I am a British Traveller, currently in Auckland. When I was in the UK I would commute to work on my bike (no car!) and also cycle for fun. I really like the health benefits of cycling, but also the benefit to my wallet
The longest ride I ever did was with my father and brother from Barnstable to Newquay in 4 days, doing just over 100 miles I think. That was a good laugh but I had a painful bum afterwards!!
I have purchased a 2nd hand bike here in Auckland, and I now commute to my temp job, which is good, except Auckland has got to be the hillyest (a word?) city ever!
The bike I have at the moment is a mountain bike, (some strange brand I've never heard of - 'Huffy', and it has grip shifts… grrr), and is in bad condition. The parts are okay, but I think it's been left to rot for ages in a garage, so I need to sort out the cables. That's why I looked out this forum actually; I have no idea how to start on that task, because of the stupid grip shifts.
I don't have any bike back home in the UK right now, because it was stolen from my garden
Okay, that's enough rambling for now…