Sandra L
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  • Melbourne, VIC
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What's everyone up to?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MEH Sep 19, 2010. 11 Replies

As per title.Me: when I last posted back in July I was tottering about on a 21" men's bike which I purchased for$200 secondhand from a listing in Gumtree. Today I am the proud owner of a Dahon Eco3,…Continue

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Advice for a Newbie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra L Jul 1, 2010. 14 Replies

Good evening everyone!I'm new to the cycling scene and need some practical, budget advice. I've been mentally psyching myself about commuting to work and back (10k each way, Rowville to Mulgrave) and…Continue

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Utility/Transport
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Rowville
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
A second-hand 21" Progear bicycle.
What is the best thing about riding?
I don't need a license...
A few words about yourself. (This bit is entirely optional!)
I'm starting to cycle because:
1. I need to get around but do not yet have a full car license
2. I need to get fit
3. And of course, even more economical than even a diesel car!

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And I take thee, o Dahon Eco 3, to be my lawfully wedded husband.

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 5:50pm 2 Comments

The title is indeed indicative of how strongly I feel about my newly purchased Dahon Eco 3.



I bought the folding bicycle from St Kilda Cycles on 6 September, rushing down that evening after work from Caulfield to the store. Initially having my eyes set on the Mu Sl (approximately $1000), I was blown away by the Eco 3 when I took it for a quick ride around since they didn't have a Mu Sl already assembled.



Now, I must admit that I'm not the most thorough of bike-riding… Continue

First Ever REAL Commute!

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 3:11pm 4 Comments

I commuted to Knox City today to get enrolled in Medicare and replace my stolen library card. According to Google Maps the route I took (Kelletts Rd>Stud Rd>Burwood Hwy) is 6.3km. I took about 45min each way, of which I am rather proud of since I never really exercised and my knees have always given me problems while doing any form of exercise. The main thing here is that I persevered - in fact, for my return trip, I cycled 90% of the way rather than getting off to walk up every little…

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At 5:51pm on September 19, 2010, MEH said…
TRUE. I hear Melbourne has excellent vegetarian food. Another reason to go :]
At 7:58pm on July 1, 2010, Adrian Tritschler said…
Must have been someone else with a huge smile despite the wind and rain then. Guess I was too busy avoiding the mud and the slime of the "shared bike track and storm-water drain" to get a positive ID on the rider!
At 3:13pm on July 1, 2010, Adrian Tritschler said…
I think I recognise the photo, pretty sure I went past you in the opposite direction on the mud-covered bike track between Huntingdale and Oakleigh stations. Hope the commutes are going well.
At 9:29am on June 23, 2010, Alan Tonkin said…
G'day Sandra. Wot a surprise to meet you. Wasn't intending to market just providing info about UNO :) Trust your first commute goes well. Use the footpath if you feel unsafe. Get in touch if you want someone to show you around Melbourne by bike paths. There is lots to explore and I could do with getting more miles in my legs. Go well. C'ya Alan
 
 
 

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