Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Retro Ride Photos

It has been too long since we had a Retro Ride.
I changed the formula bit this time. To make it easier for denizens of the North Shore, we started from the  Quay St Ferry Terminal, and rode around the city instead of out into the countryside.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Spotted in downtown Melbourne when I was there for the Track Worlds earlier this year.
More photos HERE



Fausto Coppi bike, said to have been ridden by Coppi himself, in the Museo di Campionnissimi, Novi Ligure.

Giame saddle

Angel Garcia photo
More photos HERE 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Friday, March 09, 2012

Cycle Therapy Closing Down Garage Sale and Swapmeet, March 25

After a decade of providing top-notch mechanical services to Auckland's cyclists, Gus is closing Cycle Therapy, which leaves him with a pile of parts and tools that he no longer needs.

Help lighten his load at the Cycle Therapy Garage Sale and Swapmeet, 10am Sunday March 25, at Cycle Therapy, Unit 8a, 43a Linwood Ave, Mt Albert.

If you have bikes, parts or tools to sell yourself, feel free to bring them along to sell in Gus' carpark.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


Sleazy old Jim Morrison once droned that 'the West is the best', but following Jim's advice is usually good for at least a night in jail, so I am slightly surprised that I have the last found myself on Birdwood Rd thrice in the last eight days, each time in the best of company..

First, on Boxing Day Stuart Hill led CTB, Gerry and me through a Gordian knot of West Auckland backroads in lieu of our intended Butter Chicken Loop.

Second, last Wednesday CTB, Gayle and I again abandoned BCL, this time in deference to Gayle's knee, instead heading up Birdwood to the comforts of the Kumeu Bakehouse.

Third, yesterday, despite my providing misinformation about the start time, Amy, Gayle, Emma, Jay and I once again ascended Birdwood enroute to Ridge Rd and on to Devonport.

Emma, despite the possibility that she was hallucinating by the halfway point, has ably recounted the ride on her blog.