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We Heart Melbourne Bike Share

We love Melbourne Bike Share. Our once cumbersome headgear has gone from burden to blessing. Foot loose and fancy free, we jump on bikes anytime, anywhere. We fear not other vehicles, or police. We are living the dream, Australia.

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CBD Wars Episode VI: Return of the Bicycle

“As a pedestrian, I am merely a Cyborg. Thanks to MBS, I am a Bicyborg. People say that nothing beats parenthood, well I’m sorry Luke, but this is bloody awesome” (Darth Vader)

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“Can we fix it? Ummm, not sure, but can I dig it? YES I CAN! Moving to Australia with the whole gang was good. The financial crisis made it even better. And now, thanks to MBS, I can ride around Melbourne and keep up with Scoop and Dizzy. It is fun AND convenient, working together to get the job done”

Bob (the Builder)
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“Multitasking has always been my thing. Now I can do all the things I usually do, AND ride a bicycle, should the urge strike after a casual afternoon Sangria in Melbourne. The hands free mic that is built into my helmet allows me to serenade the public en route, while yelling at trucks between verses when they forget to indicate” (Bob Log III)


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“As you are probably aware, I am an avid cyclist. I love MBS, it is so convenient. Whether it is just a trip to the corner store for some milk, or a dramatic escape after finding myself in a spot of bother with the possums in Carlton Gardens, MBS is there for me. People used to call me ‘angry helmet cat’…  now they just call me ‘helmet cat'” (Helmet Cat)

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“I haven’t been this happy since before all my limbs were hacked off.  The spontaneity of being able to just jump on a bike when all the trams are full makes me feel alive. I love the sound of the wind whistling through my hollows as I fly down Little Collins street. If I only had a heart, it would give a little flutter”

(Tin Man)

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“When I heard about MBS I thought, ‘Isn’t that lovely?, I do so enjoy the lack of rational planning required for spontaneous human powered transport throughout Melbourne’…so where’s the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom! This makes me very angry, very angry indeed.” (Marvin the Martian)


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28/07/2010

3 Responses to “We Heart Melbourne Bike Share”

  1. Dave says:

    Claire you are a classic. My two cents worth includes:

    – AstroBoy: c’mon that is a helmet right? It can’t be pretend hair
    – Speaking of pretend hair, Ray Martin? Is he a nomination

  2. faith says:

    Fabulous! Surely Margaret Thatcher and her ‘helmet hair’ would qualify as well?

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