As part of my planning for the Dreaming Tour, a ride from Darwin to Perth keeping off the highways as much as possible I hunted around for books including camping books which I hoped would give me some idea as camping options and more importantly access to water. One of those books that I came across was S & S Collis, the guide to Free-Camping in the North of WA. The copy I obtained from the local library was the 5th edition published in 2010 which includes GPS co-ordinates. I am glad I found it in the library as that gave me a chance to check it out before deciding whether to buy it or not. I didn’t buy it which pretty much sums up my view of the book.
On February 14, 2012 I experienced an incident which I consider to be dangerous passing by an operator of a CTI Xpress truck registration number 1DJQ 144. This incident occurred on West Coast Drive, North Beach on a single lane 50 km/h road which wanders along the northern coast of Perth, Western Australia.
I have regularly ridden this road over the past three or more years in both directions as part of my commute to Joondalup. While I have experienced some incidents at roundabouts mainly to the north and south of the location of this incident, this is only the second dangerous or close pass that I have experienced which I felt warranted further attention. Hundreds of vehicles pass myself and other cyclists on this road daily without it seems trouble. A little bit of patience, a bit of care and consideration and a safe speed go a long way. Not however for this CTI Xpress operator who saved a whole four seconds passing me like this.
Product Safety Recalls Australia in-cooperation with the Australian Felt Bicycles distributor Southcott Pty Ltd have announced a recall of Felt Bicycle B12 and S22 triathlon models. These models are triathlon and time trial bikes.
The Felt Bicycle B12 S22 recall notice indicates that the model year 2010 forks are of concern.