Variety of commutes

"If, on my journey by bicycle I encounter no verbal abuse, no close passing, vehicles turning in front of me, pulling out in front of me from side streets, I count that trip as unusual."

I’m fortunate enough to be able to choose 8km longer route and have PSP and shared path 99% of my commute trip.
In public commute sense it’s a bit like having the luxury of an express train from Mandurah with a reserved seat and tea/coffee service (Euro dreaming) with seating/decor little changed from the 80s…
While the 8km shorter on-road mixed with paths crossing driveways route is public transport equivalent of having to stop at every station to meet an unmediated schizophrenic wielding a dangerous weapon they’re apparently licensed for.
The comparison makes the 8km extra distance/time option A a no brainer, but it’s not always possible.

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Salsa Mukluk Titanium Fat Bike

Brand new original factory build kit in box unbuilt with SRAM X0 RD. Refer to specs:

https://tinyurl.com/yctce8ou

Frame as new only 450km (while testing a Rohloff XL drive not included). Small frame size is good for low standover and restarts on soft and off-camber surfaces. I’m 5’9".
New in box Tequila Lime Green matching Salsa recall replacement fork not yet fitted included.
Uncut steerer original fork included.
Aftermarket titanium seatpost included.
Comes with choice of Surly Big Fat Larry 26 x 4.7 as pictured, or pair of Maxxis Mammoth EXO TR 26×4.0 tubeless ready tyres.
Choice of handlebars, standard wide flatbar, or Velo Orange Casey’s Crazy Bars as pictured.

Please note the stock Salsa product photos used for model illustration only, items pictured but not listed above are not included. Please contact me to clarify any details.

Courier postage from $100 for an OEM bike box to metro-areas Australia-wide. Please give me your postcode to check if it qualifies for this rate.

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Cyclo Knitter

By George Barratt-Joneshttps://vimeo.com/user57282219

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Walking Dead Season 9

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Bicycle Speed Record Broken – Denise Mueller-Korenek Bikes at 183.93 MPH

https://www.bicycling.com/news/a23281242/denise-mueller-korenek-breaks-bicycle-speed-record/

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NSW Transport Corruption + Federal – Crikey!

How the world works Noam Chomsky would say. Decade upon decade with every change the more it stays the same. Refresher to a headline that summarised the prior decade of wasted public funds following the Sydney 2000 Olympics:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/transport-and-infrastructure-better-in-mumbai-than-sydney-pwc-report-20121015-27m08.html
Mr Christie, the former chief executive of the Roads and Transport Authority, said the plan to build motorways across the west, inner west and south of Sydney was a throwback to 1950s transport planning that would cause further congestion.
“It is back to the 1950s. It is a real LA-type solution,” he said.

Crikey NSW Corruption

Crikey NSW Corruption Federal followup

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RAC 2016 ebike trial

Gateway drug

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WA CTP Details from 2016

$100 per vehicle per year to extend cover to 44 accident victims. Totals not provided.

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2018 NAHBS People’s Choice Award

https://www.nahbs.com/peoples-choice-award/

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Convenience: Double edged sword for cycling advocacy

Convenience: Double edged sword for cycling advocacy

The Tyranny of Convenience by Tim Wu
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/opin … ience.html

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Tim Wu on Convenience wrote:But we err in presuming convenience is always good, for it has a complex relationship with other ideals that we hold dear. Though understood and promoted as an instrument of liberation, convenience has a dark side. With its promise of smooth, effortless efficiency, it threatens to erase the sort of struggles and challenges that help give meaning to life. Created to free us, it can become a constraint on what we are willing to do, and thus in a subtle way it can enslave us.

Try that in a new context:

eldavo on Convenience wrote:But we err in presuming driving is always good, for it has a complex relationship with other ideals that we hold dear. Though understood and promoted as an instrument of liberation, driving has a dark side. With its promise of smooth, effortless efficiency, it threatens to erase the sort of struggles and challenges that help give meaning to life. Created to free us, it can become a constraint on what we are willing to do, and thus in a subtle way it can enslave us.

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