I went for a ride today and here are some photos

Love a forest full of rhodies, ours wont look like that for another month at least.

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Visited some friends 50 kms away in Raumati south. Managed to pad it out to 85 kms via the Akatarawas. Havent been over the Akas for years. Lovely twisty climby ride.



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68 miles down the coast and back today. Visited 3 lighthouses, 3 beaches, and one bakery. Horrified that this is my longest ride since last summer.

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Tarck continues to be the place where I see pictures of old IRL friends in unexpected places

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Rode across the big dummy to Fremont to check out the parks and asian food. Faced a tough headwind on the way back but aside from that and the loud traffic the route was pretty secluded from car danger. First time doing this and I’d go again. ~30 miles

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Rode up the Horokiwi climb on my morning commute. 34/25 lowest gear was not doing it for me. Gravel bikes have made me soft.

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fun little spin on my day off

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Got out for a nice road ride along the Mulholland drive ridge with @tantar58 and a couple other buds. Lots of opportunities to drop off it on either side, then climb back up. Peeped some landslide activity, visited a couple of port-a-potties.





Some pics I stole from a pal:



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Rode to the grocery to get some bread for dinner. It’s been raining off and on all day, so naturally started again after I got on the bike and tapered off as I got back home. Warm rain definitely isn’t the worst thing though.

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Nice ride on Monday. This bike is a fine mountain bike when it’s going downhill. Rained all morning and I wanted the fenders.

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Rode a couple trails then met up with a bud and did some trail work. 45ft closer to connecting two trails. Gonna be so fuckin rad once it’s done.

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3rd pic rips
shartQ how do you get into doing trail work? I wanna learn more about it

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Honestly I have no idea what I’m doing. Just meet some middle aged folks with too much time on their hands who do know what they’re doing and fake it till you make it?

Going at it alone would be quite an investment…rakes, shovels, loppers, hoes, etc…. But basically just flag a trail, rip out brambles and roots, rake it and ride it in.

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Went for a bit of a shakedown ride today. 100kms. Started to rain on us a little bit but eventually cleared up and we finished in bright sunshine. Puketiro rd. Belmont regional park and Mills stream.




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2" of snow on the paved climb (it gets plowed weekly) certainly helped ramp my heart rate. Going down was fun.

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that was my plan for this summer!

They got stuff coming up. Mostly mid week daytime stuff though which is tough.

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We rode a few miles to a lunar new year parade. Roli ate a donut and a whole cotton candy and hallucinated from the sugar load.



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