Marv Takes Photos

 

A selection of random cycling related photos taken by yours truly.

Local – around Melbourne

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 Bike Polo played by mad men with much better balance than I have.  Taken March 2013 at Bikefest in Port Melbourne. This one was taken much more recently in Adelaide, Melbourne Cup Weekend, November 2014 outside the Treadlie Bike Shop.
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This one is of an eBike I’ve never heard, parked on Elizabeth St just near the GPO in Melbourne, January 2015. This the view from the 21-24km/hr group at the inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, held on the 31 January 2015.
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After a quick visit to Cecil Walker in Elizabeth St. I walked past this beautiful old tricycle. Taken February 2015. Ok, this Kiss themed van has nothing to do with bikes, but its still a cool photo.  Taken August 2014 in Daylesford.
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 On my commute home everyday I pass over the Webb Bridge in Docklands.  Taken April 2014  Clearly these guys are channeling the attitude of ‘Sons of Anarchy’.   Taken March 2013 at Bikefest in Port Melbourne.
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 This brave bike courier was travelling up Collins St between two taxis.  Love the bright pink frame.  Taken February 2015.  This is another one of those bikes I’ve never heard of.  I’m walking up Queen St and see this odd looking bike.  I then realise it has disc brakes, different size wheels and spars that support a carry frame.   Taken March 2015.  If you are curious you find details on this frame design  at http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/tradesman-cargo-frame-set

OK I don't get this. I know its street art but .....really??? Taken Albert Park in Melbourne, August 2015.

OK I don’t get this. I know its street art but …..really??? Taken Albert Park in Melbourne, August 2015.

I'm sure this is meant to be a political statement by Ai Weh Weh about the increasing use of cars in China. Taken at the NGV in Melbourne, February 2016.

I’m sure this is meant to be a political statement by Ai Weh Weh about the increasing use of cars in China. Taken at the NGV in Melbourne, February 2016.

This has to be the ultimate in bike locks.  Might be difficult to unlock in a hurry.  Taken March 2015 on the way back from South Melbourne Market.

This has to be the ultimate in bike locks.  Might be difficult to unlock in a hurry.  Taken March 2015 on the way back from South Melbourne Market.

I seem to take lots of photos of bikes that have a commercial use. This one is a Christiania Box Trike and I'm guessing that the owner bought it from PS Bikes locally. Taken Docklands April 2015.

I seem to take lots of photos of bikes that have a commercial use. This one is a Christiania Box Trike and I’m guessing that the owner bought it from PS Bikes locally. Taken Docklands April 2015.

I was out doing errands for my wife when I saw this bamboo marvel parked near South Melbourne Town Hall. Pity its owner isn't maintaining it very well. Take South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 22 June 2016.

I was out doing errands for my wife when I saw this bamboo marvel parked near South Melbourne Town Hall. Pity its owner isn’t maintaining it very well. Taken South Melbourne, Victoria, June 2016.

Presumably someone's pride and joy for transporting their surfboard to the beach. Taken at Torquay in Victoria, 23 January 2016.

Presumably someone’s pride and joy for transporting their surfboard to the beach. Taken at Torquay in Victoria,  January 2016.

With the recent birth of my first child, this oversized Thule kiddie carrier now makes sooo much more sense than it did back in September 2015. Taken at Balderdash, Port Melbourne.

With the recent birth of my first child, this oversized Thule kiddie carrier now makes sooo much more sense than it did back in September 2015. Taken at Balderdash, Port Melbourne.

Spotted this awesome Yuba cargo carrier bike near Intrepid Travel in Hardware Lane CBD. Taken in Melbourne, August 2016. You can find them at Cargo Cycles.

Spotted this awesome Yuba cargo carrier bike near Intrepid Travel in Hardware Lane CBD. Taken in August 2016, Melbourne. You can find them at Cargo Cycles.

MMT has seen a lot of advertising on bikes lately...this is just plain ridiculous. Taken July 2016, Somerset Place, Melbourne CBD.

MMT has seen a lot of advertising on bikes lately…this is just plain ridiculous. Taken July 2016, Somerset Place, Melbourne CBD.

MMT couldn't quite believe the build of this three seater bike. Presumably its for 2 adults and 1 kid. Taken 23rd August 2016 in a Melbourne CBD ca rpark.

MMT couldn’t quite believe the build of this three seater bike. Presumably its for 2 adults and 1 kid. Taken August 2016 in a Melbourne CBD car park.

