Vietnam Veteran’s 2015 Bike, Trike and Hot Rod Show | Mon 9th to Sat 14th Mar 2015 — Ned Martin’s Dot Org

Monday 9th March – ISIS

Day

I drove in to work early-ish as Bronwen needed to be at work early. One of our websites was hacked by ISIS, and I reported a (presumably) stolen car to the police (it was in the car park slightly damaged and with the plates ripped off).

Night

Bronwen and I had red Thai curry with tofu and coconut rice for dinner at Sing’s Asian Kitchen, then dropped past Bronwen’s parents’ place to check on the plants and recover many escaped worms from Bronwen’s Mum’s worm farm, before driving home and going to bed.

Bronwen feeding worms

Tuesday 10th March – Focus

Work

I worked.

Focus

I drove straight to South Bank Cineplex after work, meeting Bronwen, who rode, there. We watched “Focus”, which was actually quite good.

This little fellow was on the wall where I parked under Southbank Cineplex

Wednesday 11th March – Work

Day

I worked.

Thursday 12th March - Tom’s Confectionary Warehouse

Day

I worked.

Tom’s Confectionary Warehouse

I drove over to Maz’s place after work, and we drove out to the confectionery warehouse. After, we made some resin samples to figure out how much colouring to put in from the new LED poi Maz is making.

Maz pouring resin samples

Friday 13th March – Cyanogenmod

Day

I stayed at home, researching things, and putting the most recent “stable” (as opposed to “nightly”) version of Cyanogenmod on my phone to see if it was more stable.

Night

I drove into town to get Bronwen and we had curry from Halim’s Indian Taj for dinner, before dropping past the Boundary Street Markets in West End.

What passes for logic in West EndA tap lightbulb! I can’t wait for lightbulb taps!

Saturday 14th March – Vietnam Veteran’s 2015 Bike, Trike and Hot Rod Show

Day

Bronwen and I drove down to the Vietnam Veteran Motorcycle Club’s 2015 Bike, Trike and Hot Rod Show—which I had mistakenly thought would be a few bikes parked in a car park somewhere and a handful of people wandering around them, but which actually looked like a scene directly out of something about bikies you’d see on Channel 7 pretending to be a current affair show. The Vietnam Veteran Motorcycle Club’s clubhouse, complete with bar and some stalls (including one staffed by cute pink girls selling cupcakes) and a lot of bikes.

Bronwen went in the gumboot throwing competition, but was sadly beaten. We nearly choked from all the smoke when people did burnouts.

One of the hotrod carsA rather shiny paint jobBronwen throwing a gumbootBronwen having her second gumboot throwThe men throwing barrelsSome of the many motorbikes parked around the placeHarley Davidson was by far the most common brand of bikeAnother row of motorbikesSkulls featured on many bikesBikies do seem to like things related to deathThere were a handful of trikesBurning rubber seemed rather pointlessThe burnt rubber smoke from the burnouts went everywhereTyres were ruined after doing burnoutsSmoke rising from a burnoutA trike, with ballsThe trike’s ballsI suspect VLAD was not very popular, though little mention was made of itOne of the cooler mirrorsA bike with a hand-operated gear-shift

Night

We left and went to Sizzler at The Hyperdome for a late lunch, before returning for the wet t-shirt competition and a band in the evening.

A hotrod posing in front of a rural scene as the sun setsAn Indian bikeBikes shining in the lightThe wet t-shirt competition gets underwayThird, First and Second places in the wet t-shirt competitionDemonstrating the “wet” part of the wet t-shirt competition

LED poi

After leaving the bike show, we drove to Maz’s, and watched him build a set of LED poi.

Maz testing one of the LEDs before putting it in resinMaz pouring resin into the poi