Mandatory Helmet Law is the Devil

A Cycle forum member was sick of MHL mentioned, and wanted the topic banned.

Did people for all time want things banned or people killed/deported if they didn’t like something?

Like cycling banned if not wearing a helmet. I see banning working for everything (sarcasm).

I ride on the beach. A local government property by-law has banned bicycles on the beach, in 2009/2011, before any popularity of the bicycles now sold in Australia that could ride on the beach. Banning leaves no ability for discretion, fair use policies or fair policing for any real issues.

So an honest healthy activity fitting between pedestrians and jogging, is outlawed, and fines imposed.

They say sarcasm is the lowest form of humour. Banning is such a bad joke that it makes sarcasm look intelligent.

I think MHL is one part of the multi-generational cultural problem that results in examples of senseless banning of bicycles and "our own kind" logically deducing that bigger harsher punishments for misdemeanors is progress for "our cause".

Time to ban children.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why Jaywalking is a Crime

https://youtu.be/-AFn7MiJz_s

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Driving with mobile phones

https://youtu.be/UkjRvsT8f5k

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Donate Life

Organ Donorship
http://www.donatelife.gov.au/

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

KMC Z1X Narrow EPT chain references

Chain
http://www.kmcchain.eu/chain-KMC_Z1X_EPT_Narrow-touring_city-narrow

Snap On connector link part
http://www.kmcchain.eu/connector-KMC_C_L–Z1RB_SO_Narrow-touring_city-narrow

Snap On connector link instructions
http://www.kmcchain.eu/Connecting_link_instruction_Snap-on

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gios Antico

Fits like a glove.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“I bought a Jeep” – now do I bear a greater responsibility to smaller vehicles on the roadway?

Short answer, of course you don’t, this is Australia, where the reality is the automobile is the protected majority.

equality-equity-reality-liberation-liberation-3095710

Background

The plaintiff was riding his electric bicycle home from work along a shared pathway designated for cyclists and pedestrians when the defendant reversed out of his driveway directly into the plaintiff’s path. Although the plaintiff cried out the split second prior to the collision, he was unable to brake or swerve and collided into the side of the defendant’s vehicle. The impact was of such severity to render him a quadriplegic.

Analysis of case notes retrieved from http://casenotes.curwoods.com.au/?p=4813

Author: Elana Chandran
Judgment Date: 8 July 2016
Citation: Hendricks v El Dik (No 4) [2016] ACTSC 160
Jurisdiction: Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory[1]

Continue reading

Posted in legal | Leave a comment

Frame builder: Road trail, hybrid

Frame builder talk and walk through.

http://www.peterverdone.com/hybrids-are-back/

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Serendipitous Spinergy

The long story of how a strange bike got some strange wheels that didn’t fit, but did.
Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nokia Nostalgia 5110 and 8210

Nokia 5110 with 3-in-1 hands-free unit comprising car cigarette lighter power adapter, cradle, loudspeaker with volume control. 2 year $5 monthly plan with "nothing" included!

Later when the Nokia 8210 was available I remained on a 2 year $5 monthly plan, possibly pushed up to $10 / month when the $5 plan ceased.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment