Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby BianchiBoy on Wed 25/Aug/10 11:40am

Yep, go hard or go home unless you're recovering seems to be his motto.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Fergie on Wed 25/Aug/10 11:59am

I was working hard for 1min 48sec yesterday, the rest was easy but still had an IF of .8 for the ride (80% of 60min power or FTP) for the ride. Will be a light ride today, will go out and watch my riders at the Litolff Cup Schools TTT. Big battle between Boys High and Christ's College.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Wed 25/Aug/10 12:58pm

Klarkash-ton wrote:Caught up with MattO at the bottom of paekak hill. Snuck up on him and slashed his tire, then said hello. he stopped to fix his tire but I didn't hang around as he said he was ok.


Was having a nice cruisy ride listening away to the mp3 player, just starting up paekak hill when some bugger snuck up from behind and slashed my tire. Stopped to fix it, sending him on his way. :thumbsup: Proceeded to the top of the hill and was presented with fantasic views up to Ruapehu and could just make out Taranaki behind Kapiti Island. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Carried on down through the valley. Had intended to go around the hills between Whitby and Porirua but with being late from the puncture thought better of it and went around Grays rd. By the boatshed I looked over and sat the track.....hmmmm...I wondered....so i took that track :crazy: won't do that again on the roadie, but was nice nonetheless. Tottled on down to work feeling really really good. I didn't push myself at all, just a nice relaxing ride.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Klarkash-ton on Wed 25/Aug/10 1:13pm

was a stunning sunrise, i was glad i didn't have a camera as I would have stopped and taken photos for ages!
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Wed 25/Aug/10 1:17pm

Klarkash-ton wrote:was a stunning sunrise, i was glad i didn't have a camera as I would have stopped and taken photos for ages!

I did :thumbsup: Will have a look once I'm home tonight to see if there's any worth posting. :) but I took probably about 30 shots on the little whipper-snapper
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Oli on Wed 25/Aug/10 5:21pm

Around the Bays then up to Revolution Bicycles for a coffee. What a gorgeous day in Welli. :)
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Wed 25/Aug/10 6:25pm

Nothing really outstanding, but here's some shots from this morning's commute:
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The sun comes up over the hill all welly riders love so much.
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Kapiti Island.
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Paraparaumu (home) is out on this pointy bit. Behind it you can just make out the light on Mt Ruapehu.
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Another shot - zoomed right out.
Paraparaumu is out on this pointy bit. Behind it you can just make out the light on Mt Ruapehu. (again)
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Zoomed in as far as this camera would sensibly allow.
I would really love to be up here with my good camera when Ruapehu was visible, however this was only the second time I have even seen it, let alone happen to be there with a camera. Pity the shots weren't better but I hope you get an idea of why I love this road so much. :thumbsup:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Wed 25/Aug/10 6:27pm

gahhh....loks like the pics and text got a bit mixorred up but I CBF fixxoring it. You get the idea. :)
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Oli on Wed 25/Aug/10 6:27pm

Ruapehu? Isn't that Egmont? :eh:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Wed 25/Aug/10 6:28pm

I knew someone would say that. Take a closer look at the shape! I'll go find my shot of Egmont from there, and really surprise you....
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby fatwombat on Wed 25/Aug/10 6:38pm

:)
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Oli on Wed 25/Aug/10 6:45pm

Well I never did! I had no idea you could see Ruapehu from up thurr - my bad! :o

Fatwombat. :)
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Fergie on Wed 25/Aug/10 6:54pm

Hmmmmm obviously no one prayed hard enough to the Sun God in Canterbury and it has buggered off to Southland apparently.

Froze out at Prebbleton watching the Schools TTT champs and then rode back to town with one of my up and coming juniors schooling him up for the upcoming SI Junior Events.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Wed 25/Aug/10 6:55pm

and now....the promised surprise for Oli. :) :) :)

To see Taranaki / Egmont from the to of Paekak I too thought you'd look pretty much over Param....until...WTF....what the hell is that behind Kapiti??? No, it couldn't be....well...what the hell else could it be....I'd better get a photo of that just in case it is.

That was pretty much my thought processes anyway. :thumbsup:
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That was late one afternoon and within minutes afterwards I remember the sun disappeared and it got really friggen cold really friggen quickly.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Oli on Wed 25/Aug/10 7:00pm

My sense of direction is all screwy! Awesome pics Matt - cheers. :thumbsup:
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