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The biggest scaredy-cat learns to not fall off a bicycle!

Well, after 7 years of living with a cyclist (commuter/roady/grocery carrier) the biggest scaredy-cat in all of the cosmos (that'd be me) finally boarded a brompton and learnt not to fall off.

 

Amazingly (to me at least, but probably not to normal people) it only took me 6 days to go from sitting on a stationary brompton (with my feet only fleetingly leaving the ground) to pedaling from my trainer's view.

 

I am on now riding ( in a very wobbly and not very controlled fashion) but least my legs are going around (as are the wheels) and I haven't crashed  - although there are still a few stop/starts especially if I think I am too close to...well anything (posts, bumps, slopes, grates etc).

 

So, here I am...trying to be a cycle-chick, rather than just a plain chicken.

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Erko
Tell us about your bikes
Bromette (by Brompton) from Cheeky is:
- fabulously folding!
- outrageously orange!
- convenient for commuting!

Julliet (by Viva) from Velosophy is:
- sensationally sit-uppy!
- ravishingly red!
- voluptuous 'vintage-style'!
- dashingly Danish!

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I'm a commuter convert thanks to bold Bromette

Posted on September 8, 2011 at 5:08pm 0 Comments

It's hard to believe it - but I'm a cycling commuter, a mere 7 months after finally facing my falling fears!!

  My (still new) bold bright orange brompton (named Bromette) has been carrying me to and from work in style and comfort for a few months now.…

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Scaredy-cat's first solo sojourn

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 7:31pm 5 Comments

This week I braved the big bad world, roads and drivers – without my riding instructor, escort and all round nice-guy.

 

Without anyone to monitor traffic conditions for us, Julliet and I rode slow and steadily - using park paths, back streets and shared paths. We resorted to a bell chime only once, to warn a couple who were preoccupied in a canoodle on the path. Julliet disarmed them with her sheer beauty and sparkle.…

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Sensationally sit-uppy!

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 7:24pm 8 Comments

Its now been a month since I boarded a borrowed brompton and learnt to ride. It seems that bike-lust is an automatic side-effect of acquiring pedal power - so after seeing Julliet (by Viva) in the window at Velosophy (EQ) I coveted her.

A wobbly test ride sealed the deal - so sensationally sit-uppy!  Thankfully I have a handsome, encouraging (not to say generous) partner who happened to have a credit card handy - so now Julliet is mine, mine, all mine!!

I even rode her…

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Big scaredy-cat learns to ride...

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 7:00pm 7 Comments

Well, after 7 years of…

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 8:20am on February 7, 2011, Kathy Francis said…

Welcome to helmetless riders Bicycle Belle. I loved reading you story and I'm lusting after your bike.

 

The more of us 'normal' looking people on the roads the better for the image of cycling. Well done !!

At 9:31pm on February 7, 2011, Paul Martin said…

Cool! :)

I like your new wheels, very nice and excellent colour choice!

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