Rubber ducky

Brisbane – I take it all back.

Well, possibly not all of it, but a not inconsiderable part of it.

Because this morning I ran into Rachel.


Relative to the hooning supercommuters, Rachel was making fresh elegant time on her sweet latte coloured step through. Lovely simple skate lid in a colour that suits her, fresh summer dress, sandals and a friendly attitude.

God knows, I know which cycling tribe I’d rather belong to.

Rachel has only recently taken up riding but she’s looking the goods – look out for the slow Sundays and the tweed runs.

And don’t be afraid to take up space neither – aggressive roadies make everyone annoyed – and you were making great time as far as I could tell!

Rachel, here’s my highest (and probably most ridiculous) compliment – I’d take your photo in Melbourne.

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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