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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ewan & Phe's Wedding



John, Ellen, Nolan,  Joshua

Rehearsal, Noni the Celebrant Front

Jose and Cic on the Dance Floor

Christine, Katie, Helen, Phe, Ewan

Ewan, Phe, Fraser, Jose, Cic



Cic, Me, Fraser, Jose

My son Ewan got married the other day, its not every day this happens and so a blog entry is good to show off to everybody!  Ewan and Phe organised the whole thing themselves and it went very well despite 43 degree C heat.  My brother Richard was well represented by all his children, Cicely, Fraser and Josephine.  Christine and I are parents in law and we welcome Helen and Didier to the same club.

The day of the wedding there were thunderstorms and lightning as well as heat, and the fires started then (10 days ago now) have already burnt out the coastal towns of Wye River and Separation Creek, and are still burning threatening to flare up again it tomorrows 39 degree heat.  Cross fingers everything will be ok.

Steve Nurse  

Sunday, December 27, 2015

OzHpv Weekend Days 2 & 3

Outside Pax Hill Scout Camp

Roadside Shop

Coming Into Ballarat

Near Ballarat

Ballarat Gold Museaum

Gold Museum, Simon Watt Snaps Pete Heal while Kate Leeming (in Photo Poster) looks on.

Good on Ya Molly! (Poster in Gold Museum)

Gold Museum
Simon, Ian, Steve and Dom, fairly relaxed at breakfast, Pax Hill.

Graham Signiorini, Strauan Little, Rans X-stream, Holden Commodore

Leaving Pax Hill

Pax Hill Weather Station

Lake Wendouree, any gathering of recumbents will involve........

lengthy discussion on the merits of oval chainrings, carbon fibre, tailboxes and aerodynamics.

Graham, Helen, Simon, Duncan
October 31, November 1, 2015

Hi, this ozhpv event is long gone now but I am just catching up on writing it up, mainly posting photos.  It was a nice weekend, on the Saturday we rode to Clunes and were strung out like Nanna's washing on the way there but were slightly more coherent on the way back.  We had lunch at a nice lakeside restaurant, and then went on to the Gold Museum where a sort of bike fair was winding up outside.  Pete Heal's round Australia bike was on display, and we were treated to a free museum entry and a (woohoo) showbag.  After wandering round the museum it was back to Pax Hill for a much needed rest before (ozhpv supplied) Annual General Meeting and Dinner.  I put my hand up for Ozhpv Newsletter editor and have the job for a year.

Next day it was back to Melbourne.  I rode with the others to Lake Wendouree and then pootled to the station for the trip home.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Hey Joe


My current work is at Monash Uni Caulfield and I've become a regular at a couple of shops around the place, chatting to the owners and visiting fairly frequently.  These shops include the Indian Takeaway, the op shop and Joe Zolin's Frankencycles electric bike shop.  The other week I bought a video / dvd player (which works) for $7.50 from the op shop and I was stuck without a helmet the other day and bought one for $5.00 from Joe.

Anyway, all good things must pass, and the lease came up and the landlords wanted the Church Charity op shop to sign a 10 year lease.  Most of the volunteers running the op shop couldn't commit to 10 years more volunteering, and so they let the lease go.  And Joe Zolin at Frankencycles who sublets the garage out the back had to go.  Anyway, Joe was happy to move on and had found a new place down the road, more rent for more space.

So anyway one day I was singing and stuck Joe's story into "Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix.  And here it is, I am particularly glad to be able to reuse the phrase "old Lady" to mean "old Lady", whereas in Hendrix's song, the "old lady" was a girlfriend or wife, who'd been messin' round town.  But had she not been shot, therefor achieving immortality in Hedrix's song, she would now be the other type of "old lady".  Enough writing now, on with the song lyrics.

Hey Joe,
Where you goin' with that electric bike in your hand?
Hey Joe,
Where you goin' with that electric bike in your hand?
Well I'm going down 1259 Glenhuntley Road
Going to rent a shed from another man.
Hey Joe
Why you movin' from this old shed today?
Hey Joe
Why you movin' from this old shed today?
Well I sublet this one from the ol' op shop ladys and their lease is up so I'm movin' on.
Rent went up and now all of us are gone.
Hey Joe
Well I'm goin to miss you and the op shop too but I will rock round to Glenhuntley to see you anyway.
Any good op shops down there, see you soon one day.

Bye Now,
Apologies to Jimi Hendrix, Good luck Joe and the Op Shop Volunteers.