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Xc: Wednesday Wellington Night Ride

Postby VERT on Tue 22/Jun/04 2:24pm

Meet at Makara Peak carpark 6:30pm every Wednesday.

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Postby skint on Tue 22/Jun/04 4:02pm

Rocking - Even more fun now the days are getting longer.
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Postby Colin on Tue 22/Jun/04 5:18pm

Wish they would get warmer.

I've just returned from an out of the building meeting, and now I want to sit in the warm office and play Vorb rather than putting my skimpy clothes on and riding home.

Damn, it's cold out there!!!
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Postby Jono on Wed 23/Jun/04 10:48am

Right Then. Night ride tonight. Start at normal time (6:30pm) at normal place (Mud cycles carpark (or what's left of it) on South Karori Road.

We can decide where to go from there on...
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Postby VERT on Wed 23/Jun/04 11:00am

Myself and one other will be turning up tonight
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Postby phunk on Wed 23/Jun/04 11:02am

Count me in.. its been far to long since ive been on the bike
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Postby skint on Wed 23/Jun/04 11:22am

Have to go drinking, but eager to get out there in time. Might be a bit wobbly though.
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Postby Jono on Wed 23/Jun/04 11:59am

Having spent two weeks off the bike (out, damned cold! out, I say!), I'm not sure how good I'll be feeling going into the hills. So I don't have a charging ride in mind :)
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Postby phunk on Wed 23/Jun/04 5:53pm

Tis chilly out there peeps, rug up, we dont want anyone catchin a cold - or making an existing one worse..
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Postby VERT on Wed 23/Jun/04 9:38pm

Myself and a friend turned up and waited a lil while but so no vorbers so we continued on and rode to the top of Makara Peak and then down again.

Starting out it was sooooo c c c c c cold, my fingers were soooo cold that they hurt, but once the blood got pumping it was all good :)
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Postby phunk on Wed 23/Jun/04 9:47pm

huh. you musta headed off before i got there. myself, jono and glenn and mike (i think - the guys on the avantis) went up salvation down deliverance then up koru and down livewires.
Fantastic ride and i even cleaned deliverance which i was stoked with :D
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Postby VERT on Wed 23/Jun/04 10:03pm

yeah we only waited until 6:40pm as it was just a bit cold.

we did the ole koru to sally alley to missing link to Aratehi (or whatever it is called) to the top and then down ridgeline (which I have never done in the dark before and seemed a bit ruffer than last time I rode it) then down swig and then down that other track I have forgetton the name of to the bottom, lots o' fun!
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Postby Jono on Thu 24/Jun/04 9:40am

To all those that didn't turn up - you lose suckas It was a perfectly clear and still night. There wasn't too much mud on the ground. And the top of deliverance had a veritable line...

...it was a bit nippy though...

...and what's with that "gravity well" on livewires? More like a bustop with a really slushy entrance :sly:
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Postby Colin on Thu 24/Jun/04 10:22am

Gravity Cavity? - may be Well is a better name if it is full of water.

Yep. Great night. I rode with the other people leaving from the Renouff Tennis Centre. About 14 of us last night.

* puddled around on Central Park single track (t'was good)
* up endless Brocklyn back streets and zig zag footpaths to (brocklyn needs a chair lift or esculators or something)
* single track at the windmill gate (hell I'm glad my rates money is well invested in shiny automated gates)
* up the fence line to the turbine (I cleaned that - no something I always do)
* CAR PARKS :D (a little muddy in some of the dips.
* single track down towards Holloway and ultimately out on to Aro Street (have been down there before - it was good)
* bit more on the road before
* finshing with aonther dose of Central Park single track

All over just after 8 - too early to pack it in so I went and rode some steps around the city and took the long way home
* spoke to te policeman about the inadequate lights on my bike. Yes sir, I will buy some new batteries. finshing with ride up

* single track in the bottom of the Ngaio gorge.

Home at 9:45, tired and smiley faced.

Another great night ride. Way better than sitting watching the teev.
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Postby Jono on Thu 24/Jun/04 10:32am

...and no, I don't feel any better about missing the ride last week. I mean - 5 mile track! At night! Dammit!
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