And now for something completely different

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by cfsmtb, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. cfsmtb

    cfsmtb New Member

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    Another one of my myriad of cycling interests is being quite silly. So of course, when I heard about the **Aeolian Ride** about 18 months ago, I just had to contact Jessica and ask nicely if she would like to visit our sunny shores.


    What is it?
    http://www.aeolian-ride.info/
    Aeolian Ride is a free mass participatory bike ride with 52 inflatable costumes. Inspired by bike love, inflatables, human energy and public involvement with art, this ride transforms the memories of ordinary streets from everyday to a fantastic kinetic landscape - a playground of windfilled shapes.



    As Jessica's local helper I can't wait for the ride, we've been organising stuff + benefit gigs et al. And Jessica informed me this morning, 39 Melbourne riders have registered, so we only need another 13! I just love the articles title - hope in the current paranoid state, no one takes it too seriously!! :p

    Aussies About to be Blown Up!
    http://www.cicle.org/cicle_content/pivot/entry.php?id=419#body

    Must admit though, the title does appeal to my mildly seditious streak, (howd'ya like dem apples Johnny?) 52 happy grinning cyclists in funny ripstop fabric costumes flouncing along the Bay Trail and ending up at the Belgian Beer Cafe on a Saturday arvo? I reckon that's a pretty good antidote to the usual tiresome crap most cyclists have to contend with on a daily basis. :D


    (PS. Roadies that don't take themselves too seriously are most welcome ;) )
     
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    bugger, forgot to include info about the two benefit gigs. :eek:

    Friday Feb 24: $12 Combat Home Turf with Combat Wombat. Evelyn Hotel: 351 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Other Acts CURSE OV DIALECT - Fortknight Productions + at 8.30pm - Premiere screening of the Critical Mass 10 year anniversary doco!
    http://www.combatwombat.org/combatwombat/


    Second Aeolian Ride Benefit Gig: $5, 7.30pm Friday March 10 at Glitch Bar and Cinema. 318 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy. Presentation + Videos by the amazing Jessica Findley and a *very special bicycle film* screening. More details + leaflet soon.
    http://www.glitch.com.au/
     
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    Update on the puff pastries ride. :) For the actual route details, please refer below. Some of the route could be subject to small changes due to Comms Games stuff. As the ride is mainly on the Bay Trail we ask that cyclists ride single file, or "unsuited" riders can ride in the adjacent bikelane on Beaconsfield Parade.

    We meet 4pm, Saturday 11 March at the Beacon Cove Food Store in Port Melbourne.

    "Unsuited" riders are most welcome, we're having a waitlist just in case some 52 registered riders don't attend, at 4.40pm is when we'll know if there's any spare suits.

    If you want to be a safety rider, please contact me on cfsmtbATgmailDOTcom and I'll give you further details/headsup.

    Jessica has previous organised rides in New York, San Francisco, Cape Town + Los Angeles, so be prepared to travel for the next one!

    Also there is a reconnaissance ride to be held for riders/photographers tomorrow night, Thursday (9/3) at 7.30pm, meeting at the Beacon Cove Food Store. Please bring lights etc.

    If you can't attend either, don't forget the benefit gig at Glitch Bar on 7.30pm, Friday 10th March, $5 entry, presentation + vids by Jessica Findley + *very special bicycle film* screening!
    http://www.glitch.com.au/

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    Hi Aeolian Volunteers,

    Here is the route for our test ride:

    Route - start at Beacon Cove Food Store

    - and we stay on the bikepath riding single file.

    - Turn right at Pier Road, into the beautiful Cantani Gardens,

    - back onto the Bay Trail, then wait for it ..out to the St Kilda

    Pier! We can do this as long as the riders stay in single file & the safety riders do their job.

    - We ride up the pier, go around the back of the kiosk to the breakwater & have a little breather/rest.

    - Then proceed back down the pier, turn right, continue along the Bay Trail,

    - ride down to St Kilda Marina, turn around there,

    - ride back towards the city along the Bay Trail to Pier Rd,

    - ride back up to Cantani Gardens, then up to the shared trails in Albert Park.

    - Then follow the the route from Lorne Street.

    - cross Queens Rd at Lornes St,

    - turn left up Queens Lane, turn right at Beatrice St,

    - cross St Kilda Road at the lights

    - and bingo! We're at the Belgian Beer Cafe!
     
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