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May 28, 2006

I have just come up with a brilliant idea

Filed under: advocacy, commuting, Events, General Stuff, links, people, rants — schmadzie @ 9:02 pm

I went on a nice ride today the Massbug Sustainability ride (details soon). And I was thinking how much I love our customers. Not specifically the people on the ride. Don't be embarrassed. But I do some good thinking when I'm riding or after I've been riding.

So my brilliant idea is

to create a new blog covering Sydney bike culture!

Now, that is what Dave and I have been trying to do already, but there is so much cool stuff going on and so many cool people involved, that everyone should know about . And I reckon it could be a great resource and could help the cause of bike culture in Sydney. NB this will not be a Cheeky Transport blog per se. It would be a stand alone thing. I'd like to try and make it as positive as possible. Have a look at these sites for an idea of what I'm thinking i love the byline "To inform and insipre"

SO, basically, I might set it up and ask people to be contributors of cool stuff (news, events, stories, thoughts, cries for help, whatever) whenever they feel like it

Anyone got any ideas ? We need a name, something sydney centric. Remember this is for Sydney bike culture. Don't be shy

latest news "velosydney" has been set up, but i may change the name if we come up with something else. Keep them names coming!

Damn that's a good idea!



  1. As for a name, how about that lovely Australian idiom ‘The Local Bike’?
    Makes it sound like a suburban newspaper, but I admit it is not very Sydney-centric.

    Comment by Lambert — May 29, 2006 @ 11:31 am

  2. yeah, not bad not bad. I like where you’re coming from. But yeah Something Sydney oriented would be better i reckon

    Comment by cheekazoids — May 29, 2006 @ 7:16 pm

  3. velosydnee
    or some other play on the phonetics

    Comment by timmay — May 29, 2006 @ 7:16 pm

  4. i think we have an early winner. Thanks tim.
    It’s not over till the fat lady sings though.

    Comment by cheekazoids — May 29, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

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    Comment by frawley — May 30, 2006 @ 12:21 pm

  6. what about cyc-sydney (pronounced sike or sic…either way is great) so when you say it out loud you sound like you’re hip to be square

    Comment by frawley — May 30, 2006 @ 4:53 pm

  7. timmay: I like it 😀

    Comment by lelak — June 1, 2006 @ 11:07 am

  8. How about Harbourcycle

    Comment by AndrewD — June 3, 2006 @ 6:56 pm

  9. how about THE NSW CAPITAL CYCLISTS FORUM… catchy eh?

    Comment by captain gristle-stick — June 5, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

  10. What you call the blog is far less important than what it says.
    So, maybe it’s time for it say something?

    Comment by pedaller — June 6, 2006 @ 10:11 am

  11. Oh, harsh comment. But true. This has been complicated by my not having internet access at work for 2 weeks (thanks telstra). Still a few days off.

    Comment by cheekazoids — June 6, 2006 @ 10:14 am

  12. I’ve been wanting to use the name INTERSTITIAL for anything relating to bikes for a while now. Sure, it’s not Sydney centric. Sure, it doesn’t have “velo” or “bike” or “cycle” or “wheel” anywhere in there. But it’s what it means that’s important. Who cares about being obvious. INTERSTITIAL really rolls off the tongue. And if you don’t know what it means, it sort of adds to the intrigue. If it gets really big it could become INTERSTITIAL INTERNATIONAL – WOW, what a mouthful! “Aye-Aye” for short. I’m getting carried away, but you get my drift, what?

    By the way, interstitial means something like “situated in between, or situated in a narrow space”, something like that (look it up). Cheers.

    Comment by sly artichoke — June 29, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

  13. how about the name “Cyclic”?

    Comment by bike rider — July 25, 2006 @ 12:37 pm

  14. Yes yes. Not bad.
    I think we are going to go with VeloSydney though

    Comment by schmadzie — July 26, 2006 @ 6:41 am

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