Heads up for southern riders

Heads up for southern riders

Postby europa » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:57 am

Just got this from Bicycling SA

Bicycle SA has received a number of reports from riders of wire and other
dangerous objects, including bricks, being placed across the Coast & Vines
Rail Trail, between Marino and Willunga, south of Adelaide. These objects
have allegedly been deliberately placed across the trail in a way that
poses a serious threat to riders and other trail users. Reports of barbed
wire strung between posts have been received.

We have passed on the reports to the SA Police and the City of
Onkaparinga. the SA Police have responded by referring the matter to their
intelligence unit; and they will also get their Bike Patrol to check and
monitor the Coast & Vines Rail Trail. At this stage the City of
Onkaparinga has not confirmed their response, but we have been informed
they are considering having their Crime Prevention Team run surveillance
along the trail; and working with their maintenance department to monitor
the site.

Please contact the SA Police if you have any further information --
telephone 131 444.
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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby U2adam!!! » Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:24 am

A budddy of mine ran into some wire strung across this path not 12 months ago. The wire snagged his handlebars, flipped him up and over and to add insult to injury his wife couldn't stop in time and collided with him.

He said that had he been a young child the result would have been disasterous.

This is my main riding path down south so thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby Kalgrm » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:34 am

G'day Richard,

Thanks for the post, and it's good to see a post from you again. We miss you, ya know.

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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby Aushiker » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:27 am

G'day

Welcome back Richard! :D :D :D :D

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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby alex » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:39 pm

the police couldnt care less really

you could have an arm amputated by some idiot and you would probably get the standard 'yeah we cant really help you, resources are low' response

SA police - thanks for absolutely nothing
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby U2adam!!! » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:10 pm

alex wrote:
SA police - thanks for absolutely nothing


Maybe the police might say 'Sorry, we're busy catching murderers, rapists, bank robbers, thieves and other violent thugs but we will get to this as soon as possible.'

I'd be pointing my finger at the idiots' parents and saying 'Hey, crap job you did with parenting there! Pull your finger out and get a clue.'

The story was big enough to get amongst the first few items on Channel 7 news so at least it is out there. The Southern bike paths were so busy yesterday that it would be impossible to set these wires up during the day. At night, however is a different story.

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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby alex » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:42 pm

U2adam!!! wrote:Maybe the police might say 'Sorry, we're busy catching murderers, rapists, bank robbers, thieves and other violent thugs but we will get to this as soon as possible.'


i have not heard these sort of things being part of SAPOL's work, there is an element of danger in aprehending genuine criminals and no revenue in it.
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:29 am

alex wrote:the police couldnt care less really

you could have an arm amputated by some idiot and you would probably get the standard 'yeah we cant really help you, resources are low' response

SA police - thanks for absolutely nothing


in defence of the cops, there has been a big presence of motorcycle cops riding the southern trial to ensure it safety....
i have passed to motorcycle cops riding the expressway in the last dew days....

nice to see them doing this, altho they still had time last week to bust me for "obscuring my numberplate" with my bike rack... 3 demerit points and $330 bux later... grrrr - hmmm why am i defending them again? ;)
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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby brauluver » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:53 am

Dr_Mutley wrote: they still had time last week to bust me for "obscuring my numberplate" with my bike rack... 3 demerit points and $330 bux


yikes :shock: ,I think I better go and get one of them number plates made for mine asap.
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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:45 am

brauluver wrote:
Dr_Mutley wrote: they still had time last week to bust me for "obscuring my numberplate" with my bike rack... 3 demerit points and $330 bux


yikes :shock: ,I think I better go and get one of them number plates made for mine asap.


yes big ouch!
get your small plate here:
http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/ezyplate ... -plate.htm
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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby Aushiker » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:11 pm

Dr_Mutley wrote:nice to see them doing this, altho they still had time last week to bust me for "obscuring my numberplate" with my bike rack... 3 demerit points and $330 bux later... grrrr - hmmm why am i defending them again? ;)


G'day

I nearly got hit by a guy pulling a trailer the other day. His vehicle number was obscured and his trailer had no number plate so I couldn't report him. Maybe we need to be responsible too ... I know I need to fix this issue on my car.

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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby alex » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:18 pm

why bother reporting anyone when all you get for your tax dollar is : 'we cant really help you sir'??

ok thats enough out of me.
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby buster » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:08 pm

europa,
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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby astro » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:24 pm

c'mon now, enough cop bashing...

sit back for just 2 mins and think 'seriously' about where we'd be without them.

i know a few of them that 'have' taken murderers off the streets.

also ask yourself, would you be willing to do that job?
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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby rustychisel » Fri May 01, 2009 10:36 am

it may not be the world's best job, but surely the point to be made is - as you allude to in your final phrase - those that seem unwilling to do their job. There's too many of them, unfortunately.

And in saying that, the last time I reported an incident to police they were absolutely brilliant in following up and assistance.
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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby matt41193 » Fri May 01, 2009 5:26 pm

I have a pretty fair idea that Police are taking this matter seriously. It is nothing to attend 3 or 4 jobs a shift in realtion to bike track incidents (mainly motor bikes and rock throwers). Please be aware that Police are getting around in sedans and access to many parts of the bike track is restricted. To say that the Police don't care is just ignorant. Have spent many a shift walking the bike track looking for scumbags. The warnings are accuarte though. These traps are allegedlly meant for the rouge motor cycle riders terrorising the track.
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Re: Heads up for southern riders

Postby brauluver » Fri May 01, 2009 7:42 pm

matt41193 wrote:I have a pretty fair idea that Police are taking this matter seriously. It is nothing to attend 3 or 4 jobs a shift in realtion to bike track incidents (mainly motor bikes and rock throwers). Please be aware that Police are getting around in sedans and access to many parts of the bike track is restricted. To say that the Police don't care is just ignorant. Have spent many a shift walking the bike track looking for scumbags. The warnings are accuarte though. These traps are allegedlly meant for the rouge motor cycle riders terrorising the track.


Straight from the horses mouth, so to speak.

Keep up the good work :wink:
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