Friday, August 22, 2008

Waving Wednesdays

If you're on a bike & it's Wednesday, then wave!

Answers to commonly asked questions:

What's Waving Wednesday?
It's a simple concept! It's Wednesday and you're riding a bicycle. You
see someone else on a bicycle. You wave to them. They wave to you.

Does it cost anything to participate in Waving Wednesday?
Waving Wednesday only costs about 3 calories per wave.

If I wave on Wednesdays, can I still wave on other days?
Waving to promote cameraderie among cyclists is always encouraged.

What qualifies as a wave?
A wave 'counts' when you move your hand back and forth at least 3 times.

When is it?

Nodding or saluting do not count - those salutations can find their own
darn days.

Do I really have to do this?

Yes, you have to.

Also there will soon be flyers so you can put them up on poles etc. And
if anyone has any chalk, how about chalking popular bike route eg Wilson
St with the words 'Wave Wednesday'

Contact - Andrew Dodds 0403999899

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Find us on Facebook

Next year's ride will be on Sunday the 15th of February.
You can join our Yahoo Group here or look us up on Facebook.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Cone Head

I don't want to buy into the dreaded helmet debate. However this invention could solve a lot of the problems associated with bicycle helmets.
The unique benefits are:
• To improve the ability of the shock absorbing liner in helmets to absorb an impact force more effectively and help to slow down the rate of deceleration of the head.
• It takes into account the different thicknesses and strengths of the skull without compromising on standards.
• It reduces the overall mass of the helmet and therefore it will reduce the effects of rotational acceleration of the head during impact.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Four steps to tackle global warming right now

Article from the Age today:
" A new tax proposal from Bicycle Victoria would mean that employees could be given a huge incentive to ride to work. Under the scheme, workers could claim up to $1500 of the cost of a bike and riding equipment as a tax-free income, provided they log at least 25 kilometres a week commuting. To qualify, they would need to log this distance for at least 12 weeks and could claim the break once every two years.

Current tax law prevents tax deduction claims for travelling to work, but Bicycle Victoria chief Harry Barber said congestion in capital cities would drop enormously if just a small number of commuters switched to bikes. "The Government would lose out on tax revenue but would benefit in many other ways," he said. "This project would give the Government a carbon benefit, an infrastructure saving and a health benefit in one stroke."