October 2006


Due to technical difficulties, The Bicycle Film Festival will now be screened at the OLD GEOLOGY BUILDING easily found next to the Glebe footbridge on Parramatta Rd.

Just thought I’d also let everyone know where to be for FREE Bicycle Film Festival events!


Thursday 26th October
BIKES ROCK PARTY! Bicycle Film Festival Launch

Hermann’s Bar
Come party hard with:
Tom Stone and the Soldiers of Fortune, Say Cheese and Die!, Vincent Over the Sink, Peter Costello, MC Sunny D, Chooch-a-bahn DJs,
Friday 27th October


Old Geology Building (next to Glebe footbridge on Parramatta Rd)
Free wine, juice and vegetarian nibblies! Come and get excited about the first screening of the BFF EVER IN AUSTRALIA!

Bicycle Film Festival Afterparty
The Townie (Newtown)
Come, relax and chat over a beer or lemonade…

Saturday 28th October
Bicycle Film Festival Closing Party
Hermann’s Bar
Dance the night away with Dual Plover’s Winner and DJ Small Cock.

Help is still needed with:
– valet bicycle parking. Come and relieve Fiona (from MASSBUG) for an hour or two so she gets to see at least SOME of the Bicycle Film Festival screening! Volunteers urgently needed to help on Saturday and a couple more people on Friday would be good too. So far, Fiona appears to be looking after the bicycle parking full-time on both days! It’s time to help her out!
Contact Fiona on paulfi@optusnet.com.au
– general ushering of people and various other things… If you’re able to help out on Friday night from 5:30pm, let me know as soon as possible and I’ll assign you a job! Yes! Go jobs!

~ Phuong ~



The Sydney Body Art Riders will be attending the Spring Cycle tomorrow. Come and join us. Meet us behind the stage in St Leonard’s Park at 7.30am for a ride across the Harbour Bridge. You need a helmet, bicycle, shoes and undies/budgie smugglers/G-string. We will provide the paint.

The following snip is from the summary of a CSIRO report on the future of cars. An interesting read if you have an interest in sustainable transport.

To me the killer fact is only 13% of fuel energy is used to propel current vehicles. Pretty outrageous when you think about it. Sure, less cars, more public transport, more active transport, better designed communities etc are essential but cars are going to be around for a while so why not make them better.

Be interested to know the energy efficiency of a bike. Must be pretty high. Any ideas anyone?

From the CSIRO:

Fuel cells could be a long-term solution to transport-related greenhouse emissions, but in the meantime car makers could do a lot more to improve vehicle fuel use, says CSIRO’s low emissions transport leader David Lamb. “Today’s typical car wastes most of the energy it gets from the fuel,” Lamb told the NRMA summit (see Truss: consumer demand should be the basis for alternative fuels take-up). “Only about 13% of the energy is used to propel the vehicle,” he said. “The rest is wasted in friction, noise, heat, braking and mechanical losses.” Car makers “already know” many technologies that could improve fuel efficiency, but they all cost more, he said. “They would have supplied them already except that fuel was so cheap. Engine improvements will arrive quite quickly now that fuel is more expensive, but they will cost about 10% more than today’s car.” Over the next six or seven years engines will generally get smaller and accommodate 5% or 10% biofuels, Lamb said.


Coming soon, a very exciting program at Sydney Uni on Friday Oct 27 and Saturday Oct 28. Complete with valet parking for your bike. And parties afterwards!

joe kid on a stingraymash

Check out the awesome programme at Bicycle Film Festival