Bike Love

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29 October 2006

28th October - Eddy

So... a few things have happened. Met Jack Thurston of Bike Show fame and we went over to the Bicycle Trade show here in London. Lots of glittering merchandise on display... the Velorbis bicycles are looking very sweet. We also heard that Eddy Mercx was likely to be there and we were fortunate enough to meet him. At 65yrs he's looking pretty good, tall and a lot leaner than other photos I've seen of him. Although he's only riding about 7000kms a year (!!) nowadays. He says he was born with a bicycle in the stomach and will die with one in his stomach!

The bicycle scene really is rolling in London... lots of folded bikes (mostly Bromptons), some old classics and a few single speeds thrown in for good measure. Will be interesting to see how winter effects things. I've already been eyeing off some warmer gloves... although can't complain, weather is 18 degress today, blue sky and sunny!

Will keep you posted... adios.

08 October 2006

7th October 2006 - My commute to Uni

Very different commute to Sydney but interesting nonetheless... have captured some of the highlights here.

Me on the left (hardly a highlight)... My new steed... a steady Puch inherited from Mum.

Views across Peckham Rye... Autumn turning...

And the lovely view across from
Waterloo Bridge... The Eye and
of Parliament...

And (on the right) a tunnel under London Bridge station... pretty spooky!

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