Cycling in Sydney Australia
Thought I'd start a positive post for all the new members....
Today, I cycled to two meetings in the city. It was awesome because:
Why is cycling awesome for you?
That's why you should get a sensible bike that allows you to ride in an upright position *and* has a chain-guard, DoIs. :-)
oooh I know I've been putting it off for yonks. Don't own any more flared trousers, but have more dresses now.
I've sort of been skulking outside Omafiets in Marrickville a little bit.
Yep, they has the goods - it's where I bought my current bike. It is a beast (I have a fair idea how much she weighs, but I don't really want to actually know :-), but such a comfy ride. At least take a bike or two for a test spin!
Cycling is awesome because on a rainy day I know my trip will only be delayed by 2 minutes (safe wet riding), not an hour or two as it might be on PT in Sydney....
1. I now buy fuel for my motorcycle every couple of months.
2. While not directly responsible for me loosing 30 kgs I get my cardio in everyday.
3. Always feel great when I get to work and home no matter how tired I was to start with.
4. Legitimate reasons for buying new toys and bits and pieces for my toys.
5. Lets me feel smug when environmental issues come up.
6. Quicker than a car in peak hour traffic. Beloved wife only beat me home due to a change in traffic lights.
7. Not afraid of the rain anymore.
Cycling does indeed rule.
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With a couple of substitutions (motorbike > car, couple of months > month) and a decimal point (30 > 3.0) the same rings true for me. And I add a...
7. Gives me a(n enjoyable) reason for getting out of bed at 6:00am on Saturday mornings to hang out with some friends, chew the fat, and drink coffee.
Beloved wife only beat me home due to a change in traffic lights
You mean due to the traffic lights changing for her because they detected her car... ;-)
dumb stupid invisible to traffic lights bike :-)
Cycling is awesome because...
Last year, my arthritis got really bad. As a young person (I'm 27, was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis 2 years ago), it was so frustrating not being able to get to places at the speed I wanted to. I've never been sporty, always has moved at a pretty slowly, comfortable pace, but at that point in my life, I was hobbling around in pain, one step at a time like some old granny. A good friend from uni introduced me to cycling, and I've loved it ever since.
Cycling lets me go places, without causing me any pain. While my arthritis was bad, I couldn't do much (or any) exercise, but I was able to ride a bike. It gives me an incredible sense of freedom to be able to cruise around and forget the limitations that arthritis was bringing to my life.
Now my arthritis is much much better, but I still ride my bike most days.
I'm fitter now then I probably have ever been before.
wow! go girl