In early April 2017, I caught a tram into the cbd. This bicycle courier caught a lift the whole length of Collins St. I wasn’t sure whether to be impressed or dismayed.

MMT was out cycling one Sunday in May 2017 and spotted this trio of cyclists outside of Melbourne’s iconic Lunar Park in St.Kilda.

In late mid-May 2017, I was walking down Little Collins St and spotted this bike with its very Melbournian customisation, a velcroed on umbrella.

 

International 

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Bike Rack in the City of York, UK.
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This one was taken in August 2010, in York UK whilst I was on a Ghost Tour.  I have no idea what the Whip-Ma-Whoop-Ma thing is all about.  One of my favourite photos…ever.  I was wandering around the CBD of Copenhagen when I saw this.  Taken May 2010.
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Boris Johnson gets big kudos for implementing the London Bike Hire Scheme.  This was taken near Barbican Station in July 2010.  I spotted this old bike in the back lane ways old Delhi Market.  Checkout the solid metal rod brake levers.  By my reckoning, this bike could 70 to 80 years old. Taken January 2009, Delhi, India.
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 This a Moulton foldable, portable bike.  The first time I saw one of these was near Hyde Park in London.  This was taken in August 2010. Whilst being a touch on the expensive side they are amazing bikes – http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/heritage.html  There’s awful lot to love about Laos, the friendly people, the relaxed atmosphere.  Not much moves faster than bicycle street hawker or wandering monk.  Taken December 2006, Luang Pruabang, Laos.
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 This another of my favourite photos.  My wife and our MTB guide pushing their bikes up a dusty path between rice paddies in Jatiluwih, Bali.  Taken January 2008.  In my mind, this photo sums up the Indian transport system.  Buses, bikes, scooters, pedestrians and the odd cow thrown in for good measure.  If you look really closely in the fore ground you can see three kids having a dink on their father’s bike. Taken February 2009, Jaiphur India

Typical English street scene near Paddington Station. Stylish but helmet-less Brompton rider in the foreground. Taken October 2015, London.

Typical English street scene near Paddington Station. Stylish but helmet-less Brompton rider in the foreground. Taken October 2015, London.

His and her Bromptons, possibly consulting Google Maps in Convent Garden. Taken October 2015, London.

His and her Bromptons, possibly consulting Google Maps in Convent Garden. Taken October 2015, London.

Madrid is a hilly city, particularly in the old medieval barrios were cars are forbidden The locals are heavy users of the city council's ebike scheme. Taken October 2015, Madrid.

Madrid is a hilly city, particularly in the old medieval barrios were cars are forbidden The locals are heavy users of the city council’s ebike scheme. Taken October 2015, Madrid.

Wandering around Convent Garden, I spotted this bike cabbie waiting for his next fare. Taken October 2015, London.

Wandering around Convent Garden, I spotted this bike cabbie waiting for his next fare. Taken October 2015, London.

Once every few years, the sleepy village of Bedoin becomes the centre of sports fans attention as the Le Tour rolls through on its way to Mt Ventoux. Until then this local pasta shop offers friendly advice to visitors and locals alike. Taken Bedoin, Provence, France October 2015.

Once every few years, the sleepy village of Bedoin becomes the centre of sports fans attention as the Le Tour rolls through on its way to Mt Ventoux. Until then this local pasta shop offers friendly advice to visitors and locals alike. Taken Bedoin, Provence, France October 2015.

Aix en Provence is mainly famous for being the birth place of Paul Cezane. These days its university town that is overrun by tourists in warmer months. Its reasonably flat, most of the locals use proper scooters or bicycles. This on the other is an unusual half-breed which judging by the lack of a licence plate doesn't qualify as motorbike. Taken Aix en Provence, Provence, France October 2015.

Aix en Provence is mainly famous for being the birth place of Paul Cezane. Its reasonably flat, most of the locals use proper scooters or bicycles. This on the other is an unusual half-breed which judging by the lack of a licence plate doesn’t qualify as motorbike. Taken Aix en Provence, Provence, France October 2015.

Segovia is a small medieval town, north of Madrid, famous for its wonderful Roman viaduct. It also seems to have a decent freight service ;-)

Segovia is a small medieval town, north of Madrid, famous for its wonderful Roman viaduct. It also seems to have a decent freight service 😉 Taken Segovia, Spain, October 2015.