Im heading down to your city next week with a bicycle and was wondering if you people had any do’s or don’ts about riding around in the city (tour of mexico). As an ignorant queenslander I can only assume its encouraged to swear at any signs of authority.
Wear your helmet.
If you’re riding brakeless, be prepared for a fine or two depending on how stealth you are.
Don’t ride through the tram tracks on Swanston between little lonsdale and latrobe.
Go on one of the weekly rides.
99 Problems on a Wednesday night is where a heap of big baggers and faux big baggers like to hang out. Cheap Tecate is also present.
Unfortunately we don’t have a Dreamworld or Movie World.
Melbourne is on a grid, it is very easy to get around.
Melbourne CBD is tiny, its just the urban sprawl that is massive.
yes, especially given they’re allegedly in the middle of a blitz. that said it’s more bad luck if you actually run into them. but if they do stop you they’ll ping you for NOBR AKES.
it’s $150 fine.
i’ve ridden past heaps of cops/cop cars since riding brakeless without hassle. but if the bike cops are out on a blitz you will get done.
best bet is to not give them a reason to stop you in the first place. ie, obey traffic lights, stay off the tram tracks, wear your helmet, use lights at night, etc
and don’t swear at authority figures, Victoria is a nanny state that just gave cops the power to fine you $250 for using “indecent language” in public…