March 30th, 2010

Easter Bike Polo Thumbs-Up (plus other bike-sports announcements)

Come celebrate Christ's unlocking of Hell's gates with a spot of bicycle polo, 2pm Easter Sunday, overlooking beautiful King Edward Park. Lemonade and chicken sandwiches in the clubhouse during half time.

And kids, keep a lookout when stepping through syringes, smashed glass and other detritus. You never know where the bunny might have left you more eggs :) 


And while I am on the topic of bicycle sports
Approaching cool weather means the thoughts of many will be turning to the annual Bicycle Fox Terrier Hunt, though this year it will be held somewhere more discrete than Marylands Drive. We do not wish to see a repeat of the protests which occurred last year. So the venue shall be announced via text message the evening before. Recommendations as to which of our neighbours' yapping Fox Terriers should be kidnapped for slaughter will be open until one week out from the hunt. 
I can also announce that our annual joint bash with the Creative Anachronists will be happening again, though this time might you all take note of the pads on the ends of these jousting doovywhackers when making your own for Bicycle Jousting.    

Reader of the week: Egor

Who is he? Where does he come from? As far as we can ascertain our unassuming reader of the week for this week, is a multi-millionaire property mogul cum full time amatuer sportsman, with a side-line interest in studying online. He has cycled non-stop from Milan to Minsk, sourced exquisite components from the ends of the earth, and has a way of maintaining le quiver complete (that's French for "every bike you could dream of") without a tool or patched tube to be seen (we think he may be a bit OCD to be truthful). He's also what I'd call a man-powered speed freak, be it on the velodrome, in the bush, or simply dropping out of the sky on some ridge-clinging slither of tar. Were it not for his wife who might have noticed his side of the bed empty, his bones might be half pecked below Mount Sugarloaf Road as I write.
Hats off and pants off to Reader of week, monk-like maker of mallets, Egor (aka wise badger).

Yakkay to expand their range of bike helmet covers?

A few weeks ago we learned of these wonderful helmets by Yakkay, not sold in Australia perhaps because they don't meet this country's lesbian safety standards (no offense meant to real lesbians). The concept is simple: buy the black helmet and put on a cover that will instantly transport you in your mind to any place you would rather be at this moment

This, takes you to      Luzern...         Cambridge...              Paris....                       Tokyo.

What a marvelous idea! And so worthy of extending to other places we all dream of being:

        Salzburg                              Jamaica                     Tennessee                    Space

I'm particularly keen to see Tennessee added to their range, for mountain bike riding, a discipline which at present lacks a clear image. In time I think we'll see mountain bikes all being matte olive green, and there being more saddlery style leather, and ways to cart ammo.
And as always, we're keen to hear your suggestions, that we will forward in a group letter to our good friends at Yakkay.