Today I decided to ride to work, about 80km all up. Nothing exciting about the ride at all, just pleasant until the last 10km which was in heavy peak hour traffic.
Unlike Europe, most Aussie drivers do not care much for push bike riders, so it is important to be on your guard, prepare to take evasive action, and keep your energy levels up so you can sprint away from traffic lights etc.
Fortunately 70km of the ride is on bike track which is becoming better as time goes by!
I hope to be able to do this once or twice a week... leave the car at home and save on carbon emissions