Monday, November 19, 2012

November 19 Bill Wobblestick style

Good morrow, mine perusers of literary historical merit!
One hopes this mere entry doth pleaseth thine yearnings and not yet the murmurings of a dismal doltish dreaming Bunyip noggin.

1937 Hubert Opperman did cavort upon his 2 wheeled contraption across Australia in 13 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes, thus routing Bill Read’s attempt by more than 5 days.

1934 Yon former Colony of Port Phillip didst celebrate a centenary of European sprawlings with great momentous parties that ended with a bawdy parade through thy dense heart of the land, Melbourne.

1956 Verily, thine had want to pounce and shriek in afearment at thy Idiots Lantern that began broadcasting cursed magic images upon this date.

1985 A pair of rightly knaves, christened Reagan and Gorbachev, didst gather their thorny-pricking parties about them thence tarried awhile in the perfumed Geneva.

I shall depart yet leave thee to cast thine eyes across the beauteous countenance of yon bar wench.

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4 comments:

FruitCake said...

The Duke's hat would have been perfect for Oak's Day a few weeks later.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I only have one question. Does Hubert Opperman still hold the record??!!

River said...

Herbert Opperman's record would be safe from me for sure. It takes me about ten hours just to get around the block! I think I need to get a smaller bike or stick to walking.

Vest said...

Without research, I believe I saw a memorial to that pedal pusher when I visited an old ship mate down the road a bit in Rochester Vic about a Thousand k's from here im Budgewoi C/ coast NSW.

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