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RiotACT Bicycle Bar Crawl 2008 – We survived!

johnboy 2 November 2008 32

A big thank you to everyone who dropped in along the way for the 2008 RiotACT Bicycle Bar Crawl. I think a good time was had by everyone. The brave and the strong who completed it from start to finish know who they are.

One knee was grazed, one t-shirt was ruined in a pizza incident, and one warning was given by police to put a helmet back on.

Otherwise everyone escaped unscathed, only slightly sunburned, and not enormously hungover.

If you missed it then best to keep the first weekend in November free next year.

Special thanks to the Zierholz brewery for providing a much appreciated mini-keg at the last stop.

Here’s some video of the RiotACT precision cyclists dicing with death and the London Circuit pillars next to the Uni Pub.

Slideshow below:

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32 Responses to RiotACT Bicycle Bar Crawl 2008 – We survived!
Kramer Kramer 1:19 pm 29 Nov 08

A couple of notes from my own experience for punters attending next year:
Big mountain bikes are good for mucking around between pubs (including going fast so people like Matt, who is following behind nearly becomes a hood ornament).
Big mountain bike are not so good when you are riding back home across Canberra late at night after quite a few beers & turkish pide.
Remember to bring lights for the late night ride home when it’s really dark – especially through the bush at O’Connor ridge.
Big mountain bikes are good for unexpected off-road excursions in the dark when you forgot to bring lights for the late night ride home.

ant ant 2:42 pm 03 Nov 08

PM said

PM said :

Hadn’t ridden in 15 years and wanted to avoid a car…

and no one got video of it, bugger. Seeing someone abandon ship to avoid a car would be prize-worthy. Did the bike stand and defend your prone form from the car?

Granny Granny 2:06 pm 03 Nov 08

Did you go in the end, Tylers?

PM PM 2:04 pm 03 Nov 08

What was the final outcome of the discussion re nuttiest nutter?

Granny Granny 1:56 pm 03 Nov 08


It’s usually a good idea to avoid cars if possible.

PM PM 1:53 pm 03 Nov 08

Gungahlin Al said :

Ah so Matt Watts was the one fell off?

Hadn’t ridden in 15 years and wanted to avoid a car…

Thumper Thumper 1:27 pm 03 Nov 08

A computer illiterate two year old could find plenty of photos of me 😉

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 1:04 pm 03 Nov 08

Ah so Matt Watts was the one fell off?

And “handcuffs make the best bike lock” – LOL. As in “touch my bike if you dare”

Danman Danman 1:03 pm 03 Nov 08

google and persistance will find several pictures of me…

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:34 pm 03 Nov 08

Now that I don’t have someone using the public purse to do grudge-hunting to find out who I am, and there’s much less impact involved in them finding out, I’m more willing to appear in slideshows. 🙂

But beware of opening yourself to stalkers on RiotACT…

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:27 pm 03 Nov 08

Cool the italics worked. Learning HTML cryptics feels so much like going back to my MS-DOS days…

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:26 pm 03 Nov 08

I’d like to put posting names to faces in the slideshow if that’s not to stalky?

The Stalker. The bourbon.

May not be wise to offer one’s self up for stalking duties on RA, particularly with a handle like Feathergirl – sounds like someone who does burlesque at Kokoloco or such…? 🙂

Danman Danman 11:32 am 03 Nov 08

occasional moments of silliness

Good stuff – at least you guys had fun with (minimal to) no injuries to yourselves.

Granny Granny 11:17 am 03 Nov 08

Try as I may, I just cannot be sorry I missed the Rugby.


johnboy johnboy 10:55 am 03 Nov 08

Ahh, you’ve got to turn up yourself to be party to that sort of thing I’m afraid.

Fair’s fair, we like to know who you are too.

Feathergirl Feathergirl 10:53 am 03 Nov 08

Who ended up attending? I’d like to put posting names to faces in the slideshow if that’s not to stalky? Sometimes I wonder if I’ve passed a Riotact frequent writer, it’s a good passtime at red lights to look into the car next to me and think I wonder if that’s Mr. Evil, Pandy, PeterH, ant etc etc

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:04 am 03 Nov 08

Walmart sells walls, doesn’t it? 🙂

niftydog niftydog 10:00 am 03 Nov 08

grunge_hippy said :

i was always under the impression that riding drunk was just as illegal as driving drunk.

but it looks like it was fun!

I was always under the opposite impression, that there’s no “drink-riding” offence, anyone know for sure? I figure it might be different depending on whether you’re riding on the road or on a path.

I does look like fun, shame it will be a whole year until the next one!

johnboy johnboy 9:47 am 03 Nov 08

There might have been occasional moments of silliness which lead in turn to bikes needing some adjustment.

Danman Danman 9:44 am 03 Nov 08

I went to Walmart…..Once

How is it that you had to stop so many times for repairs – were you using on road cycle lanes ?

I ride 96km a week and have done so for 6 weeks – never had a problem.

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