Category Archives: Not Cycling

Post-holiday angry rant part 3 – coffee cup thievery

Dear Rouleurs,

This blog will be the 3rd and final instalment of MMT’s angry rant series.  MMT can’t possibly maintain the rage for longer than a week, well not without really hurting someone 😉  So this angry rant is dedicated to the dickhead who nicked my Sttoke reusable coffee cup at work. For those of you that are unfamiliar with this astonishingly good and seemingly unbreakable cup, this is what they look like.

 

To the thief who heisted MMT’s cup – May you, your children and their children be cursed to drink appalling US-style coffee for the rest of their lives. 

MMT, replaced his black Sttoke with white one and wrote his fucking name and mobile phone number on it.  May be that will discourage further thievery.

Until next time, ride safe

MMT

Post-holiday angry rant part 1 – dump trump

Dear Rouleurs,

MMT has been back 10 days in Melbourne and already the heady days of #Iloveholidays are over.  In his jet-lagged state of foreboding, MMT has taken solace in the ready availability of world-class coffee.  The Spanish seem to relish the taste of UHT long life milk.  MMT wonders if its exclusively used in cafes in that country.  In MMT’s opinion, using that kind of milk makes coffee undrinkable. Yup, MMT is a coffee snob and bike snob 😉

So on his way to a near by coffee shop, MMT spied this horrible sight.  MMT had to look twice to sense-check his reality.  After all, who in their right mind, in Australia, would have a bumper sticker supporting the current American President. I’ve left the licence plate in the photo as a form of ‘name and shame’.

MMT very nearly keyed this car out of spite and protest.  The only thing holding back that act of protest/vandalism was the thought that just may be this was some weird, deeply ironic joke.  Either way, MMT was very, very conflicted at the sight of something so idiotic. Its not like Australia has a shortage of political idiots.  One only has to look at the most recent coup d’etat against the previous PM Malcolm Turnbull, to see how many of them are present in the Australian Liberal Party.

MMT digresses, the coffee was good and MMT was able to re-direct his rage to this blog.

Until next time ride safe.

MMT

Time to build an Ark??

Dear Rouleurs,

MTT was walking past one his workplace’s TVs when he noticed Emergency Services putting out a state wide warning for Victoria, for the next three days.  A quick search of BOM revealed the following:

Significant and widespread flooding is likely across most of Victoria from Friday onwards.

A large high pressure system near New Zealand continues to direct a hot and humid northeasterly airstream over Victoria. A trough of low pressure crossing the Bight will reach western Victoria late today then become slow moving. A low pressure system will develop on the trough over northwestern Victoria on Friday then drift slowly southeastwards over the weekend.

Heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms are likely to develop in the far west during Thursday night into Friday before extending across the remaining parts of the State during Friday. The heavy rain and thunderstorm activity will continue on Saturday and Sunday.

Three day totals of around 100-200 mm are expected across most of northern and central regions of the State. Elsewhere totals are likely to be between 30 and 100 mm. The highest totals are expected over the northeast ranges, where three day totals may exceed 250 mm.

GOOD LORD…Is this really how summer is going to start?? The synoptic charts are spectacular.

I’m guessing that I won’t be doing too much riding on the weekend…boo 🙁

Until ride safe, avoiding ridiculous thunder storms and floods.

Marv

Grand Final Jitters….

 

Dear Rouleurs,

OMG…MMT is still recovering from last Saturday night where the mighty Richmond Tigers despatched a star studded GWS Giants team.  Being at the MCG filled to the rafters with Richmond supporters, was an amazing experience.  The amount of noise being generated by some very one-sided barracking was deafening.  Apparently at its peak it reached 126 decibels which is in realm of jack hammers and jumbo jets.

The Richmond Grand Final week experience has been nothing short of amazing.  Here’s the short version.

Saturday 23rd September  – Richmond defeats GWS Giants by 36 points to reach the Grand Final for the first time since 1982.

Sunday 24th September – Richmond VFL loses to Port Melbourne by 4 points. Sam Lloyd is named best afield to win the Norm Goss Medal

Monday 25th September – Dustin Martin wins the 2017 Brownlow Medal.  Daniel Rioli wins Goal of the Year.  More importantly MMT receives a grand final ticket out of the ballot.  Trent Cotchin and Brandon Ellis avoid being rubbed out by the MRP.

Tuesday 26th September – Damian Hardwick is named 2017 AFL Coach of the Year.

Friday 29th September – Grand Final Parade

So celebrate this incredible run of Richmond achievement, MMT has posted a few photos from the Preliminary Final and from his lunchtime visit to Dusty Martin’s mural/Punt Road to celebrate the impending Grand Final.

   
   
   
   

Anyhow, that’s it from MMT. I’m off to the Grand Final which starts in about 2 and 1/2 hours. Go Tiges!!!!

Marv