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...
The sad thing about Hayward...
..is that he is a spelling mistake,
Mr Haywood, like Google,
takes two Ohs...
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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
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...
*thanks to Stanley Unwin
**apologies if I've said all this before...
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!
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...
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.
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....
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...
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..
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
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