The Reanimators, part two

The Reanimators, part twoEarlier this month I became a proto-reanimator, joining Loop Groop’s Build Your Own Bike workshop in Eden Terrace. It’s a learn-by-doing experience in assembling your own ride from the groopies’ piles of recycled bits. My donor bike was a mid-90’s Klein road machine abandoned in the basement of my apartment building. Here’s the second part …
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The Reanimators: Revenge of the Klein

The Reanimators: Revenge of the KleinOur apartment building had a problem: abandoned bikes. Deep in the basement carpark there were loads of them, all flat tyres and thickly layered dust. The miserable things, long since forgotten by their owners, clogged up the bike racks and spilled into the access way. They had to go. But where? When we humans have …
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The Power and Beauty of Teamwork

The Power and Beauty of TeamworkOur house is full of a rare sound – crowds cheering at the All Black vs France rugby match. I’m a complete novice to rugby, but my hubbie is into popular culture. Even as a novice I can see it’s all about teamwork that makes spirits to soar and suspend.  To relieve the tension, please …
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Bike Grey Lynn – come to the inaugural meeting, 28 July

Bike Grey Lynn - come to the inaugural meeting, 28 JulyGreat news from Grey Lynn: the formation of a local group to promote a bike-friendlier suburb. With much to look forward to in the way of connections to the city, Grey Lynn is poised to benefit. Here’s the scoop: We’re setting up BIKE GREY LYNN to make our neighbourhood safer and easier for cyclists of all …
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Cycle Action Waiheke, checking in

Cycle Action Waiheke, checking inWe love to hear what local bike groups are up to, and what they’re up against. Send us your news! Here’s a recent update on the view from “overseas” by the fabulous Tanya Batt from Cycle Action Waiheke. On Sunday April 12, ’Sola’ the orange electric bike and I headed across the sea to take part in Auckland’s ‘Open Streets’ …
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Bike Breakfasts in the Burbs

Bike Breakfasts in the BurbsThe monthly Bike Breakfasts in the city (organised by Cycle Action’s Kirsten Shouler) are an immensely valuable part of our network. Relaxed but regular, they’re an opportunity to get together and shoot the breeze, for those with an interest in how bikes fit into the city. We know not everyone can make it into town first thing in …
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Bike to Soccer – the warm-up that frees up the streets!

Bike to Soccer - the warm-up that frees up the streets!When you stumble across an idea whose time has come, you don’t have to talk anybody into it, it just makes instant sense. That’s how Bike to Soccer came to be: a brilliant initiative by the North Shore United Football Club and Bike Devonport, with the help of Auckland Transport, Bike Barn Takapuna, and a bunch of …
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