Archives for July 2012

Sunday 22 – Longer ride

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/101893581

A ride to prep for Okoroire next week – those that are going – this weekend is a good time to arrange car pooling.

Route: Birdwood/Old North/Rabbit/Taylor/School/Foster/Awa/TT loop/Tunnel

Try repping out the TT loop as a TT – work together in smaller bunches (6-8 maximum) to emulate next weeks ride.

Oki Doki fun ride is on!! Okoroire.

The Okoroire Midwinter fun ride, a great day of riding in the Waikato, the past few years have seen a great sunny day of riding on this moderate course with options for every level of rider.

Meet at AvantiPlus Waitakere at 6.30am to leave by 7am.

We need numbers to organize a few things for the event

  • Car pooling
  • Tent for meeting place before and after
  • Food for BBQ

Please email Catherine on jeffandcat@clear.net.nz for more information and to register your interest.

The race starts and finishe at the Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel

Definitely a good target for training through the winter.

 

Read more information here

July 15th – Shorter ride

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Shorter Ride –

Triangle/Red Hills/Sunnyvale/McEntee/Amreins/Taupaki/Waitakere -optional Bethels/Wairere or Duffy (return) Waitakere/Tunnel

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/104387897/

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/104387897

Sunday July 15th -longer ride

testing some new mapping options out  –

This Sundays ride:

Triangle/WestHarbour/UpperHarbour/Albany/The Avenue/Paremoremo/Ridge/Coatsville hway/Old North/Waikoukou/School/Puke/TT loop/Annandale/Hunter/Tunnel

http://nz.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2112076.html

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Road: Winter Updates

Just a quick update about whats coming up for the road riders:

2012 Parakai-Wellsford excursions.

We’re looking at running 2 outings to Wellsford post Okoroire (August and September). We’ll be polling shortly for the most suitable dates and for support volunteers.

Inaugural 2012 Coromandel run

There’s been a lot of interest in running a trip out to the Coromandel. (200+km). This will be incorporated into the schedule with the Wellsford rides but will require several support vehicles and willing volunteers to drive there and back. We’ll send out another poll to see who’s keen and to ascertain if we can get enough volunteer drivers.

Okoroire 2012

Okoroire is coming soon  – have you entered?   Calendar link

Feedback:

If you have any suggestions, or a great ride you’d like to share with everyone feel free to comment and leave a link on the site, email me (road@deptofcycling.com) or if you see me floating around let me know. Its aways good to know how things are going, and if there’s something that can be done to help the club or make the bunch rides more enjoyable I’m always happy to share.

Lastly – a great source for information on bunch riding and handling is the knowledge hub above. If you’ve not seen it, or not read it in a while, its a handy source for some great tips and explanations on why we do things the way we do in bunches

Cheers and happy riding

Mike