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

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 testers... in fact, all I did…See More
Oct 4, 2010
Sandra L and Daniel C are now friends
Oct 4, 2010
Sandra L commented on Richard Tulloch's blog post Bike helmet laws - the debate goes on
"Fascinating, I must visit Holland with my folding bicycle. Very true that Australia is not safe like Holland for cyclists, unless you live closer to the city where road infrastructure seems to be generally better though not by much. When I first…"
Sep 19, 2010
Sandra L commented on Richard Tulloch's blog post Bike helmet laws - the debate goes on
"I chose the wrong analogy, but I get what you are saying. I find it a bit incredulous that people would refuse to cycle because of helmets. I cycled into a wall once back when I was a kid in my native country, without a helmet. That was not very…"
Sep 19, 2010
MEH replied to Sandra L's discussion What's everyone up to?
"What if you tow him on a trailer with a treadmill attached to your bikes drive train? Then you wouldn't need to pedal at all! :P"
Sep 19, 2010
Sandra L replied to Sandra L's discussion What's everyone up to?
"The pedal is stronger than a sooky dog. :) Gotta remember that while beagles are strong dogs, they are still medium-sized dogs... I reckon I will start tying a piece of treat to the left handle (since he runs on my left) and having him chase the…"
Sep 19, 2010
Sandra L commented on Richard Tulloch's blog post Bike helmet laws - the debate goes on
"Made me think a bit. I've always taken helmets as a given "duh", but that it does not need to be a law is interesting, especially if one is going to cruise along (as I am wont to do) than speed around. It's not like people…"
Sep 19, 2010
Sandra L left a comment for Alan Tonkin
"Hello Alan! Dropped into the shop yesterday but you weren't there. Hope you are doing well!"
Sep 19, 2010
Sandra L replied to DamianM's discussion 2010 Magpie Watch
"I think we can safely say that we'll spot a fair few magpies at the MCG this coming week... Oh wait, wrong thread. On a more serious note, I'd love for a scientific explanation on why birds like to swoop cyclists."
Sep 19, 2010
Sandra L replied to Sandra L's discussion What's everyone up to?
"Also, cycled the dogs with my partner yesterday. It was remarkably easy and fun - I tied the leash of the pure-bred beagle to the front tube (headtube?) rather than the seatpost as it was less likely to get in the way. I had thought that it would…"
Sep 19, 2010
Sandra L replied to Sandra L's discussion What's everyone up to?
"WOW! Goodness knows I've LONGED to be able to wheel the bike around while folded rather than having to carry it. For example, the bus stop is only 600m away. It is just close enough to look silly unfolding the bike just to walk the distance,…"
Sep 19, 2010
Sammy replied to Sandra L's discussion What's everyone up to?
"ooooh sounds great! love to see some pics :)"
Sep 19, 2010
MEH replied to Sandra L's discussion What's everyone up to?
"Glad you like your biking! This is the closest folding bike I've found that compares to a real bike... http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/06/switch_folding_bike_design_is_the_best_collapsible_bike_ive_seen/"
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

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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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