Alright for those who know i'll be out of commission for a bit as I decked the storm at the track. So i've been thinking about alternative forms of transport.... I hate trains and I can only drive in if i can borrow the parents car. So it popped into my head. Pushbike! The trek will take me around 2 hours to do so it's feasible, i'm pretty fit, although i feel like spending a few weeks training the muscles to push through an endurance activity like this. There's showers on campus so i won't have to be smelly when i go to class and i've been trying to think of ways to integrate more cardio work into my training so i think its a pretty sound plan. The only problem is i have an old mountain bike at home and that's not really feasible for riding all the way up southern cross drive as it's not really designed for long road rides. So i worked out a budget and i can basically afford around $400 for a bike, that won't set me too far back in reparing the storm... Just curious for the cycling inclined of you lot, is this a descent amount to be looking at? I don't mind going second hand, I looked on fleabay and a few other sites and found bikes for under this price but not sure if they are alright brands. There's this shimano thing for like $300 odd that looks alright but couldn't dig up any reviews on the brand so hoping some netrider wisdom will suffice. I don't mind about getting the best quality etc. but i don't want to be buying a bike that goes bust within 6 months. So yeh, any advice appreciated and for anybody wanting to jeer, just make sure it's funny enough to give me a laugh out of it, i'd be laying into anyone else if i got wind of them hanging up the engine and going for pedal power! and just a reiteration, I will be going powered again, soon as i can get new bits on my girl so don't be thinking i'll be out of it for good! I've only begun to explore the finer points in motorcycling! I'll quit when i'm cold dead and buried! Booyah!!!