Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Sat 21/Aug/10 7:09pm

I rode twice on a beautiful Kapiti day today. First was with a couple of mates who were first time outing for the season. Both seemed to find it harder than me. Started at Plimmerton, up to Airlie road and through there, then across to Grays, over Paekak, and back via Pukerua Bay. Great to have a catch up & coffee afterwards.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45408786

After I got home and had a little feed I mowed the lawns and then did some laundry & stuff before thinking I wasn't stuffed enough and the family was out so....back from another ride.
This time it was 5x up the Maungakotukutuku hill in Paraparaumu (160m over 2km).
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45408780

All up that makes for a huge 67.76km (yeah right) with 1374m worth of climbing!!! Dinner was big and great! Legs are stuffed now.
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I never get sick of this view!
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby znomit on Sat 21/Aug/10 10:42pm

Been a big week on the bike :thumbsup:
850km over 5 days

Tour de Central North Island

Palmy Napier
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45426084

Napier Taupo Turangi
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45426073

Turangi National Park Taumarunui
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45426065

Taumarunui Inglewood
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45426052

Inglewood Palmy
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45426040

Quite rooted now.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby sifter on Sat 21/Aug/10 10:45pm

Awesome :thumbsup:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Oli on Sat 21/Aug/10 10:49pm

Good stuff! :o
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby SaturnReturn on Sun 22/Aug/10 1:39pm

Did the Auckland International Airport loop today from Mechanics Bay with some mates (tri guys)...wasn't a quick day as there was a HUGE headwind half the way, but given that I still feel very drained because - poor eating and drinking AGAIN! :) Got totally hosed on once too - saturated!! But the rest of the ride was sunny

Nice riding with others though and getting the draft :)

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45547943
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Klarkash-ton on Sun 22/Aug/10 8:48pm

great rides going on!
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Oli on Sun 22/Aug/10 9:09pm

666 :satan:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Derryn Hinch on Mon 23/Aug/10 9:06am

Beelzebub wrote:sreteP notsniW gnillennahc elihw ekib 7T a no kablemac a htiw sdrawkcab opuaT edoR :satan:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby cooper770 on Mon 23/Aug/10 9:39am

znomit wrote:Been a big week on the bike :thumbsup:
850km over 5 days

Tour de Central North Island

Palmy Napier
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45426084

Napier Taupo Turangi
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45426073

Turangi National Park Taumarunui
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45426065

Taumarunui Inglewood
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45426052

Inglewood Palmy
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45426040

Quite rooted now.


bugger....should have called me had the week off and did 676km up and around the naki! Visiting family in Inglewood/Hawera etc.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Hayward on Mon 23/Aug/10 5:01pm

Beautiful wee spin around the Makara loop on the fixie this arvo, taking my time and enjoying the sights. Wellington on a good day is hard to beat.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Fergie on Mon 23/Aug/10 6:10pm

Basic endurance ride out to Tai Tapu and back via Lincoln and Ladbrooks. Cold as but the wind wasn't too bad.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Mon 23/Aug/10 7:37pm

I rode nowhere today. I sat around and moped cause the weather forecast said it was gonna rain. WRONG. I complained about it all day and got given tons of shit including being politely advise to HTFU. I deserved all the abuse I got, it would have been a perfect ride to work, and an even better tailwind home.

Oh, and apologies to Klarkash-ton about the headwind thing. It was meant tongue n cheek but seems it didn't come across that way. I respect your hard ass commutes dude. Your a legend taking on 'that' hill so many times, and I'm starting to take your advice...to miss going down the riding track I'm gonna start heading over Paekak, as long as the trek can handle it.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Lynskey on Mon 23/Aug/10 7:48pm

Went out for a bit of a form finder today.

Hataitai -> Over Mt Vic -> Miramar for 2x Angry Clive specials (big ring laps of the peninsular with periodic breaks to leer at young women) -> Bays -> Houghton Bay Rd -> Hataitai.

Bit of up and down, out and about for just under 2hrs and averaged 30. Also got out of the saddle a few times :thumbsup:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby seaston4 on Mon 23/Aug/10 7:52pm

I've always said to my mates I'm never going buy a road bike, what's the point when I have a mountain bike?

I bought one last week, went for a ride Yesterday. Quite a big road ride on the mountain bike, 48Km, up a couple of steep hills.

I wouldn't say it was easier on the road bike, but it was probably more fun at the speed I was riding. I got to a max speed of 50kph, something I've never done on the MTB. SCARY fast!

So ... I went for a 48k ride, and I should have bought a road bike earlier.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Mon 23/Aug/10 10:09pm

seaston4 wrote:I've always said to my mates I'm never going buy a road bike, what's the point when I have a mountain bike?

I bought one last week, went for a ride Yesterday. Quite a big road ride on the mountain bike, 48Km, up a couple of steep hills.

I wouldn't say it was easier on the road bike, but it was probably more fun at the speed I was riding. I got to a max speed of 50kph, something I've never done on the MTB. SCARY fast!

So ... I went for a 48k ride, and I should have bought a road bike earlier.


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