Friday, September 29, 2006

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Spring Cycle

SBAR has been invited to put a promotional team in the Spring Cycle on Sunday the 22nd of October. If any of you would like to join us for a painted cycle across the Harbour Bridge please write to me and I'll send you our secret PIN number. You get a 50% discount if you ride with us. We'll provide the paint.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

ABC on strike

Natasha and I are having a nice day at home today, kids are at school, sun is shining and we're on strike! We rode into town this morning to join the picket line and then had a leisurely breakfast at Sideways Cafe where we ran into a friend of ours fellow ABC Cycling blogger Nick Grimm.

Big Red and Syd on the picket line.



Bruce and Ben (Bruce is the human)

John Jacobs out the back

Michelle and John

Here's a vid from the SA strikers

Monday, September 18, 2006

Bicyclists winning a war of lanes in San Francisco

One Friday night a month, they gather in this liberal bastion of activism for the cause of cleaner air and quieter and safer streets. One thousand to 2,000 strong on average, they pedal through traffic lights and stop signs like a diminutive band of Hobbit cyclists out to conquer the armies of Sauron (car owners of San Francisco).

Friday, September 15, 2006


A fundraiser for the Weld Valley forest blockade and a celebration of their first solid year in the bush!...

think side-show... think carni... think all things quirky and fun!

WARNING: not a fundraiser for the faint-hearted!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Opening Night

Opening night was a big success, everyone had a great time and we sold lots of prints. You can see more pictures from the opening on the SBAR Photo Page

The event was opened by Marcelle Hoff and Murray Matson. By about 7.30 the place was packed with all of my favourite people but I was so busy I hardly got to talk to any of them.
The exhibition is only open until Saturday so do get down there and see it before it closes.

End of an era

Cheeky Monkey have moved to Newtown which is a little sad because I loved that little shop but good too because the new place is much bigger and still on my bike route.

Ceremonial lowering of the bike

Big Red docked outside the old shop a few weeks ago.

The monkeys have loaned me this lovely black beastie to ride while they put a new chain guard on Big Red, he's getting full length mud guards as well because:
A) I'm sick of my boots filling up with water when it rains
B) Syd's new mudguards look so cool and I didn't want Red getting jealous
C) My old (front) mudguard kept falling off at inopportune moments.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Accessories for Syd

Natasha's bike has just had the full upgrade treatment down at Cheeky Monkey.
She now has:
Glow in the dark, slick tires.

A Cheeky Monkey drink bottle

A luggage rack
Red reflective tape all over the place
Front and back lights

A cable lock and full length mud guards

and an extra comfy seat

Friday, September 08, 2006

Ceasefire Declared

We started out with lunch at BBQ King
Kate looked so refined
Stopped in for gelato
Then we went bowling

Katie, Jake and Sarah at the Nude Bar
Fitzy going off

Brian and Andrew
Jo and Jake
Katie, Chris and Charlotte
Doug and Sarah

Jake and Natasha

Cherry vodka shots
Julian made a speech
Then we went to the Vegas Bar
Lou, Jake and Nathan

Dylan and Ishtar

Carlo met this nice girl who seemed very keen on him, we didn't see Carlo again that night
After the Vegas we went to a Karaoke Bar
Dom belts one out
Andy shows them how it's done
Doug dancing on the table
The highlight of the evening was when Kate got up to dance

Bec's house at about 7am
Nathan crashed out