Hijacking Billboards

Managed to get out to the woods today. I was worried it would still be pretty gloopy but luckily I bumped into Merida Mike and Tracy, who know them like the back of their hand. Ducking down one tight alleyway of singletrack after another, it proved to be a surprisingly mud free ride – I’ll never remember all those cheeky little cut-throughs but at least it will get me out exploring again.

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On the way, I spotted this bit of inventive billboard hijacking.

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It’s from a benefit fraud ad campaign. Here’s the original.

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In fact, Bristol has a loads of cool stenciling lurking on street corners, or even on boat hulls – some of which is done by street artist Bansky. Stencil’s make a lot of sense. Rather than hurrying out some rubblish graffiti, it only takes a minute toget a message across, and it still looks good too.

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I was out on the Voodoo singlespeed today. It’s borrowing the On One’s steel fork, which keeps handling real tight, thanks to its bigger fork offset. Maybe even a bit too tight for this frame, as the head angle is pretty sharp and the top tube isn’t the longest. It does help out on toe overlap issues though.

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Speaking of graffiti, our old van seems to be too temping a blank canvas for some people to resist expressing themselves. But if they’re going to mess it up, I wish they’d be a bit more artistic. I wouldn’t mind some nice Banksy stencils…

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By the time I was back home, it was raining again )-:

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