11 May 2011

Punk Commute - Sydney - June 20th 2011

If I was in Sydney next Friday, June 20th, 2011, this is what I would be taking part in.

The Punk Commute. Organised by Copenhagenize darling, Sue Abbott from the Freedom Cyclist blog.

The event in Melbourne last July was great fun... now it's Sydney's turn. Come on, Sydneysiders and Australians at large. Rationality is the new black.

Announce your imminent participation on the Facebook event page.

8 comments:

James said...

This gets me every time i see it. Why arent the people in the posters wearing helmets?

Oldfool said...

Because they are unnecessary and serve no purpose.

Jim Moore said...

And of course you realise the date of this ride is 20th May, not June.

I might even drive the 1,400km from where I live just to go in it - and buy a Velorbis while I'm there from Australia's only dealer.

Anonymous said...

Driving 2800km to ride a few more on your bike kinds of defeats the purpose of the event, isn't it?

Alexandre à Montréal said...

I find buildings wrapped in advertising an absolute eyesore. In Berlin this phenomenon has reached an epidemic proportion in the last ten years. Many 15-20 story constructions (e.g., Charité, TU) are almost permanently wrapped in propaganda that usually screams BUY YOURSELF A CAR, DAMMIT! There is no escape possible.

By clicking on my handle you wil find one of these ads, which is "only" 8 floors high. It ironically shows showing a women jailed in a tin box while proclaiming "open up your senses", and hanging over a crowd of cyclists partaking in the the ADFC's (Bicycle club) annual demo, enjoying the sights and sounds of that early summer day.

I read yesterday that the Berlin government finally intends to do something about the building adverts. (This is obviously an election year, let's see in one year from now the actual result).

BG said...

"Punk Commute": pretty subcultural, no? How about "ordinary conservative middle-class commute"?

shuichi said...

Good intentions move people toward positive changes... I noticed his push for an anti helmet law in AU last year when I read his blog. I communicated with him only a few times via his blog. First , I wanted to say 'hang in there from now on' . I feel like I can't help but give some kind of support. To tell the truth, I feel the difference. amazing.

Alisdair said...

The poster is probably just a stock photo, sorry to not be too political.