Posts Tagged ‘ME’

Pandas, Spandex and Snags

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

 

Das Panda meets a Fan

Today was Ride2Work day as part of Bike Week, Brisbane puts on a huge free breakfast (snags, cereal, juice and coffee) and lets cyclists take over King George Square. This morning, around 1000 cyclists (and more than a few journalists) showed up to either praise or dis cycling.

I was briefly interviewed by the always lovely Anne O’Keefe for 612Brisbane (ABC Local Radio and Brisbane’s #1 Breakfast show) and had the chance to talk CityCycle with Lord Mayor Campbell Newman. It was amazing to hear him tell me that he came across my blog and printed out my latest piece and gave it to the POTB. I saw my last piece have a lot of Brisbane City Council hits in one day a month after posting – now I know who and why. You can listen to both myself and our Lord Mayor here.

Some random snaps are below.

 

"Two wheels are better than four!" (I think she is only holding up one finger though so unicyclists don't feel excluded)

"We will continue to roll out CityCycle!" Music to this panda's ears.

 

More bikes on the racks than at a Triathalon

Anne interviewing Can Do Campbell for Ride2Work Day (she also snuck in a question about dying trees)

Happy Ride2Work Day everyone.

PS. Apparently I was filmed by Ten and made their main Brisbane News – though I don’t know in what capacity. I hope it was me looking super cool while I swiped my CityCycle card!

 

HowManyPandas on the Radio Again.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

All bikes, no racks. Status quo in New Farm/Fortitude Valley/Teneriffe/Merthyr

Well, one month in and people seem to be, if anything, more interested than ever in how CityCycle is going and amazingly my thoughts on it – I was even contacted for a TV news story on the gosh darn thing. I think I am one of the few people blogging about CityCycle, or I am the one who promotes their blog the most and also lucky enough to have some great readers who promote it on.

To celebrate CityCycle’s one month anniversary birthday on Monday, I was on Brisbane’s #1 Breakfast show again (go Spencer!), discussing some of the ongoing challenges faced by CityCycle and their users. You can hear the whole interview here care of 612Brisbane’s blog spot or by clicking on the picture on the right.
Monday broke my all time record for searches to find my site (people searched Pandas CityCycle or How Many Pandas CityCycle or variations – a direct consequence of my guest spot on 612 Brisbane), the record on hits on a an individual post, hits on my homepage, total overall views for a 24 hour period and links in… smashed them actually.
You can also read the whole entry in full here or read all of my CityCycle thoughts by clicking here.
Cheers
HMP aka That chick on a CityCycle you see at Teneriffe and Merthyr all the time.
PS. And today it is back to normal with Smallville Bondage and TV Euthanasia topping my search links.

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