Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby __PG__ » Fri May 15, 2015 5:34 pm

I'm beginning to think this is beginning to resemble the famous 'hedge burner' who ran amok in Melbourne's inner east suburbs a few decades ago.
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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby fat and old » Fri May 15, 2015 6:34 pm

The hedge burner!!!! :lol: :lol: I remember that bloke...actually iirc there was a couple in the end?

That was a fine reign of terror there.

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby MTB_Rob » Fri May 15, 2015 11:18 pm

I had thought the same thing about the hedgeburner (s). One guy got 5 years jail...
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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby fat and old » Mon May 25, 2015 1:49 pm

I just read Cycle.org's page on this......where in God's name did you blokes get your figures on the costs from? :?

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby BenGr » Mon May 25, 2015 5:13 pm

Seems like they've taken the max possible in every case. I'm also a bit confused by using 18 month time period. Was there a link to the vic roads costing that I missed or did they forget that...

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby Hillsaretheenemy » Mon May 25, 2015 5:53 pm

Todays "Journalism", just make things up.. the bigger the better. 95% of people will take it as gospel. The other reasonable 5% will be branded as doubters and against "the cause"...

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby MTB_Rob » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:55 pm

Coverage in the age
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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby biker jk » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:22 am

marty_one wrote:This appeared this morning

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-21/f ... rd/6559688


I heard the story on ABC radio. Interesting that they're now doing daily sweeps for tacks. That's going to get expensive. I hope the moron is pleased with himself/herself.

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby Will_P » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:55 am

And so it continues. I saw at least eight people with punctures between 5.30am and 8am this morning. Very uncool. However, possibly not helping the cause was the guy doing laps with a speaker blaring music. I can understand wanting some tunes to keep the psych high, and appreciate the dangers of wearing headphones, but I'm not sure this kind of behaviour helps foster positive relations with local residents...

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Postby defy1 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:21 pm

Will_P wrote:And so it continues. I saw at least eight people with punctures between 5.30am and 8am this morning. Very uncool. However, possibly not helping the cause was the guy doing laps with a speaker blaring music. I can understand wanting some tunes to keep the psych high, and appreciate the dangers of wearing headphones, but I'm not sure this kind of behaviour helps foster positive relations with local residents...


hehe seen that music guy a few times. he seems to be a regular

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby jules21 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:28 pm

Will_P wrote:However, possibly not helping the cause was the guy doing laps with a speaker blaring music. I can understand wanting some tunes to keep the psych high, and appreciate the dangers of wearing headphones, but I'm not sure this kind of behaviour helps foster positive relations with local residents...

my bet is he never gets tacked either. always the way :)

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:42 pm

defy1 wrote:
Will_P wrote:And so it continues. I saw at least eight people with punctures between 5.30am and 8am this morning. Very uncool. However, possibly not helping the cause was the guy doing laps with a speaker blaring music. I can understand wanting some tunes to keep the psych high, and appreciate the dangers of wearing headphones, but I'm not sure this kind of behaviour helps foster positive relations with local residents...


hehe seen that music guy a few times. he seems to be a regular

Hope he's been letterboxing the locals; "The noise stops the day after the tacks"
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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby Bentnose » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:25 am

Maybe Vicroads should threaten to run a 24hr interstate truck route through there unless the tacking stops, ahh pipedreams, I haven't ridden the boulevard in 18 months, got better things to do than fix flats.
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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby __PG__ » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:53 am

I did a quick Boulie ride on Sunday morning, saw two tacking victims.

It's highly likely that the perpetrator reads these forums (and others) so any planning for any potential action needs to be taken offline by trusted persons only.
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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby misterhorsey » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:08 pm

I was out one saturday, around noon, 2 weeks ago repairing a puncture on the boulie.

However, it was glass on Langridge St that caused it, not a tack. Couldn't really yell this to other riders passing by.

Fortunately not had a tack on fairly regular rides on the boulie for about a year.

I have had many more close passers tho as I'm not riding on the right of the shoulder (i.e., on the road, where we are entitled to be!) And a few more close motos as well (although most motos and cars are still really good).

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby Will_P » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:25 pm

Another four unfortunate riders out there this morning before 8am, including one guy with tubulars. Props to the other guy who helped him out.

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby greenhouse_gas » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:33 pm

just caught a snippet on 9 news, I guess it's still happening...

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby dalai47 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:30 pm

greenhouse_gas wrote:just caught a snippet on 9 news, I guess it's still happening...


Yes still happening. There was another protest ride this morning...

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby fat and old » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:51 am

Having copped a few, I'm sick of it, but geez......the misinformation and outright garbage that the organisers of the rides put out makes them look like fools. Claiming the older fella who fell off kilometres away "may" have been tacked even though there was absolutely no evidence, the claim that the clean up bill is running at over $1 million.......come on guys, keep it believable and honest :roll:

I believe that there was quite a few tackings prior to the actual ride, in spite of a sweep the day before? Perp is watching closely! Cameras won't help in this instance......nor will assuming every person who walks on the wrong side of the road is guilty.

Hope they catch the dude(ettes)s. Soon.

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby jules21 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:43 am

fat and old wrote:Having copped a few, I'm sick of it, but geez......the misinformation and outright garbage that the organisers of the rides put out makes them look like fools. Claiming the older fella who fell off kilometres away "may" have been tacked even though there was absolutely no evidence, the claim that the clean up bill is running at over $1 million.......come on guys, keep it believable and honest :roll:

given that most punctures on the Boullie are due to tacks (no one seriously disputes that), it's quite reasonable to put a tack as no. 1 suspect in the puncture-related crash of that rider. the tack doesn't necessarily stay in the tyre.

the clean up bill has been huge. they run a dedicated truck with a team of operators presumably being paid at night rates. it has been up and down the Boullie so many times. it's a much more elaborate and expensive operation than you may assume. I don't know the precise cost but it's an awful lot.

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby fat and old » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:11 am

The punctures I've had I know were tack jobs because the tacks were there. Dunno.....it seems tenuous at best to me. Has there been a 100% documented case of any riders going down with a tack? As for bill.....I'm aware of what they use, and can make a fair estimate of cost. If it is in fact $1 mill, then hook me up! I'll save them 30-50% and make a motza anyway! :lol:

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby kb » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:00 pm

fat and old wrote:The punctures I've had I know were tack jobs because the tacks were there. Dunno.....it seems tenuous at best to me. Has there been a 100% documented case of any riders going down with a tack?

Probably depends on the angle of "a tack" (sorry, bad pun).
Lot's of riders going down. At least two yesterday morning on the protest ride.
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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby cyclotaur » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:07 pm

fat and old wrote:The punctures I've had I know were tack jobs because the tacks were there. Dunno.....it seems tenuous at best to me. Has there been a 100% documented case of any riders going down with a tack? ...


At least two cases of riders puncturing from Boulie tacks and suffering serious injuries have been reported, as far as I know. One recently was an older guy who ended up in hospital.

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Re: Yarra Boulevard - tacks - 6.3.14

Postby __PG__ » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:21 pm

jules21 wrote:given that most punctures on the Boullie are due to tacks (no one seriously disputes that), it's quite reasonable to put a tack as no. 1 suspect in the puncture-related crash of that rider. the tack doesn't necessarily stay in the tyre.

I once punctured on the ride home in Northcote from a tack. I was riding the Boulevard but it took a few km's for it to work its way through the carcass (Continental GP 4 seasons with two vectran layers).

Laws of probability suggest the tack was picked up on the Boulevard.
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