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Friday, June 24, 2005

Here's some pretty pictures that are pleasing to the eye

The NEW Bike1The NEW Bike2
The NEW Bike

The First Frank!
The FIRST Frank saved from Northcote Tip - awaiting restoration - promise!

Furry Frank!
The ONE, the ONLY Furry Frank, hero of many a Melbourne Fringe Parade!

Arty Shot of Succulents!Catty Dreams
Arty pic of succulents in the yard + SLEEPING cat yoga!

Sleeping 17yo Blue Heeler!
Sleeping 17 year-old BLUE HEELER

Sleeping Fat Harry!
Sleeping FAT Harry!

Yes, it's Winter.

In other news, if you're in the Melbourne area, why not come along this Sunday arvo & enjoy the company of the PubBUG crew at the Community Cup. Bring the (NEW) bike, bring a blanket & thermos, & the all important beer money, we'll work out the details later. We'll be stationed somewhere close to Mountain Goat Beer. Look out for the rowdy (middle-aged) bike gang. A possible post BR wind-down?

Light weekend reading from Bicycling Life by Mighk Wilson:
Bicyclists, Motorists and the Language of Marginalization
Racism, Sexism and Mode-ism. Some might be offended by the idea of comparing the hatred and violence directed at bicyclists with the hatred and violence directed at people due to race, culture or gender. Yet, I believe it is entirely appropriate.
To some in our culture, bicyclists are strange people who wear odd clothes and act childishly. Native Americans were described in those same terms by colonists. But what do we take, or seem to take, from motorists? It's time, the ultimate abstract resource. We are perceived as being a "hindrance" to motorists. We supposedly steal their precious time. (Never mind that the vast majority of motorist delay is caused by motorists.) And where does our culture stand on hatred toward cyclists? I can't say it's supported, but it is often ignored and accepted as "natural."

4 Comments:

  • What is le new bike?

    By Blogger ...mj, at 10:52 pm, June 24, 2005  

  • Shogun Ninja - 41cm frame (for La Midget), CF fork, Shimano 600 gruppo, Salsa Moto Ace Bell Lap bars, Rubino treads + Kelly Take Off levers to convert the downtube shifters up to bars. A very nice old/new blend that took a hellva long time to come together. Still fiddling with pedals/headstem and extra shiny bits. Now want leather bar tape. If I can't find it, I'll make it.

    By Blogger cfsmtb, at 7:01 pm, June 25, 2005  

  • noice.

    My only retro obsession is jerseys. They're ace!

    I'm about to buy a Santa Cruz Blur.

    It's been a dream... and now I'm going to be poor to live it and ride it! The sacrifices we must make...

    By Blogger ...mj, at 10:54 pm, June 29, 2005  

  • Other bits, 175mm Ritchey Logic cranks, 50/38/28 tripleset, WTB Speed She leather saddle. Still fiddling with pedals & bar tape. Echo computer, 3 packets of SideLights etc etc etc

    By Anonymous cfsmtb, at 11:04 pm, June 29, 2005  

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