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    Quote Originally Posted by discotex View Post
    I've been talking to a lot of non-bikers this last week and it's been very encouraging seeing how many agree that the barriers shoud be modified to make them safer. Most of the people I've spoken to were shocked when I explained how dangerous they are for us.

    I think just talking to as many people as you can about it will help get the public on board.
    Agreed. I put a flier up at work with the pictures on and non bikers have commented on how dangerous they look. One even asked if the protest was just for bikes.....

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    Just some links to some Ozz sites re barriers,
    http://www.ingalcivil.com.au/products.php?id=10&leaf=y

    not how these have more than one run of steel

    http://www.ingalcivil.com.au/products.php?id=11&leaf=y
    not attempt to make cheese cutters safe, if you look at the wires, sorry what they have done is a waste of money, it will not stop the damage to a rider who hits the wires in my opion
    A better engineered solution is require to stop motorcyclist being killed or crippled

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    Thumbs up Ulysses have passed on the message

    FYI

    I have sent an email to Ulysses(Akl branch) so don't bug them again lol and this was the response which is great. Thanks Howard !!

    Hi Stu

    I've sent your mail on to my member's email group of about 450 names.
    Wording below.

    Howard Mansell
    Secretary, Auckland Branch,
    Ulysses Club of New Zealand
    Ulysses #5281


    Hi Folks

    This came in so I'm passing it on.

    This is the protest ride against the Cheese-cutter median barriers and the
    death of a younger biker recently at Papakura caused by the budget "safety"
    system.

    I am passing it on solely as information, this does not mean that the
    Auckland Branch Committee support or wish to promote the ride.

    This email has been posted to all Auckland Branch Members with Email

    Howard Mansell
    Secretary, Auckland Branch,
    Ulysses Club of New Zealand
    Ulysses #5281

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Stu [mailto:xgnr@xtra.co.nz]
    Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 7:30 PM
    To: secretary@ulyssesauckland.org.nz
    Subject: Ulysses New Zealand Auckland Branc: Protest Ride- Cheese Cutters
    Saturday

    This is an enquiry e-mail via http://www.ulyssesauckland.org.nz from:
    Stu

    Hi there

    Wondered if you would put up as an event the Protest ride planned in
    Auckland THIS SATURDAY 3rd November from Ramarama (off ramp turn to the
    left) to Auckland Domain assemble 12.00 midday depart 1.00pm.

    Please wear a red armband

    More details available at the kiwibiker website

    http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz

    thanks and regards

    Stu
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    The word from the Undercover Mole Squadron, currently acting behind enemy lines, is that there will be some very positive news to announce tomorrow.

    Be there to hear it.
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    The Jury ~ IS NOT Out !

    I believe that Western Australia banned these demonic devices years ago ~
    But not Queensland ~ where I live now !

    I feel it is about building so called safety devices as economical as possible at any cost ~ even if that is lives..

    My best support from over the deep blue !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart SS View Post
    I believe that Western Australia banned these demonic devices years ago ~
    But not Queensland ~ where I live now !

    I feel it is about building so called safety devices as economical as possible at any cost ~ even if that is lives..

    My best support from over the deep blue !!
    Cheers, thanks for the support
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    Cheers
    StuartSS'
    Get all the other Classic guys and Gals to register and add their comments these wire barriers are affecting all riders world wide, when the powers that be just want to save money.

    Now let spread the word to every forum we know, may even be able get a protest run orginised to run on the same day world wide.

    Cheers
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    This link may be of help

    http://www.independent.ie/national-n...w-1138376.html

    in the artical its states these barriers are ban in Britain, so why are they still installing them there, NZ could easaly do the same, say one thing and do another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WelshWizard View Post
    This link may be of help

    http://www.independent.ie/national-n...w-1138376.html

    in the artical its states these barriers are ban in Britain, so why are they still installing them there, NZ could easaly do the same, say one thing and do another.
    Unfortunately, the barriers are not banned in the UK. The Fine Gael MP quoted got it wrong. However, they are banned in Holland, Belgium and Finland.

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    But they ARE safety fitting them

    Quote Originally Posted by FEMA
    In 2004 the Highways Agency in the United Kingdom implemented a proposed scheme for provision of a motorcycle friendly barrier system to supplement an existing safety barrier, after several accidents which included fatalities, at the A2070 Cloverleaf Junction in Ashford, Kent.



    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark
    This world has lost it's drive, everybody just wants to fit in the be the norm as it were.
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Vincent
    The manufacturers go to a lot of trouble to find out what the average rider prefers, because the maker who guesses closest to the average preference gets the largest sales. But the average rider is mainly interested in silly (as opposed to useful) “goodies” to try to kid the public that he is riding a racer

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    Cage drivers welcome?

    Sully60 and I have only one bike and no babysitter today....all good for a fair weather cage driver to show up and show support for the cause too?! Any one got any idea when you're all planning to make it to the beehive?

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    Yes you are more than welcome! You can even have a banner or two on your car if you wanted to follow the ride into town. The rides leave (both locations) just after 11. Due to arrive at parliament at approximately 11:30ish...
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    we will remember them

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    Thanks Colapop....might tag along behind the bikes. Won't feel like such a half arser if we participate in the procession...have some butcher paper too so might see if I can decorate the cage a bit to attract some attention along the way....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number One View Post
    Thanks Colapop....might tag along behind the bikes. Won't feel like such a half arser if we participate in the procession...have some butcher paper too so might see if I can decorate the cage a bit to attract some attention along the way....
    we will send a sign over to TSS if you want to put on your car. See Grub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number One View Post
    Thanks Colapop....might tag along behind the bikes. Won't feel like such a half arser if we participate in the procession...have some butcher paper too so might see if I can decorate the cage a bit to attract some attention along the way....
    or in plimmerton see Sunhuntin!

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