Monday, 12 November 2012

Another Gazelle rider in waiting...

Well, exciting news! 

My sister-in-law, Jules, has decided to order a Gazelle as well. Fantastic! I am sooo excited. We are going to try to get together once a fortnight, do a little pedelecing and check out some of Melbourne's sights. 

Unfortunately we live a couple of hours away from each other - but no problem. I have ordered a Thule 916E EuroPower 2 bike, which takes two electric bikes. (You have to have a special rack as the bikes are heavy.) Anyway with the rack we can meet out Jules way and then drive to our start point. 

Alternatively, we also both live near a train line, so we can put the bikes on the train and meet in Melbourne City. Plenty of trails to do there - although Melbourne cyclists will know carrying the heavy ebikes up or down the steps on the Capital City trail may be a problem.

We are hoping to map some rides out and visit art galleries, gardens, museums and, of course, coffee shops. At the start we will have to be careful with our distances as we do not know the range on the Gazelles - we have both ordered Gold batteries.

I'll post our rides, but as we don't have the bikes yet it may be a while before they appear on this blog. I'm currently looking at various bike trails to see what might be interesting and within our battery range.

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