If you're in Sydney you'll have noticed that after a week of debilitating humidity, the rainy weather has closed in again, spoiling any "Summer" we might have hoped to experience. For a week or two though, in January, if the clouds didn't necessarily part, the weather at least partly relented, and we enjoyed Sydney Festival.
Like last year, Sydney Festival First Night, with the help of Sydney Cycleways and Bike Sydney set up free Bike Valet Parking, trying to encourage people to leave their cars at home. Considering that a large chunk of the city around Hyde Park and the Domain was closed off to make way for stages, roving performers, swing dancing, etc... two wheels were definitely the preferred mode of transport for a lot of Sydney-siders.
K-star and myself had such a good time last year, we made sure to volunteer early for a shift at Bike Valet Parking. The sun was miraculously out for the day, we had a picnic loaded up to enjoy after our shift, and we had Milky Joe "spoke cards" (read: postcards) ready to "distribute" (read: pimp) among the bikes we parked.
After BVP it was time to relax, hang out with other Sydney-siders in the Domain and enjoy the sunset and the Festival First Night concert. More of these days please!