Thursday, February 9, 2012

That's How Grateful We Are.

Friday Roundup!

So, tonight - in about half an hour, in fact, Andy and Prolly themselves are going to be screening some fixie movie that will make you feel like it's 2006 all over again. I'm almost 100% certain the movie won't be winning any Oscars any time soon, but if you're reading this blog, there's a pretty strong chance that everyone you've ever met will be there, and as such, you'll have a totally kicking rad time.

On Sunday the third round of the courier cup kicks off, and it's a sprints / bike drag racing / trixxx extravaganza down in the Flemington Drains. Last time some rad individuals ran a drag event down there I did irreparable damage to my eyesight staring for too long at Shifter Dan in fishnets... Let's hope there's more of the same on Sunday. Sign into Facebook and check it out here. Stop pretending you don't have a Facebook, everyone knows you do.

I got an invite to the Melbourne Bikefest Opening night party the other day, and on the invite it wrote that everyone is welcome, but you have to RSVP. I've already RSVP'd, but if you want to come along too, email this guy: Tell them that you're coming along in order to ensure someone drinks my portion of the free beer and eats all the cheese.

Also at Bikefest from the 17th to the 19th is the Bikefest Treadlie Market, which is actually shaping up pretty cool. You don't know how stoked I am that they've included the Track World Champs in their program - talk about a commitment to bringing the disparate cycling worlds together! Some schmucks will also have the famous Brunswick Cycling Club rollers down there on Sunday, and will be running a whole heap of fun events for everyone. I'm not yet sure how the rollers are going to arrive down there, but rest assured they will, and much sweaty adventure will be had by all. Check it out here. And be warned: there will be minibikes.

And, to wrap it all up on a non-cycling note, special note must go out to Vegan Warrior Emily Jans, who - after specializing in boxing for the whole of eight or nine weeks - just last weekend became Australian Champion in her weight class. Apparently a bunch of folks - me included - ducked home early last Saturday night to watch it on the Internet, and were universally stoked to see a friend of ours firstly thinking, and then punching her way to victory. I get the impression that in the future I'll be telling people I know her.

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