Sunday, October 28, 2012

why helmets are important for cyclists Melbourne anyway.
two words:
swooping Magpies.
these two three indentations stab marks
were from successful
from an irate springtime magpie.
they're such a common problem there's even a google map of where known swoopers live.

you can see the magpie's beak was slightly open
when it hit.

actually I think those are two hits close to each other
one very shallow and the other much deeper.

scariest thing
even scarier than the fact I was riding on a busy arterial road at the time

scary arterial road in question. note complete lack of even pretend bike lanes

is that the trajectory of the attack
meant the maggie would have pierced my temple

thanks be to helment.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012



dad died last week

Pet hate

bikes being portaged on cars.
if you haven't got kids
this should never happen.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bike parking sagas - 2

northlands has 4,800 car parking spaces
I have seen two bike racks there
other than this one.
that makes parking for
wait for it
12 bikes.

supermassive art-print by the way.

extreme seat-post set-back

shot in that zone of DIY alternative-ness

Bike parking sagas 1

had a sleepover
at the hospital
so left my bike somewhere it would be covered by
security cameras

little did I know I was being
so inconsiderate

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cast aluminium forks, but not deathforks

from a distance this "Zullo" struck me
on closer inspection there were reasons
internal cable routing
much Dura Ace
and these

the dropouts show they are not Viscount forks
but they are damn similar

most of the gruppo was dura ace
but I'm pretty sure this massive spider is