Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…, in reply to recordari,

    The Shining... the pipes, the pipes...

    NSU Quickly Moped 1957

    No need to mope...
    I hear antibikeotics clear up NSU, quickly!

    This beast was born the same year as me...
    maybe I could get someone to "do me up" too !
    Only one owner! - spent alot of the time in a shed, parts may be a problem...

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  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…, in reply to Ross Mason,

    Nominal fail...

    The sad thing about Hayward...

    ..is that he is a spelling mistake,
    Mr Haywood, like Google,
    takes two Ohs...

    yrs
    Crowd Source Cloud Proofreader
    ;-)

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  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…,

    Are you all seaty comftibold
    two-square on your botty?
    *

    In places where cycling is normal,
    you don’t wear lycra...

    ... thus began the rise of
    The Lycra©anthropes.**

    First, normalcy shot up from
    a dime a dozen to the almost
    unaffordable $20 a dozen -
    things were tight all over...
    - the carbon-fibrous era was
    upon us, an extinction loomed.

    ...at first they were neither here nor there
    just inbetween – on long stretches,
    then they were just where they were,
    and then, then they were everywhere!

    ...and they definitely weren't
    in the middle-of-the-road...

    </whimsy>


    *thanks to Stanley Unwin

    **apologies if I've said all this before...

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  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    and to answer your question...
    you don't see many of them around any more
    I can't recall when I last saw one
    puttering along the road

    once they got going, great...
    but there was all that pedalling
    and then dropping the motor
    onto the front wheel, while moving

    there are some electric step throughs out there
    but they are too quiet!

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  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…,

    Van Dykes 'n' parks...

    Now, can I get you to help me out with a way to "Amsterdamize" the CBD???

    What? Morey Amsterdam?

    49cc of raw power...

    When I was at Canterbury uni, there was a tradition of powered cycles which looked like they had a motor mower strapped to the front wheel. Are these still around?

    I'm thinking you mean the wonderful Gallic invention, the Vélosolex rather than the home conversions...

    Gimme Shelter...

    I propose a four-legged 6x6m platform shelter with a ladder so you can picnic on top.

    which might also be useful for those religions who like air burials, this would encourage buzzards and vultures and other carrion eaters to the central city as well - now that the lawyers, finance companies and accountants have left....
    of course we'd have to introduce some of these birds.

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  • Hard News: Someone has to be accountable…,

    Now you've done it Russell...
    stirring up the undead... sequestered beneath the Institute for Liberal Values, Frédéric Bastiat stirs - old articles are dug up:

    I think what Fred was trying to say up thread is:

    That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen
    By Frédéric Bastiat
    In the department of economy, an act, a habit, an institution, a law, gives birth not only to an effect, but to a series of effects. Of these effects, the first only is immediate; it manifests itself simultaneously with its cause - it is seen. The others unfold in succession - they are not seen: it is well for us, if they are foreseen. Between a good and a bad economist this constitutes the whole difference - the one takes account of the visible effect; the other takes account both of the effects which are seen, and also of those which it is necessary to foresee. Now this difference is enormous, for it almost always happens that when the immediate consequence is favourable, the ultimate consequences are fatal, and the converse. Hence it follows that the bad economist pursues a small present good, which will be followed by a great evil to come, while the true economist pursues a great good to come, - at the risk of a small present evil.

    or something like that....

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  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…,

    Sulphur, so good...

    ...a city full of boutique volcanoes to play on. I just nipped up Mt Albert, which is a really excellent way to get up a sweat without having to ride too far from home.

    like some kind of a Fumarole Playing Game?
    whizzing along the avatarmac...

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  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…,

    Wheel low-lifes…

    Secure racks in the central city were the biggest problem I had in Christchurch

    I’ve lost a couple of bikes over the years
    to ‘people’ with bolt cutters, …sigh.


    Wheel world solutions…

    …back in the ’70s the PYM (Progressive Youth Movement) suggested a free white bike scheme for Christchurch (see page 54 of file /44 of book) based on one that originated with the Provos in Amsterdam – they had some great social ideas…

    Wikipedia has a good overview on
    bicycle sharing systems..

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  • Hard News: Mercury Special, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    There's another "excellent performance
    by Don McGlashan" here:

    well an excerpt anyway
    - when he teamed up with Shayne Carter and Sean Donnelly to cover I don't mind for this
    Toy Love Tribute album

    I see burning sky records have Squeeze tribute album too..

    <edit> TOTH to Simon Grigg - I learned about it on his The Opinionated Diner blog

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  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…,

    Beautiful, beautiful…
    Copenhagen sounds great (and like Chch it too is on the east side of an island of Zealand – hell, we even have the cone
    so what yer saying is, basically, we’ll be Amsterdammed if we do
    and damned (stupid) if we don’t…

    Though looking at the figures Copenhagen is at least about 3 or 4 times the population of Chch :
    - while both are on a similar area (approx 450 sq km)
    - Chch urban population approx 400,000 (no City dwellers listed)
    - Copenhagen urban population approx 1,200,000
    plus the city has 540.00
    and that has to help when planning a big city – not to say that Chch can’t strive for a similar idea though
    (as long as the powers that be realise it isn’t
    a big city in the greater scheme of things!)


    PS the Crowd Source Proofreader says Octogenarian

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