Thursday, April 28, 2011

the sublime and the ridiculous


Perth.At 1600 miles from the east coast and 4 hrs in a fast mover it may as well be another country.Blindingly bright sunlight,a city built on sand and an afternoon sea breeze called 'The Doctor'. I had stopped to photograph this lovely old pink bike when the biggest car I'd ever seen pulled up. An F250, which took up one full space and a half. Spotlessly clean and no doubt the family runabout.




but then I saw this and all felt right with the world.

8 comments:

ian... said...

The Trike has it. Far more likely to generate a smile than the F250, spotless or not :>)

Danny said...

thats awesome! nice pics..and good to see you made it over to the West. We spend a lot of time in Freo...if your still here make sure you check out Hush coffee on High St.

cheers,

Danny

slow rpm said...

I'm with you ,Ian. Christiania cargo bikes are becoming more and more popular in Melbourne.So much so, that the popular media has started a scare campaign about riding them in traffic with children in the box.Something about 'lack of visibility' I have no idea what they are talking about.Less visible than a rider hunched over the bars of a racing bike?

slow rpm said...

Hey Danny,I did manage to check out Hush coffee while I waited for my ship to come in. Also seen,a fixie tandem and a 'new' 30 year old Peugeot,fresh out of the box.

cheers,

Shani said...

Thought you might like to know the story of the cargo bike - it is actually a "street" bike that we bought 2-3 years ago and leave out the front of our house for people in our street to borrow. Freo is pretty bike friendly but we notice people sometimes still take the car for "shopping" - the cargo bike works perfectly for that. Jude and her family use it quite often for getting down town.
If you are interested to learn more about our street - Hulbert Street in South Fremantle check out our website - www.thepaintedfish.com.au Head over the the Learning about sustainability and you will find a few bits and pieces on bikes!
Shani and Tim, Hulbert St South Freo

slow rpm said...

G'day Shani and Tim.Just checked out your web site. I've never really explored South Freo so next time I'm in the west I'll drop by and check it out. Thanks heaps for the info.Fremantle,like StKilda,seems to get quite'busy' on the weekend so it did my heart good to see this nice lady and her son in the cargo bike.

cheers,

ian

BumbleVee said...

Probably an American....visiting....they do love their big cars and trucks....

slow rpm said...

Ms B Vee: Nope.They were Aussies alright! Suspect we are catching some bad habits.