Bike-culture in Auckland, who wood-a thunk it?Â For the last five years I’ve been staring jealously at my computer screen watching it take hold around the globe. Tall-bikes,Â CiclovÃas,Â bike-jousting, Zoobombing, there’s fun stuff happening all over the place and now we’ve got a little something to call our own.
The inaugural BicyKill was a great success and promises to be an annual feature on Auckland’s bike calendar. BMX dominated this year with a jaw-dropping selection of vintage bikes on show and the yoof (and some not so young) flying through the air, bunny-hopping higher than you would think possible and wheelie-ing into the distance.
But they didn’t have it all their own way, the Frocks-on-bikes crowd made an appearance looking stylish as always. There was a scattering of road-bikes, fixies, mountainbikes, cruisers, vintage machines, a penny-farthing, a cargo-bike and even a snow-bike (okay, that was mine).
So if you didn’t make it this year get your ass on a bike in twelve months time and soak-up some Kulture, you won’t regret it. Thanks to T. White’s Bikes, Salvation Kitchen and their sponsors for making it happen.
I tried to capture some of the action but my little point-n-shoot’s not really up to it. Here’s the shots that came out…
The roll-out from T. White’s:
The Box Jam:
The Wheelie Comp:
The Bunny-Hop Comp:
The Old School BMX Show ‘n Shine:
And the best of the rest:
If you made it down this far you’ve got a better internet connection than me!
I have to end by saying the steak & cheese pie I had at Salvation was the best pie I have ever eaten, bar none, and the flat white was one of the best coffees I’ve ever had too – those guys are doing something right! A shame the barista snarled at me when I politely asked where the sugar was, but I forgive her, she was distracted by bike-kulture. (Not the lovely lady in the photo above – she was charming)