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Freewheeling in Brisbane: Culture and cycling

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On 29th November I joined Dr Daniel Oakman, Senior Curator from National Museum of Australia and curator of Freewheeling, Cycling in Australia along with my old pal, Dr BehoovingMoving  aka Dr Steven Fleming author of CycleSpace at the Pedal Brisbane Festival held at Queensland Museum.  (and btw they are looking for volunteers for their summer programs). The Whale Walk at the Qld Museum never looked better with trades stalls, performers and artists along with a variety of speakers. [caption id="attachment_166436615" align="alignleft" width="239"]freewheeling in brisbane freewheeling in brisbane[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_166436616" align="aligncenter" width="300" class=" "]Queensland Museum Queensland Museum[/caption] I subsequently got to meet Suzanne Misso the orchestrater of this event and the summer program Re-INVENT the Wheel. I look forward to hearing more in the future! [caption id="attachment_166436618" align="alignleft" width="300"]whalewalk3 Queensland Museum Whale Walk[/caption] [caption id="attachment_166436617" align="aligncenter" width="300" class=" "]Queensland Museum artists' tools Queensland Museum artists' tools[/caption] In preparation for the day I had my 2nd hand 1980s DETTO leather cycling shoes re-purposed [caption id="attachment_166436612" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Detto leather cycling shoes Detto leather cycling shoes[/caption] and of course, my newly acquired Brompton joined us, as did the new knit and suede cycling bag that I've spent the last month testing (to be released in January 2015). [caption id="attachment_166436621" align="alignleft" width="262"]brompton-in-new-york Brompton in New York[/caption]               [caption id="attachment_166436611" align="alignnone" width="161"]Suede and knit cycling backpack Suede and knit cycling backpack[/caption] The highlights of the weekend: - the opening of the Freewheeling exhibition, including a talk by Daniel; - Steven's winning folding of the Brompton - the Spokers Corner Lineup and finally, the cycle that we took through Southbank and which I thought I had captured on my Fly6 but which I subsequently lost when the microSD card fell out!! I'm still hopeful that I'll find the card in the carry bag of my Adelaide bike but more of that next time. Adelaide-bike           Freewheeling is open at the Qld Museum until 8th June 2015.

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