Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cycling with the children

Had a short cycle up and along the Te Atatu Peninsula cycleway, with my niece and her sons this afternoon. Love the monocycle attached to the back of her bike, that allows her youngest son to have an active and involved cycling experience too.
Heading up Yeovil Rd to the busy main street. We crossed at the pedestrian crossing and went along the cycleway on the road initially.
Then it was a wonderful free for all, along the new pathway.

Cohen loves peddling behind his Mum, and keeping up a steady commentary on the way.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Twilight ride in to the practice for Christmas in the Park tomorrow

We decided to make the most of the balmy evenings to do a cycle in to the domain tonight at 5.45pm from Te Atatu Peninsula. This is the stop on the Waterview bridge.
Bought takeaway burgers in Kingsland to eat in the park when we got there.
The burger place used to be a petrol station.
Finally got there and cracked open our cider.
We were joined by niece Nicola and her family. She brought her bike to do the return journey with us.

Got home at 9.45pm. Wonderful to cycle in the cool of the evening. I think the round trip was 31kms.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Twin Streams, Henderson and back

This last weekend was the Christmas Parade through Te Atatu Peninsula, so four of us took the opportunity to dress up our bikes and hit the streets. Unfortunately we weren't part of the actual parade, but we made the most of the empty main road and the crowds and cycled up and down in front of everyone before the parade started, until we were SHOOED off by an officious gentleman in uniform!
Yesterday, John and I cycled from Te Atatu to Henderson and then I showed him the Twin Streams cycleway, which is great. This is us resting on the bridge across to the Falls - which has been closed due to vandalism for the last month or so. Nice to finally get across but it would be nicer if they replaced the splendid light shades that were either smashed or taken.

The Twin Streams cycleway has the occasional tile and ceramic work embedded in the path.

Stopped at 'Just Plane Interesting' for coffee before heading back. The Pohutukawa are all out and make quite a show on the side of the new Te Atatu cycleway. Merry Christmas All!