Friday, October 27, 2006

oops, pic didn't attach for some reason. Trying again Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Great weekend's riding in Rotorua. A group of 8 of us went up and rented out a cabin at the Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park. It's a genuine kiwi holiday park experience....thoroughly recommend it. And it's only a 5 minute bike ride to the start of the mtb trails. Can't beat that. It was Jarlath's (pictured) first time in Rotorua. One of the trickier tracks (Hot X Buns) got the better off him. He managed to leave some skin behind about 1/2 way down one of the dropoffs. No serious injuries though. Good weekend, good riding. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Originally uploaded by kiwipete.
Got me a motor for those days when I'm feeling too lazy to ride my bike 1km to work.....

Monday, October 09, 2006

Busy weekend in Wellington. Moved into the new Mt Vic pad on Saturday. I didn't have much stuff to move...mostly just clothes and the essiential bike stuff...oh and a bed. Pete (pictured) had a whole bunch more including: 4 x couches, washer, dryer, fridge freezer, tv, stereo, bed etc etc. Luckily he was only moving from one side of town to the a round trip with the trailer only took 30 minutes or so. We got it all down by about 3pm, then buggered off to the pub for a couple of hours. Spent yesterday sorting the new place out. The sky tv guy has been in and hooked us up already. No internet yet though....Telecom claim they need 3 weeks to get the line sorted out. God knows why. As luck would have it there's someone else in the building with an unsecured wireless network.....pretty unusual for NZ as all our broadband services are data capped. Just about all wireles networks here are password finding an unprotected one was quite a fluke. Will mooch off of that while I can.
The sale of the korokoro house is underway...advertising will be out next week. We had a 1/2 day of good weather the agent went up and took some pics of the house. Will post them when he sends me a copy.
All for now Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 05, 2006

My mate Jarlath has booked our accom for Rotorua. We were lucky to get into this place. We managed to secure the last decent size cabin. The crew so far is... Jarlath and his mrs, Tanja and her fella, me myself and I. Brent is trying to get here too....but will have to fly in from China cause he's a globetrotting dot comer.

Here's our's within biking distance of the mountain bike park....and there's thermal hot pools!

I hate to go on about the weather....but this week has been a real gem. A wintery blast came up from down south on Tuesday night and it's still with us today. Ferry crossings and flights in/out of Wellington have been cancelled, the local train system has been crapping out and even the trolley buses have stop and go. Feels like we're back in the midst of winter again.
Have a Rotorua mountain bike weekend planned for Oct 21 thru 23. Hope the rain will have stopped by then! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Lunchtime Tuesday in Wellington. The weather packed up about a week ago and shows no signs of improving. Haven't been out on the bike for bloody ages. I've got lots of excuses...none of them are particularly valid. I better start doing some miles soon though....a few friends have arranged a road trip to RotoVegas for Labour weekend which is only about 3 weeks away. Better get training!
Moved house last night. I've been house sitting dad's place for the last few months. A couple of weeks ago my sis and her family moved in and have taken over house sitting I've moved on. Am looking after Wayne's pad this week, he's away in Turangi for a holiday with his kids. On Saturday I'm moving to a flat in the city with a couple of people from work. Will post pics when I get organized.