except the riding down the footpath bit, which I wasn't sure if it were legal or not.

You're a pushbike courier now?

 

No, I'm a biscuit designer. Why do you ask?

 

Because I know you're Merv Hughes!

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What's the bet her hubby bought her the Outback cause she can't judge speed and distance for shit.

Nice reasoning there.

So you not only have a problem with cars, but now you're being sexist towards female drivers?

 

Go fuck a rake; the bird in question was mentioned cause she did something stupid and inconsiderate.

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Fucking LOL!

I don't know how I missed this!

 

http://www.news.com.au/clover-moore-is-a-c...i-1225941958280

 

SYDNEY bike lane queen Clover Moore has joined a growing trend of middle aged cycling enthusiasts nursing broken bones and other injuries.

 

As Sydney's Lord Mayor tumbled from her bike and broke an ankle on Ride to Work Day last week, the State Parliament, where she is also an MP, was hearing about other victims of Sydney's cycling obsession.

 

Ms Moore, who has championed a $76 million investment in bike lanes, has been hobbling around Parliament on crutches this week and was seen being pushed in a wheelchair.

 

In the past decade almost 24,000 cyclists have been treated in hospital.

 

Trauma specialists at a Sydney hospital are calling for the Government to find out exactly how many people are being injured in bike lanes.

 

The RTA told the Stay Safe Committee the "middle-aged are over-represented in pedal cycle trauma", accounting for almost 40 per cent of injuries. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital emergency specialists told the committee half of the cyclists they treated had not been hit by cars but, like Ms Moore, had just fallen off their bikes.

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Yeah cycling has replaced sports cars for the middle aged males mid life crisis. on my cheap MTB I pass so many lycra wearing middle aged men on $4000+ bikes. I lol at them.

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You know what the biggest disaster waiting to happen. Its...that newly constructed, awful bike lane that runs near Kent St at Wynyard just before the harbor bridge.

 

I tell you...some poor bastard will be killed....

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i think the hard-core lycra wearing treadly riders should have to pay "rego and insurance" at least 3rd party of some sort

to cover expences when they fuck-up and cause an accident....................

 

and pricks that wanna ride right on the fucking line when there's 2 fucking meters of awsome asphalt just to the left a bit

are they chasing a compo claim? i mean fuck i ride a treadly fairly often and when i see a car Get the fuck off or as far over as possible

obviously some of theese people dont value their lives basicly putting themselves and others in danger by riding on the line

pathetic i think

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Yeah cycling has replaced sports cars for the middle aged males mid life crisis. on my cheap MTB I pass so many lycra wearing middle aged men on $4000+ bikes. I lol at them.

Haha, yeah, my family pretty much figured my dad's $3000 carbon-fibre was his midlife crisis. There are certainly worse ways to have one!

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Yeah cycling has replaced sports cars for the middle aged males mid life crisis. on my cheap MTB I pass so many lycra wearing middle aged men on $4000+ bikes. I lol at them.

I don't think I could ever own a sports car even if I was in a mid life crisis, they are so useless like my 4x4 ute can do so much other than just get me from point A to point B.

 

Don't get me wrong they are nice to look at and drive but useless for everything but going fast :P

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i think the hard-core lycra wearing treadly riders should have to pay "rego and insurance" at least 3rd party of some sort

to cover expences when they fuck-up and cause an accident....................

 

and pricks that wanna ride right on the fucking line when there's 2 fucking meters of awsome asphalt just to the left a bit

are they chasing a compo claim? i mean fuck i ride a treadly fairly often and when i see a car Get the fuck off or as far over as possible

obviously some of theese people dont value their lives basicly putting themselves and others in danger by riding on the line

pathetic i think

The majority of "hard-core lycra wearing treadly riders" (sic) do have 3rd party insurance. Any rider who is a member of Cycling Australia or their relevant state body has automatic 3rd party insurance. The most basic license available from Cycling Australia is a 'Ride it" license, its approximatly $77 dollars and covers you for the relevant insurance.

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Another one.

 

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-natio...1119-17zw8.html

 

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has laughed off a cycling accident on the way to work, saying that while she may ride again the bike won't survive.

 

At the launch of the new "It's ON: December" events campaign just hours after her accident, Ms Keneally was walking with a noticeable limp.

 

"Just coming in the car park the handlebar separated from the bike," an embarrassed premier said.

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"There was no other vehicle involved. It wasn't going at any particular speed. I have a bruised knee - I'm fine.

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Yeah cycling has replaced sports cars for the middle aged males mid life crisis. on my cheap MTB I pass so many lycra wearing middle aged men on $4000+ bikes. I lol at them.

I saw so many of them at the world championships in Geelong a couple of months ago.

 

Yeah cycling has replaced sports cars for the middle aged males mid life crisis. on my cheap MTB I pass so many lycra wearing middle aged men on $4000+ bikes. I lol at them.

Haha, yeah, my family pretty much figured my dad's $3000 carbon-fibre was his midlife crisis. There are certainly worse ways to have one!

 

I agree, there are many worse ways to spend $3000.

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