Hoadley’s Violet Crumble ad from 1933

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Lunar New Year

Basman Project 346 Luna

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Architect Richard Sheridan, car driver guilty of chasing and running over cyclist

Architect Richard Sheridan of 54 years age, drives with road rage in the city on Beaufort Street, witnessed road raging by other drivers prior to his threatening cyclists in the bus/cycle lane.

After the victim thumps the driver’s windshield with his fist, Richard Sheridan does a U-turn the wrong way up the one-way street, chases the cyclist with his red Mazda 3 sports hatch back, hits and runs over the cyclist, dragging him under the vehicle.

The incident occurs in front of the Curtin House WA Police Station, in front of 2 detectives on the footpath witnessing the incident, who help remove the car from atop the cyclist.

In sentencing, Magistrate Elizabeth Woods said she accepted Sheridan’s remorse and that he “didn’t intend to chase and run him over”.

Sheridan was handed a nine-month jail sentence, suspended for nine months, and his licence was disqualified for a year.
He was also fined $1,500 on top of the $6,000 he paid the cyclist for the damage to the bike.

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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.

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Why Jaywalking is a Crime


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Driving with mobile phones


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Donate Life

Organ Donorship

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KMC Z1X Narrow EPT chain references


Snap On connector link part

Snap On connector link instructions

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Gios Antico

Fits like a glove.

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“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.



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]

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