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Old Sep 23rd 2008, 6:56 am
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My old bike got nicked, which gave me a fantastic reason to get a new, much more betterer one

As the evenings will soon be getting longer and the weekends warmer, anyone up for a hoon [1] around Bottle Lake or up the much feared Rapaki Track - or even Taylors Mistake or the track out by the airport?

Beers afterwards of course

Dusty...? Gandy...? Anyone....? Bueller...?

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[1] For various values of 'hoon'. If 'hoon' to you means 'go crazy for 3 minutes feeling invincible, and then take 40 minutes to puff your way back to the car like the fat old knacker you really are' then we could well be on the same page
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Lee's up for it
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Well, I don't have a mountain bike but am interested in anyone with a road bike out in the Rangiora area to go on weekend (Saturday) rides or after work.
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Well, I don't have a mountain bike but am interested in anyone with a road bike out in the Rangiora area to go on weekend (Saturday) rides or after work.
When my bike turns up, I'll come road cycling with you CAN2NZ .. so long as you take it easy ;-) My bike went into storage in March, so need to get fit again!

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Lee's up for it
Nice one - I'll give it a week or so to see if anyone else fancies a bash, and then propose some dates.

Can2nz - a road bike is on the list once I'm fit(ter!) so could be up for it. Otherwise I'll stick slicks on the MTB and draft you all for the whole ride Some nice roads up there in Rangivegas.
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Nice, but I am not a super model but fit enough to just enjoy the ride. I don't set any land speed records or distance records. I was reading that 82% of cyclist suffer penil numbness. The NYC police department is trialing a new seat that doesn't have the longer skinny part in the middle. Now, only 27% suffer from it. So, all I am saying is I am a pleasure rider looking for fun, so don't worry if you are not so fit.
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Hi all. I propose Saturday October 18th as the date, sometime during the early afternoon (1pm?) as the time, and Bottle Lake main carpark as the location.

The tracks there are easy enough, and there's the cycle assault course for general amusement afterwards.

So, any takers?
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Hi Andy
the date is ok for me, but will struggle with 1pm as it is my saturday morning at the garage. an hour later would be sweet as for me.

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Originally Posted by Wiz'n'Ton View Post
Hi all. I propose Saturday October 18th as the date, sometime during the early afternoon (1pm?) as the time, and Bottle Lake main carpark as the location.

The tracks there are easy enough, and there's the cycle assault course for general amusement afterwards.

So, any takers?
I'lll see if i can get my fat lazy arse out there... i'll be in touch. Saying that since moving house i have decided that exercise is just silly and have vowed to get fat this year!
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Hi Andy
the date is ok for me, but will struggle with 1pm as it is my saturday morning at the garage. an hour later would be sweet as for me.

Lee
Yeah man - 2pm's fine. Will just be for an hour or two, as I need to be back home and helping T with an art thingy she's doing by 5.

Looking forward to it!

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I'lll see if i can get my fat lazy arse out there... i'll be in touch. Saying that since moving house i have decided that exercise is just silly and have vowed to get fat this year!
Haha! Looks like you won't be the only one's moving house mate. Wanna show us all you've learned when you help us to shift...?

It's the avo too - you'll be sober by then, eh?
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Haha! Looks like you won't be the only one's moving house mate. Wanna show us all you've learned when you help us to shift...?

It's the avo too - you'll be sober by then, eh?
possibly less hungover...
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Haha! Looks like you won't be the only one's moving house mate. Wanna show us all you've learned when you help us to shift...?

It's the avo too - you'll be sober by then, eh?
you moving far?? just give us a shout if you need help moving into your new place.. although maybe not moving out of your old one... I've seen all those stairs!!
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ok wiz, will see you in the car park at bottle lake 2pm on 18th. likewise, if you need a pair of hands for the move give us a shout.

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Good on ya guys

Will fill you in on the details next Sat, but yup - we have bought a new house and move late Nov. Start going to the gym now
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