Coming to new zealand 3/3/-31/5/16

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  1. welshdude3

    welshdude3 Member

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    Hello all! As the title says I'll be staying in Whitby, Porirua for 3 mos. Will extend to 6 if possible. About 26km from Wellington City Centre. Got a Reid hybrid/panniers from Evol. Com, tour, util, errand cyclist. Pro play/voc. Man, gtr, bs. People to get together for rides and/or music. Have 'Classic NZ Cycle Trails' - Kennett Bros. How's Middleton Rd. in/out of Wellington? Decent shoulder? 30+ years in urban traffic. Ride fixed as well. Looking forward to hearing back. Thank you!
     

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    62vette Well-Known Member

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    Middleton Rd is probably the go. I've never ridden out that way in Wellington but there is a bike path next to the motorway from Johnsonville down to the harbour at Nauranga.

    This site has a heap of routes all laid out. http://wellingtoncyclingatlas.org/

    I would leave the fixie behind. There are quite steep hills round Wellington
     
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    First off thank you for your local perspective response! Oh yeah, bringing. ANY bike is cost prohibitive hence my girlfriend and my decision to purchase a rig for not too much more than transporting one.

    Afa hills I live in Pittsburgh, PA here in the US. One of the steepest streets in the world Canton Ave. is located here. A 38% gradient. :-o. Each year on the last Saturday there is a race/ride called the Dirty Dozen found here:
    www.dannychew.com 13 hills in 55 miles the least of which is 22% grade. So, yeah the fixed stays home. lol

    Thank you for the links as well. Very kind of you to include them. Looking forward to excursions of all types.

    Once again thank you for your response!
     
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