Bank Teller 0434 715.861 email@example.com gets his jollies from inciting unrest at Nosh Stops on Muggs' Sunday bicycle rides and then penciling a diatribe in the weekly Bullsheet ride 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 Bank Teller 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 in his job at one of the Four Pillar banks. 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 (Myanmar), Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Burundi, Congo, South Sudan et al flooding into nearby countries, whilst Australia is hidden away from the problem a long way down in the South Pacific, leaving it to other countries, notably Germany to provide humanitarian aid to peoples, not as lucky as ourselves, in dire circumstances;
* excessive/voracious CEO and Board 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 -
a) the recidivism rate (prisoners being released after serving a sentence, then committing further crime and returning to jail) is over 50% within 2.33 years of release in Australian jails. The N.T. and NSW have the highest re-offenders. Prisons 'institutionalize' a lot of inmates, whereupon those inmates become a costly ongoing burden on the Public Purse; and
b) 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 2.33 years of release from prison.)
BankTeller can be as prickly as a cactus and as cutting as a razor blade. With a bit of Rottweiler coming to the fore when colleagues fail to take up the cudgels for change, BankTeller 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 quarterly legerdemain/agility contests
52nd pics- Family Happy Snaps
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
Bank Teller and Kev aka TexDubbo at the Hub of the Universe on a pristine Autumn day - April '13
On the backroads to Richmond - Nov 2013
Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston - May '14
Woy Woy station - June 2014
April 2015 on Patonga Wharf