November 22, 2010
So it was the day of the Christmas Pageant. I was up till very very late in the night finishing an honours thesis and then had an early shift at work. But that didn’t stop me sneaking out to catch the bike float in all its glory doing the car free city streets proud. Considering it was a spur of the moment example of a fond brother of mines motivation, it was a glorious sight to see.
November 22, 2010
Word is out, a fine lady and a man with a camera have been sniffing around bush and backyard to find juicy stories to steer a TV program on how damn great Australia’s developing cycling culture is. I played ‘the assistant fixer’ for a couple of little film sessions they were shooting for the taster. Special thanks to Andy and mates for turning up and puttin on some fine mountain bike action. They also checked out the Bike Kitchen guys in action down the backyard and were so impressed with the bike egg that they stole it for their film set.
November 21, 2010
SO the Hobart Bike Kitchen now has a bike egg. Dunno how it came into existence but all I remember was mentioning to Sam that the backyard was getting out of control and he needed to tidy it up a bit as I was expecting visitors. The next morning I turned up, the yard was unchanged, but there, hanging from the branch of a tree was an art installation of great powers. The thing is in high demand and may be prayed to in the future. Bikes meet art…. hell yeah. Read the rest of this entry »
November 16, 2010
About a month ago was ride to work day and I’d forgotten to give a radio station I’d never heard of a plug because they called me up and had a good ol chat about the next days events and other cycling issues. I’d say give em a call if you want to talk bike stuff outside the usual media outlets.
Check out the audio here: http://www.ultra106five.com.au/listenagain.php?pg=1314 . Always important to keep a good record of what sort of media coverage goes down around cycling related events.
Posted for the love of the pain of listening to ones voice on radio by Liam.C
November 14, 2010
November 11, 2010
So they Auctioned the bikes and made a few dollars to keep the bike kitchen pumpin out all the good work it does. I missed the Sunday which was allegedly highly successful, perhaps not as successful as the style on show on the Saturday. Good on the Sustainable Living Expo for giving em a shot on stage and Auctioneer Sam for his hilarious running commentary and bike pimpin. Obviously all the credit goes to the bike kitchen mechanics who tinkered the bikes up to standard as well as Jack and Charlotte the gorgeous catwalk models.
November 8, 2010
So a few more letters have been published on the cycling related matters in the humble Mercury…. my letter was butchered by the editor but basic message still got through. Moral of the story seems to be that there are some people thinking some rather interesting thoughts out there and its good that the truth is triumphing.
Posted for the love of a good rant to the paper by Liam.C
November 6, 2010
Big up to Bicycle Tasmania for providing a stellar valet bike parking service at the Sustainable Living Expo in Hobart this weekend. Parked me bike there yesterday amongst fifty odd others. What a sight to see on such a glorious sunny day. The moral of the story is, we need more bike parking in Hobart.
Posted for the love of a good Valet Bike Parking Service by Liam.C
November 4, 2010
So the red carpet is being brushed, the catwalk models are out toning their fine bodies and the auctioneer is testing his vocal cords. This Saturday at the Sustainable Living Expo on the Waterfront its gonna go off. The big new shed of course. If you are in the market for some new wheels and want your hard earned coins to go to more beautiful bikes going to beautiful people then come along and make a bid on some finely restored bikes from the Hobart Bike Kitchen. For all the gruesome details of all the bikes go to: http://hobartbikekitchen.org/auction-bikes-2010/
Posted for the love of a good auction by Liam.C
November 3, 2010
Hobart Bike Kitchen, the new force on the political street eh. Nick McKim and Cassy O’Connor in the backyard fixing up a bike for the Sustainable Living Expo. Page seven in the paper is a stellar effort for the extra hard working mechanics. Deserve all the fame and glory they can get.
Posted for the love of page 7 in the paper by Liam.C
November 2, 2010
So the press has been running hot once again with snippets of wild stories and interesting claims about the Sandy Bay Cycle Way. I’m almost so bored of it I’m considering not responding just for a laugh. No, I have to, its my duty. The truth must be told. Read the rest of this entry »
November 2, 2010
A beautiful morning for a fine bike count. Around 75 fine folk past me by at lower Sandy Bay. A big change from the usual shivering with cold. Almost could have brought my hat and sunscreen. More recreational folk than in Winter but a solid bunch of commuters none the less.
Posted for the love of podcasts on a Tuesday morning by Liam.C