There are a few reasons why I ride my mountain bike to university, work and what-not everyday:
1) I give a middle finger to the state government’s treatment of International Students. They pay full fare for transport. I refuse to pay $97 a month for a Zone 1 monthly ticket. How am I different from local students?
2) My mountain bike is an expensive toy, and leaving it at home serves me no purpose. Might as well use it.
3) I am tired of fare evading. Sitting next to a ticket validator, trying to stay awake to catch a Metlink inspector boarding the tram or travelling with this fear in my head is simply not worth it. I am better off paying $97 a month. But I refuse to treated like a second class citizen. Read 1).