half way commuter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Bikes: few folders, road bike, and MTB
Hi East Hill,
I lived in Jogya, Central Java since 2003, and then moved to Balikpapan, East Borneo this year.
The road bike I bought in Jogya on 2005, and at the beginning it was for recreational riding. But now in my new town I am using it more and more (and everyday), and the odometer is increasing,....
In fact cycling is very popular in Jogya, its relatively flat town and a lot of people using bicycle/tricycle (we call it becak) in daily life, maybe just like India and China (at much smaller scale of course,....)
In my new town, Balikpapan, is bit different, its hilly and the roads are narrower, less ideal for cycling. However,
I have no excuse not to go on my bike,......it takes me about 30 min to go to my office (12km), and 40 min to go home (slightly uphill,....),...
So hopefully I can tell you more in the commuting forums.