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Lady Denman Lycra

By wildturkeycanoe - 13 November 2010 107

To all the lycra clad cyclists [up to 20 of you] on Lady Denman Dr. at the dam wall 0600-0630 every blxxdy morning…..get off the narrow 70km/h road and ride on the taxpayer funded cycleway provided on your right and left! You might believe you’re an Olympian athlete in the making, but training for this can be done in a safer environment than a busy motorway where cars have to either brake suddenly, cross over double white lines, veer into oncoming traffic or just stop and abuse you for your inconsiderate behaviour.  All of this occurs at a time of day when into the rising sun you decide to ride a meter into in the vehicular lane, in non-reflective clothing, whilst a cycle lane is available….on Cotter Rd.

How can a person dob in bad behaviour by a cyclist, when you can’t stop and talk to them and they haven’t got an identifying mark? Should I do a citizen’s arrest????? Help someone before I commit cyclicide!

Anyone else feel like I do. I’m sure there are, all those traveling with me every morning. C’MON, speak up before we all end up doing 25km/h at the mercy of these temporary Australians.

What’s Your opinion?


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107 Responses to
Lady Denman Lycra
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Grotto 8:28 am
13 Nov 10
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I do think that cyclist have the right to be on the roads with cars. I do believe there are dangerous/stupid cyclists on the road as well as dangerous/stupid drivers.

I think that there needs to be some regulations put in place regarding cyclists using the public roads. If I am to drive my car on the road I need to be registered, is not possible for cyclists to be required to register their bike and display their rego number as well. The fee would be nominal and then drivers would be able to identify and report dangerous cyclists the same way cyclists are entitled to report on dangerous drivers.

Cyclists should be able to use roads but there needs to be equality for both parties.

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Jethro 8:57 am
13 Nov 10
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I’m going to make me some popcorn.

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DeadlySchnauzer 9:03 am
13 Nov 10
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Amen to that. If there’s one thing that really gets my goat its the lycra clad cyclists who believe that they have the same rights as a car, that the roads are as much theirs as the car drivers. Get over yourselves. You are much slower than a car. You are much squishier than a car. You belong on the side of the road (not in the middle of it), or on a cycle way.

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Deref 9:13 am
13 Nov 10
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+1 What is it about some of these Lycra Louts that makes them think they’re the gods’ gift to the world?

Grow up and act responsibly.

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Punter 9:15 am
13 Nov 10
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a big part of the problem is some drivers (not all) don’t recognise bicycles as other vehicles on the road and don’t realise their obligations to the bicycles with regard to road rules. Also, some bicycle riders (not all) don’t recognise themselves as road users and don’t realise their own obligations to the road rules. Until all road users understand and accept their obligations there will always be an ‘us and them’ mentality from both sides of the fence. Sadly though, this seems to be a pipe dream.

As for bicycles riding in a vehicle lane when there’s a cycle lane at the side of the road, rule 247 of the good ol’ Oz Road Rules applies: “The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same
direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so.” Does this fit your circumstances Wildturkeycanoe?

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nescius 9:18 am
13 Nov 10
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There are so many whingers in this town, why don’t you leave earlier if you’re in such a hurry to get somewhere? Cyclists never give me a problem, I find it easy to see them and passing them safely never takes long at all, are your driving skills really that poor? The fact is that they are legally able to ride on the road, deal with it and get on with your life.

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semaj 9:20 am
13 Nov 10
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So the cyclists forced you to drive dangerously and illegally did they? How exactly did they do this? Did one of them hold a gun to your head?

Here’s a tip for you: The only person responsible for what your car does is the person behind the wheel. Just because someone is moving slower than you doesn’t excuse dangerous driving on your part.

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nescius 9:31 am
13 Nov 10
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Punter said :

As for bicycles riding in a vehicle lane when there’s a cycle lane at the side of the road, rule 247 of the good ol’ Oz Road Rules applies: “The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same
direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so.” Does this fit your circumstances Wildturkeycanoe?

I think that refers to on-road cycle lanes, the path around the lake is a shared path (pedestrians/cyclists/etc) not a cycle lane.

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Mr Gillespie 9:38 am
13 Nov 10
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Pedal cyclists who ride their f**ken bikes on the roads are organ donors. Not just motorbike riders who can at least keep up with the traffic instead of slowing everyone down.

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chris820 9:49 am
13 Nov 10
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Here I was hoping for pics of a Land Girl in a body suit.
But instead it’s another Driver v Cyclist thread.
Disappointed.

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Me no fry 9:54 am
13 Nov 10
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Jethro said :

I’m going to make me some popcorn.

OK, you get the popcorn, I’ll grab a few beers (not too early, is it?)

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boo boo 10:06 am
13 Nov 10
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I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like.

Queen 1978.

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gasman 10:07 am
13 Nov 10
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I think it says in the Bible somewhere that God created roads for cars only.

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Brianna 10:07 am
13 Nov 10
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The ones who tick me off the most are the ones who use every type of path. They ride on the cycle path when it suits them, they ride ont he road but if they come to a red light, they move over and cross in the pedestrian lanes. I understand that many people want cyclists to pay for riding on the road when a great many of them already pay for their car rego. What I’d like to see if bicycles forcded to have an identification tag. A number plate. The don’t have to pay rego for it if they can prove they already have a registered vehicle in their name.

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Sgt.Bungers 10:16 am
13 Nov 10
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Lamest, troll, ever.

But a troll’s gotta eat.

So you’re stuck behind a cyclist averaging 25km/h along the entire 8km stretch of Lady Denman Drive, from the CSIRO to Curtin… The trip will take you 19 minutes, instead of 7.

Do you really believe it’s worth a dramatic “veer” onto the wrong side of the road, or crossing double white lines, risking your life, the lives of the family in the car coming around the blind corner, to save yourself 12 minutes?

Hate to tell you this mate, 12 minutes of your life is worthless. Nobody is so important as to have the right to risk anyone else’s life under any circumstance, let alone trying to save a piddly 12 minutes.

If you really get so angry as to be prepared to risk lives under such meagre circumstances, then I urge you to stay off public roads in your motor vehicle before you kill someone. Circumstances which are even more meagre and pathetic when you consider that the chance of anyone being stuck behind a group of cyclists for the entire length of Lady Denman is slim to none… and you’ll most likely be able to safely go around the bicyclists within a minute or two.

May I suggest you leave 10 minutes earlier when utilising a public transport corridor. It is inevitable you will face delays of some sort on any given day.

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