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Wheely joy

May 10, 2011

These joyful, pink non-sequiturs are popping up on fences and walls all over Melbourne. I love them. They exemplify all that is marvellous about the very idea of bicycles.

This morning I crossed a very busy street behind banked-up traffic that stretched to the horizon. The last car that made it through the lights contained a solo driver (as did most of them) who was reading a novel as she sat there waiting for the opportunity to inch forward. I thought, that woman would never want to celebrate her mode of transport. She would never be inspired to paint ‘SENSIBLE SEDAN’ or ‘COROLLA’ in curly pink letters on an anonymous wall. And that, peoples, is the number one difference between those of us on pushies and those of us in stuck in traffic.

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One comment

  1. Time to rock the whaddyacallits (stencil, the word just came to me, but I had to share that it had escaped me…don’t know why, just feeling compelled).

    If there’s a town in need of stencilation about wheely joy, it’s this one.



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