Tagged: cycling

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

Friding in Auckland - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Aug 25, 2015

Cycling isn’t the most popular travel method in Auckland.  If I mention I cycle to or from work, or for recreation, there tends to be a moment of silence, followed by some comment about risking life and limb.  It isn’t quite that dangerous.  I do wish motorists were a little more aware of me still. Cycling though has a number … Read More

Dopey Physics: can bio-mechanics help point the finger at Armstrong? - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 24, 2012

by Dr Paul Behrens, International and Policy Officer at the Royal Society of New Zealand and former research fellow at the University of Auckland Last week has seen the final vestiges of Lance Armstrong’s fig leaf of innocence disappear; knowing Lance he probably smoked it. Notwithstanding the fact there is a lot of evidence against Lance from teammates and doctors, … Read More