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Katy backflips on cycleway along Majura Parkway

By BicycleCanberra - 21 May 2012 117

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher stated to me last year that the planned Majura Parkway would have a physically separated cycle path next to the road like the M7 in Sydney:

Katy Gallagher said on 19 August:

Hi, as part of the Majura Parkway project a separate cycle path will be constructed off road along the length of the road similar to that of the M7 in Sydney. It will be similar to Copenhagen except it will be on one side of the road but wide enough for two way bike travel. We will continue to discuss as we undertake final planning for the road with the bicycle advisory group. KG

In a letter to pedal Power Katy Gallagher has stated that there is no money for the separated path. Brendan Nerdal from Pedal Power advocacy says:

An off-road path along Majura Parkway is critical because it allows people who are not confident riding on roads to also ride along that transit corridor.

“We need that facility built today. It will be the cheapest time to do it. To retrofit it later, such as the Gungahlin Drive extension, would cost a fortune.”

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I still don’t understand why ACT doesn’t follow international best practice for cycle infrastructure like other countries:

What’s Your opinion?


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KB1971 8:56 am 29 May 12

What about this one Henry:

http://new.corc.asn.au/Info/?IntCatId=13&IntContId=3050

2500m of climbing in 80km. Sheer MTB fun in the dirt!!!!!

KB1971 6:46 pm 24 May 12

HenryBG said :

KB1971 said :

HenryBG said :

KB1971 said :

Henry, I know this is sad but I was actually thinking about you last night as I was “killing myself” with a group of 10 riders in Majura last night.

I watched a BBC documentary last night, “The truth about exercise”.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cywtq

Apparently, 3 minutes exercise per week is all you need. The obsessive-compulsive exercising that a tiny minority of disturbed people engage in isn’t much benefit to you, although it will give you a heart attack if you keep at it long enough.

Yep, one study says that you can get all of that through 3 minutes of “intense exercise” (you conveniently left that out….) but there are thousands out there that will tell you different.

I promise to return the favour and think of you while I’m doing my 3 minutes this evening.

bahahahahahahaha

astrojax 4:36 pm 24 May 12

i’ll say it again, as it is a pet peeve of mine (and all pets must be fed), but ‘backflip’ doesn’t work. please can we not have headlines, or any other text not about gymnastics, with this term in it? a backflip leaves the perpetrator of this action facing the same way as when s/he started; clearly this is not what is intended by this ill-conceived metaphor.

/rant…

Jim Jones 4:23 pm 24 May 12

dpm said :

HenryBG said :

KB1971 said :

Yep, one study says that you can get all of that through 3 minutes of “intense exercise” (you conveniently left that out….) but there are thousands out there that will tell you different.

I promise to return the favour and think of you while I’m doing my 3 minutes this evening.

Geez HBG, feel free to keep your ‘private’ life to yourself next time! 😉

He did say 3 minutes, so he’s probably doing it a few times.

dpm 3:57 pm 24 May 12

HenryBG said :

KB1971 said :

Yep, one study says that you can get all of that through 3 minutes of “intense exercise” (you conveniently left that out….) but there are thousands out there that will tell you different.

I promise to return the favour and think of you while I’m doing my 3 minutes this evening.

Geez HBG, feel free to keep your ‘private’ life to yourself next time! 😉

HenryBG 3:23 pm 24 May 12

KB1971 said :

HenryBG said :

KB1971 said :

Henry, I know this is sad but I was actually thinking about you last night as I was “killing myself” with a group of 10 riders in Majura last night.

I watched a BBC documentary last night, “The truth about exercise”.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cywtq

Apparently, 3 minutes exercise per week is all you need. The obsessive-compulsive exercising that a tiny minority of disturbed people engage in isn’t much benefit to you, although it will give you a heart attack if you keep at it long enough.

Yep, one study says that you can get all of that through 3 minutes of “intense exercise” (you conveniently left that out….) but there are thousands out there that will tell you different.

I promise to return the favour and think of you while I’m doing my 3 minutes this evening.

