Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby BarryTas » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:42 am

last night i noticed A LOT of bad spray painting on the Bonnett. I dont know how long it has been there. A little bit cyclinhg related is ok, it's not good but ok. But this was just bad and some of it is not cycling related but done by the same person/people!!!!!!!!


Not Happy Jan!!!!!


it gives us an even worse name
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett

Postby RobRollin » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:50 am

If its in white/cream whatever color it is it's been there for awhile now unless theres more since last week.
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett

Postby Myddraal » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:53 am

I'm completely confused about what you're trying to say, also pics or didn't happen.
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett

Postby trailgumby » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:06 pm

Thought you were talking about somebody vandalising the engine cover on your car. Confused. :?
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby BarryTas » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:14 pm

sorry....the Bonnett is a local hill rode by many cyclists
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby master6 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:22 pm

Sorry Barry. I thought you would like

"SUCK BARRYS' WHEEL FROM HERE TO THE TOP OF THE HILL"

I hope nobody missed a word. :shock: :shock:
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby m@ » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:39 pm

Bonnet Hill is hardly the col du tourmalet; about 200m altitude over 2 Km IIRC... Kinda beats me why anyone would bother painting anything on it...
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby BarryTas » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:43 pm

master6 wrote:Sorry Barry. I thought you would like

"SUCK BARRYS' WHEEL FROM HERE TO THE TOP OF THE HILL"

I hope nobody missed a word. :shock: :shock:


people do like to suck my wheel. i did an Imperial Century at the weekend and a mate rode the middle part with me....and sucked my wheel :shock: oh well
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby Doc Savage » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:46 am

BarryTas wrote:last night i noticed A LOT of bad spray painting on the Bonnett. I dont know how long it has been there. A little bit cyclinhg related is ok, it's not good but ok. But this was just bad and some of it is not cycling related but done by the same person/people!!!!!!!!



So, you endorse graffiti if you get the joke, but condemn it if you can't understand a reference to a cyclist other than yourself or your mates.

It's all cycling related. No, I didn't do it. Drivers aren't going to blame anyone but "bored teenagers" so what's the problem?

Anyway, all it took was someone to talk about your name being on the road and you calmed right down and began talking about riding people off your wheel :roll:
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby Doc Savage » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:48 am

m@ wrote:Bonnet Hill is hardly the col du tourmalet; about 200m altitude over 2 Km IIRC... Kinda beats me why anyone would bother painting anything on it...


...because it's the most ridden stretch of road in Hobart for competitive riders.
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby m@ » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:56 am

Doc Savage wrote:
m@ wrote:Bonnet Hill is hardly the col du tourmalet; about 200m altitude over 2 Km IIRC... Kinda beats me why anyone would bother painting anything on it...


...because it's the most ridden stretch of road in Hobart for competitive riders.

I realise that (used to live 1Km north of the shot tower and did repeats of Bonnet before riding to work most days). But you don't see any graffiti over Neika/Fern Tree for example and that's a popular loop and actually a meaningful climb. Doesn't bother me much either way; I'm ambivalent about graffiti on public propertyy provided it's creative and not just unimaginative vandalism - but of course that's subjective.

TBH the only paint I ever noticed around Bonnet Hill was from the ol' puncturing-a-paint-tin-and-dragging-it-behind-a-car trick.
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby Doc Savage » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:43 am

m@ wrote: But you don't see any graffiti over Neika/Fern Tree for example and that's a popular loop and actually a meaningful climb.


I won't' dispute those aspects of Neika. The Bonnet is the most popular these days, with plenty of World Tour (I.e. cafe) cred points up for grabs for first Cervelo to the top. Hence, lot's of motivational/p$ss taking war paint.
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby RobRollin » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:14 am

Doc Im guessing your Hobartian and a real cyclist as you know that the only bikes are Cervelos....
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby master6 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:45 am

RobRollin wrote:Doc Im guessing your Hobartian and a real cyclist as you know that the only bikes are Cervelos....


Rob, I have red, white, cream, and black available (please dont pick black as I will need to do a backing colour for contrast against the bitumen) .

Which colour would you prefer? Do you like the straights, or are corners your thing?
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby RobRollin » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:56 am

I think there needs to be a 500 to go, 350, 250, 200, 150, 100, and a 50 mark (meaning graffiti tag) on the road. Whichever color we think suits...maybe white?
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby master6 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:00 pm

RobRollin wrote:I think there needs to be a 500 to go, 350, 250, 200, 150, 100, and a 50 mark (meaning graffiti tag) on the road. Whichever color we think suits...maybe white?


We can do that too :D :D

I was actually thinking of the colour for your name. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby RobRollin » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:07 pm

I wouldlike cream then thanks!! RobRollin at the 500mt to go mark
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby BarryTas » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:29 am

sorry for my ambiguous post.


about a year ago there was a bit of graffiti for a race, the summer survival. That was just a bit of fun. this has just gone too far. (now i sound old)

yes i know that this is a double standard
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby jet-ski » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:36 am

us non locals still want to see pics!

you know graffiti breeds graffiti right?
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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby twizzle » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:38 am

Paint + wet road = ?

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Re: Graffiti on the Bonnett Hill

Postby master6 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:52 am

BarryTas wrote:sorry for my ambiguous post.


about a year ago there was a bit of graffiti for a race, the summer survival. That was just a bit of fun. this has just gone too far. (now i sound old)

yes i know that this is a double standard

Dont get snotty Barry; you wont be left out. There is enough cream to do Rob and you, so be :D
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