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Commuting in Melbourne. War stories, routes and tips

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Nanocycles are very close now!

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Comment by Richard Monfries on June 7, 2013 at 11:22am

Maybe the suits don't 'see' cyclists that aren't riding mega-bucks carbon road bikes.

They only recognise cyclists on the weekends... riding with their MAMIL mates who are also too cool to ride every day.

Comment by Chris Harris on June 6, 2013 at 10:28pm

Yeh, some of them don't look, or care, or both..

Comment by Harry Renwick on June 6, 2013 at 9:22pm

took a photo of this on my commute today. pretty funny

Comment by Zoe Xue on December 6, 2012 at 2:27pm

Hello everyone, I just created a new group called 'Let's talk about electric bicycles' Welcome to visit and join if you are interested.

Comment by Martin Turner on April 17, 2012 at 1:00pm

Hello Commuters,

Just a short note to let you know that Bionx Intelligent Mobility Systems are now available in Australia.

For more details visit www.mrebikes.com.au

Comment by CycleStyle on May 18, 2010 at 11:08am
Hi everyone

For all your commuters out there, you might be interested to know about a new online store called CycleStyle, which sells stylish clothing and accessories for the urban cyclist. There's no scary lycra or flourescent outfits inside, just lovely things for people who like to get around the city on their bike.

www.cyclestyle.com.au
Comment by Jaeger on June 27, 2009 at 12:34pm
vanmoof, helmets are essential in Australia to the extent that you want to follow the law.
Comment by vanmoof on June 27, 2009 at 12:40am
term “neo-biker”, new bikers that have not ridden on a regular basis since they were kids. Maybe they have an entry level mtb hanging the garage or still have that 10 speed from the early 80’s lying around and want to start leaving the car behind for shorter trips or commuting to work because of the gas prices. Maybe they don’t own any bike and haven’t since they were 12. these non-enthusiasts are the estimated 20 million Astralians that are not considered active cyclists. the current bikes and messaging of the bike industry are not speaking to the needs and wants of this audience.
We need to be careful though to not overestimate what we (the industry) see as necessary to start riding. Helmet, shoes and gloves seem pretty reasonable to an enthusiast, but to the new biker who wants to just move around town, cost and a sense of style are very important potential roadblocks. Maybe just a bike and a lock to keep it simple and cheap.
Comment by vanmoof on June 27, 2009 at 12:28am
Yes, VANMOOF will arrive in Australia 1 August!
We are a young ambitious Dutch company that originated out of love for bicycles and hunger for change. At VANMOOF we pursue only one goal: help the ambitious city dweller worldwide move around town fast, easy and in style. We stripped the traditional Dutch bike from redundant hoo-ha that can only break or frustrate and added innovation instead. The result? Simplistic striking bikes so smooth that they fit your demanding cool-factor and yet so functional they make you go to work whistling. The no-nonsense VANMOOF bike is unbreakable and the ultimate urban commuter tool. Be aware cause we shake the unshakable! www.vanmoof.com.au
Comment by Bruce Cameron on March 10, 2009 at 8:03pm
Just sharing my regular commute to ACU from Ringwood. Lotsa fun and plenty of thinking time.

http://gpsed.com/track/2370956821954601040
 

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