Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby SlackBoy on Sun 30/Aug/09 10:19pm

Sounds like you need a new bike batman
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby pushbikerider on Sun 30/Aug/09 10:21pm

SlackBoy wrote:Sounds like you need a new bike batman


Nope, need to loose some weight (from me) get fitter, get stronger. I don't NEED a new bike (well other than the fact that the flux is off to its new owner on Monday)
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby SlackBoy on Sun 30/Aug/09 10:29pm

What do you mean don't NEED.

Does helen know someone else has taken over your body and mind
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby pushbikerider on Sun 30/Aug/09 10:35pm

SlackBoy wrote:What do you mean don't NEED.

Does helen know someone else has taken over your body and mind


Who knows whats happened, right now I only own 2 bikes, plus a few bits (and the stuff for the retro Slammer)
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby ursavage on Mon 31/Aug/09 12:54pm

pushbikerider wrote:
SlackBoy wrote:What do you mean don't NEED.

Does helen know someone else has taken over your body and mind


Who knows whats happened, right now I only own 2 bikes, plus a few bits (and the stuff for the retro Slammer)



Its ok Dean... you are just in the ebb of your natural cycle. At some point in the future you will return to a state when you have a different bike for each day of the week ;-)
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby dented on Tue 1/Sep/09 6:25pm

The (oh so very goddamn rare) benefits of being self employed.

Loaded up the Slacker at lunchtime and made haste to Vegas.
Corridor, Grinder, Mad, Yellow Brick, Pondy New, RC, Dragons Tail.
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby stealth mode on Tue 1/Sep/09 7:49pm

no where I feel like a slacker...... all though I did think about riding and I went to the bike shop for a coffee and bike chat hmmm still a slacker :(
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby way_downsouth on Wed 2/Sep/09 6:49pm

Okay, so it has been a long time since I have got out for a good long hard ride, which is unfortunate, especially since it is my favourite riding and I am excited about events like Alpine Epic and Kiwi Brevet.

With a day off work, this was a great chance to get out there.

I started out by rocking out to Seaview to start along the Hutt River Trail at Hikoikoi and worked my way up the Western side. My inability to read tagged maps got me into trouble and I crossed to the Eastern side at the Kennedy Good bridge and carried on. It wasn't long before I was wondering how much further to the Dry Creek entry to Belmont was, then I spotted it. But I was on the wrong side of the river. I turned around and headed back to the Kennedy Good Bridge rather than carrying on to Silverstream and coming back along the road.

I got to Dry Creek/Belmont feeling pretty good and jumped on to the Puke Ariki trail and cruised on up, having to push the steeper/crappier parts. Once I was a few hundred metres from the top of Boulder Hill there was a sign on a fence saying this part of the park was closed for lambing. Bummer. I rocked back down the way I came (rather than doing the dry creek loop - I wasn't sure if that was okay), down onto the road and over Haywards to Porirua for lunch.

After having far too much lunch and paying too much for some chain lube, I headed toward Tawa and climbed up to the tip and through Spicer Forest. I was feeling pretty rubbish after lunch, so the k's were painful. Once I was through Spicer Forest I had a nice cruise down Ohariu Valley road and a bit slower up Rifle Range to the Old Coach Road.

I thought this might be tough, but despite being quite tired it was not too bad. Up to Mt Kaukau which was as windy as ever and along the tops. I find the first half after the top to be really tough in general and today it was worse. I was pleased to get through that and get on to the less step terrain. Battled on through, feeling tired, but not sick from lunch anymore so that was good. I knew I was tired, because I was singing Eminem songs in my mind.

Out to Makara Hill Road and I had time to cruise up Makara. Normally I would turn middle ring up Varley's and Zac's, but today it was granny pretty much the whole way! Up to the summit for a quick photo and then I cruised down Ridgeline to the bottom.

Home. Nice.
I left home around 9, got home about 5:20. A few photo breaks and a lunch break cause I am weak. All in all pretty good, but if I want to do Kiwi Brevet I need to do some very very hard work between now and then!
Hikoikoi.JPG
The first off road section
Looking forward to the Ride.JPG
Looking ahead to the plan (at the time)
Start of the climb from dry creek.JPG
The uphill begins
Near the top of Boulder Hill.JPG
Oh no :(
Looking out over the tussock at Belmont.JPG
Starting out at Spicer Forest.JPG
Ignore the Gorse, the view is good!
Bottom of Old Coach Road.JPG
Looking out from Mt Kaukau.JPG
Top of Makara Peak.JPG
Top of the final climb (almost)
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby jo on Wed 2/Sep/09 6:53pm

Nice one Pete! :thumbsup:
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby sifter on Wed 2/Sep/09 6:54pm

Swete Pete!
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Drummo on Wed 2/Sep/09 7:14pm

I rode the r and r track up maitai valley , nelson . it was the last race of the nelson xc festival
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby iodi on Wed 2/Sep/09 7:15pm

way_downsouth wrote:Once I was a few hundred metres from the top of Boulder Hill there was a sign on a fence saying this part of the park was closed for lambing. Bummer.

Nice ride. Worth noting that the farm parts of Belmont Regional Park are closed from Saturday 22 August to Friday 23 October 2009 (inclusive).
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby brutalfreeride on Wed 2/Sep/09 7:26pm

A-trail, tickler, 3 laps of chinese menu on the rivit, direct rd, hot x bun, be rude not to, dipper, thats enough innit :)
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby pushbikerider on Wed 2/Sep/09 7:30pm

brutalfreeride wrote:A-trail, tickler, 3 laps of chinese menu on the rivit, direct rd, hot x bun, be rude not to, dipper, thats enough innit :)



sooooooooooo jealous, stuck out at work all day :(
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Oli on Wed 2/Sep/09 7:38pm

Good work, Pete! :o
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