00davist 2:55 pm 24 May 12

niftydog said :

HenryBG said :

I watched a BBC documentary last night, “The truth about exercise”.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cywtq

Apparently, 3 minutes exercise per week is all you need…

Who gives a crap about exercise?! Mountain biking is just plain old f’n fun!!
The adrenalin and endorphins are just a welcome by-product of challenging yourself mentally and physically and prevailing.

Now this I agree with!!!

niftydog 2:36 pm 24 May 12

HenryBG said :

I watched a BBC documentary last night, “The truth about exercise”.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cywtq

Apparently, 3 minutes exercise per week is all you need…

Who gives a crap about exercise?! Mountain biking is just plain old f’n fun!!
The adrenalin and endorphins are just a welcome by-product of challenging yourself mentally and physically and prevailing.

KB1971 2:12 pm 24 May 12

HenryBG said :

KB1971 said :

Henry, I know this is sad but I was actually thinking about you last night as I was “killing myself” with a group of 10 riders in Majura last night.

Cycling certainly does suck, the fitness, the jokes, the “cmons you can do it’s”, the “wooooohooooo” from the group when you do, the “jeez thats a nice bike”, the “good to see you again, its been a while”, the down hills (they are SOOOO worth the up hills) & the beer & schnitzel afterwards.

I think I agree, its a stupid sport……..

I watched a BBC documentary last night, “The truth about exercise”.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cywtq

Apparently, 3 minutes exercise per week is all you need. The obsessive-compulsive exercising that a tiny minority of disturbed people engage in isn’t much benefit to you, although it will give you a heart attack if you keep at it long enough.

Maybe but ut really doesnt justify your argument. What is your cholesterol level? Blood sugar? Liver counts?

Since I started exercising again all of these things have stabilsed for me. I sleep better, I have more enery to play with my kids, I can walk without getting puffed.

Yep, one study says that you can get all of that through 3 minutes of “intense exercise” (you conveniently left that out….) but there are thousands out there that will tell you different.

Jim Jones 12:02 pm 24 May 12

HenryBG said :

KB1971 said :

Henry, I know this is sad but I was actually thinking about you last night as I was “killing myself” with a group of 10 riders in Majura last night.

Cycling certainly does suck, the fitness, the jokes, the “cmons you can do it’s”, the “wooooohooooo” from the group when you do, the “jeez thats a nice bike”, the “good to see you again, its been a while”, the down hills (they are SOOOO worth the up hills) & the beer & schnitzel afterwards.

I think I agree, its a stupid sport……..

I watched a BBC documentary last night, “The truth about exercise”.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cywtq

Apparently, 3 minutes exercise per week is all you need. The obsessive-compulsive exercising that a tiny minority of disturbed people engage in isn’t much benefit to you, although it will give you a heart attack if you keep at it long enough.

Any documentary that contains ‘The Truth’ in its title is peddling crackpot theories.

HenryBG 11:36 am 24 May 12

KB1971 said :

Henry, I know this is sad but I was actually thinking about you last night as I was “killing myself” with a group of 10 riders in Majura last night.

Cycling certainly does suck, the fitness, the jokes, the “cmons you can do it’s”, the “wooooohooooo” from the group when you do, the “jeez thats a nice bike”, the “good to see you again, its been a while”, the down hills (they are SOOOO worth the up hills) & the beer & schnitzel afterwards.

I think I agree, its a stupid sport……..

I watched a BBC documentary last night, “The truth about exercise”.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cywtq

Apparently, 3 minutes exercise per week is all you need. The obsessive-compulsive exercising that a tiny minority of disturbed people engage in isn’t much benefit to you, although it will give you a heart attack if you keep at it long enough.

00davist 10:57 am 24 May 12

Personally, I’m all for the Idea of Bike registration, and I say that being someone who does ride as well as drive (I’m back in the ACT now, so Riding is an option)

I would quite happily pay a registration fee for my bike, and I would happily put plates on my bike, as far as I see it, extra infrastructure is needed to accommodate my car, and I pay extra for that to be there, so if extra infrastructure is required for my bike, than I’ll happily chip in for that too (not to get into a discussion about the Govt. actually using the money wisely, that’s another story)

I’ve seen Bikes damage cars, and hit people, and in some cases ride away, as far as I see it, we should have ID, and should be accountable, and we should pay for the extra infrastructure we would like, just like we do behind the wheel.

