freewheeling!

Posted: June 18, 2022 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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My beloved 50 year old Raleigh fell apart late last year so I have been dreaming of a brand new electric bicycle for months. On Thursday I booked some test rides & fell in love with this freedom machine, the Lekker Jordaan+. The great team set it all up ready to ride within an hour & wearing the biggest grin I rode back to to Central Station to catch the train home to Blackheath.

It’s a dream of a bike to ride & so sturdy! One of the many fabulous features is a walk button so when the track gets too rough or steep I can just hop off & it self propels at a gentle pace.

Rode to the end of Hat Hill Road and did a bit of exploring yesterday morning, the 12 km ride felt effortless but my legs are feeling quite stretched this morning.

Having wheels opens up exploring more of the bush walking trails around Blackheath, this photo is near the top of the Centennial Glen walking track

very brave people climb these cliffs with special shoes and ropes!

the track gets quite wild in places!

On Monday Cathy & I found the Ikara Head track where the pink flannel flowers grew after the 2019-20 bushfires, love this surreal panorama shot!

Comments
  1. deemallon says:

    I just can’t get over how spectacular the landscape is. Congrats on the new wheels!

  2. shiborigirl says:

    Oh Mo! So fabulous! I’m imagining you in grand places with the wind in your hair!

  3. jude says:

    Cool wheels Mo!

  4. Debra Macaulay says:

    Brilliant Mo,
    Glad you have electric…. makes those hills easyas. I also love my walk button🤗
    Did you get a combo lock? Unfortunately e-bikes are stolen daily in NZ & they are hard to insure @ value.
    Vistas look amazing…. PINK!!! flannel flowers how gorgeous
    lovelove d

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Debbie))) I bought a combo lock that clamps the back wheel so it’s immobilzed and can be chained to a post! Last century when a girlfriend was visiting Amsterdam she bought a fabulous Dutch bike to take home to London, within hours it was stolen when she was buying flowers on the way back to the hotel! It will take awhile for me to relax enough to leave it chained up anywhere for long… the pink flannel flowers are very rare, they only bloom after severe busfires followed by lots of rain, the last time they were seen was in the 50’s!

  5. Carolynne Skinner says:

    Please come for a cuppa or lunch Mo – train to W/Falls then cycle to my place in Lawson View Parade. Phone 4757 4001

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Carolynne))) look forward to catching up but the bike is very heavy, Blackheath station is getting a lift soon which will make it a lot easier. Is there a lift at Wentworth Falls station?

  6. fiona says:

    Wow – what a fabulous machine, it will make such a difference! It looks very stylish as well, and the landscapes and vistas it opens up for you – hurray!

  7. Cool and what a landscape you live in 🙂

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Valerianna))) becoming a Blackheathen is a long time dream come true, exploring this wild place will keep me happy for the rest of my days!

  8. Nancy says:

    Gosh Mo…this is so fabulous, all of it…the bike, the views, the extended opportunities…wonderful!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Nancy))) Getting all settled into being a Blackheathen, loving the bushwalking, volunteering at the community farm on Sundays ( a fun relaxed crew with the added bonus of a basket of fresh vegetables to take home each week) and feeling at home here in the house and studio at last. For the first six weeks I felt like I was living in one of those fancy Home Beautiful magazines but I turned the corner with the Full Moon on Tuesday.

  9. Margaret Johnson says:

    Gorgeous bike Mo…there will be no stopping you now!! Keep enjoying your beautiful surroundings… Marg..ox

  10. Eliene says:

    What a fabulous acquisition Mo……. freedom YES!!! The next best thing to an electric car for sure. So pleased to read that you are now feeling at home and making new friends too. The Blue Mountains are truly spectacular…thank you for the sharing.

  11. Saskia van Herwaarden says:

    What a great e-bike Mo, with a name like that it has to be Dutch! I can imagine cycling is a lot more fun and feasable with a little help……especially in your mountainous area.
    I too bought one ( a blue Dutch ID with all-terrain tires) last November and had to wait till January for delivery, I now run all my errands under 10 km on bike, and get to know the countryside all over again.
    Over here it seems everyone has gone e-bike-mad;-)

  12. Wayne Snowdon says:

    Way to go Mo! Over beyond and through!

  13. Barry says:

    MC – way to go. B

  14. Marti says:

    Wheels to fly, what a spiffy way to travel! Exploring enchantment in a place where the magic never ends, wonders at every bend in the road and the road belongs to an ancient land; so many stories rise up when I look at your Blue Mountains. You have found your tribe Mo…

  15. Hot darn! I’ve been eyeing one but this is a beauty! And it can perform as a side by side walking partner. Dreamy! Nice basket. You’ll get far and wide with this. NeatO!

  16. vdbolyard says:

    i’ve wondered about e-bikes myself. lovely that you can get places you might not have done without it!

  17. Els says:

    Wow. some place to ride a bike !!!

  18. Lana says:

    It looks like you’re living your best life. I hope the dream continues for many years to come!

  19. love the dream machine (((Mo)))

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