|At St Kilda on the wooden bike where there were .......|
|quite a few home made vehicles besides mine, including this electric trike made using KMX parts and .......|
|Sam Quadflieg's black monster.|
|Gathering at our destination, Williamstown, where ....|
|native birds weren't the only thing to see. There were seaplanes, a warship-museum, a few curious onlookers, but none of these got a photo.|
|Afternoon at Jamie Friday's bike launch. (Top photo Struan Little, all others Steve Nurse)|
The photos tell the story of the first 60k or so outing for my wooden bike mk2. The only problems were a clunking cog (worn cluster) and a wobbly seat (because it is only held together by bugger-all cable ties) which can both be remedied. Along Beach Road, I enjoyed passing a few (ok, middle-aged, not-very-fast) road bikers on the new contraption.
My original wooden bike mk1 went on a similar outing several years ago and was retired and pulled to pieces very soon thereafter. I have more auspicious plans for the new bike including a 200k Audax ride. Gosh, it might even get some lacquer.
At Williamstown, my wife Christine rang and told me about Jamie Friday's bike launch later that afternoon which I duly attended. Jamie has made and sold 1 lightweight cargo cyle and intends to make more!
Oh, and I almost forgot... During the week, Christine and her friend Ermi heard a loud bang in the back yard. When I got home Christine had me check the gas hot water heater for an exploded pilot light. It was only on Saturday when I started tuning the wooden bike that I solved the mystery, the 5 or 6 year old front tire of the bike had burst!