Bank Teller 0434 715.861 firstname.lastname@example.org gets his jollies from inciting unrest and then penciling a diatribe in the weekly Bullsheet wrap-ups arse-about (to create a colourful yarn) where the good guys lose and the also-rans get credited with the PBs and KOMs.
At Muggs’ functions has been given the restaurant bill to apportion out, ‘cause he reputedly used to move around big bucks on a plethora of large infrastructure and commercial property loan syndications. Alas, evidencing PJ calculating everyone’s cop, suggest it would take him an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes.
Doesn't have a circle of mentors, and occasionally resembles a chap upon whose toe an elephant has recently trodden and about as sentimental as a razor blade.
An insouciant manner without frills or furbelows, Bank Teller ain't got a twin cam overdrive under the bonnet, and is content to trundle along at the rear of the field and shepherd the tail. Given his military medium cadence, "It's hard to believe that he once beat a million other sperm to the egg."
A Polemicist always prepared to put his head above the parapet, and regularly gets shot at over his stands on social issues, in particular -
* predatory marketing of credit cards to Australians with very poor numeracy and literacy skills, Revolvers, often thru no fault of their own that are paying the cost of 'lines of credit' enjoyed by Transactors;
* Australia's inept assistance to refugees from Rohingya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Burundi, Congo, Nigeria, Sth Sudan et al flooding into nearby countries, whilst Australia is hidden away down in the South Pacific;
* excessive/voracious CEO rem whilst rank 'n file employees wages have flat-lined and 'casual work' (no benefits/supports) has become the norm'; and
* 'political cowardice' by not confronting the need to re-introduce both corporal and capital punishment, because warehousing squillions of criminal offenders in steel cages (as punishment and deterrent) is a costly use of the public purse, better expended on health and education of taxpayers and the next generation of taxpayers (recidivism rates are >50% within 2½ years of release from prison.)
BankTeller can be as prickly as a cactus and as cutting as a razor blade. And with a bit of Rottweiler coming to the fore when colleagues fail to take up the cudgels for change, is unlikely to -
* see out his final years as a United Nations peacekeeper; or
* receive appointment to the Diplomatic Corp.
Circa 2002 at Lake Macq.
Scribe got lucky on a ride to Windsor. He was just about to take a team pic in Historic Thompson's Square, when he noticed a young lady who'd brighten any drab cycling photo. Scribe enquired, "Can we borrow your body for our pic?" Voila! One "Lucky Phil" 'cause the young lass accommodated, but slipped away before Scribe could propose to her.
Circa Oct '04
thru the Lowlands, Nth Richmond amidst wholesome, well fertilised serenity, it
recharged the therapy gauge.
Richard, Bank Teller, Ned 'n Malvern Star circa 2005
7th pics - Hiking in Yosemite Park, California Aug '05
8th pics - Driving from Yosemite to back Lake Tahoe
9th pics - A day in San Francisco
11th pics - Cycling as Pilot with Sean as the Stoker
13th pics - 2007 San Francisco "12km Bay to Breakers"
14th pics - 2007 Indian Valley Century Ride
16th pics - More pics from Tahoe and camping in California
21st pics - 29th Annual Donner Lake Triathlon - 2010
22nd pics - 2010 California & Nevada pics
23rd pics - Yachting on Lake Tahoe - 2010
28th pics - Other Vancouver pics
30th pics - Racing on Nelson Bay
31st pics - 2.7km Palm Beach to Whale Beach - 2012
32nd pics - Cycling 515km from Banff to Jasper - Aug '12
33rd pics - Kayaking from Jericho Beach - Sept 2012
38th pics - Johnston clan get-together Xmas 2014
39th pics - Not the balmiest day to swim at South Curly pool
43rd pics - USA - December 2017
44th pics - Local midweek ride pics
49th pics - Class of '69 50th reunion
50th pics - 1st bi-annual legerdemain contests
Climbing Mt Wellington, Hobart 1,337m above sea level circa Feb '05 with Peter from Austria who rode a seriously heavier treadley
Coledale Cafe and Wollongong Harbour - Jan 2006
Scribe places a high stead on his 3 titanium bikes. In 2002 he broke a gear cable on his RX Mongoose Ti bike and hailed a NSW Ambulance at Mt White which kindly dropped him at Hawkesbury River train station
Audley Weir, circa News Year's day 2007
Laurence 'n Bank Teller on Palm Beach Wharf awaiting ferry to Patonga - circa Jan '07
Cliftonville - June '10
Ferry to Wagstaffe with Jane aka Neo-Luddite's familiar pose - Xmas 2010
On the backroads to Richmond - Nov 2013
Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston - May '14
Woy Woy station - June 2014
April 2015 on Patonga Wharf