Tagged: cycling in Auckland

Get fit, lose weight, with just two wheels - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Mar 18, 2016

Once our species used to move.  We crossed oceans, rivers and mountains that were an obstacle to many of species.  We spread into Asia, Europe and the Americas.  In the Pacific Polynesians explored and settled islands as disparate as Hawaii, Easter Island and Aotearoa. We ran. We are such adept runners we can (potentially) run 42 km without stopping, just … Read More

Auckland Bike Challenge: Week 3 begins - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Feb 15, 2016

It’s a cooler week for riding. More schools have started back though.  Congestion from 8.00am is getting terrible. Cars were already backed up to Glenvar Road, on East Coast Rd when I started.  And past the QBE stadium from the Albany intersection.  Most of the time the cars weren’t moving. The number of other cyclists I spotted during this road … Read More

Still biking – a fun ride for the Auckland Bike Challenge - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Feb 09, 2016

Gave the bike a quick clean-down on Sunday.  By Monday it was back out for a fun/fitness ride.  It’s much nicer biking on Auckland roads on major holidays too.  Motorists were thin on the ground and I could crank the speed up. According to the Auckland Bike Challenge though, you only get carbon-emission savings calculated for rides to or from … Read More

The Auckland Bike Challenge: Day 1 (Wheels of Death Edition) - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Feb 03, 2016

For those of you residing in Auckland, there is currently a biking challenge for this month. It’s just about getting more people on bikes this month in Auckland. Now that I’m actually back in New Zealand (yeah, I’ve been overseas a lot), I thought I’d sign up. I mean, I like to bike anyway.  Compared to fieldwork in China, … Read More