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Faster than a speeding (car!?)

By paperboy - 24 April 2013 46

Heading home along Belconnen Way last night I came across one of the most bizarre sights I’ve seen while driving.

As I approached the traffic lights near Bunnings, I caught a brief glimpse of a guy on a bike, but paid little attention. As the lights changed, he virtually disappeared. It was only as I approached the Coulter Drive intersection, I noticed him flying along, at a pace. I was travelling just over 60kph, but he was pulling further away. His peddles were turning, but not at a rate to travel uphill at that sort of speed.

I assume he had some form of electric bike, doctored to override the usual speed limit of around 25kph.

The rider turned into Page before I had a chance to get a close look at the bike, but I’m sure the police would be interested in having a chat with him.


UPDATE: Ed has sent through this photo:

Here’s a photo for that story about the speeding cyclist.

It looked like an Action bus driver given the uniform

He was doing about 65km/h east bound uphill on Belconnen Way

electric bike

What’s Your opinion?


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46 Responses to
Faster than a speeding (car!?)
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Pork Hunt 4:32 pm
24 Apr 13
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Why can’t someone go about their business without the cops being involved?

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Solidarity 4:39 pm
24 Apr 13
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rar rar rego… rar… something…. rar… foot path…. rar…

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RandomPoster 4:51 pm
24 Apr 13
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This might be the one I saw on Belconnen way a few months back, looks like a home conversion. He was going about 60kph.

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Kramer 5:16 pm
24 Apr 13
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Oh noes – the fun police strike again!
Thought a ‘paperboy’ would fully support fast electric bikes.

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bundah 5:18 pm
24 Apr 13
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An electric bike disappearing into the distance? wow i’d like to see that!

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Roundhead89 5:21 pm
24 Apr 13
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Electric bikes? Doesn’t this defeat the objective of cycling (to keep fit)?

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Dilandach 5:31 pm
24 Apr 13
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Kramer said :

Oh noes – the fun police strike again!
Thought a ‘paperboy’ would fully support fast electric bikes.

Yet another thread with the usual crowd justifying why rules shouldn’t apply to cyclists.

If the guy was registered and had a motorbike license, power to him. If not, then despite the tears of those here he would be breaking the law.

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Innovation 5:31 pm
24 Apr 13
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60 is too fast for a pushie. I hope he slows down or he’ll ruin it for others who have illegally overpowered bicycles but ride sensibly.

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FioBla 5:49 pm
24 Apr 13
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Nah, it was a weather balloon.

Swamp gas.

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basketcase 6:07 pm
24 Apr 13
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I have seen this guy a couple of times going like a bat out of hell, Coulter/Southern area. Looks like a home made electric bike. He will probably come a cropper one day.

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Pork Hunt 6:22 pm
24 Apr 13
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Dilandach said :

Kramer said :

Oh noes – the fun police strike again!
Thought a ‘paperboy’ would fully support fast electric bikes.

Yet another thread with the usual crowd justifying why rules shouldn’t apply to cyclists.

If the guy was registered and had a motorbike license, power to him. If not, then despite the tears of those here he would be breaking the law.

Nancy boy.

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milkman 6:48 pm
24 Apr 13
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“As I approached the traffic lights near Bunnings, I caught a brief glimpse of a guy on a bike, but paid little attention.”

This was all I saw…

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tuco 7:30 pm
24 Apr 13
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Any chance he was wearing a black cashmere jumper?

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KB1971 8:32 pm
24 Apr 13
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Kramer said :

Oh noes – the fun police strike again!
Thought a ‘paperboy’ would fully support fast electric bikes.

The OP does have a point, if its the same guy I have seen he is travelling with the traffic in the cycle lanes at road speed with little more than a stack hat & an orange vest. Pushbikes are not designed for this sort of sustained high speed use.

He is going too fast for the cycle lanes and if he happened to hit someone he would do some damage & doesn’t have TPI.

If he wants a high powered pushy, leave it off the road.

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cranky 8:36 pm
24 Apr 13
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I have had occasion to visit Bunnings Belco, entering from Belco Way (heading east). What is it with cyclists, also heading east, crossing the Bunnings entry at 125 kph, and making a motorist the fall guy for any accident?

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