melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

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melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby jules21 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:41 pm

Zero-bike budget rally, Victorian Parliament steps, 7.30-8.30am, Thursday 21 June.

Thousands of Victorian bike riders will jam the steps of Parliament later this month to condemn the Baillieu Government’s decision to cut funding for bike infrastructure to zero.

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby CommuRider » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:47 pm

Good luck guys :|
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby jules21 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:58 pm

CommuRider wrote:Good luck guys :|

you're not coming down? :x

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby CommuRider » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:11 pm

Will be there in spirit :)

I'm sure our own rally is just around the corner.
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby human909 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:01 pm

I'll be there if I can. I might not even wear a helmet! :shock:

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:09 pm

Feather me, something that fits in with my roster :shock:

I'll be there without bells on.
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby greyhoundtom » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:41 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Feather me, something that fits in with my roster :shock:

I'll be there without bells on.

That's OK I will bring an extra bell :wink:

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:14 pm

Thanks Tom :D Do I look for a bloke with a wire cage around his lower face? :wink:

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Postby greyhoundtom » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:34 am

Mulger bill wrote:Thanks Tom :D Do I look for a bloke with a wire cage around his lower face? :wink:

Shaun

Yeah I'm pretty easy to pick out in a crowd :lol:
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melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby benm80 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:48 am

New to this bike game but can get there for this :)

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby michael_w » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:02 pm

I plan on being there too. These cuts are a joke
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby jules21 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:18 pm

don't forget this is on this Thursday!

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melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby TailWind » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:21 pm

jules21 wrote:don't forget this is on this Thursday!


Already diarised and a few cycling mates roped in as well :)
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby trailgumby » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:24 pm

Photos please :D
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby g-boaf » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:18 pm

CommuRider wrote:Will be there in spirit :)

I'm sure our own rally is just around the corner.


The Tele will probably rally its readers to protest against cyclists.. :cry:

Good luck Melbournians. We are with you in spirit. :) You may need to support us NSW people in the future too.

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby greyhoundtom » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:57 pm

Very distraught as I wont be able to be there........had an OP recently and not allowed on the bike for another 5 weeks. :cry:

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby jules21 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:59 pm

greyhoundtom wrote:Very distraught as I wont be able to be there........had an OP recently and not allowed on the bike for another 5 weeks. :cry:

that's OK Tom you can turn up on foot ;)

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:52 pm

jules21 wrote:
greyhoundtom wrote:Very distraught as I wont be able to be there........had an OP recently and not allowed on the bike for another 5 weeks. :cry:

that's OK Tom you can turn up on foot ;)


+1, I could borrow me nephews BMX for this if you can stand on the rear pegs :mrgreen:
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby KonaCommuter » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:16 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
jules21 wrote:
greyhoundtom wrote:Very distraught as I wont be able to be there........had an OP recently and not allowed on the bike for another 5 weeks. :cry:

that's OK Tom you can turn up on foot ;)


+1, I could borrow me nephews BMX for this if you can stand on the rear pegs :mrgreen:



Sure it’s your nephews bike :wink:


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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby grasshopper » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:19 pm

Good piece by Jan Garrard today. Essentially, spending on bike infrastructure makes sense. Cutting that spending is stupid. Meanwhile, back at the RACV lunch for subsidised car makers and road builders and Ministers ...

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby grasshopper » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:22 pm

Bump. Tomorrow morning.

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby Baldy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:12 pm

Good luck with it. We are pretty much in the same boat down here. LaLa has no moolaa!

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:03 am

I'm sitting in a cafe post work wondering if I should brave this carp to attend. i've had a dirty headache since 0200 that panadol aint touching and the sinuses are stuffed solid. :(

Should I rule 5 or bail? Vote now...
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby jules21 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:22 am

rule 5!!!! i'm heading down now! :)

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby grasshopper » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:12 am

Good crowd given the weather; at least it blocked most of the intersection for a while. Good speech by HB, so let's hope it works. No cowbells though. :? :wink:

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