Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Kiwicyclo on Thu 15/Sep/11 10:12am

kookaburra wrote:
nzmatto wrote:65ish k's sticking fairly close to home today due to being on call for work. couple more climbs of the Maungatuks thrown in and a decent stretch into the northerly to keep me honest. Was glad to get home before the rain came in, not that it lasted long.
This arvo I swapped out the chain and gave the bike a decent clean and service. Took me ages to get the front derailleur re-aligned and tuned in properly but it's all sweet now.

Next up I just need someone to have a decent special on a pair of conti 4000s tyres and that'll be me set for summer.


Capital Cycles in Wellington have Conti 4000s for sale at $60 on their website.
They are $70 if you buy in store.
Probably the cheapest price in the whole world.


My LBS wiggle has them for $52 at the moment . . . still cheaper.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Thu 15/Sep/11 5:06pm

Kiwicyclo wrote:
kookaburra wrote:
nzmatto wrote:65ish k's sticking fairly close to home today due to being on call for work. couple more climbs of the Maungatuks thrown in and a decent stretch into the northerly to keep me honest. Was glad to get home before the rain came in, not that it lasted long.
This arvo I swapped out the chain and gave the bike a decent clean and service. Took me ages to get the front derailleur re-aligned and tuned in properly but it's all sweet now.

Next up I just need someone to have a decent special on a pair of conti 4000s tyres and that'll be me set for summer.


Capital Cycles in Wellington have Conti 4000s for sale at $60 on their website.
They are $70 if you buy in store.
Probably the cheapest price in the whole world.


My LBS wiggle has them for $52 at the moment . . . still cheaper.


nope...$95.01 was the final billed price for the pair. :-)
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Thu 15/Sep/11 9:18pm

Wow, hill reps in the dark are a new sensation. Maungatuks road. First climb was light enough, as was the descent, second time up I was really getting dark. 3rd & 4th were just total dark. Too early for the moon, but heaps of stars out, and lots of planes.
climbing in the dark was just fantastic. No street lights, no cars, nothing but me, the music and the gentle sound of tyre on road. Descending was not quite so pleasant and certainly was not a high speed affair. I really need helmet mounted lights if I want to do that more often, but I've only got one more set of hill reps prior to daylight savings starting, so I wont bother buying anything new now.
Beautiful night for it though.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Kiwicyclo on Fri 16/Sep/11 7:35am

nzmatto wrote:
Kiwicyclo wrote:
kookaburra wrote:
nzmatto wrote:65ish k's sticking fairly close to home today due to being on call for work. couple more climbs of the Maungatuks thrown in and a decent stretch into the northerly to keep me honest. Was glad to get home before the rain came in, not that it lasted long.
This arvo I swapped out the chain and gave the bike a decent clean and service. Took me ages to get the front derailleur re-aligned and tuned in properly but it's all sweet now.

Next up I just need someone to have a decent special on a pair of conti 4000s tyres and that'll be me set for summer.


Capital Cycles in Wellington have Conti 4000s for sale at $60 on their website.
They are $70 if you buy in store.
Probably the cheapest price in the whole world.


My LBS wiggle has them for $52 at the moment . . . still cheaper.


nope...$95.01 was the final billed price for the pair. :-)


Plus off shore service margins on your cc . . . ha ha.

Just got my $600 NZD Shimano R315's shoes shipped for $338 from my LBS wiggle . . . got to love that NZ mark up! Although there was a store who would do a deal for $500, but could not get my size.

Just picked up my TOS tyre stock vittoria Corsa EVO CX for $47 each . . . they still want $165 here in NZ . . . .

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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Fri 16/Sep/11 4:14pm

nzmatto wrote:Wow, hill reps in the dark are a new sensation. Maungatuks road. First climb was light enough, as was the descent, second time up I was really getting dark. 3rd & 4th were just total dark. Too early for the moon, but heaps of stars out, and lots of planes.
climbing in the dark was just fantastic. No street lights, no cars, nothing but me, the music and the gentle sound of tyre on road. Descending was not quite so pleasant and certainly was not a high speed affair. I really need helmet mounted lights if I want to do that more often, but I've only got one more set of hill reps prior to daylight savings starting, so I wont bother buying anything new now.
Beautiful night for it though.



You were riding a Unicycle :ib: :exclaim: (tyre not tyres on road)
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Fri 16/Sep/11 4:20pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote:
nzmatto wrote:Wow, hill reps in the dark are a new sensation. Maungatuks road. First climb was light enough, as was the descent, second time up I was really getting dark. 3rd & 4th were just total dark. Too early for the moon, but heaps of stars out, and lots of planes.
climbing in the dark was just fantastic. No street lights, no cars, nothing but me, the music and the gentle sound of tyre on road. Descending was not quite so pleasant and certainly was not a high speed affair. I really need helmet mounted lights if I want to do that more often, but I've only got one more set of hill reps prior to daylight savings starting, so I wont bother buying anything new now.
Beautiful night for it though.



You were riding a Unicycle :ib: :exclaim: (tyre not tyres on road)


don't be silly

he was doing a wheelie :thumbsup:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Fri 16/Sep/11 7:17pm

Well...ummm...I do have a unicycle, and I am learning to ride it, but um, I don't think I'm ready for hill reps on it yet. :thumbsup:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby catmannz on Sat 17/Sep/11 5:45pm

Went for a toodle over the Akatarawa Hill. Hadn't realised the bridge work was still ongoing. But luckily they weren't working today and the guys checking the site said it was ok to go thru.

Added bonus. It meant no cars on the narrow twisty hill section. Woot :thumbsup:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby XCrazy on Sat 17/Sep/11 5:50pm

Akas > Paekak > Moonshine > Rimutakas > Hospital :(
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Sat 17/Sep/11 7:12pm

Aka's loop this morning. 1st bridge is open, 2nd getting there (but still a path down under)
2011-09-17 09.21.43.jpg

, then a bit of mud
2011-09-17 09.27.49.jpg

and a few stairs by the 3rd bridge.
stairs2.jpg
:o
Great day for a ride on quiet roads.

Bike and shoes in serious need of a clean now.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Spyder on Sat 17/Sep/11 7:33pm

XCrazy wrote:Akas > Paekak > Moonshine > Rimutakas > Hospital :(


What happened?
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby znomit on Sat 17/Sep/11 7:49pm

XCrazy wrote:Akas > Paekak > Moonshine > Rimutakas > Hospital :(


Did you ride to the hospital or get a lift? :o

I got out for a short spin today. Nice to see the recent dedication to commuting has paid off. Roll on summer!
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Sat 17/Sep/11 8:45pm

Yeah, hope you're OK X. what happened.

Oh, and one more aka's road pic....just cause somehow my crappy phone camera seemed to make it come out pretty good.
2011-09-17 09.22.57.jpg
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby XCrazy on Sat 17/Sep/11 9:37pm

Combination of a worn drivetrain and rumble strip conspired to cause my gears to lock/slip. Went down hard on the shittiest road known to man which ripped me up pretty bad. Got a ride in the white taxi to hospital. 4 stitches in my knee later and a bunch of bandages I got home :(

I have had more than enough crashes lately :(
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby catmannz on Sat 17/Sep/11 9:42pm

nzmatto wrote:Yeah, hope you're OK X. what happened.

Oh, and one more aka's road pic....just cause somehow my crappy phone camera seemed to make it come out pretty good.
2011-09-17 09.22.57.jpg


Must have gone past you. Were you the mtbr I saw coming up the hill?
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