my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet

my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet
...is informed

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Newtown 'Carpet' Run!

(Photos: David Abbott)

Given that this particular participant just couldn't bear the idea of donning a bicycle helmet, the Sydney Tweed Run was always going to be out of bounds (ALL participants must obey ALL Road Rules).

Moreover her non-participating reality was further compounded by the fact that she didn't have any Harris tweed anyway only carpet!!

Undeterred by this somewhat significant wardrobe omission for a tweedy bicycle ride, the 'would-be-if-she-could-have-been' participant creatively embarked upon an upholstered jaunt along her favourite street!!!

"Oh, to be in King Street
Now that June is there"


(apologies to Bobby Browning)

5 comments:

  1. Good for you!Never thought the whole tweed thing was a very good idea for Australia anyway. All that hot sweaty wool. How about a kitschy antipodean version; dizzabone, blunnies,moleskins ?~ian,Melb

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  2. It was 7 degrees min in Sydney today so tweed was perfect at yesterday's ride:) There were plenty of helmet abstainers at the ride (they just didn't sign the start form;) and one lady made a hat cover for her helmet.

    Pity this participant missed it - she looks glorious!

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  3. ha! ha!, slow rpm, I love your kitschy suggestions!!!

    ...& Anonymous, shame! I'm so disappointed I didn't turn up - I obviously misinterpreted the organiser's message about "all participants obeying all rules", and as you would be aware, I just don't do helmets!!!

    Glad it was fun!!

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  4. Get off the road Granny

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  5. Any particular road, Anonymous, or just yours?

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