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Discussion: Time for a new bike?

in: LOST_Richard; LOST_Richard > 2016-12-29

Dec 29, 2016 11:01 AM # 
If you averaged 25 kms per hour speed then you have done 25,000 kms - if you had driven that far fuel alone would have cost around $1800 (assuming $1.20 a litre and if you averaged say 6 litres per 100 kms (if you had a diesel)). Nearly enough to pay about half of the cost of a decent bike
Dec 29, 2016 1:00 PM # 
Stats courtesy of AP

kilometres Total time climb sessions
24415.6 1000:27:41 76405 742

So your estimate of 25,000kms is pretty spot on, have petrol car and maybe Canberra fuel is cheaper but the Outback does more like 9 - 10 litres to the 100km, so I must be due a new bike!
Dec 30, 2016 1:38 AM # 
Dec 30, 2016 2:31 AM # 
Not quite there yet, hopefully a few years away before I need that
Dec 30, 2016 2:32 AM # 
Not many off those bike kms replace car kms so I think this economist logic and no new bike is needed! Not before I get one anyway :-)
Dec 30, 2016 4:11 AM # 
Yeah you'd have to differentiate between commute and pleasant bike ride for that.
Dec 30, 2016 4:14 AM # 
I gave my commute bike to Chas to ride, 'cause he is a poor pensioner as well as me.

(any new bike will be a touring one for Europe)
Dec 30, 2016 4:16 AM # 
Did it have a basket to put his dog rat in?
Jan 2, 2017 6:55 AM # 
You need to do a lot more kms yet:
Jan 2, 2017 7:37 AM # 
Did they get more expensive I paid about $4K but it was at TBE and had a $2k discount at the time?
Jan 5, 2017 5:06 AM # 
BB you're forgetting the obligatory coffee with every ride, say on average 1 long mac at $4 for every 50kms more than accounts for the fuel savings.

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