i saw this two days ago

on the streets...

a couple riding together, eastwards along victoria st.
light falls off girls bike, but she rides on.
not long later though,
boy rides back to inspect and collect
the light is broken, and left
he rides back and they ride on.

a small favour



a lot of people who ride motorbikes like to think that each version of the motorbike was another improvement on the bicycle.

i like putting the idea the other way... that the bicycle represents a refined version of the motorbike...

for this post there is no "pure" bicycle. where a fourth photo might otherwise be, you can picture your own bicycle there, or re-view some of the posts...

thanks to the friend who loves motorised bikes for these images



the bicycle futures conference was recently held at the university of melbourne.

this conference was not in copenhagen.

nor did it receive international media coverage.

Niels Torslov, Traffic Director of City of Copenhagen however did have some words of wisdom...

download the lecture to hear those very words. 

with thanks to my thoughtful wife for pointing this out to me.


for Melbourne to consider...

here's an article from the New York times on what is happening with the bicycle sharing scheme in Paris...
While the circumstances in Melbourne are different in many ways, there are some issues that the planners should consider too...


something's fishy

Why is the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria the main sponsor of "ride to work day"???

Paul Mees wrote his bit today, about the event yesterday.

...shame about the slightly patronising tone of the video that accompanies the article.


guest bike

with thanks to my brother who sent me this photo... given the temporal proximity to the previous post, i couldn't resist putting it up straight away.


posts of others

Here's are some other bicycles that I've enjoyed recently. A short film at Un-reading; some stills on the Sartorialist and some from garance dore.


apollo 3

some images of the fine yet humble vintage apollo 

hired from Matt by TTF