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Commuting to work on a bike – in a suit

Do live in an area where the traffic congestion adds time to your daily commute to work? Have you ever wondered if there might be a better way? Perhaps there is. Watch this video made by Stephen Gale from Melbourne, Australia. He discovered that he could get to work much faster on his electric bike than he could be driving.

Electric bikes: Suitable Transportation? Of course, just ask Stephen Gale!,” by Jeremy Korzeniewski, AutoblogGreen, April 12, 2007

Stephen Gale, a practical guy (who last rode a bike the day before he gained his drivers licence), has riden all the way from Melbourne to Sydney over eight days while wearing a business suit. He didn’t plan to break any records, in fact he wants to show just how easy it was.

Suitable Transport
Previously on Hobnob Blog: “Electric Bikes,” September 9, 2007

NYC Century Bike Tour, September 11, 2005

Transportation Alternatives’ NYC Century Bike Tour, Sunday, September 11, 2005

100, 75, 55, 35 and 15 mile routes

The Century is your ride–as challenging or relaxing as you choose, but always fun and rewarding. All routes have been carefully designed with your safety and enjoyment in mind. No matter which route you choose, you will be fully supported by experienced marshals and mechanics along the route and plentiful food at scenic rest stops. Plus on ride day all riders will receive a commemorative organic cotton t-shirt.

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Hudson River bike path

Hudson River Park and Bike Path … Another very great locale for enjoying New York in the hot, humid dog days of summer … very cool breeze from the Hudson River, great place to day-dream, read a book, walk, meditate and smile at the whole world … you can’t swim in the Hudson but you can kayak on the Hudson
I have been going there for the past 5 years … on my bicycle, riding along the Hudson River … north and south … to the Staten Island ferry or north to the Cloisters and the George Washington Bridge … I met my girlfriend on the Hudson River bike path at 122nd Street … she was on her roller-blades and I was riding my bicycle back from a Jazzmobile concert in Harlem …

Free jazz concerts – Jazzmobile…free live jazz concerts…I have been attending these concerts for the last five years … a great experience … a Harlem block party … fried whiting dinner available for $5 … best way to get there is to ride your bike with the freedom to roam the City at dusk
Wednesday, July 20, 2005, 7.00pm – 8.30pm: Wallace Roney…Grant’s Tomb, 122nd Street & Riverside Drive
Friday, July 22, 2005, 7.00pm – 8.30pm: Wycliff Gordon…Marcus Garvey Park, 122nd Street & 5th Avenue…
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