Saturday, November 24, 2012

The ebike that wasn't

IF you read the link below you get the whole story. This is the ebike I just bought, online, and had delivered. I guess if I ride it in a virtual environment, I might actually get places, but certainly not as it came to me yesterday in this box. SIGH.

Oops, put this post in the wrong blog.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Out and about to Oratia

 This is where we ended up - at the packing shed cafe after strolling round the farmers market at Oratia. Nice coffee and chat before heading back a different way. We went there via the Twin Streams pathway, and returned by Henderson Valley through the park. Lovely meandering paths.
Stopped here on the way at The Falls bridge.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The start of cycling season for us

So Helen bought a new bike (Gazelle) and we had a good day, and were meant to meet up for a picnic at the Domain, so three of us got out our bikes and set off from Te Atatu. Apart from a terrible squeak in my bike, which got so bad it sounded like I had a couple of geese trapped in the panniers, we had a great trip to the first stop at Pt Chev for a coffee. There we decided that I would go on down to Adventure Cycles near Western Springs, and see if we could rid ourselves of the noise. Dear old Bruce was willing and able - it was merely a broken spoke - and before long the three of us were hurtling forwards towards the Domain again. A very pleasant trip and much needed. The only I will say about the agony I found myself in at the end of the day, trying to get comfortable in easy chair with book, was that the lack of bicycle-specific exercise recently has worked havoc on my joints. A couple of panadol, some baking soda in warm water (for the lactic acid build up) and a hot water bottle and I am fully restored. Ready for the next trip.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Angler fish bikes

Oh, I want to ride one of these fabulous looking bikes! My heart aches to. . . they are just so beautiful on so many levels.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Early morning cycle to The Falls in Henderson

We've done a few cycles over the last few months, but I've failed to note them on this blog site. Here's the one we took today in blaringly bright blue skies. Wonderful cycle along the Henderson creek, with a coffee at the end. (Click on the header for the video link).