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Old 05-22-08, 05:21 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 05-22-08, 06:51 AM   #3
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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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$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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$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 .

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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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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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