I really enjoy seeing what everyone else has been up to and making the occasional comment. But I don't see much about riding in my neck of the woods - Auckland and North, mostly what was Rodney County and a bit further up towards Whangarei. I'm based at the top end of the North Shore. So here's my thread, in which I hope to show that there are some nice rides around here. On a scale 1 to 10 for adventureyness, they are mostly in the low 1s and 2s, with a bit of dodgy gravel and the occasional pothole or greasy surface the only real challenges. A lot of it is sealed, a necessity to reach the gravel but still some nice roads. My main aim whenever I go out is to try to avoid SH1 as much as possible, as happily I have time to take other routes. So today I went up through Waitoki and Tahekeroa to Warkworth for gas then skipped over to Mahurangi and down to Scotts Landing. Last time I was there was about 40 years ago and the road was gravel from Algies Bay - now all sealed. Well worth the ride though.