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 Post subject: Any riders in Otago?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:06 pm 
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I'll be moving to Dunedin come June/July - anyone there?


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 Post subject: Re: Any riders in Otago?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:34 am 
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Nope, thought about moving there this year, looked like a really nice place


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 Post subject: Re: Any riders in Otago?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:33 pm 
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Location: Kuranda DH circa 1991
cold. soooo cold.


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 Post subject: Re: Any riders in Otago?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:38 pm 
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na, spent a few days there in the middle of last winter...not cold at all. Atmittedly it was only getting to the low minuses, not like the -10 ish when in queenstown and milford. Balmy.


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 Post subject: Re: Any riders in Otago?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:59 am 
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my normal is 32 and 85%


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 Post subject: Re: Any riders in Otago?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:17 pm 
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Yeah, I can't handle the heat. 25 and below is my happy place. I trhink living in Brisbane i had 3...maybe 4 weeks in the whole year that were livable! Had summer in Hobart, then moved up to brisbane where it was hot all year, now back to tassie and it been another 4 months of hot, usually hot here... and looking like at least another week of 30ish...argh I cannot wait till winter. Please winter hurry up and get here.


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 Post subject: Re: Any riders in Otago?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Last week on Monday it was 17˚c, mist, rain, had a great morning on my AM bike doing Lenah Valley firetrail ->Junction Cabin->North South->Lenah Valley firetrail descending->lenah valley track descending Mik, you would have loved that.

Sorry, OT, no idea about Otago!


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 Post subject: Re: Any riders in Otago?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:49 pm 
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There does seem to be an active mtb community in Dunedin - nobody from here, though.

As for the comments about the climate... according to the climate charts on Wikipedia it's a fair bit warmer, drier and sunnier than where I'm from - it's going to be great!


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 Post subject: Re: Any riders in Otago?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Any riders in Otago?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Been here a month now and the 'winter' is better than an English summer - shorts and sunglasses most days, haven't turned the heating on except first thing in the mornings, and it has only rained for a handful of days (although it should be noted that this winter was apparently relatively mild).

Got a job in the cycle industry and am picking up a 1990 Haro Impulse today. Hired some bikes in Queenstown last weekend and had a great time. No other retro riders found yet, but so far so good!


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