18 February 2007

Truck convoy on Northbourne Ave

| Kerces
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Enjoying the sun a couple of blocks away from Northbourne Avenue this afternoon, I became aware of an odd noise coming from that direction so I went down to investigate.

It turned out there was an enormous convoy of trucks travelling down the Avenue, all blasting their horns.

I vaguely remembered this was some kind of annual charity event (for kids with cancer?) and that they get so many trucks it normally goes for about 30-45 minutes. Most of the trucks’ cabs were full of smiling, waving people and many had children in them.

There were several families parked along Northbourne to watch the spectacle, including this well-prepared one.

If you’ve got more details than my half-remembered ones, go on, share your knowledge with the world.

UPDATED: Ralph has sent in his own observation of the convoy from Duntroon.

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artline, run away you small boy.

We should just save time and run over your house. You should be eliminated, because stupid people need to stop breeding.

Just when Crazy Chester was being talked about yesterday, it looks like a new nutter has landed.

Well it would be good to have certain persons from riot-act known on the map and have a new convoy concept born with that in mind : “Destroy the Fascist Riot-act Wankers” convoy. The convoy could drive through all the houses of the idiots and fascists that act like they are the “official-opinion” of Canberra. Donations to the cause could be spent on possibly something worthy like buying the-riotact.com a new set of servers and new blog software that doesn’t run like shit. Or maybe it could be well spent on demolishing all the wanker cafe’s in places like Civic, Manuka, Kingston etc.

/me awaits the backlash …

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt9:18 pm 20 Feb 07

I don’t do it much, just occasionally when the mood takes me. Some of the real reactive types don’t comment any more though…


OK then, it’s usually me who’s baiting 😉

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt10:14 am 20 Feb 07

Ha – I knew I’d hook one of you. Ralph, you’re a funny guy.

Oh well you’re a fcking idiot aren’t you? Get over yourself it was for a kids charity. And you’re a hypocrite too with your V8. Tool.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt5:53 pm 19 Feb 07

Joking? It was noisy, smelly, environmentally unfriendly, and just downright antisocial.

I am disgusted by this type of event.

neanderthalsis1:26 pm 19 Feb 07

The said convoy eventually made its way to the Queanbeyan Showgrounds amid much horn blasting and diesel fumes. I was almost run over by a large orange “Your Rights at Work” bus (instantly turning me into a WorkChoices supporter) whilst wandering down to see what all the fus was.

This would have had a much more positive impact on the environment, especially in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollution.

I hope you are joking.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt11:08 am 19 Feb 07

Maybe they could have collected all the $$ otherwise spent on diesel and given that to cancer research. This would have had a much more positive impact on the environment, especially in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollution.

From memory, CC was convinced she knew where you lived, yet I don’t think she ever did anything. So far, we don’t seem to have attracted anybody kooky enough to actually DO anything nutty (as compared to the people who will talk about nutty things, which pretty much embraces the entire Riotact crew).

I hof bin lookin fir zis johnboy flat fir kvite sum tyme now…

Just giving you a friendly tip is all. CC has proven there are some kooks out there

There was a public notice on the paper last weekend that the road would be closed.
Mitchell was pretty full up with their trailers this morning…

these ones are from the ABC.. arrghh! the conspiracy unmasked!!


Anyway we’d prefer not to discuss our security and privacy arrangements online if that’s OK.

The pics from your driveway give the actual building away, but if that doesn’t concern you, then it doesn’t concern me

The inner north? hardly a secret.

You know you boys virtually give away where you live based on your pictures?

Apparently it finishes up at Queanbeyan showground with rides for the kids, live music etc

I think it was the Convoy for Cancer fundraiser. here’s a link to 2006 info

We were driving down Northbourne a bit before 2pm and almost got taken out by an enthusiastic Border Express truck that seemed to be part of the convoy that started off a bit too early… (there were about 5 of them and they cut us off to change into the right lane and turn back the other way).

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