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Postby talia11 » Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:51 pm

So I have dragged my beautiful Appolo bike out of the shed, am taking it for a service tomorrow and am going back to riding again... I have decided to ride to and from Netball training, only about 1km, but a good start - lol!!! Anyone else into bike riding?
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:09 pm

only the exercise bike! - tegan (butterly_dawn) does bike riding daily
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Postby Chelle » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:38 pm

me too only an exercise bike, but I would love to buy one for somthing different
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Postby Dee » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:34 am

I bought a cheap bike from Kmart about 6 months before I fell pregnant with Pickle, but it broke - the pedals just kinda snapped (I guess under the strain of lugging a fat beast). I was so ashamed that I didn't want to get on another bike - I couldn't even bring myself to take it back and ask for a refund - I wasn't over the weight limit, but apparently I was too close.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:51 am

i just reckon things arent made to last these days dee. its ridiculous
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Postby talia11 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:55 pm

Oh crap what a bummer!!! When I dropped my bike off today, I couldn't believe the cost of some of them...... some were $2500!!! anyway my girl is in for a servive and a new spoke as I snapped one on the back tire :oops:
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Postby milkyway » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:16 pm

I started riding into the CBD on the days I have to go into the office but quickly gave it up after 2 very near misses with cars not looking that I chickened out and the bike has gone back in the shed. There's a terrible hill on the way home that goes on for about 2.5km to 3km -- it just goes on and on, so really, I think I was just using the near accidents as an excuse :P
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Postby Chelle » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:22 pm

bikes can be expensive we have a bike shop here that has a really good cafe some of the bike's cost around the $5,000 - $6,000 mark, it is rediculas
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:14 pm

Mine was a cheapie. it was about $1000 all up with lights, speedo, pack rack, helmet, etc but it does the job.

I ride about 30-36km daily depending on whether I'm going to uni or just riding into down with the bloke. We're lucky to have a bike track for pretty much the whole way but I have had a few motorists try to kill me as well. Some people can be pretty stupid behind the wheel of a car - or bus. I've learned that when riding on the road, I pretend I'm a car and behave like one - that way you're predictable for motorists. I also indicate clearly and am 100% concentrated on my surroundings at all times.

One bit of advice, if you're starting off after not having ridden for a while, you can forget how to ride a bike, contrary to the popular saying. So start off slow or there will be some skin come off you like it did off me. Don't skimp on a helmet and I advise the use of gloves - so much better than losing the skin off your palms - and lights, particularly in twilight and dark.

On the plus side, it's a fantastic form of exercise and works a large proportion of your body and can be incorporated into your routine easily as transport.

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