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Thread: Biker on the return - Auckland commuting?

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    Biker on the return - Auckland commuting?

    Morning all!

    I am a fellow biker from South Africa that has recently moved to New Zealand.

    I have been riding for 15+ years and had to sell my bike when we moved to NZ about 2 years ago.

    Relocated from wellington To Auckland in the last month or so and there is a need now for a second vehicle (cough cough bike cough cough)

    Now in South Africa, I had the luxury of a very predictable weather system and rarely had to suit up for wet weather (unless it was planned mud fun ).

    How is the weather in the mornings in general for riding? Afternoons I don't mind as heading home one can jump the shower.

    Some pics from my previous riding in South Africa.


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    Former biker making a return

    duplicate of first post
    Last edited by Silvrav; 15th February 2021 at 10:19. Reason: duplicate

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    Welcome along, sit back relax, the shiet will start flying soon, lol.
    Get amongst it and enjoy the interaction, questions of you have any, look for the appropriate forums, it is all here.
    Cheers.
    Great Pics!
    Every day above ground is a good day!:

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    One thing I learned when we moved to NZ (Auckland) ages ago, you have to be prepared for all four seasons in a day.

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    Get some good riding gear and you won't have to worry about the weather Goretex comes to mind
    If the words I say offend you, imagine the ones I keep to myself...

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    I'm a convert for Goretex, the only thing that has kept me dry in Auckland rain without a wetsuit.

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    Prepare for all seasons, dress in layers. I remember one trip, went out in arvo in a mesh summer jacket, beautiful hot weather. A couple of hours later I got properly drenched...
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    Auckland does have predictable weather - 4 seasons in a day, every day! Prepare for that and you'll be sweet. An oversuit will work find if you can be bothered putting 2 layers on, or Goretex if you only want to deal with 1 layer. I personally don't wear work clothes under my gear, so I don't turn up too crinkly or wet for work (corporate office with a dress code).

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