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01/10/2013: SRC presents Mike Law's Book Launch

VCC
28/08/2013
11:29:44 AM
When: Tue 1 October 2013, at 7:30pm.
Where: Main Lounge, Wests Ashfield Leagues Club 115 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield, 2131.

[Chockstone Moderator edited this post and thread title to update for the Sydney venue details]
When: Monday 16/09/2013, 7.30pm onwards.
Where: 1000 Bend, 361 Lt. Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

Michael (or mikl, to rhyme with motorsickle) is the Barry Manilow of rock, he was big in the 70s and never really worked out how to retire. He started in the Jurassic era of hemp ropes and waist belays, and saw gear, boots and ropes change rapidly in the first 5 years of climbing.

He climbed with many of the hot climbers of each decade, the Victorian big names from the 60s of Chris's Baxter and Dewhurst, and Mike Stone.

In the 70s he swanned around with Greg Child (Java), Chris Piesker (Aspro), Giles Bradbury, and started Kim Carrigan (Captain Triangle) climbing. There were many trips with The Gledhill Twins and Joe Friend.

The dole allowed him and many others to develop Arapiles and bad fashion in the 80s. Michael climbed with Mark Moorehead, Chris and Lincoln Shepherd, had a disastrous trip overseas, and scuttled back to Sydney where he Raced motorbikes for 6 years and got a job: 2 things that are guaranteed to ruin climbing.

In the 90s he did a few hard routes, but much more importantly he mass bolted The Freezer, The Railways cliffs, the Sydney seacliffs, and started work in the Grose Valley.

He was dragged kicking and screaming into this century by a desire to do some long classics, and hit the Grose Valley. With his wife Vanessa, he put up the best 30 routes in the Grose, He is now married and mortgaged and nappy wrangling in Sydney.

Law unto Himself is his climbing story.

To launch this tome, Mike Law himself will give a rambling presentation, show a few hundred slides, and will be available to sign books. Everyone will be encouraged to stay on afterwards for a beverage or two!

phillipivan
28/08/2013
11:37:42 AM
Will he be performing?

shortman
28/08/2013
11:55:23 AM
On 28/08/2013 phillipivan wrote:
>Will he be performing?

Yep, and children are welcome!

And on that note......I believe congratulations are in order!

phillipivan
28/08/2013
12:13:54 PM
Cheers! Twelve days old and doing well.
simey
28/08/2013
12:31:42 PM
'Easy to Love'. Wow, that really would have been a great title for Mikl's book.

The Michael Law in the poster definitely has style. Hopefully our Mikl will take note of his outfit for the launch.

Capt_mulch
28/08/2013
1:54:04 PM
>era of hemp ropes
And remember, that was bush, not hydro - unheard of in those days. And it's no co-incidence that Marmot ropes are called Marmot - they were made from real mammoth hair in those days, hence the extinction of mammoths. Do you know how many mammoths you had to kill to get a 60 metre rope?? Lick road clean wit tongue...
mikllaw
28/08/2013
3:46:31 PM
sort of
From this...


to this...


via this...


shortman
29/08/2013
8:35:41 AM
Can anyone confirm if Mike still wears tights?
technogeekery
29/08/2013
9:14:00 AM
You going to do a Sydney launch as well, mikl?

Big G
29/08/2013
10:03:35 AM
On 29/08/2013 shortman wrote:
>Can anyone confirm if Mike still wears tights?

I'm sure Ness can....

Looking at the last picture Mikl posted made me realise just how long instagram must have been around for before it caught on
mikllaw
29/08/2013
3:22:30 PM
On 29/08/2013 technogeekery wrote:
>You going to do a Sydney launch as well, mikl?

Yes details released soon. 300 slides, tights competition.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
29/08/2013
3:32:52 PM
On 29/08/2013 mikllaw wrote:
>On 29/08/2013 technogeekery wrote:
>>You going to do a Sydney launch as well, mikl?
>
>Yes details released soon. 300 slides, tights competition.

In for a penny, in for a pound...
Anywhere else, like Canberra perhaps?

shortman
29/08/2013
3:35:29 PM
On 29/08/2013 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 29/08/2013 mikllaw wrote:
>>On 29/08/2013 technogeekery wrote:
>>>You going to do a Sydney launch as well, mikl?
>>
>>Yes details released soon. 300 slides, tights competition.
>
>In for a penny, in for a pound...
>Anywhere else, like Canberra perhaps?

Why?

;P

IdratherbeclimbingM9
29/08/2013
3:41:14 PM
On 29/08/2013 shortman wrote:
>On 29/08/2013 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>>On 29/08/2013 mikllaw wrote:
>>>On 29/08/2013 technogeekery wrote:
>>>>You going to do a Sydney launch as well, mikl?
>>>
>>>Yes details released soon. 300 slides, tights competition.
>>
>>In for a penny, in for a pound...
>>Anywhere else, like Canberra perhaps?
>
>Why?
>
>;P

Why not*?

Blerrie dirt-bag climbers! It is not that I am skint, but that I am pre-booked for that time; ... though I may have a visit to Canberra coming up and if I am half lucky then it may coincide.
Besides a mega-star like mikl would not only have the Aussie capital cities book launch sorted, but would be planning the overseas gig for same as I type!
;-)


(* ... wear your tights wherever you like shortie!).

shortman
29/08/2013
3:59:27 PM
On 29/08/2013 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 29/08/2013 shortman wrote:
>>On 29/08/2013 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>>>On 29/08/2013 mikllaw wrote:
>>>>On 29/08/2013 technogeekery wrote:
>>>>>You going to do a Sydney launch as well, mikl?
>>>>
>>>>Yes details released soon. 300 slides, tights competition.
>>>
>>>In for a penny, in for a pound...
>>>Anywhere else, like Canberra perhaps?
>>
>>Why?
>>
>>;P
>
>Why not*?
>
>Blerrie dirt-bag climbers! It is not that I am skint, but that I am pre-booked
>for that time; ... though I may have a visit to Canberra coming up and
>if I am half lucky then it may coincide.
>Besides a mega-star like mikl would not only have the Aussie capital cities
>book launch sorted, but would be planning the overseas gig for same as
>I type!
>;-)
>
>
>(* ... wear your tights wherever you like shortie!).

I have legs about 4cm across M9. They don't make tights tight enough.

technogeekery
29/08/2013
8:06:41 PM
On 29/08/2013 mikllaw wrote:
>On 29/08/2013 technogeekery wrote:
>>You going to do a Sydney launch as well, mikl?
>
>Yes details released soon. 300 slides, tights competition.

Cool. Bring on the comp!


shortman
29/08/2013
8:15:10 PM
On 29/08/2013 technogeekery wrote:
>On 29/08/2013 mikllaw wrote:
>>On 29/08/2013 technogeekery wrote:
>>>You going to do a Sydney launch as well, mikl?
>>
>>Yes details released soon. 300 slides, tights competition.
>
>Cool. Bring on the comp!
>
>
No don't. Think of the young people.

Miguel75
29/08/2013
8:20:27 PM
On 29/08/2013 technogeekery wrote:
>Cool. Bring on the comp!

Anyone have any puff paint? The only tights I have are my black 2XU I wear when I have hot chocolate on Chapel St... They're not going to win anything:(

shortman
29/08/2013
8:24:20 PM
Stop it.
kieranl
29/08/2013
10:02:22 PM
On 29/08/2013 shortman wrote:
>(* ... wear your tights wherever you like shortie!).
>
>I have legs about 4cm across M9. They don't make tights tight enough.
>
>
>
On you they'll be called slacks.

Edit : and, bugger it, I've got a prior engagement that night.

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