Yes, it’s another bill, and I can’t begin to say how much I don’t need that, but really, it makes sense to me. Personally I also feel we need more controls on bikes on the roads, ie, clearer, more logical, and enforced laws, the way it works at the moment, some people ride on paths, others on roads, others on grass, some give way, some take way, some wear helmets, some wear Mohawks, it’s a real mixed bag, and it makes it hard to predict what’s coming.

I know many people will disagree with me, and that’s fine, this is just my own opinion, plenty of people tell me not to bother with my helmet, but at the end of the day i can’t see what the bother really is, it’s a hat that click on, takes a second, not a problem, yet I still get told i shouldn’t bother!

Anyway, end rant!

KB1971 9:13 am 24 May 12

Henry, I know this is sad but I was actually thinking about you last night as I was “killing myself” with a group of 10 riders in Majura last night.

Cycling certainly does suck, the fitness, the jokes, the “cmons you can do it’s”, the “wooooohooooo” from the group when you do, the “jeez thats a nice bike”, the “good to see you again, its been a while”, the down hills (they are SOOOO worth the up hills) & the beer & schnitzel afterwards.

I think I agree, its a stupid sport……..

davo101 11:30 am 23 May 12

HenryBG said :

They say 1 hour of exercise per day extends your life by 3 years, right?

I’m frankly sceptical:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Connolly

Hang on, is this the same HenryBG that was berating all the climate deniers for cherry picking the science? Seriously you base your medical ideas on a single data point?

Postalgeek 10:35 am 23 May 12

Seriously HBG, if you get the opportunity one day to try an e-bike, as they are called nowadays, you should take it.

They take the sting out of rises for those who struggle a bit, you can still get a bit of exercise without heaving up your lungs, and they maintain a faster average speed, making a trip for Woden to Civic very doable for the average punter.

Australia Post has started rolling out a fleet of them for posties, they are kicking off in Europe, and MET and LAPD are trialling them. As they become more popular, they’ll become cheaper.

Combine e-bikes, with a revised standard that increases them to 300W, with decent cycle lanes, and you have a commuting option that is accessible to a lot of people, fit and unfit. But it’s important that people feel safe, which means separated cycle lanes for high speed artery routes.

I’m actually surprised that e-bikes don’t seem to feature much in cycle way discussions, given the growing support for them in Europe and China.

carnardly 9:32 am 23 May 12

I can get from the north Tuggeranong area to the city quicker on my bike than i can on a magical mystery action tour on the closest suburb bus. So that’s why i ride. Plus its free. Plus its my exercise. And I’m not speed demon. Hopefully not a slug either, but its only 45 mins in for me.

Does that make Henry mega slow? 🙂 Woden to civic is only about 10 kms. most average healthy people should be able to do that with hardly any effort. I huff and puff my way up past Hopetoun Circuit to the Lodge too, but then i roll down onto State Circle and recover. Its a 1 km plod – not Alp Du’Ez in the Tour de France. No state to attend a meeting? Take it a bit slower, bring a change of clothes and BO basher and baby wipes are your best friend.

Henry – I’ll even offer to ride with you one day if you’re prepared to give it another go… your pace – however fast or slow you wish. There are all sorts doing it – old, young, fat, slow… once fat but now thin….

HenryBG 10:17 pm 22 May 12

fun size said :

HenryBG, have you ever actually ridden a bike from Woden to Civic?

Yes I have, and it’s long hard work getting up to the Lodge. I’m in no state to attend a meeting after cycling that kind of distance, and it takes even longer than going on an ACTION magical mystery tour.

Nothing like Holland. Or Denmark.

thatsnotme said :

How about we make a deal – your taxes don’t have to go towards cycling infrastructure, but my taxes don’t have to go towards keeping your sedentary arse alive.

They say 1 hour of exercise per day extends your life by 3 years, right?

I’m frankly sceptical:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Connolly

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