Cycling in Sydney Australia
This WITWIMB won't be very hard at all, of course, as mine always are (or do I mean "aren't"?).
Actually, it's just an excuse to upload a picture of the new bike I bought myself in the post-christmas sales. (Yes, it's a case of "Oops, I did it again. Again.")
It's an alloy BMC AlpenChallenge02 hybrid. A style of bike I swore I would never buy but, since I have been on the lookout for something to replace my near 30-y-o commuter MTB, I couldn't resist such a thing of beauty. It has all the lovely stuff like hydraulic disc brakes (it's totes about the "feel" with hydraulics; so much smoother, more effective and responsive than cable brakes), really low gearing (triple, with 26x34 bottom-end) and reflective graphics on the frame, all in a tasteful charcoal grey colour scheme.
Lights, a rear pannier rack, (on order), maybe some bar-ends, and a set of mudguards, will turn it into a city bike par excellence!