Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Street Pony

Bike fixed in a day - derailer, tyre, chain, full service. Great service by Adventure Cycles.

As you can see this thing is built for commuting and not racing. Being an engineer I do like numbers so have a speedo on the thing. Average hovers around 22-24km/hr on the commute with full pannier bags. Pannier bags are great by the way - even for lugging a laptop around.



Still working out best routes to and and from work. Yesterday I did the climb up through the domain onto Park Road - hard work.

Cycling in Auckland is a bit hair raising but its a matter of picking the right routes. A suprising number of cycle lanes and paths, mix those with quiet streets and it's not so bad.

Commuting time to and from work is pretty quick now :)

Also it is pretty good working on the city fringe, I prefer it to Albert Street. Being right next to the domain is good too, I can see a few lunch time runs when time allows. Now cycle commuting need to mix in more stretching and fit in some running. Need to give this some thought...

3 comments:

Andrew(ajh) said...

Happy riding! And just think of the positive effect we're having on the planet staying out of our cars!

MD said...

OOh, that cycle through the Domain is tough! I loved Auckland for its hills until I became a commute cyclist and the end of each ride is up one big hill.
Keep your bike well locked up, mine was stolen from a bike rack last week on Symonds street :(

Andrew is getting fit said...

Will have to second MD's comment! Invest in a very good lock!