Cone-head helmet not a bonehead idea

Visiting fatal accident scenes involving motorcycles and bicycles helped a Brisbane physicist develop a revolutionary helmet that has the potential to reduce brain injury or death.

The invention, known as Cone-Head, took out the Invention of the Year award last night on ABC TV’s The New Inventors.

Don Morgan, from Yeronga, said he was “greatly honoured” to win the top prize for an invention he has been working on since the mid-1980s.

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Todays Commute

Todays commute was a pleasure and a pain all in one, great weather and tail wind in one hand, but lots of issues with hgv’s and cars.  For some reason everyone was giving me zero room today and I’ll be honest I felt scared on many occasions.Managed to snap a few pics as well today which was nice.  

Cyclists call for safety

Cyclists call for safety

ALEX JOHNSONNovember 28, 2007

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Helmet laws an obstacle to free bike plan

TRANSPORT Minister Lynne Kosky is in discussions with Roads Minister Tim Pallas about a free bicycle program in Melbourne’s city centre.

Ms Kosky viewed the system in Paris and Lyon, where outdoor advertising giant JCDecaux supplies bicycles in exchange for control of billboards.

A rack of free bicycles in Lyon.

A rack of free bicycles in Lyon. 

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Warburton Rail Trail

Ok yesterday was the day that I got to test out a touring type scenario on the Kona Sutra.  Not a massive ride, not a huge amount of stuff to carry, just a 90km amble over an old railway track around 40km out of Melbourne.  The track has a pretty good surface with stones and pebbles etc packed tight giving a pleasant ride in most areas with the odd bump and wooden bridge thrown in for good measure.We started by getting the train to Lilydale from Camberwell, getting off the train and finding the start of the trail was not the easiest finding that the signs were not exactly great.However once we found it there was no stopping us, quick refill of supplys, coffee scroll and some chips we were off.  Continue reading

The New S L U T
November 23, 2007, 9:29 am
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S L U T Sustainable lowcost urban transport Well guys the new Single speed is amost ready, the only thing that I really need now is a seat and im ready to rock and roll….. Yipeeeeeee Shimano, BB and Cranks with hillbrick rear wheel.  Its starting to look ok now and I cant wait to ride her good and hard  

Safety fears put women off bikes
November 22, 2007, 3:11 am
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The Age: Safety fears put women off bikes

THERE are twice as many male cyclists as female cyclists in Australia,
despite increasing rates of bike use, a nationwide study has found.
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