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RobiNZ
New Zealand
A Kiwi who likes blogging about design, technology, autos and life!
Interests: design, gps, cad, rally, cycling, formula one, computers and other stuff!
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McLaren Auckland welcome Fernando Alonso to the 2015 Formula 1 team. Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I mean, 6.66km around a cemetery? Continue reading
Posted yesterday at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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This wasn’t my idea but I think it is a good one! AutoCAD Blogger Council member Melanie came up with the idea of tweeting the day in the life of a CAD Dork. You can find the others with the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 23-09-2014 – Tuesday. Back at the Radisson, Kathmandu. Last time I was here Kathmandu seemed rather strange, chaotic and exotic. The chaotic bit hasn’t changed but now it now seems reassuringly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 22-09-2014 – Monday afternoon. Such an action packed day I made it two posts (Monday morning is here) You can certainly see the difference between Nepalese and Tibetan (OK, Chinese) infrastructure.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 22-09-2014 – Monday morning. Such an action packed day I made it two posts After a forgettable hotel breakfast—really can’t remember what they had but when peanuts are the most viable... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 21-09-2014 - Sunday Todays ride descended from 3,700m to 2,200m in just 33km. Add little or no-pedalling needed 30-50km/h cycling to absolutely beautiful dramatic scenery as the road plunged down a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 20-09-2014 - Saturday It was cold last night but not cold enough to need icebreaker 260 thermals. I went to bed (bag) with them on and awoke around midnight feeling hot.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 19-09-2014 - Friday More went down with the dreaded lurgi last night (nausea, vomiting & diarrhoea). The day Tim had mentioned he had plenty of toilet paper left, of the 6... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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You can tell that Auckland empties out for the Christmas & New Year break. Saw this in the supermarket today and purchased a small bottle to see what the fuss was about. Chocolate milk, rather too sweet and not as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 18-09-2014 - Thursday Cold start to the day, overcast and a cool wind. Had a light breakfast as felt a bit crap after riding on full breakfast yesterday. The ride was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 17-09-2014 - Wednesday Had a late start today, breakfast at nine! It was fine so we dined outdoors with a spectacular view. (photo from Helen’s camera, by Sujan?) In spite of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 16-09-2014 - Tuesday Todays agenda was a bus trip to Everest with seven of us planning to cycle back. The weather was promising at our campsite but we were several hours... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 15-09-2014 - Monday We left New Tingri headed for (old?) Tingri, about 60 km away. The cycling was excellent, down a gently sloping valley with stunning views. You could have stopped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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New Years Day, 2015 off to a good start! Karekare* Beach, West Auckland * The Piano was filmed here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107822/ Sent from my Nokia 1520 Windows Phone Yes, Windows Phone! Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Happy arbitrary delineation of time that has no real significance :) It's going to be hard to top 2014, in terms of elevation achieved (without use of an aircraft) at least! Saw the top of Mount Everest from the Tibetan... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 14-09-2014 - Sunday Todays pass, Lhakpa La, was a real challenge. Starting at 4100m it rose continuously to 5240m. Unlike the earlier passes it was more like a NZ one going... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 13-09-2014 - Saturday Although only about 60km to cover we had the Simi La pass to climb today. It was only 4525m max and the road was mostly good. From camp... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 12-09-2014 - Friday Rapid Rob’s glued Tibetan mudguard was still holding up and a bit of mud finally gave it a used look. I haven’t had any mechanical problems to date... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 11-09-2014 - Thursday Today we awoke to 6ºc and rain. Glad it was a hotel night as camping would have been miserable. Also glad not to be riding: a leisurely breakfast,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 10-09-2014 - Wednesday First thought: It's 95km but flat'ish and after a good night's sleep in a hotel bed! See what I think about that later! Later: It was as written... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 09-09-2014 - Tuesday It was fine but cold when we started riding so I had my rain shell on as a wind break. After a run along the lake the climb... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 08-09-2014 - Monday In the morning at we watched a local shepherd study us eating breakfast. We'd camped near his regular morning route to water the sheep & goats. Was amazing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 07-09-2014 - Sunday It was nice to be woken up with a hot drink, a morning ritual. The weather was fine so we had an Al fresco Breakfast (photo by Helen).... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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(A mix of travel notes and comments added later) 06-09-2014 - Saturday After packing our luggage into the bus at the Yak Hotel we rode along the main street for a group photo outside the Potala (must get got that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at RobiNZ Personal Blog