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    Junior Member helenabella's Avatar
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    Newbie from Western Australia

    Where are you from?

    Perth, Western Australia

    What do you ride?

    I've had a pretty basic hybrid (Indi Bombora) since 2002, but I'm planning on becoming a regular bike commuter and will probably look into upgrading to a road or utility bike in the future.

    How long have you been riding?

    I can't remember learning! I've been riding, on and off, since I was a little kid.

    Anything else we should know about you?

    I'm in my late twenties and still don't have a driver's license, making me somewhat of an oddity in this car town. I keep meaning to get it, but I'm lazy and the bus and bike take me most places I need.

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    Welcome to BF.
    You can save some money by not owning a car.
    How much does gasoline cost there?
    $3.70 a gallon here in Texas.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Junior Member helenabella's Avatar
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    $3.70? Wow, it's closer to $6.70 / gallon here, presuming I got my volume and currency conversions correct. ($1.55 / litre) Long live my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenabella View Post
    $3.70? Wow, it's closer to $6.70 / gallon here, presuming I got my volume and currency conversions correct. ($1.55 / litre) Long live my bike!
    Pretty close.


    Where in Perth do you live? I lived there from 2001 until 2005 and used to cycle commute from Warwick to West Perth.

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by helenabella View Post
    $3.70? Wow, it's closer to $6.70 / gallon here, presuming I got my volume and currency conversions correct. ($1.55 / litre) Long live my bike!
    People in the United States think they pay too much!

    Bikes are becoming very popular here, as well .

    Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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    Junior Member helenabella's Avatar
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    I live in the Wembley / Jolimont area and work in the CBD, so it's a fairly short commute with nice new bike paths most of the way. I suspect navigating through the CBD traffic and pedestrians to work will probably be the hardest part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenabella View Post
    I live in the Wembley / Jolimont area and work in the CBD, so it's a fairly short commute with nice new bike paths most of the way. I suspect navigating through the CBD traffic and pedestrians to work will probably be the hardest part!
    Make sure you have a bell on your bike and you should be ok at least as far as the pedestrians go. The ones not using Ipods that is.

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