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Where to ride bikes in Canberra

By Aeek - 12 August 2009 12

the ABC put up a really good article on the opportunities for cycling in Canberra.

But they posted it with just a few clubs missing from the links at the end:

(I saw it at work and by the time I got home I had to google for 5 minutes to find the damn thing, not so good)

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Where to ride bikes in Canberra
Master_Bates 9:54 am 13 Aug 09

Nathan,

Actually – I wasn’t taking a swipe, I was simply demonstrating that many people in the ACT ride, with out all of the fancy stuff – If it makes a difference to you then cool.

Regarding car competencies – When I learnt to ride my motorbike, the most important thing that we were taught was to work on the basis that the person in the car beside you decided this morning to drive over somebody and is simply looking for a target, and to ride assuming that something bad is about to happen. That is the attitude that I adopt, and it workd really wekk – hence the keeping distance between car and me great.

nathan 9:39 am 13 Aug 09

I love riding my bike – I do it most weekdays. Sometimes I take my MTB to Stromlo.

I do wear a helmet.
I do have a *really* bright headlight.
I do ride on bikepaths, and in on-road bike lanes. Why should I go out of my way because some motorists aren’t competent? I manage not to hit any cyclists when I’m driving.

I DO wear Lycra, because I find it comfortable.
I am not a member of a bike club, but maybe one day I will join one.
I do have clipless pedals that need specialised shoes, because I commute about 45km a day, and the pedals make pedalling easier.

I can’t help but think that Master_Bates was taking a swipe at someone with the lycra and pedals remarks, but I don’t understand why.

Master_Bates 8:23 am 13 Aug 09

Oh – by the way – I love riding my bike – I do it most weekends –

I do wear a helmet.
I do have a *really* bright headlight.
I do ride on bikepaths – I enjoy being alive.

I DO NOT wear Lycra.
I am not a member of a bike club – My bike is compatible with being ridden alone!!!
I don NOT have clip in shoes that need specialised pedals!

🙂

shiny flu 4:38 pm 12 Aug 09

layne = (Newbie)

Master_Bates = (Hooligan)

Says it all really.

Anyway, seems like a poor article trying to promote the MTB WC but making it a hap-hazard general article. Don’t get my wrong, always great to get more people out and about *just don’t be a doofus and skid*

Clown Killer 3:17 pm 12 Aug 09

Agreed Grrrr. An inability to deal with whatever/whoever else is on the roads is simply incompetence.

Grrrr 12:56 pm 12 Aug 09

Only lousy drivers find cyclists a hassle – everyone else shares the roads just fine.

(IE, What justbands said.)

justbands 12:17 pm 12 Aug 09

> According to the law, it *is* their right to ride on the roads.

Don’t let facts get in the way of a good whinge though Jim Jones!

I still don’t get the angst…when I drive a car, I never have problems with cyclists. When I ride my bike, I seldom have problems with cars. I’m starting to think that all these issues are in peoples heads.

Jim Jones 11:47 am 12 Aug 09

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layne said :

This article just confirms that Canberra is the best place in Australia to ride a bike and yet an annoying few still think it’s their right to ride on our roads and cause hassle for traffic.

According to the law, it *is* their right to ride on the roads.

Friska 11:09 am 12 Aug 09

ride around the lake

phototext 11:01 am 12 Aug 09

“This article just confirms that Canberra is the best place in Australia to ride a bike and yet an annoying few still think it’s their right to ride on our roads and cause hassle for traffic.”

Here we go again.

Master_Bates 9:48 am 12 Aug 09

Bikes are for Bike Paths

layne 9:10 am 12 Aug 09

This article just confirms that Canberra is the best place in Australia to ride a bike and yet an annoying few still think it’s their right to ride on our roads and cause hassle for traffic.

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