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bomma
19th March 2008, 11:35
hey all,
phurball was kind enough to loan me his mountain bike for a short long term period and i have just started riding it into uni (so as to get fit)...was wondering if there were others in or around hillsborough who were keen to get together and go for rides....i am a noob cyclist and hafnt ridden in more than 5 years (last time i rode was in 4th form on my 5speed cycle that had no brakes...was mega fun:niceone:) so if there are any other noobs or skilled riders who wudnt mind going at a noobs pace then gimme a pm or a txt or post up :banana:

Squiggles
19th March 2008, 11:37
www.kiwipushbiker.co.nz

bomma
19th March 2008, 11:45
bloody bullshit uni internet is too bloody useless now!!! wont open teh page....is that link even real stevo??

HungusMaximist
19th March 2008, 12:07
Link doesn't work Steve.

Nish, I'd cycle with ya as I do it nearly everyday but I'd live like opposite directions. Maybe we can sort something out one day and I can meet ya half way somewhere.

Perhaps after I've got a better bicycle?

As the $40.00 one I bought off Trade-Me is on it's last legs, after using it so much.

MrMelon
19th March 2008, 12:29
Mountain biking's good fun. I've just been getting into it again lately in Welly since I picked up a new freeride bike. There are heaps of cool tracks to ride on and you don't have to go too far to get to them. The other week we went up to the 4x track at Mt Albert that was built for the nationals, and we've been getting up Mt Vic and a few other tracks around the place most lunchtimes.

We've got a group together at work called F3 (fatty fat fat) taking a fun approach to mountain biking that involves beer drinking, jumps and pies. We've got a blog up detailing our exploits. Check it out at www.f3nz.com. All are welcome on our lunchtime rides!

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EJK
19th March 2008, 12:43
lol omg ofcourse that link is made up lol

So, ride to where? Mission Bay? St Helliers? lol

Hanne
19th March 2008, 15:25
That sounds fun. I live kind of close to you and there is a warehouse bike in my garage, one with no suspension. But pain is there to make you stronger, right? :P

Is it hard to find a good bike on trademe? I am actually keen to get one and do some cycling so I can do a triathlon some time...

ehab2weelr
19th March 2008, 17:06
i miss the good old days of cycling every where......:wait:

Nagash
19th March 2008, 17:38
Last time I rode a bicycle I broke my arm, tore a ligament, had to get a skin graph on my shoulder and got stitches in my head. Mind you it was tied to the back of a car... I'll give it a miss thanks.

Magua
19th March 2008, 17:49
I haven't done much riding since my mountain bike was stolen. My brother left it at the mall over night. Dur.

fireliv
19th March 2008, 17:58
Phoenix and I have started mountain bikeing since we moved to chch. I'm a whimp and just do easy tracks but phoenix is really into it! He has found that it is helped him on his motorbike as well! He generally cycles with a friend who can usually beat him uphill, but phoenix kixks him on the downhills everytime, since he aint afraid to crank it over.
Good luck finding a group

Squiggles
19th March 2008, 18:50
Last time I rode a bicycle I broke my arm, tore a ligament, had to get a skin graph on my shoulder and got stitches in my head. Mind you it was tied to the back of a car... I'll give it a miss thanks.

yer, i also had an altercation with a car shortly before i stopped being a pushie

Squiggles
19th March 2008, 18:51
bloody bullshit uni internet is too bloody useless now!!! wont open teh page....is that link even real stevo??

Owned, get a laptop, my speed seems unchanged, but when i tried on the uni machines it was foooooken slow.

Course the link aint fucken real :motu:

Hanne
19th March 2008, 19:01
Actually, that was how i broke my leg, When i was 7, and my pushbike had an argument with the curb.
Mum told me nothing was wrong and to get over it!
But they actually gave me a green cast. And 6 weeks off school :D

Magua
19th March 2008, 19:11
Six weeks off? Man. I only managed two days when I was hit by a car!

klyong82
19th March 2008, 19:27
What's a bike? Never had one :baby:

bomma
20th March 2008, 21:25
yea man my mates trying to get a bike off trademe as well and hes having no luck either....im currently just tryna keep on road coz i want to get my fitness up first before i try and cart my ass up a hill....but i do want to test out the shocks on a hill....

oh and te ross, the brakes seem to act up a tad if held onto for an intermediate ie like if im goin down a hill and i hold onto it to slow down before i get to the roundabout , not asking you to fix it but wondering if that's normal/used to happen before......as mentioned before the last bike i had didnt have brakes so this is a new area for me

motorbyclist
21st March 2008, 02:15
i think i read in craccum about some big group cycle ride leaving from albert park on a weekly basis

bomma
22nd March 2008, 19:32
i think i read in craccum about some big group cycle ride leaving from albert park on a weekly basis

ahh craccum, where the drunken/stoned occupants of the university are able to publicise their bullshit.....there's only one way the quality of that magazine is going and it sure as hell hasnt taken a viagra :oi-grr:

Mr Skid
22nd March 2008, 20:08
i think i read in craccum about some big group cycle ride leaving from albert park on a weekly basisPerhaps you're thinking of critical mass? Though that's a monthly thang.

motorbyclist
23rd March 2008, 14:21
Perhaps you're thinking of critical mass? Though that's a monthly thang.

yeah that would be it

m99dws
25th March 2008, 20:57
Mountain biking's good fun. I've just been getting into it again lately in Welly since I picked up a new freeride bike. There are heaps of cool tracks to ride on and you don't have to go too far to get to them. The other week we went up to the 4x track at Mt Albert that was built for the nationals, and we've been getting up Mt Vic and a few other tracks around the place most lunchtimes.

We've got a group together at work called F3 (fatty fat fat) taking a fun approach to mountain biking that involves beer drinking, jumps and pies. We've got a blog up detailing our exploits. Check it out at www.f3nz.com. All are welcome on our lunchtime rides!



Hey, I've seen you guys around. Weren't you in City Life (South East) recently? Your website is cool :lol: