Cycling in Brisbane Australia
Moved into a new but smaller apartment with no garage space. No place for the big bikes so sold them, including my pride and joy, the ebike and bought a folder. It's a Giant Expressway 1 selected after much deliberation and assessments. Would love a Brompton but couldn't justify the cost differential. It's great fun on a folder, loving my daily commute.
Took a few k's to get used to the ride but now its second nature and such great fun. It's not fast but it zips along nicely. There's…Continue
To get back into biking proper I bought a commuter bike, an Avanti Blade 3 from Avantiplus in the Valley. Got last years model at a great price. However, as much as I love this bike and it was a good commuter it wasn't a great long distance rider. On my first (and only to date) 100kms ride from Brissie to Gold Coast I discovered a few issues I had to fix.
I mentioned before, I took up biking again after a considerable break for several personal reasons. One, to improve my fitness, two, to commute to work, three, to look super cool in some sparkling lycra.
My fitness levels were very poor so, after nearly killing myself on my first commute and taking almost an hour to ride 12kms to work, I converted my Trek mountain bike into an electric bike. It's transformed the commute and is a wonderful machine. I love the feeling I get when riding…Continue
When I lived in the UK about 6 years ago I bought a decent mountain bike through the government's Ride to Work initiative. Essentially got it for half price. It was a Trek 6300 hard tail. It was never used for commuting and it has never been on a mountain.
Then I moved to Oz and brought it with me and a year ago I decided I was going to start commuting to work from Lutwyche in the north of the city to Woolloongabba in the south. About 11kms. However there were a couple of uphill…Continue