Ever had that... "The Castle" moment?

This afternoon I went to get my blue appollo track bike to take it to the velodrome tonight. I hadn't been on it for months and it had slowy made its way to the front of row of bikes that fills one hallway and annnoys the crap out of my flatmate.


And then I had a The Castle moment.

Ay Steve, Can you move the Camira? I need to get the Torana out to get to the Commodore.
Sure thing Dad, but I'll have to get the keys to the Cortina if I'm gunna move that Camira.
Alright mate, just watch the boat.


4 mins later I'd reshuffled the entire fleet and I'm ready to go to Tempe.

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Comment by Lzzter on October 30, 2008 at 6:58pm
Heheheeeee! It's amazing how many bike enthusiasts have many bikes! (and keep them inside the house, not in a garage)
Comment by Kim on October 30, 2008 at 9:08pm
I have a spare room in my unit. It's full of bikes, but not just mine but bikes that belong to others who don't have room at their own place.

Currently renting out space for anyone's bike. Current rental cost is 33 rupees per year.
Comment by Colin on October 30, 2008 at 9:13pm
As a counterpoint...my bike (singular) lives out in the yard. It's locked to a brick wall, and is covered by a tarpaulin; no cushy hallway for it.
Comment by Lzzter on October 30, 2008 at 9:27pm
Under a tarpaulin, it'll be covered in Huntsman spiders every night!
Comment by Colin on October 30, 2008 at 9:30pm
Yeah, it gets a few creepy crawlys - it's bad when I'm riding along and feel something on my hand and look down...and aaargh, a spider!
Comment by Peter H on October 31, 2008 at 9:53am
John, I think you have a typo in your formula:

ideal number of bikes = N + 1 where N = the number of bikes already owned

There, fixed it for you
Comment by Geoff and Marian on November 3, 2008 at 5:48pm
We are a bit like that here as well with most of our in the front room, 1 tandem in the hallway and another upstairs. My 2 track bike are locked up at the velodrome due to a lack of space here. Just looking for a track bike for Marian at the moment.
Comment by adrian on November 10, 2008 at 11:52am
Adrian - that's hysterical. Now I can see what you were talking about. I think you need some more halls too.
Comment by Neil Alexander on November 10, 2008 at 1:01pm
"Covered by a tarpaulin", Colin?

Loogsury! We used to dream of a tarpaulin when we were young... Our bikes lived in a cardboard box in middle of t'road.

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