CYCLE TOURING TIPS - SECRET PEE BUCKET PICTURES April 27th 2010 As I mentioned once before, the first question I get when I meet someone new is usually the one that goes, “what’s that box thing on the back of your bike?” At first I was quizzed so often about my plastic footstool it used to irritate me. Now, perhaps because I’m more relaxed after months on the road, I find the question more amusing than annoying. The pictures explain its uses - includin ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
A LATTE SIPPING, PONSONBY DWELLER GOES ADVENTURING BY BICYCLE
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I made a solo cycle ride from one end of New Zealand to the other over the southern summer - 2009/10. I kept off the busy highways as much as possible, and even managed a few 4WD tracks in some of the more remote corners of the country. I finished on 9 April 2010 and returned home ... full info