Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby seaston4 on Tue 3/May/11 7:02pm

I've decided I want to ride to Auckland from Hamilton on the shortest day, and back again. I might make it to Avanti Plus in Mt Wellington. I want to go the safest route, back roads. I've had a look on mapmy ride and decided from Hamilton, back roads to Ngaruawahia, the back of Huntly, through Pukekohe East, and into Auckland through Drury.

Coming into drury is where I think I might have trouble on Great South Road, as it's a big roundabout, and a big intersection. Am I able to cycle on this roundabout and intersection? And is it safe to do so sensibly?
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby Fango on Tue 3/May/11 7:04pm

If I lived in Hamilton, I'd ride AWAY from Auckland... :)
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby Crashed on Tue 3/May/11 7:07pm

No problem at Drury just some on and off ramps you should be ok
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby RussS on Tue 3/May/11 7:09pm

Fango wrote:If I lived in Hamilton, I'd ride AWAY from Auckland... :)



I concur.


seaston4 - you are a sick puppy :crazy:
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby slidecontrol on Tue 3/May/11 7:17pm

riding a specialized will do that to ya...
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby Crashed on Tue 3/May/11 7:27pm

Whats wrong with Auckland ? ..........im sure 1.2 million people would like to know.... enlighten us please :)
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby znomit on Tue 3/May/11 7:40pm

Crashed wrote:Whats wrong with Auckland ? ..........im sure 1.2 million people would like to know.... enlighten us please :)


Since you asked =}

US ambassador Bill McCormick tried to sum up the "testy relationship" Aucklanders have with the rest of New Zealand.
"Aucklanders are seen as money-focused, materialistic and unfriendly and those who live outside Auckland believe the city absorbs more than its fair share of government resources,"
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby seaston4 on Tue 3/May/11 7:49pm

Haha, yea, a few people have said I'm crazy. Maybe the next long ride I do will be to Rotorua. Than I can take a photo of my road bike in the mountain bike car park :blink:
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby Crashed on Tue 3/May/11 8:08pm

What would a yank know he's not even a New Zealander......why wouldnt you be testy with some of you south of the bombay hills bagging us all the time ,when we so called money-focused Aucklanders pay a shit load of tax to keep small towns alive .You should come and live up here a while, then you may find that its not a bad place to live and we are not all gumpy old shits. Have a nice day :)
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby znomit on Tue 3/May/11 8:19pm

:D
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby Crashed on Tue 3/May/11 8:32pm

znomit wrote::D

Lost for words znomit ....nice smile
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby znomit on Tue 3/May/11 9:35pm

Crashed wrote:
znomit wrote::D

Lost for words znomit ....nice smile


Sorry, I really should have taken the time to post =}
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby northernmonkey on Tue 3/May/11 10:50pm

This is surely the bike equivalent of forest gump running across America... You wonder why but then it all becomes clear then the person doing it is a RETARD... (sorry) :)

anyway - WHY??
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby seaston4 on Wed 4/May/11 7:29am

I have the day off work, and decided it would be neat to do on the shortest day of the year.
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Re: Riding From Hamilton To Auckland

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Wed 4/May/11 9:14am

Crashed wrote:What would a yank know he's not even a New Zealander......why wouldnt you be testy with some of you south of the bombay hills bagging us all the time ,when we so called money-focused Aucklanders pay a shit load of tax to keep small towns alive .You should come and live up here a while, then you may find that its not a bad place to live and we are not all gumpy old shits. Have a nice day :)


:thumbsup: :)
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