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Marcel liked bicycles so much he decided to create this DIY truing stand, much to the admiration of his fellow Dadaists who really liked bikes too.
Like a true Dadaist, Marcel built up this wheel with 2-cross on one side and 3-cross on the other.
Pablo loved bicycles, so he made this bronze cast of a early bullhorn prototype and matched it with a lovely Brookes saddle imitation, thus creating a precursor to Sheldon Browns “Hardman Saddle” by several decades.
Yeah I’m rather busy elsewhere and not really focussed on this blogging stuff. Although I strongly suggest having a good, long read of what is detailed on the YCAT site, if you give more than a flying proverbial about sustainable transport, your local community or even state government transparency. I think the entire East-West Needs Assessment palavar is going to bring out unpleasant home truths. In 1977 people actually built barricades down on Alexandra Parade against the encroaching F19. With that in mind, it’s going to be intriguing to observe where peoples priorities are situated on the proposed road tunnel, as it shapes up to be the one of the biggest infrastructure developments ever proposed in Australia’s history.
Who’s more concerned in keeping their future job prospects over voicing serious environmental concerns? Who are more concerned with maintaining the party status quo over fighting against factional bullshit? Who is more concerned with pretending the massive road tunnel proposal doesn’t exist in their reality and will only kick up a tokenistic protest attempt
like a pissy bicycle ride when the massive tunneling roadshow rolls into Fitzroy, Collingwood, Carlton, Kensington & Sunshine? Sadly time will tell when it comes to sorting out those who honestly give a shit vs. camp followers.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel: John Quinton
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Want some hot bike lovin’ action? Well get yourself to Canberra. Yes, I did type the word ‘Canberra’.
So, if you’re in Canberra or visiting soon, the re-opening of the Royal Danish Embassy includes a cycling themed exhibition entitled “Dreams on Wheels: Danish Cycling Culture for Urban Sustainability”.
The exhibition includes an amazing bicycle film festival (see the program in the links below!), speakers program, a community day and free rides on an original Copenhagen Citybike.
From the Danish Embassy site: The exhibition is curated by Thomas Ermacora, Founder of Etikstudio, and has previously been shown at the Danish House in Paris, The Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen, and Harbourfront Centre of Toronto.
The concept is driven by the motivation to illustrate how a “cyclocentric” approach to urban development stimulates environmental concern and sustainable civic behaviour.
Dreams on Wheels can be seen at the Showcase Gallery, Commonwealth Place, Canberra, ACT from 3 May to the 1 June 2008. Admission is free and open to people of all ages.
Sounds like heaps o’ fun for the entire family. Singles & bicycles catered for too.