Route Fri 5th June – Houhora to Waitiki Landing

June 5, 2009 on 8:52 pm | In Daily routes | No Comments

After this 1 day to go.

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Route Wed 3rd Jun – Kerikeri to Mangonui

June 3, 2009 on 8:49 pm | In Daily routes | No Comments

Left home and heading north on the last few days.

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Route Mon 1 June – Kawakawa to Kerikeri (my home)

June 1, 2009 on 9:00 am | In Daily routes | 2 Comments

Today I am riding home. Not to finish but for a blissful night in my own bed, and eating food from my fridge and to probably mow the lawns which I hear are knee height. I will be catching up with many many friends too. I will be hard to leave and do the last few days to the top.

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Route Sun 31 May – Whangarei to Kawakawa

May 31, 2009 on 11:30 am | In Daily routes | No Comments

Today I am riding with a support crew! Wooohhoooo what a novel experience. My wife will be tailing me for a bit leaning on the horn. I am meeting up with the Northern Advocate for a interview too. Popular I am.

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Route Fri 29 May – Mangawhai Heads to Whangarei

May 29, 2009 on 7:37 am | In Daily routes | No Comments

Today I am heading for the Top 10 Holiday park in Whangarei (thanks again Top 10 for all your support) where I will catch up with my wife for a day or two and she will be my support crew for the weekend. Fantastic!! What does a support crew do? Hopefully sweep the road ahead clearing the broken glass and making me hot hot coffee every hour.

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Route Thu 28 May – Leigh to Mangawhai Heads

May 28, 2009 on 4:26 pm | In Daily routes | No Comments

After being hosted by Team Torkington in Ti Point and well fed, I took the back roads to Mangawhai Heads which involved gravel roads, wild cows, and blue blue skies. I only got lost once, well not exactly lost but took a wrong turn following what appeared to be a paper road (one that only exists on paper, not in real life) that turned out to be a dead end. Google Maps’ fault. So I got to see the top of another hill two times more than I needed :)

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Route Wed 27 May – Howick to Leigh

May 27, 2009 on 9:00 am | In Daily routes | 1 Comment

Today I cycled from Howick to the ferry terminal at Halfmoon bay to the city then to Devonport (where the map starts) and up to Leigh.

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Route Sun 24 May – Across the Harbour Bridge

May 24, 2009 on 2:38 pm | In Daily routes | 1 Comment

img_0398Today I cycled with a thousand other cyclists and walkers over the Harbour Bridge in protest of the lack of cycle/pedestrian access over the bridge. It was a very cool experience, and a beautiful day.

Despite NZTA saying no, the police let (no there was no busting through the barricades) us all across and blocked off the lanes of traffic, in fact all four north bound lanes. So instead of there being a controlled crossing on two lanes, there were a few disgruntled drivers finding themselves not able to get across the bridge for a couple of hours.

I met a heap of cool people who had heard about my ride up the country too. Awesome!

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