- Are Aussie bikes particularly noisy…
… or are some people just ****?
A western suburbs council is at war with noisy cyclists in a leafy neighbourhood.The City of Nedlands has put up "be quiet" signs along a popular cycling route, and it's left riders in a rage. #9News | http://9News.com.au
Posted by 9 News Perth on Sunday, September 8, 2019
If the locals decided to escalate by putting up roadblocks then cycling groups should also escalate by setting fire to their houses.
However, it should be noted I’m not very good at judging what a proportional response should be when getting into conflicts.Posted 4 months agoP-JayMember
There’s some great riding there P-Jay, but the roads aren’t great.
Cyclepath sign in Canberra with ‘This is V8 country’ spraypainted over it, can’t find pic at the moment.
I once rode over the Parliament building on a rented MTB in Canberra in 2001, I hope it didn’t start something! I did it at the weekend when Canberra was closed so I didn’t think anyone saw.
Perhaps it’s all hyperbole, but all I’ve read about Aussie cycling in recent years:
Wear a helmet even if you’re just riding to the shops or pay fine (I’m not sure how I feel about that).
Have a bell on your bike, even if it’s a MTB that never goes on the road or pay fine, but more importantly the Police may stop your vehicle if it has bikes on/in it and fine you for not have a bell fitted to the bikes.
It’s illegal to have wide bars.
Motorists, pedestrians and well everyone thinks it okay to heckle and verbally abuse cyclists, and punishment passes and worse aren’t considered too bad.Posted 4 months agoonewheelgoodSubscriber
I dunno about Aussie bikes, but roadies are very noisy. I’ve been riding with a road club the last couple of years, and I feel pretty guilty about the racket when we’re cycling through quiet villages in a Sunday morning. All the stentorian calls of “hole left”, “slowing”, and their most feared thing of all, “gravel” really disturb the peace.Posted 4 months agoreeksyMember
Seeing as I live in Oz*…
Wide bars rule was scrapped. God knows what that was about.
I think proportionally there are probably as many Brits in Perth Australia as there are Britain!
I suspect there are more KTM per head of population than anywhere else on earth!!!
Helmets are required by law but plenty of people ignore the law.
Bells are required… Honestly don’t think anyone actually knows this.
Cycliq and Cyclevision (look it up) are both Australian. A local cycling advocate was recently killed by a drugged driver on my commute route. He had been petitioning for a while. His death is starting to change attitudes and if anything I think drivers are giving very wide passed in the majority of cases.
There are dicks everywhere.
*British born, lived here for over a decadePosted 4 months agohols2Member
Here’s a link to the handlebar width thing.
It was just an old safety standard that everyone ignored. Then somebody noticed that Giant’s bikes were in breach, so they implemented a voluntary recall. Competition bikes were excluded from the standard, so it was toothless anyway, apart from being ridiculous and universally ignored.Posted 4 months ago
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