The Big Day
There are some people that have encyclopaedic minds. Ask them something, then they’ll mentally flick through the pages and retrieve that sought-after fact. But how often do we look up encyclopaedias? I hardly ever do, and I work in a library. “Just Google it,” is the approach today. But what if Google fails? What if what you’re looking for is so obscure, so pre-digital, that, in Google’s mind, it doesn’t exist? That’s where you need people like Warren Meade.
Warren is a fount of knowledge on all things two-wheeled. He had a 20 year involvement with the former Bicycle Museum in Canberra, runs the well-known shop Bicycle Passion in Bairnsdale, Victoria, has amassed an impressive personal collection spanning 120 years of cycling history and generously shares his knowledge through publications such as RIDE Cycling Review Magazine and the BNA Forums. You might recognise several of his bikes – they featured prominently in the recent publication Racing Bicycles: 100 Years of Steel.
Warren will be our special guest at Pushies Galore this year. He’ll be one of our show ‘n’ shine judges and will be around to talk Malvern Star serial numbers, restorations and bike history. Feel free to punch something into “Bike Google” on 14 July.