Auckland, NZ – overview

I’ve made some observations of Auckland:

  • It’s way nicer than I envisioned it would be.
  • From what I’ve seen and heard, vintage cycles are slim to none.
  • There is no trash on the streets of NZ. Cleanest place I’ve ever seen.
  • People are in no hurry… everyone drives way under the speed limit.
  • Everyone is super nice. Friendliest strangers I’ve ever met.
  • You can see the ocean / bay from almost anywhere in Auckland.
  • A million hills here. Like pittsburgh but worse.
  • One of the biggest o-zone holes the Earth has is over NZ and Australia, so you get severely sunburnt after 30 mins. if you’re not used to it.
  • Police don’t carry guns.
  • There’s no crime here.
  • There are also no black or mexican people here.
  • Their version of Walmart is called “The Warehouse”.
  • Their version of Pep Boys is called “RepCo”.
  • People walk around the city barefoot.
  • It doesn’t get dark until 9:30pm.
  • From what people say, It’s always 65˚ and sunny.
  • The water looks like Miami water. Bright Teal color. Palm trees everywhere too.
  • The Sky Tower is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. It’s about the height of the Comcast building in Philly. We live about 10 min. walk from it.
  • I’ve gotten lost on the cycle a few times already. It’s like a maze here.

5 responses to “Auckland, NZ – overview”

  1. ludwig says:

    I’m hoping one day I can spend some time there. Sounds wonderful man, live it up.

  2. Adam says:

    My pale ass is going to fry when I come over, awesome.

  3. scott says:

    Glad you’re enjoying yourself… may not want to come back! 😉

  4. ed says:

    @Adam –
    yea, you’ll fry in 30 mins.
    I rode the cycle around for about that long, the first day I had it, in a white undershirt, and my arms are so unbelievably sunburnt, it hurts. Either you need long sleeves or sun-block. It’s no joke, sun is strong as shit here.

    Fortunately, with the temperature of 65-75, you can be comfy in either an undershirt, or a hoodie, so i’ve been riding the cycle now in my hoodie which covers my fried arms and neck.

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Published - Dec 24, 2010

cb360t home stretch

It’s a month past deadline, due to a few unforeseen issues, but things are on the home stretch now. My new plan is to ride it to the next First Friday (January 7th) at Liberty Vintage. Greasy hands and late nights. More updates to come.