One of the bicycles I’ve owned over the years.

A 27” road bike purchased second hand out of the newspaper – for $150 – and used for many years for touring and getting around town. Eventually it was stolen in Maffra, Victoria, during the 1990 Great Victorian Bike Ride. I was not impressed with Bicycle Victoria’s response to this news, their words were that since I had no bike I had to leave the ride immediately and go home, and the general feeling was that they didn’t want to know about thefts or other unsavoury activities on their big fund raiser bike rides.