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Bike Spotting at the Weetbix Tryathlon

March 22, 2010

I spent Sunday morning with the family  an Narrow Neck Beach for the North Shore round of the Weetbix Triathlon. As it happened we also spent half Sunday afternoon trying to get out again on the gridlocked streets, but that’s a story for another day. Suffice it to say we’ll definitely be riding our bikes next year to beat the traffic. 

This event must surely involve more bicycles than any other on the Shore. There appeared to be thousands, not hundred of bikes. Brought a tear to the eye.

Early morning in race-transition. Bikes as far as the eye can see.

 

Is there anything cooler than riding a Chopper in a Triathlon?

 

Thing-Two killing it on the bike leg

 

A practical Devonport bike. Love it.

 

I chased this poor woman down and asked if I could take her photo. She kindly abliged and it was worth it for that smile alone.

This last picture is urban cycling perfection for me. Not a helmet or thread of lycra in sight. A practical step-through Dutch-bike with baskets, mudguards, lights, chain-guard, skirt-guard, integrated lock, a bell and a bow-wow. That bike will still be going strong in fifty years time.

I should have taken some photos of the car drivers stuck in the queue on the way out. Their faces told a different story.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2010 1:31 pm

    Nice to see you’ve got some ‘cycle chic’ on the North shore as well – nice shot :-)

    Unity
    http://www.aucklandcyclechic.blogspot.com/

    • March 24, 2010 7:44 am

      I detected a European accent of some kind in our brief exchange and with a bike called “Amsterdam” I’m guessing it was a Dutch one. She’s setting a fine example.

  2. March 24, 2010 2:45 pm

    Choppers FTW!!

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