November 14th, 2011


Unphotographable: retro sensibilities or hoon in training?

This is a photo I didn't take of a couple boys aged about 12, cycling around Frankston North on trikes that were the size of adult bikes, flat green in colour, as if coated in fence paint, and each with a wooden platform between the two rear wheels to carry stuff. As they rode along the street I was turning into I heard music, and in the rear vision mirror I saw that one of them had some kind of music player mounted on the back. It looked like a big old-fashioned radio. As I admired the ingenuity, I wondered if this was simply a display of good clean fun, or whether the rig was his answer to decking out a V8 with a subwoofer with such power that you can feel it for a mile before you hear it or see it...