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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Busy somewhere else

Riding through South Melbourne 220th May 2006, Ride of Silence in South Melbourne
The Age: Cyclists to ride in silence in memorial
Processions of cyclists will ride silently through three Australian cities this weekend in memory of those killed each year on their bikes. The annual Ride of Silence will be held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this Saturday at 10am (AEST), following rides in other countries including the United States, Canada, the UK and China on Wednesday. "It will be a slow ride, similar to a funeral procession, and we will be wearing black armbands in memory of those killed and red armbands for those injured," Melbourne ride coordinator Rob Eke said.
Say, it's long time between drinks for blog posts. Actually we're too busy organising other worthwhile activities (see above). Like kicking this long overdue website into shape. Attempting to figure out crappy, badly designed engineering fuckups marvels like the Pigdon St roundabout with the locals. Trying to decipher the bizarrely machiavellian world of bicycle advocacy. What Fun. Here's some pix from the Ride of Silence. Who was that Mystery Man who rode past Fed Square at approx 10.05am and didn't bother to participate or say hello? Hey, don't some 40,000 Victorian cyclists pay $85+ in membership fees per year towards their salary to represent us? Hello Oh well, some people are Far Too Important to mingle with common proles. Or far too detached and lacking in self awareness to realise they're their own worst enemy in the PR stakes. Cripes now I've really put myself in the schei├če. **blows raspberry**

6 Comments:

  • Oooh, come on - name names: who was that mystery man? Go on, give us a hint - even some initials will do!

    By the way - good work on woj.com.au (I've subscribed to the feed already).

    By Blogger Treadly&Me, at 11:54 am, May 25, 2006  

  • Hhahahahahaha!! Too funny! Too bleeding obvious!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:03 pm, May 25, 2006  

  • Hello bike nerds,

    I just me and Ms Flute just ordered a Giant Elwood SE and a GT Timberline Ltd (somehow my birthday present was a bike for her too).

    Very excited. Poop poop.

    By Blogger Flute, at 5:34 pm, May 27, 2006  

  • Yer back blogging! You cheap tart, knew you couldn't stay away from teh action.

    By Blogger cfsmtb, at 12:25 am, May 29, 2006  

  • No, just a temporary thing because I was on Insiders again. Back to having a rest. zzzz. But bugger me, I was amazed how much bikes had come on since my eastern bloc job in the late 80's. Which my dad in the UK just sold for 40 quid.

    By Blogger Flute, at 9:24 pm, May 29, 2006  

  • Hey - good on your for doing the ride of silence thing. I too rode past and didn't really say hello. Was going to castlemaine to meet family and nearly missed the train. Sorry about that :)

    By Anonymous Near Here There, at 11:08 pm, June 01, 2006  

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