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04 October 2010

Cycle Chic Sundays, Grey Skies and the Growers Market

I think we luckily managed to capture the only 5 hours of dry weather in Sydney this weekend for our ride down to the Growers Market.  We were joined by some of the (now) regular Cycle Chic Sundays Sydney riders and some new faces which was lovely - and dare I say it, their bikes were even lovelier!
What a magnificent group of bicycles we had.... an Electra, an Abici, a Schwinn, a Gazelle, two Velorbis (or is that Velorbi ??), a vintage Repco Traveller....goodness me.

growers market

growers market

growers market

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We met on the Pyrmont Bridge under the monorail station then did a slight detour via the new Union Street cycleway around to the market.  It was absolutely heaving, given that this was the start of Sydney's Crave International Food Festival.  So we separated and stocked up on some nibbles before meeting back at the bikes.  Goats cheese and prosciutto from Ocello for me, sourdough bread from Sonoma and La Tartine, passion fruit, tomatoes, cakes, relish, the strangest gourmet marshmallows I've ever seen....yum.

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growers market

Kathi (from the lovely Feather Brigade) lead us around the Jones Bay Wharf to Pyrmont Point Park for our picnic.  (It's a great spot for a ride - if you haven't done it yet, do.  We'll definitely be back for a further explore and you can ride right around the harbour foreshore to Glebe).

growers market

 growers market

growers market

growers market

growers market

We munched, chatted and munched a bit more then I made everyone pose for photographs for our first fabulous Cycle Chic competition.  The winner will receive a gorgeous Basil pannier thanks to our new supporters Gazelle Australia.

Finalists and details of how to vote will be posted tomorrow so stay tuned!

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growers market pinups!

As always, there are more pics on flickr.  If you took any on the ride, please add them to the Cycle Chic Sundays Sydney group page, thanks !

3 comments:

madeleineh said...

Oh god... bum shots are not good Saskia!

Alacoque said...

Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous day! I don't think there is anything more picturesque than pretty people with baskets of produce on their bicycles! It's just so wholesome somehow.

Can't wait for the next one! x

Lady Guedes said...

Hi, there!
I'd love to have those trouser holders with wings. Are they reflective as well?
Do you know if there's an online shop where I can order them?
BTW, I live in São Paulo, Brazil and have a blog very similar to the Cycle Chic ones around the Globe.
Best,
:)
Fernanda
http://minhavidaeco-chic.blogspot.com/