24 comments


  • Bary

    Welcome to NZ see you over the summer. Cheers.

    December 01, 2011
  • This is such exciting news!

    we are 2 brommie riders from Singapore but migrating to NZ in end Feb 2012. We will be heading to Wellington. Will you guys still be ard? Maybe we can ride together!

    Cheers,
    Gwyn

    December 01, 2011
  • brian

    Nice hope you guys enjoy yourselves. Will you be working on going to Oz, or returning after your time is up?

    B

    December 02, 2011
  • We’ll be flying to Oz and explore there for a stretch!

    R

    December 02, 2011
  • Gwyn,
    We’re planning to spend 3 months in NZ, so a good chance we’ll meet up!

    Russ

    December 02, 2011
  • Hi Russ!

    Cool!

    Lets keep in contact through facebook! Oh and i can’t wait to see your photos of NZ, am sure its gona be breathtaking!

    Cheers,
    Gwyn

    December 02, 2011
  • Have a good time. Looking forward to the blogs of the long white cloud

    December 02, 2011
  • James Hinchcliffe

    and I’m off to Australia in 10 days. So near yet so far!

    December 02, 2011
  • John Whitman

    There’s an artisan in Oamaru you would love to meet. His name is Bill Blair, he’s a woodworker who uses no power tools whatever (except tools powered by human limbs). Aside from being one of the most pleasant persons I’ve ever met, Bill is also extremely knowledgeable and more than willing to share his knowledge. The thing about him that I think you’ll appreciate is that he’s a passionate person. He doesn’t use hand tools because there’s no electricity in Oamaru, he uses them out of conviction flowing from ethical choices he’s made. His choices are akin to someone abandoning the automobile in the early 21st C in favor of pedal powered locomotion. You already know Bill, you just haven’t met him yet. http://www.coppicecrafts.co.nz

    December 02, 2011
  • Good luck!

    December 02, 2011
  • Have a brilliant time!Just watch out for dodgy drivers…

    December 02, 2011
  • Thanks Frank!

    R

    December 02, 2011
  • James

    Have a great time here. I’m guessing you’ve already seen http://www.nzcycletrail.com/cycle-touring-routes and arranged to meet up with the Kennett brothers?

    Say hi when you’re in Wellington!

    December 02, 2011
  • Anton

    December 02, 2011
  • [...] Attention Kiwis, Long Beach’s biking expats — aka Russ and Laura of the Path Less Pedaled — are headed your way. A 66-year old Borneo cyclist is killed just meters from her home. South African cyclists demand [...]

    December 03, 2011
  • Julie

    Yahooooo! I have to admit that as excited as I am for you both, I feel a little sadness. As long as you were in the US, I felt like good friends were close by. Now…well, good friends will be just a bit further away. Congrats, you guys. I hope that this trip is going to be AWESOME for you!

    December 03, 2011
  • Richard Wise

    If you need somewhere to stay try Verandah Backpackers. It is a fabulous place that my son stayed at whilst travelling in NZ and working in Auckland.

    Say Chris Wise recommended it. Also look up the web and facebook page.

    My son travelled for 18 months and said that NZ was the place he could have settled down. Sadly the Americans are not the most gregarious people over there, choosing to stay in there own little groups instead of embracing the culture. I’m sure you two will not be like this at all.

    Get down to Rotorua before going to the South Island. It’s a very interesting place.

    Good luck

    Richard

    December 03, 2011
  • Hello.
    The photograph which you took is very beautiful!!!
    Please continue to send a good bicycle life.

    December 03, 2011
  • Björn

    Last minute tip: make sure to clean your Bromptons (and camping gear) immigration are picky about getting foreign matter on NZ soil! Never had any problems myself but some colleagues had their (muddy) boots confiscated.

    December 03, 2011
  • Yes! Laura just washed the tent and we’re giving the Bromptons a bath tomorrow AM.

    R

    December 03, 2011
  • The Trickster

    You missed the rain here in Auckland today as it was throwing it down!

    Anyway, welcome to NZ (well when you fly in, be Tuesday our time when you get here I assume).

    Also, while our government has slowly created some tourism based cycleways – their dedication to cycling here is next to non-existent, especially in terms of commuting.

    Oh, and don’t accidentally bring any fruit/meat/anything like that into the country – you’ll get a $200 on the spot fine :) We’re pretty stringent on bio-security here.

    December 04, 2011
  • Welcome to Nzed from the ex-pat/ex-portland Christchurch community!

    Drop us a line as you get closer to the South Island/Christchurch and let us know if we can help with organizing/raconteuring/route advice/maildrop/spare parts/shower/place to crash/etc. We’d love to help.

    December 04, 2011
  • The Trickster

    Wow, just realised how negative my comment sounded… my apologies y’all :D

    Its raining here today but yeah, being summer it should be pretty dry and hot most of the time – especially the further south and east you get.

    December 05, 2011
  • Karen

    Welcome to NZ. When you arrive in the North Island a must visit is the Ruapehu District (central north Island). We have fantastic cycle trails, very friendly people and other amazing outdoor activites to do you name it, we have it. Email me and I will organise contacts

    Have a great holiday

    Karen

    January 15, 2012

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