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Image for story Happy for the finer weather!

Happy for the finer weather!

So glad to be back working normal shifts and commuting back into my regular office. Post the floods and Cyclone Gabrielle I was helping in the Civil Defense Centers across Auckland working all sort... read more

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Ahhh! Wet weather will I melt...

Well, I try thought after a few wet days in Christchurch I would be good to ride again today. Sadly, I was caught out in the rain, on the bike home. The outcome... I didn't melt, I did find traffic... read more

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After Gabrielle

What a feeling to be able to commute in the sunshine again. Feels like forever!

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All weather biking

My challenge to myself this year was to bike everyday in February. So far I have managed it even with 34°C heat and the rain from the tail end of Cyclone Gabrielle (thankfully very minor compared t... read more

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Image for story Super Saturday 5

Super Saturday 5

Homeward bound my last stop papatoetoe on this love train baby cheeeehooo 🔥🤣😎😤this time taking the train home

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Super Saturday 3

Passing through Auckland domain making my way to Parnell

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Super Saturday

Biking from from work in otahuhu, so my first stop biking along south eastern motorway

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Cycling to school

I go to school in Napier, which is more than ~25kms away from where I live in Havelock. Each day I bring my bike to school on the bus, before spending 40 minutes riding back home in the afternoon. ... read more

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Its (not) a motorway

I was punishment passed by a lady on Roscommon Road, Wiri, yesterday. Helpfully, she then pulled into the gas station so I could ask her why. Amongst other excuses, she insisted that Roscommon Ro... read more

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Image for story Buying a free folding bike for my commute

Buying a free folding bike for my commute

A new job in the central city meant having to think about commuting. I drove for a couple of weeks, while settling in, and used a Kiwi parking share app to avoid making the carpark barons richer. ... read more

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Image for story Getting back after a crash

Getting back after a crash

31st August last year riding to work I was in a bit of a day dream and I remember thinking how much I was enjoying my commute. Next minute I was sliding down the footpath on my face as I had hit a... read more

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Centaurus Road/Barrington Street/Whiteleigh Ave

This commute is usually pretty busy as going in peak hours. Centaurus Road is usually fine in the morning and Barrington Street can be busy leading up to the Milton Street junction. If going close ... read more

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Image for story Disadvantaged? Never.

Disadvantaged? Never.

Im a 45 yr old non driver. I realised early on driving wasnt for me and that the world was a far safer place with me not behind the wheel of a vehicle. So i cycle and run n walk. Ive never felt d... read more

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North Western cycle track

The North Western cycle track is a really nice ride and the track is getting some upgrades at the city end. If you haven't ridden it, please come and ride. There is a nice loop from the city out ... read more

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Commuting to work (and back!

I decided not to own a car a few years back, and just rely on my bicycle for getting around. It's been quite good for me, as I'm a lazy person, and if given the option, I might cave and use a c... read more

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Image for story Beat the traffic - encourage others along for the ride

Beat the traffic - encourage others along for the ride

Leave the car at home, stay away from the petrol station for a month or more. 25mins to work in car, 29mins on the bike on the best day. Powered by craft beer and pizza! More bikes at work as ... read more

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Day 1

First day riding to work. Of course it had to be a day where we have a high of 30 degrees! Oh well...... I did it to improve my health. I did it to save money. I did it to help the environment... read more

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The Pain before the Pleasure

'Change' is happening in Hamilton with major roadworks around the University area of the City so my regular commute route impassable and sometimes frustrating when following the detour route sugges... read more

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Back in the saddle

After a bit of a tough year in 2020 change in job, change in house a new commute ride to work is getting the head and body heading back in a good direction.

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Image for story What a great way to start and end my work day.

What a great way to start and end my work day.

I decided to treat myself to an ebike 2 years ago. My thinking was if I commuted one day a week to work it would take one car off the road. I have been commuting to work at least 4 days a week this... read more

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Image for story My bike is a bat mobile!

My bike is a bat mobile!

My first ride for the AB Challenge was to use my bike to ride out to four field sites that a part of my automatic bat monitoring (ABM) project around Thames. I've placed them at three sites around ... read more

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I ride an E bike and am also a human

I am now over 60 years of age and still commute to work most days and ride at weekends for the fitness, health benefits and to help out the environment. I have brought an E bike with a motor to ass... read more

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10 years of commuting to work

This last week of September 2020 marks 10 years of riding to work. I remember the first day vividly. I thought shorts and a t-shirt would be sufficient as I would be riding hard and probably be wor... read more

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Image for story Taking a moment in the bush

Taking a moment in the bush

When I drive I rarely take the time to enjoy the city I live in but with biking I an so easily stop, hop off and have a wee explore. Yesterday I decided to visit a piece of remnant bush in Christch... read more

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Across the Finish Line

After doing a couple of longer rides for me (>30km) I decided it was time to bike from my home town of Waimauku to work in the Auckland Viaduct area. I set out around 6:40am and had a good ri... read more

