(Police bicycle - Justice & Police Museum)
Late this afternoon; Park Street, CBD, Sydney...
Motor bike police doing a 'Tour of Duty' consequently booking hapless young male mo-ped rider for 'motabikey' things, simultaneously spotting young male cyclist sans helmet; hauls him over too and then sees me right behind...
'No helmet? - get off your bike, curly'
'That mop of hair's not going to protect you - you need a helmet'
'They're bad for my health'
'What?...off your bike and walk'
'How long do I have to walk for?'
'Until you get a helmet'
'Well that's never going to happen'
'What? - walk'
...so I did...well briefly...until the pedestrian lights when I hopped back on to finish 'Park,' quickly do 'College' and 'Oxford' streets to arrive at the Chauvel (bestest of cinemas), just in time for 'Les géants'!
Such a shame we're so wanton with our resources Down-Under
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