Episode 9: Bikes

30 09 2009

David fixes up, and alters bikes for a hobby. He has quite a collection and gives us an insight into the Melbourne bike scene. I chat to some cyclists to see what they think of Melbourne bike culture.

Episode 9


Useful bike links

25 09 2009

If you’re looking for bike shops in Melbourne check out this google maps link.

Bicycle Victoria has a pretty comprehensive website. With links to some of the organised events going on, practical advice on where and how to ride safely. You can become a member too.

If you don’t have your own bike you can hire them or take a tour around Melbourne.

Bike Fun is a website that promotes cycling and organises lots of bike-related events.

And Melbourne Bike Polo, is simply polo on bikes. Lots and lots of fun from what I’ve heard. For a documentary about this club by one of my classmates Jonathon check out his blog.

There are so many resources out there. So get out there, and get cycling!

Bike at RMIT by Tessa Mudge

David Stanley- Talent

25 09 2009

David is a technician at RMIT in the media school. He fixes, restores and modifies bikes as a hobby. He’s got quite a collection, including a very special modified bike. It’s metallic blue, has two BMX frames joined together, a small wheel at the front, bigger wheel at the back, big chopper handle bars…and a fluffy zebra print seat cover.

Along with this he has some vintage bikes, mountain bikes and road bikes.

After I had a crash on Swanston st (pedestrian with a death wish), David offered to look my bike over for damage. And from here I discovered just how appropriate he would be to interview for an episode on bikes.

He gives some great insight into the Melbourne bike scene and answers lots of questions I had as a novice cyclist.

David also has his own podcast, Stanley vs Koshowko a “radio style battle between 2 DJ’s” Check it out on iTunes or their website.

Bikes by Tessa Mudge