Posts by Gregor Ronald

  • Hard News: Do e-bikes ease traffic…,

    I bought a SmartMotion eCity two years ago when I found my 13km commute across Christchurch was becoming a bit tough, especially on the return leg against the inevitable NE wind. I did 6500km on it over the last two years at work before I retired.

    Now I don't ride it so much, because I usually need to use the car for errands and shopping, trips to Bunnings, etc. But if I need to go into the CBD I wouldn't think of taking the car, the bike is far more versatile. I have kept my hybrid commuter bike for fitness riding in the weekends, but it doesn't get much use.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: There in half the time:…,

    I've had an e-City for almost two years, and I've done over 6500km commuting across Christchurch. Now I'm 65+, the never ending easterly wind was getting too much to handle, but the e-bike has kept me happily bike commuting - and kept my car in the garage.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: There in half the time:…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I agree, I have my "honest bike" ready to go at all times, especially sunny Sunday afternoons.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: There in half the time:…, in reply to James Butler,

    The central axle is keyed with a flat side to provide torque resistance.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: There in half the time:…,

    I bought that exact model in December 2014, after realising that the Christchurch easterly was destroying my enjoyment of cycling. In a year of biking (13km each way), I did 6500km - and filled my car 4 times.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: The Spinoff: Offensive and…,

    I thought being homophobic was a character defect, which could be cured by education and cognitive therapy. But apparently it's now a crime, subject to legal sanctions. When did that happen?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Dear Dudebros,

    Right on, Emma - great points, well made. You're the first I've heard discussing the "Why insist on bad sex?" angle, that should make people stop and think.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Hate and guns, in reply to Jason Kemp,

    The gun industry prefers you to call them "Modern Sporting Rifles" nowadays.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: A wilting rose, in reply to DeepRed,

    "Trougher" is a Slaterism, but it only applies to the left. National list MPS like Kanwaljit Bakshi or Joanne Hayes (did I hear someone ask "who"?) are never described that way.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    It's made in Germany - and it shows.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 94 posts Report Reply

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