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Melbourne Bicycle Account 2008 photo competition 
2nd-Jul-2008 10:10 am
Thought this might interest some folks...

"This year, the City of Melbourne is asking all cycling and photography enthusiasts to send in images that represent the true character of cycling in Melbourne. The best photographs will be selected for the next edition of the City of Melbourne's Melbourne Bicycle Account (MBA) 2008 with photo credits. All winners will receive a $100 voucher from CBD Cycles."

(via treadly and me)
2nd-Jul-2008 03:05 am (UTC)
I wonder if someone will enter the photo of a Mexican driver ploughing through a group of riders? From the stories I hear, that represents the nature of cycling pretty well everywhere :-(
2nd-Jul-2008 04:39 am (UTC)
eh, I'd rather not start that way, because the next suggestion would be a bicyclist running over an elderly pedestrian.
2nd-Jul-2008 04:46 am (UTC)
I wasn't suggesting *you* do it - just wondering if someone bitter might.

You're right though, it would end up that way. But I'd be willing to bet there's a lot more photos of cyclists damaged by cars than of pedestrians damaged by riders.

And the riders who caused that particular incident are 1. anti-social, 2. arrogant to the extreme and 3. not representative of the cycling community in general.

It would be like judging all motorcycle riders on the actions of the Coffin Cheaters or similar.

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2nd-Jul-2008 06:45 am (UTC) - Re: Pretzelbike?
woah. Got run over?
2nd-Jul-2008 06:53 am (UTC)
If we're talking Melbounre CBD, I'm betting on photos of something shoving something sharp and pointy between the spokes of a bicycle couriers wheels. That epitomises at least a subset of the culture fairly well - bike couriers are as a general rule utterlt uncaring of anyone else on the road, footpath, or anywhere else they happen to want to be. Let alone road laws.

I am aware they are a breed apart :)
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