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The sly fox rides over the lazy cafe

By poetix - 12 February 2013 26

lazy fox

Here’s something new: a bike-path side café.

I was feeling a little lost as my daughter was off on camp, so I went for a ride, and came upon this little bit of free enterprise on the bike-path between MacArthur Avenue and David Street in O’Connor.  And yes, it’s all properly approved by the Authoritahs.

The very chatty Patrick made me a very good flat white and forced half a very good brownie upon me, ignoring my talk of health and fitness.

The Sly Fox, as it’s known, makes coffee for all between 7.30am and 11.30.  You can sit there on a milk crate, or take it away.

A really nice idea, I think, and the sort of thing that we need more of in Canberra.

What’s Your opinion?


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26 Responses to
The sly fox rides over the lazy cafe
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Conan of Cooma 10:46 am
12 Feb 13
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Hehe… You ate the brownie.

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dpm 11:03 am
12 Feb 13
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Awesome idea! Might get more customers on the west LBG basin lake loop though, where there would be more rec cyclists/walkers/joggers etc (with time to spare) and less commuters (who are busy heading to/from work)?

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KB1971 11:04 am
12 Feb 13
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Conan of Cooma said :

Hehe… You ate the brownie.

Is that better than choking the chicken?

Back on the cafe thing, there should be more of it!

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golden_youth 11:15 am
12 Feb 13
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great idea!!!

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460cixy 11:15 am
12 Feb 13
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What a top idea I like it

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Mysteryman 11:32 am
12 Feb 13
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Love the initiative! Hope it goes well for him.

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poetix 12:49 pm
12 Feb 13
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Just to clarify, the hours quoted are for weekdays. I didn’t ask about whether he operates at weekends.

Perhaps someone could ask Patrick and post.

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Stevian 12:59 pm
12 Feb 13
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dpm said :

Awesome idea! Might get more customers on the west LBG basin lake loop though, where there would be more rec cyclists/walkers/joggers etc (with time to spare) and less commuters (who are busy heading to/from work)?

Perhaps he’s choosing to work within his abilities. Too much custom can as damaging as too little, if he were overwhelmed by it. The business would fail either way

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dpm 1:24 pm
12 Feb 13
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Stevian said :

dpm said :

Awesome idea! Might get more customers on the west LBG basin lake loop though, where there would be more rec cyclists/walkers/joggers etc (with time to spare) and less commuters (who are busy heading to/from work)?

Perhaps he’s choosing to work within his abilities. Too much custom can as damaging as too little, if he were overwhelmed by it. The business would fail either way

Good point! (I was probably being a bit biased in suggesting a location that I am more likely to ride past, in lieu of uber-hip O’Connor—a location that I am not worthy of)! :-)

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Beau Locks 1:33 pm
12 Feb 13
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Awesomeness. What a capital idea.

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dtc 2:10 pm
12 Feb 13
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I ride past this every day and I’m not quite sure where the customers come from – maybe some dog walkers and parents returning after dropping their kids off? Or some early morning walkers (although this bike path is very busy with commuters and students, so its not really a good place to walk). Certainly cyclists arent stopping, my cup holder would runneth over

Still, good luck to him

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troll-sniffer 2:27 pm
12 Feb 13
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I think it sucks. The last thing we need on bike paths is another distraction as we pedal our pedestrian-killing machines willy-nilly down the loways and byways of this fair city. Can you imagine the compo claims that will stem from an incident where a princess, riding her pink basket-endowed special from Bikes’r’Us, stops for a wake up half soy latte extra hot please, and in doing so causes the lycra-clad alpha male on his $15,000 carbon fibre willy replacement to crash heavily because he expected unimpeded passage on all loways and byways of this fair city? I call on Jeremy Hanson (Jezza to his friends) to get elected and banish these upstarts as soon as possible.

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FXST01 2:27 pm
12 Feb 13
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Might drop by tomorrow. All I need now is a cup holder and an ashtray for loose change.on my bike

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poetix 2:57 pm
12 Feb 13
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dtc said :

I ride past this every day and I’m not quite sure where the customers come from – maybe some dog walkers and parents returning after dropping their kids off? Or some early morning walkers (although this bike path is very busy with commuters and students, so its not really a good place to walk). Certainly cyclists arent stopping, my cup holder would runneth over

Still, good luck to him

Well, I stopped on my bike. If every poet in O’Connor stops, he’ll do very well indeed (-:

But while I was there a man going to work by bike had a macchiato. So commuters are stopping.

dpm said :

…in lieu of uber-hip O’Connor—a location that I am not worthy of)! :-)

Nonsense! There were many dags on bikes, believe me. What is the opposite of über?

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Pork Hunt 3:12 pm
12 Feb 13
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poetix said :

dtc said :

I ride past this every day and I’m not quite sure where the customers come from – maybe some dog walkers and parents returning after dropping their kids off? Or some early morning walkers (although this bike path is very busy with commuters and students, so its not really a good place to walk). Certainly cyclists arent stopping, my cup holder would runneth over

Still, good luck to him

Well, I stopped on my bike. If every poet in O’Connor stops, he’ll do very well indeed (-:

But while I was there a man going to work by bike had a macchiato. So commuters are stopping.

dpm said :

…in lieu of uber-hip O%u2019Connor%u2014a location that I am not worthy of)! :-)

Nonsense! There were many dags on bikes, believe me. What is the opposite of ?ber?

Unter as in untermenschen… Not quite invoking Godwin’s Law but has to be close.

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