Toxy ZR

I picked this up at SPEZI 2013 in Germany whilst travelling with my wife for a nearby conference. I first spotted the ZR online in about 2005 and commissioned a friend to make me  a similar machine but it never really handled satisfactorily. It was decidedly scary at speed and I lost confidence in it. My wife decided to …

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Free maps on your Garmin Edge Device

I just came across an excellent article on how to download free maps to your Garmin Edge 705/800/810 OpenStreeMaps are easy to order from this site http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ and DCRainmaker tells you how to get them onto your map-capable Garmin device here: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/05/download-garmin-705800810.html

PBP & LEL

Paris-Brest-Paris has long been the pinnacle of Audax/Randonneur achievement but London-Edinburgh-London seems to be trying to catch up. See Damon Peacock’s video on PBP & LEL

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Garmin Edge 810

The touchscreen Edge 810 rovides navigation and advanced training capabilities for the dedicated cyclist. It connects through your smartphone to access live tracking, social media sharing and weather. The 810 works with detailed street or TOPO maps for navigation when touring, commuting or doing other activities. Its GPS capabilities provide accurate data and navigation capabilities …

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Vale Douglas Mabey

Douglas mysteriously collided with a trailer on a training ride on 5th January 2013, apparently skidding across the centreline into a trailer being towed in the opposite direction. This was most uncharacteristic of a man who was such a skilled cyclist and known for promoting safe cycling. He was a stalwart of Kiwi Randonneurs and an …

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Kiwi Randonneurs 2013

Kiwi Randonneurs have got off to a good start with a number of rides completed for this year. Last weekend saw the Picton-Westport-Picton 600 run with a variety of weather conditions from headwinds on the first leg to Murchison followed by rain through the spectacular Buller Gorge with a very hot following day through the …

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Why a Recumbent?

When I started randonneuring I quickly realised that there had to be a better experience than suffering saddle sores and neck pain, not to mention nerve damage resulting in lingering finger numbness.