Quick post, made from an Internet Cafe where I've popped in to looksee what my friends here have been up to. I'm due to return home tomorrow sometime, after a week or more here being 'carer' for my son while he undergoes treatment.
Having a couple of bikes down here has been a sanity saver. I'm kinda blown away by how 'safe' it feels to ride around the central city area of Melbourne, to be quite honest! It actually feels safer than riding does around the regional centre where I live.
People around here don't even look askance at riders popping up onto the footpath in places to avoid knobbly intersections with tram lines all over the place, or even at riders who choose footpath over road. I guess it must be due to the fact that footpaths in the City here are generally rather wide.
Anyhoo, talk about riding around YOUR city. I'll pop back in and swap stories after I return home.