Sandra L
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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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Chris Harris commented on Sandra L's blog post And I take thee, o Dahon Eco 3, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
"Nice to read about you getting out and about. The money you save in fuel will pay for your cycle computer / speedo / oddo / gadget."
Oct 16, 2010
Rick Harker commented on Sandra L's blog post And I take thee, o Dahon Eco 3, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
"Hi Sandra, Great to read about the bike experiences and now you're beginning to find out what its all about. I think we all know that enthusiasm. My dearest Olivia got her Mu sl from St Kilda cycles too. Very knowledgeable and have shown…"
Oct 6, 2010
Sammy replied to Sandra L's discussion What's everyone up to?
"ooooh sounds great! love to see some pics :)"
Sep 19, 2010
DamianM replied to Sandra L's discussion What's everyone up to?
"Banjo Brothers make some awesome stuff. I bought one of their large commuter backpacks last year and it's fantastic. Good to see they have an Aus distributer now."
Sep 13, 2010
Chris Harris replied to Sandra L's discussion What's everyone up to?
"Um not much. Last race at Lysterfield I wore out 4 pairs of brake pads and more recently have dusted off my old Kos Kruiser (26" BMX from the 80's) and have been riding around on that. I'll put some pics up at some stage. Took the MTB…"
Sep 13, 2010
John Holstein commented on Sandra L's blog post First Ever REAL Commute!
"Great work Sandra, just remember to take it easy for the first few trips. They should be small pleasant journeys that make you want to come back for more, not long tiring rides that make you wish you hadn't ridden. It will get easier the more…"
Aug 2, 2010
Rick Harker commented on Sandra L's blog post First Ever REAL Commute!
"Good on ya Sandra. Bit by bit. Don't try too hard too soon. Let the muscles adjust and listen to how your body reacts. If there are friends you can ride with, all the better and you can enjoy rewarding yourself with a special treat. Rick."
Jul 6, 2010
Adrian Tritschler left a comment for Sandra L
"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!"
Jul 1, 2010
Adrian Tritschler left a comment for Sandra L
"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."
Jul 1, 2010
Rick Harker replied to Sandra L's discussion Advice for a Newbie
"Sandra, I can give you a brief account of my wife's Commuting. We live in Maribyrnong and she works at the royal childrens. Not far but it means 2 forms of transport for her, tram and bus. It normally takes her between 40 mins to an hour and a…"
Jul 1, 2010
Chris Harris replied to Sandra L's discussion Advice for a Newbie
"Have a search around on the web. Sheldon Brown wrote a lot of good stuff For example on seat height: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/saddles.html I'm sure these is also good stuff on you tube."
Jun 21, 2010
Chris Harris replied to Sandra L's discussion Advice for a Newbie
"Hi Sandra, I ride from Eltham to Mulgrave on a semi-regular basis of once a week. There are no stand out 'good' options for you - all major roads but none that I would call death traps as long as you're careful. I leave the Dandenong…"
Jun 21, 2010
Cory replied to Sandra L's discussion Advice for a Newbie
"It's a good time to be buying, with the end of financial year. You can do a lot worse than checking out http://www.unoclothing.com/ (Although, I can't vouch for their knicks for women, as I'm equipped with the wrong bits). You…"
Jun 20, 2010

Profile Information

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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