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Re: SMIDSY Collision Days Rd/Kedron Brook Road Roundabout GR

Postby PawPaw » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:18 pm

RonK wrote:Yes, if you drive a car, or ride a moto in particular, you can take a defensive driving course. I would argue that many of the techniques taught at these courses are highly relevant to cyclists, but I can't recall ever seeing such a course offered for cyclists.


I think an advanced defensive bicycle riding course would be an excellent thing.
Trouble is, most riders don't until after an accident. Besides, most would rather spend the money on bling than fitness and skill.
I hope I am still learning bike stuff in 20 years; with body intact.
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Re: SMIDSY Collision Days Rd/Kedron Brook Road Roundabout GR

Postby spirro » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:02 pm

Oxford wrote:I changed my route to avoid that roundabout when I was cycle commuting. KB Road and the Days Rd roundabout are probably close to the worse sections of the route I used to ride. the worse section did eventually claim me, but it was unavoidable or the alternatives were as bad.


Sorry for raising an old thread. Can I ask what route you take to avoid that roundabout?

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Re: SMIDSY Collision Days Rd/Kedron Brook Road Roundabout GR

Postby trailgumby » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:45 pm

I'm afraid Oxford no longer participates on this forum. After being rear-ended and seriously injured he has opted to cease commuter cycling in order to avoid stressing out his family.
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Re: SMIDSY Collision Days Rd/Kedron Brook Road Roundabout GR

Postby spirro » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:50 pm

trailgumby wrote:I'm afraid Oxford no longer participates on this forum. After being rear-ended and seriously injured he has opted to cease commuter cycling in order to avoid stressing out his family.


Bugger! Sorry to hear that!
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Re: SMIDSY Collision Days Rd/Kedron Brook Road Roundabout GR

Postby Comedian » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:31 am

spirro wrote:
Oxford wrote:I changed my route to avoid that roundabout when I was cycle commuting. KB Road and the Days Rd roundabout are probably close to the worse sections of the route I used to ride. the worse section did eventually claim me, but it was unavoidable or the alternatives were as bad.


Sorry for raising an old thread. Can I ask what route you take to avoid that roundabout?

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Consider going up York St and then Paling Ave if you'd like to avoid things. There are a heap of options in those quiet back streets. Unfortunately all hilly. :(
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: SMIDSY Collision Days Rd/Kedron Brook Road Roundabout GR

Postby spirro » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:31 am

Went through that roundabout on the way home yesterday for the first time during peak hour (my first commute to work). I entered the roundabout and the car entering from the bottom end of Days Rd didn't give way to me. Luckily I saw this clown wasn't going to stop so I slowed down to let her through. She had her window down so gave her a bit of a yell and startled her as she went passed me.
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