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Thread #29294   Message #371114
Posted By: Helen
08-Jan-01 - 05:26 PM
Thread Name: Help: Oz: Mulga Bill's Bicycle Band
Subject: RE: Help: Oz: Mulga Bill's Bicycle Band
Thanks for all the info John, & Dale for the poem, and Bob, and Bugsy.

Now I wish I could hear some of their music or see that video - but not for $100.

Ask & I shall receive (grin).

Reading the poem again reminds me of a kids picture book illustrating it. The picture of Mulga Bill "as white as chalk" hurtling down the rocky slope is one of the funniest pix I have ever seen. I could almost reproduce it right now, even though I haven't seen it for at least 10 years.

I just bought a bicycle a couple of months ago. Haven't ridden a bike for about 20 years so I am still in the hair-raising/Mulga Bill stage when I get it out on the road. Fighting for your rights in traffic is worse than speeding down a rocky slope, IMHO.