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Old 12-15-2012, 05:18 AM   #61
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Do government employees (posties on CT110's) have some type of exemption to ride on the footpath. I gather they do, but what is the actual rule for them?

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Only Postal Delivery officers have this exemption.

Anyone else (example, private junk mail delivery people) caught doing it should be charged. Of course they never are !
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:29 PM   #62
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In Vic, you need to be under 12 or have less than 200 watts of power at your disposal; from what my postie mates tell me, the footpath is the most dangerous place on the planet, as Mrs Flobbietits reverses her Flacadore/SUV/Asian shitbox out of her driveway, severely under the influence of snot-gargling small children....
I think I'd rather take my chances with the drug-crazed txting teenage P-platers thanks....
Yup,probably on a par with the road out to the mines,here...those oldies on their electric four wheel scooters must be ex miners
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:05 PM   #63
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Yup,probably on a par with the road out to the mines,here...those oldies on their electric four wheel scooters must be ex miners
I hear you there. I have been doing roadworks in the moranbah dysart middlemount area for the last month and a half. Apparently the 40kph signs on our job sites aren't for miners. Its nothing to see them do 100 through our site. Every 2 or 3 days i almost get hit.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:02 AM   #64
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Yes.
Only Postal Delivery officers have this exemption.

Anyone else (example, private junk mail delivery people) caught doing it should be charged. Of course they never are !
OK, here's the go.

Engine capacity must be 125cc or less. Only Australia Post employees and (recently) non Aus Post contracted leaflet/junkmail deliverers are permitted to ride on the footpath but only when in the act of delivering mail (or leaflets etc.).
Speed limit is 10kph.

And, Yes, the footpath is a FUCKING dangerous place to be riding a motorbike with reversing cars being the biggest issue but also kids running/riding out from behind hedges/fences, Telstra pits or water meter boxes with the lids not on properly, deep holes where the grass has been mown level with the surrounding lawn, ropes/wires strung across the footpath to stop you riding on the perfectly fine lawn by cockheads who don't understand it's illegal for them to do so and that, because of where they hid it, you can't possibly reach their mailbox without riding on the lawn or into the metre-plus wide garden bed they've decided to build in front of said mailbox, and of course there's the national obsession with planting anything with inch long thorns right near the mailbox with branches hanging out at perfect face/neck height to make it really easy to do your job. Aus Post has decided to get into the spirit of it all too, by fitting a flag to your bike which smacks you square in the back of the head every time you go under a low branch.

And I haven't even started on the spiders/wasps/magpies/snakes/dogs etc.....


Beathe......exhale.....

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:26 AM   #65
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OK, here's the go.

Engine capacity must be 125cc or less. Only Australia Post employees and (recently) non Aus Post contracted leaflet/junkmail deliverers are permitted to ride on the footpath but only when in the act of delivering mail (or leaflets etc.).
Speed limit is 10kph.

And, Yes, the footpath is a FUCKING dangerous place to be riding a motorbike with reversing cars being the biggest issue but also kids running/riding out from behind hedges/fences, Telstra pits or water meter boxes with the lids not on properly, deep holes where the grass has been mown level with the surrounding lawn, ropes/wires strung across the footpath to stop you riding on the perfectly fine lawn by cockheads who don't understand it's illegal for them to do so and that, because of where they hid it, you can't possibly reach their mailbox without riding on the lawn or into the metre-plus wide garden bed they've decided to build in front of said mailbox, and of course there's the national obsession with planting anything with inch long thorns right near the mailbox with branches hanging out at perfect face/neck height to make it really easy to do your job. Aus Post has decided to get into the spirit of it all too, by fitting a flag to your bike which smacks you square in the back of the head every time you go under a low branch.

And I haven't even started on the spiders/wasps/magpies/snakes/dogs etc.....


Beathe......exhale.....

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:31 AM   #66
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I hear you there. I have been doing roadworks in the moranbah dysart middlemount area for the last month and a half. Apparently the 40kph signs on our job sites aren't for miners. Its nothing to see them do 100 through our site. Every 2 or 3 days i almost get hit.
Dress a dummy up in work gear and have it "step" out in front of them as they rocket through the site, that'll wake 'em up...
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:31 AM   #67
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Says the bloke who's KTM has its own proper bedroom so it doesn't get cold tootsies....

Isn't it past your bedtime?
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:56 PM   #68
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Hey clacky , I feel ur postie pain bro . Been a postie for a few years , now a contractor at brendale. Keen to catch up and compare engine mods as I'm running a very similar stroker to yours as I'm not at the full mercy of aus post yet. Ps those flags are sooo gay , he he
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #69
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Too much plastic IMO, and I hope that isn't the final colour scheme they're going with.. looks nothing like a Postie, they should stick with the red. I wonder whether the change is going to effect the turnover of ex post bikes and if these things are going to be harder to sell with either their faults or lack of faith in the machine? At least when you buy a postie you know what you're getting, but then everything was new once.

Will be interesting to watch these develop I think, who knows in a few years we might be buying them, painting them red and fixing them up
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:39 PM   #70
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Maybe this is the road post should go down



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Old 01-18-2013, 07:29 PM   #71
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Maybe this is the road post should go down



geez mate don't give em ideas
looks like a couple of small packets it will carry
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:03 AM   #72
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Think you could pulla wheelie on one of those?
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:57 AM   #73
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Fuck, you'd better hope Post Mismanagement don't see that or we'll be having a trial (Post lingo for forcing something through whether it works or not) to see if some desk jockey who's never delivered a letter in his/her life thinks they're viable (viable as a half arsed idea to implement so upper management thinks they're actually doing something to justify their position).
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:59 AM   #74
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Think you could pulla wheelie on one of those?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #75
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Think you could pulla wheelie on one of those?
Load the front up just forward of the front axle and it's do brilliant stoppies
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