26 September 2010

Odds and Ends in the Cycling Week,European Mobility Week,Car Free Day.

The Shark Bike,funny Rubber Horn on bicycle in Abby Street Dublin last Friday Week.
I got another Saddle Cover from Bespoke Cyclery at the Dublin Flea Market,always very handy.
I got this Oval Canvas for Painting on at the Dublin Flea Market for €4 Euro which is very good.
At the Dublin Flea Market,no Bicycle Stands to Park your Bike on Newmarket Square.You just have to make do by Lashing it to Railings or anything you can find.
At the Dublin Flea Market,Bike with Basket type Shopping Panniers,this Bike is nearly always here anytime I go there.
The Dublin Flea Market ,Indoors in the Food Co Op.
At the Dublin Flea Market,of course there is no where to Park your Bike you just have to Lash it to anything you can find.
The Dublin Flea Market Newmarket Square,nice Friendle Girl poses for a Picture.
The Dublin Flea Market Newmarket Square,Sharp dressed Man looks like a Cyclist.

The Monthly Dublin Flea Market at the Food Co Op on Newmarket Square.  
Today Sunday I went to the Marche de la puce รก Dublin ,The Dublin Flea Market on Newmarket Square,Bespoke Cyclerey Stand, Selling Antique Italian Cycling Jerseys, Hats ,Saddle Covers, Mudguards and other bits and piece's.
Drury Street  on Car Free Day ,Woman with her E  Bike.
Drury Street on Car Free day,another unusual Bike.
Drury Street on Car Free Day ,The Dutch Bike Company Bear Bike's with one of their Oma's and a Georgia Bike Companies  Cover on the  Crate on the  Actie Draegar  or front Carrier.
Car Free Day on Drury Street ,Fade Street ,South William Street. This look's like a Danish Nihola Bike.
We had European Mobility Week and Car Free Day last Week and I went up to Drury Street to see what was happening and had a look at the Commercial Displays of various Bike Companies .There was some unusual Bicycle's like this one as part of The Bike CompanyCycleworks Display.
Same Car on the wrong side of Island at Fairview.
At the Malahide Road Fairview Last Week Car on the wrong side of the Traffic Island,It came down the Malahide Road on the Wrong side and Cars Blasted him out of it.

The Car Free Day last Thursday Week was just very Token as usual with just three Streets being Blocked off to Traffic instead of the Entire City. I was in the City at around 1.40 pm and went up to see what was happening in Drury Street and forgot about Sth William Street where there was more going on. I went back into Town that Night for the Open Air Film of the Tripplettes of Belville,That Quirky Funny French Cartoon Film about a Cycling Champion that was captured by the French Mafia set in the 1930ties. It was supposed to have Cyclists from the Audience supplying the Power for the Film by Pedaling on Bikes. Unfortunately after a very Hot Day it decided to Spill Rain in the Evening so it was shown in the Market Bar. The Sound was drowned out by the Crowd but it is mostly Silent anyway except for the Music so you could understand what was going on as well as Sub Titles. I enjoyed the Film,it was still very Hot especially in the Market Bar but it got very Cold again the next Day.


m e l i g r o s a said...

fun times! that shark photo is my fave - ok maybe that crazy tall bike?! all of them :D

l' homme au velo said...

Thanks Meligrosa,you would wonder how they could actually get up on that Bike to Ride it it is so awkward looking.

About that Car on the wrong side of the Traffic Island, as you know we drive on the left side of the Road like the UK. The Driver could have been Foreign in a Hired Car with Irish Plates.

Ryan said...

I believe Canada's largest Car free days take place in Montreal. They always draw a lot of people.
Likewise, Vancouver draws a good number as well.

With the elections in Toronto about a month away, one candidate wants to make one major road completely free of cars in the downtown core.
Unfortunately he wants it strictly for pedestrians only (no bikes either).

One of the front runners (Rob Ford) wants to ban any event that will close a road down, as he doesn't want vehicle traffic bothered.

l' homme au velo said...

The Government here is Promoting more Cycling and Public Transport use,but a lot on the Dublin City Council and other Councils around the Country are to Car centric. There is a Fight going on for Years every time some People want to put in Infrastructure or even a Car Free Day they try to Obstruct everything.

Some Years there was more Streets blocked off for Car free Day but this year there was less.

There is no Rampant anti Cycling bias however only a reluctance to do anything that would Curtail Cars moving on the Roads unlike your Politician who just hates Cyclist.

velochick said...

The flea market looks really good, sounds like you had a great time. The cycling stall looks good and I like it how you can get some bike saddle covers. Nice to see such a wide variety of bikes on Car Free Day. Thanks for uploading lots of photos.

l' homme au velo said...

Hi Velochick,The Car Free Day is just a Token Effort as usual with just three Streets actually being Car Free,Pathetic. The Picture of the Bike Stall in the Market could have been better.

I tried Uploading more Stuff but am having a problem with Pictures from the Mobile Phone being Uploaded , The Computer might be full .