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eBike Trip to Ceres!

We went a visiting to CERES today! It was the first outing for my eZee Torq having only just got heem back yesterday, and even with the long hiatus, battery charged fine and I didn’t even come close to running out, even going back via Merri creek and stopping in at FOE on the way home.

At Ceres, Chris had a bit of a look around the bike shed area, then we went and had a lovely lunch – there wasn’t a huge rmenu but the salad and the gluten free orange & poppy seed cake + bush chai were all great. My salad looking delicious:


But Chris looked a little alarmed by his muffin:


Got asked by one of the staff about my tshirt, and had to provide a business card, heh. Then we went wandering, and I took many photos:

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I then went and bought a bunch of seedlings at the Nursery, we wandered back down past the hoardes of chilluns, and then all loaded up zee bike, we chuffed off back to the city, via the Merri trail, though the way was confusing at times and we ended up having to go up stairs at one point. Oops. Of course, we had to stop for photo ops along the way:

Here’s a pic of Chris’ Brompton Folder “at rest”:


and ready to roll [it’s really neat the way it just flips over!]


and finally here’s me and my eZee Torq [not the most flattering pic of me ever, but eh]:


And then, just when I thought we were almost in the city, we came upon the Collingwood Children’s Farm which I had no idea was there! It was delightfully green, and very traditional farm vibe, almost a little too tidy and pristine, like Switzerland (if you’ve ever been there, you’ll know what I mean). Must go back for one of the Farmer’s Markets there or the Convent next door, as well as a nice breakfast at the Cafe [nom]. I have to say, the food at Ceres will be hard to beat.

So there, that was our Adventure. It was neat. I am hoping to do more eBiking rides in future. If you can suggest any good rides in Melbourne, please do!


2 Comments so far

  1. Les Cooper June 17th, 2008 12:25 pm

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    The E+ is the most powerful, elegant, reliable, and safe electric bicycle in the World. Riding an E+ is truly a new and exciting experience

    The E+ is a real alternative for commuting if you live 10 to 15 miles from your workplace and double that if your workplace has a wall outlet you can use for recharge. Its electric propulsion system is highly reliable and you always have a pedaling backup. With a range of 20 miles on a single battery charge without pedaling, you don’t have to work at it, unless you want to. In many city and suburban environments, it’s really pleasant. In congested areas it will almost certainly reduce your commute time as traffic snarls just don’t affect you. There is no need to wear ˜riding clothes and change when you get to work as most workplaces are pretty casual these days, and you won’t break a sweat riding the E+.

    On to money If you live downtown in a city, it may well be practical for you to avoid owning a car. Perhaps you have already decided or done that. If so or you are considering this, it doesn’t take much thought to conclude you will, or have, saved a great deal of money.


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