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After making a New Year's resolution to drive less and ride more, Holly Jean finds her sweet new ride is semi-changing her life.
Taking one more step towards living it green, I've bought a beautiful ladies' bike complete with cane basket and bell. Yes, I've joined the cycle crew and I must admit I'm seriously stoked - if slightly regretful for not embracing cycle power much earlier!
Working 60km out of town, where I must navigate my way through roaming kangaroos and emus, means my bike has a rest during the weekday. My diesel-fueled LandRover offers a little more substance and safety on these difficult journeys.
However, every weeknight and weekend since getting my sweet new ride, I've kept the car in the garage, choosing to bike to the supermarket, video store, pubs, restaurants, local fruit stall and the beach.
Ok, I admit it. I've used my bike to scope out a few house options while house-hunting (it turns out to be the perfect way to see a house up close, while pretending to be looking for a ‘friend's house’ as we bike up the driveway for a closer look)! My petrol bill is down considerably and I'm loving the extra exercise.
Life is easier with a bike - something that was highlighted recently as we roamed around the streets of Bunbury, which were shut off to cars due to Australia Day festivities! How jealous were the residents of Bunbury, who were jammed up back-to-back in their cars at the end of the festivities, while we whizzed through ringing our bells.
It’s 2011, and I’m getting my bike on.
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