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. Secured with a matching red knog lock to a pole Julliet waited patiently while I sourced our supermarket supplies.

And we got home safe and sound without incident, travelling almost long is the Sydney to Gong ride again...





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Comment by dr bean on February 22, 2011 at 12:33pm

Useful as well as beautiful (the bike, I mean - I can't comment on its rider :-)!! Onya girls, I hope to see you out riding sometime...



Comment by Lauren on February 23, 2011 at 12:48pm
I’m unsure about the etiquette of telling an owner that a cable lock is not secure: before the bicycle is stolen, or after. In any case, I don’t think Knog sells locks that are secure for a supermarket trip. They had a u-lock which looked interesting, but I haven’t seen it for sale yet.
Comment by KimR on February 23, 2011 at 2:28pm

That picture of the cat is great! Well done, starting is the hardest part. I remember how nervous I was when I tbegan a few years ago, only able to do a few laps of Centennial park. But step, by step, I gained confidence, and have now ridden over 14000 km. I feel I can ride on most  oads now (except Rosville Bridge where you have to go 60 km/h +).

Hope you have longer trips soon.

Comment by Jen on February 23, 2011 at 6:08pm
Well done. Glad to hear that it was a smooth ride for your first solo outing.
Comment by sydneyCommuter on February 28, 2011 at 7:39am

Well done.  The first steps are often the hardest.  You realise it's not as scary as you thought, and you gain a bit of confidence.  

I'm sure your beautiful bike helped :)


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