Tillie & Coco

two ladies, two bicycles, two hemispheres

Category: Wanker

Idiots with elbows

by Alacoque

Dear Tillie,

as I’m due to give birth tomorrow I haven’t been on my bike recently but I have had my spies keeping an eye out for interesting bike news. This little gem was sent to me by my sister who noticed the following sign posted on every telegraph pole down Victoria Road in Balmain/Rozelle.

 

As you can see in the images this is a shared path that even goes so far as to have a painted divider down the middle of the path to encourage people to keep to the left. Apparently despite these extreme efforts some pedestrians don’t like to share and one cyclist is fighting back!

If anyone knows the full story please tell us in the comments!

Love Coco xx

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Fancy flowers

by tillieandcoco

Dear Tillie,

there was a special event at the Gallery this morning and afterwards we had to get rid of all the flowers. We gave away as many as we could to the public but there were still a few bunches left when it was time for me to go home for the day. These gorgeous bright things were just sitting there waiting for me to take them home. Of course I already had a full basket so they were placed, somewhat unceremoniously, in my cup holder.

Whilst stopped at the lights I couldn’t help but admire the afternoon sunlight on the flowers so here’s an extra pic (I didn’t quite capture the beautiful light but I’m sure you get the gist!).

They survived the trip home and are now more appropriately housed in a vase on my coffee table. Though I do think there is something wonderful about bikes and flowers, whether they are decorating baskets or simply being carted home in them!

Love Coco xx

Ps. On the ride home a P-plater (provisional driver for all you folk overseas) made fun of my indication by mimicking my hand gesture as he drove past. At least he saw me, right? Apparently all those years of gymnastics have stuck and I may need to be more conscious of my girlie hands in the future!

Road rage

by tillieandcoco

Dear Tillie,

I just had my first ever road rage incident! I just walked in the door and I’m still shaking! From shock, I should add, I wasn’t the one raging.

I was about halfway home when I heard furious beeping behind me. Thinking something was wrong I look over my shoulder and there is a taxi less than a metre away from my bike beeping and gesticulating furiously! He was waving me to the left, which was ridiculous because I was riding in the right-lane-must-turn-right lane for a reason. I indicated, thinking maybe the penny will drop, but he kept on honking. This was even more bizarre as the lights were red and traffic stopped twenty metres ahead. I feebly flipped him the bird (that’s what you’re supposed to do in these situations, right?) and keep riding for the twenty metres before I came to a stop. Thought it would end there? Oh no. Not so easily. He kept honking and yelling at me even though we were stopped at the lights! I turned around and yelled “What do you want me to do? I have every right to be here!”. He in turn yelled some rather nasty phrases I refuse to repeat here, and some pretty impressive hand signs. I replied with “Well fuck you too!” which elicited laughs from the pedestrians at the lights. Guess it would have looked pretty amusing coming from a chick on a ladies bike wearing a peach cardigan and pearls. I’m just really annoyed I didn’t think to grab his licence plate, or cab number. I can’t even remember what company the cab was.

Wow. I still can’t believe that just happened.

Love Coco xx