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Cancelling my swap/sell for now - Reid Urban X2 Bike, Black, M size

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Ng Oct 11, 2016. 20 Replies

*EDIT* This is originally a Swap/Sell thread but I'm overwhelmed with helpful advices for keeping my bike, so I'm moving this to General.I bought this in 18th June this year and barely took it on the…Continue

Looking for beginner-friendly self-guided bicycle tour

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Sep 2, 2014. 13 Replies

Hi all,I'll be returning to Sydney from overseas next week, and I'm interested in a self-guided bicycle tour during my short stay, preferably nothing that involves too much traffic-fighting with…Continue

 

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[Selling] Reid Urban X2 Bike Black M

I will soon move overseas so I'm letting go of my Reid Urban X2 from 2016.The bike has a back rack installed. Comes with unisize helmet and a portable pump.I haven't rode on it much. The last time I rode it was before winter this year. Took it to a bike shop just to see if it has any hidden problems, and the shop…See More
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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Rushcutters Bay
About Me:
The very first time I learned a bike was back at 4 years old, when I was given a bike too high for me that I couldn't get the balance right and I never picked up cycling since, thinking that I might have some balance problem from birth. Then I read about how everyone can in fact ride a bicycle, and I would love to hit two birds with one stone by cycling to work and study while get some exercise at the same time. I decided to give it a go again.
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Being a bit harsh on myself does help

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 6:27pm 2 Comments

Third day I rolled between home and work within walking distance. I suddenly feel smarter already - I changed my choice of street from what I usually walk on to one that has less traffic, and all of a sudden this sense of awareness and "route detection" clicked into my head. Now when I see a street I naturally evaluate how cycling friendly it is for my level of comfort.

 

Today I also pushed myself mentally to pedal up an up slope when I was heading home. I was struggling to…

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Getting there!

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 1:30pm 6 Comments

I've been chipping in 10-15 minutes worth of small practices here and there throughout my last week during my study. I manage to improve little by little everytime, and today is my first day attempting at riding to work, which is also in Annandale within walkable distance, so it's only a short ride, but provides a feasible practice.

 

I still stagger a lot and when I have to use more force on the pedals with up slopes, I still lose my balance easily. I do find it easier to…

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A kind warning

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 10:29pm 15 Comments

This happened on the day I bought my bike. I live in a studio apartment with an open car park where I initially left my bike locked to a pillar. After finishing my dinner I decided to mess with it, then I found a note stuck on the frame suggesting me not to leave the bike there, for the writer of the note has had his bike stolen twice there, even with the lock. I took the advice and now awkwardly carry my bike up and down the stairs between my room and outside. 

 

I would have…

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Practice Day 2

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

Only 15 minutes spent and I'm surprised to realised that, even without significant improvement on my bike balancing, I still broke a lot of sweat under a cool rainy weather today in Annandale. It felt like quite a work out even though I haven't managed to successfully ride it yet.



I'm still having trouble maintaining a straight line - I kept steering to one side without meaning to, and then lose my balance. The car park under my apartment has a light slope that I practiced to slide… Continue

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At 9:08pm on October 13, 2011, Bill Parker said…
Good Luck Tina
At 1:41pm on October 17, 2011, DamianM said…

Hi Tina

 

Welcome to the site! 

Thanks for posting the story of your journey to learn to ride a bike, it's fantastic and I wish you the best of luck. You'll get there soon I know!

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