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Advice needed☔

Hi there, I moved to Auckland almost 5 months ago from central Europe ad I commute by bike every day. I want improve my strength for hiking, clear my mind and save money for traveling with 🚴 instea... read more

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Image for story My Public Private Partnership

My Public Private Partnership

I live in Rolleston and commute 27km to my office in Christchurch by bicycle and bus. I #lovetoride so cycle to the bus stop in Rolleston and from the Hospital stop in Christchurch to my office a... read more

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Cycling through post cyclone

A colleague and I were brave enough to venture out the day after cyclone Gabrielle had battered the Bay of Plenty on our journey to work. I was probably foolish enough to think that everything wo... read more

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Image for story Riding with the kidlets

Riding with the kidlets

10km hammered out a week or so back with my 8 and 6 year old! They were troopers!

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Image for story Super Saturday 4

Super Saturday 4

Crushing thru Wynyard quarter pause…. The calm before the storm ⛈️ praise you in the storm ☔️ thank you 🙏 Lord God almighty. Everywhere you Go “always take the weather “ Gabriel be still in Jesus n... read more

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Super Saturday 2

My spot for curry nibbles in onehunga at lucky wok🚴😎🔥🤣✌️

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Image for story No more 🌧️

No more 🌧️

Summer ride after rainy week 🚴🏼‍♀️ Drowned sidewalk

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Trying to get on my hog more

Have started riding my bike not only to work but to the gym. This means getting up grabbing one bag biking to the gym. Head home and grab anther before heading to work lol

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2 near misses in 2 mins

I have to share this to the interweb as a sort of therapy... Hello, my names Tim and I'm a bicycle addict.... I survived two near misses last night on my commute home. Both times I reckon it is ... read more

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These gas prices!

Highly motivated to bike more with the price of petrol getting out of control. I'm considering much longer trips and adding a trailer too.

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Responsibility

When I got hit by a Lanscaping van last week the driver and passenger accepted responsibility for driving through the roundabout and hitting me, instead of trying to blame me.

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Scared by my own shadow!!

What a weird sensation, riding in the early morning , just before dawn and I sensed something passing me on the inside line. WTF was that? Nothing , just my shadow passing me due to weird lighting ... read more

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Don’t forget to thank your Council!

I used the long weekend, with some help from Twitter people, to try and work out a commuter cycle route 25km to work that is mostly in cycle lanes (separated as much as possible) and avoids the rou... read more

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How I started biking more seriously

How I started biking was due to drink driving and lost my licence but I still needed to get to and from work when most of you were sleeping. Brought a ten speed and then did some short rides before... read more

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Image for story East Auckland Car Free

East Auckland Car Free

We moved to East Auckland in March of 2021 and decided to challenge ourselves to living car-free. Commuting on a regular bike in and out of the city is still faster than sitting in traffic, and kee... read more

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Image for story First day biking to work

First day biking to work

It has been something yet to be accomplish for few years. Finally, done it today and love the ride, except that in town, i am still sharing pathway with pedestrian instead of cars. Gotta get myself... read more

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Image for story Biking is better, even in -50C

Biking is better, even in -50C

I have ridden a bike as my primary mode of transport since 1989, doing my Master's degree. I owned a car briefly for one year in 1995-96, and had bought a house outside of the city so I could be i... read more

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Best and worst road on my commute

Blenheim Road is both awesome and awful for commuting. Minimal parking means there's far less risk of dooring, and the traffic tends to create a nice draught regardless of the wind. So many pot... read more

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Image for story Buy another bike

Buy another bike

Saw a person ride up to the bus stop, fold up their bike, jump on and disappear in under half a minute. I've now got a folding bike too, lovely blue colour, so I drive across the bridge, unfold th... read more

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Image for story Love working for a company that accommodates cycling to work!

Love working for a company that accommodates cycling to work!

Dedicated bike parking in the office + shower facilities are awesome benefits of my job <3

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Love to ride

I’ve always loved riding a bike and came some croppers as a teen often after ‘borrowing’ my older brothers bike. But it never stopped me loving it. I bought an E bike this year and after years o... read more

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13 years commuting

December 2007 I started riding to work at a new job with Palmerston North City Council Parks. In the 13 years since I have probably gone by car no more than 20 times - car for service etc. Its been... read more

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Little Blue

I saw a Little Blue Penguin on my cycle to work this morning along the West Harbour Cycleway SH88 shared path. It made my day :) [address removed]

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Image for story Contagious commuting

Contagious commuting

We bought my son a good second-hand bike when he got to intermediate so he could independently cycle the 4km to school each day; no worries if we're working and can't do drop-off or pick-up. I lik... read more

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Added extras

Wow I am 2 days into my rides and yesterday I took a dozen eggs home in my panniers, surprised they weren't cooked by the time I got home. Today brought in a fundraising cake for Relay for Life al... read more

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