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Pirates of the Burley Griffin
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In Perth! 
19th-Mar-2008 08:12 am
Anura
Well I've made it to Perth and will recommission the Arcadia later this morning. Then it will be off to the hotel later today I think.

Getting here last night involved a series of minor dramas some of which I could have done without.

The first came when I tried to fold the trike for packing and it wouldn't. Fold that is. A paniced phone call later and I found out that when the frame was replaced, Greenspeed had slipped in a new feature. Previously I would release the quick release, drop it out of the hinge,and it would fold. Now I have to pull the quick release to the side to disengage the final lock - a nice safety feature but disconcerting when you don't know about it and you are expecting a taxi in a couple of hours.

Next was packing itself in such a way that would be manageable at the airport and enable me to go riding with panniers etc. I got it done but it was an interesting exercise in 3D jigsaw puzzles. 

Did I say that I was expecting a taxi in two hours? Make that three and a half. NOT impressed.

Finally the Qantas Club was out of lime juice and couldn't make me a Lemon Lime and Bitters. Boo!
Comments 
18th-Mar-2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
See you at the con. I am looking forward to inspecting the ride!
19th-Mar-2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Test rides available. :)

[Although I might want to shift the venue for such to somewhere a little more bike friendly than Northbridge...]
19th-Mar-2008 01:27 am (UTC)
Northbridge is not bike friendly?! I may have to abandon the idea of commuting to the con on bike :(.

Seriously, though, will look forward to catching up with you at the con and seeing the vehicle i have read so much about.
19th-Mar-2008 02:28 am (UTC)
It probably isn't too bad but I'd really prefer to set people loose in quieter streets, an empty carpark or on a bike path.

Especially if the fit isn't quite right - which it won't be (unless your legs are exactly the same length as mine).
19th-Mar-2008 08:45 am (UTC)
And where people would be less likely to 'clean it up'? :P
19th-Mar-2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
A minor consideration, but yes. It is my car replacement after all.
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