"What is this bizarre contraption?" I hear you all crying out.
"Calm down, Why are you yelling at me? You're so melodramtic!" I reply, "Oh, and it's a bike! (Duh...)"
A few weeks ago, during Sydney Fringe Festival, there was a super cool little project called Projector Bike. The event was a short film festival on wheels that rolled around the inner-west led by this cool 'pimped-out' (i can't believe i just used that term...) cargo bike. The plywood box on the bike hid a projector, sound system, and a little lappy to run the whole show.
We met up with Brendan and Lucy and about 30 other bike and film enthusiasts in Newtown where the ride started. The stops along the route including Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Carriage Works, and quite a few back alleys, and at each stop we watched a few funny/freaky/cute/gross short films.
While the film tour portion of the ride was great and made use of all of the back streets of Newtown and Erskineville, the ride back to our starting point was coincidentally one of the most interesting parts of the night, as 30+ cyclists took over King St. I've never been on a Critical Mass ride, but I think I can understand now how much fun it can be. King St on a Saturday night is a busy street, full of night life and revelry, It felt like every person stopped what they were doing to watch us cruise on by (hopefully thinking we were all damn cool, and that they should get a bike too. Or maybe that's just my own wishful thinking...) It was almost a little weird, when bikes are usually so overlooked as a part of Sydney traffic, to be the centre of attention for all the kids in Newtown as we rolled down King St for those few minutes, but fun nonetheless.
Anyway... Gummi Bears on film on the side of a building! (I think that sums it up nicely)