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Not the TT2000 Part Four

After the seal only adventure of the previous day, now it was time to go in search of gravel...Tuesday started fairly leisurely for us. After leaving...
26-05-2023 22:13

Glen Orua Trail Ride

Well, this is the ride I\'ve been waiting for ever since I bought the RMX.The Glen Orua trail ride was the first trail ride that Colin and I did on ...
26-05-2023 22:13

Not the TT2000 Part Two

After an excellent but wearying day at the trail ride, Sunday started off a bit slower and Tim planned a road trip with us to go and visit the log cab...
26-05-2023 22:13

Not the TT2000 Part Six

One of the reasons why we\'d had such a rapid 1,600km trip around the island is that we had plans for Friday - Tim was taking a cheeky day off to take...
26-05-2023 22:13

Not the TT2000 - Intro

Alrighty then, the start of a few blogs totally unrelated to the TT2000...Yeah, The TT2000 was a few weeks ago and Colin and I were both supposed to ...
26-05-2023 22:13

Not the TT2000 Part Five

After our night in Rangiora it was time to make our way back to our base in Wanaka. But first there was more gravel to ride...Our first stop for the...
26-05-2023 22:13

Not the TT2000 Part Three

Next up on our magical mystery tour was a bit of roadie so that we could run the big girls over some favourite gravel further up the island.The first ...
26-05-2023 22:13

Earning a burger

The Thursday phone call often starts with "it\'s ages since we went for a ride". Well, this time it was doubly true as the phone call was on Wednesda...
26-05-2023 22:13

Not the TT2000 Part One

Carrying on from the sad intro:...
26-05-2023 22:13

Intermission

Taking a break from our South Island travels...After some rain on Friday and early Saturday, the weekend finally sorted itself and Sunday was pretty ...
26-05-2023 22:13

Lazy slob

Dang, no posts since May!It\'s not like nothing has been happening. I\'ve been doing plenty of riding but have yet toe even finish my TT write-up. ...
31-08-2022 22:21

Working out

So after a sedate cruise on Saturday, it was time to get dirty again on Sunday.Colin was keen to cut loose on his quad again so reasonably early on S...
03-05-2022 21:46

It's been a while...

...and probably too long...But, on Saturday it finally happened! Yes, believe it or not the poor old Connie (resting on brand new, zero km rubber) w...
02-05-2022 21:51

Terrorizing Takapari

After having a blast on the yellow bike last weekend, I decided that maybe I\'d like to see if it was still as much fun this weekend. I then managed ...
24-04-2022 21:50

More farkles...

Yes, there has been farkling...One of the most important items I wanted to get sorted on the T7 was the GPS. Before the bike even arrived I splashed...
18-04-2022 21:52

Quads, bikes and clay...

Recently, a certain KTM/BMW rider did the sensible thing and bought another Yamaha. Trouble is, it somehow has got four wheels. Oh well, at least it...
17-04-2022 21:53

First Service

...and a pootleSomehow it took me nearly two weeks to get the T7 near it\'s first service but on Saturday I was booked in to get the deed done.Wantin...
04-04-2022 21:43

The Longest Ride

Last Sunday was my next chance to get the new bike out and get it nearer to its first service. Stu from Adventure Tours & Moto hire had organised a ri...
31-03-2022 22:05

Farkling...

So yeah, stuff has been arriving in the mail and stuff needs to be fitted...First up a tank ring for my Givi bag. Easy job but I\'m not exactly in l...
26-03-2022 21:48

Feeding the addiction...

With four bikes in the shed and generally using any excuse to get out and enjoy two wheels, you might say that I have a bit of an addiction. You coul...
23-03-2022 21:53

It's coming along...

Yeah, honestly, I\'ve started the TT write-up and have been editing videos in between all the other stuff that\'s going on.Today I pumped up the S10\...
20-03-2022 21:57

Teaser

Ok, so it\'s a long time since my last post and I\'ve actually been back from holiday for nearly a week. But, it\'s been a bit busy since I\'ve been...
10-03-2022 21:44

More shed time

Best give the Ten a bit of love, she\'s got work to do...Yep, \'tis the season to change air filters. And the Tenere is a little more involved than ...
09-02-2022 21:44

Bad breath(ing)"

Well, I think I may have found some more power...I think it was time...I would have changed the oil too but had no filter here - just as well, mustn\...
30-01-2022 21:44

Dusty fun

So summer is well and truly here and there are roads to be ridden...Today Colin not only twisted my arm to go riding, but he also managed to persuade...
29-01-2022 21:46

It's a never ending chore...

And I\'m getting a bit better at it...So, the old girl has had a bit of love and hopefully might actually get an outing every once and a while - it\'...
24-01-2022 22:13

In search of mojo

Yesterday, the dog and I got home from our walk to find a BMW in the driveway and the rider sprawled on the couch. We couldn\'t allow that so after p...
23-01-2022 21:44

New Years jaunt - Part two

After a hot night in our sweltering motel room we were up and out of there by 7:30 and filling the bikes before grabbing a "breakfast" at Maccas - ap...
09-01-2022 21:42

New Years jaunt - Part one

\'Tis the season for taking a break and what else would you do with some time off than get out for a decent pootle. Even before the break Colin had ...
07-01-2022 21:45

Shed time

Ok, so there is a ride write-up in the works but first something a little more simple.Today it was time to give a couple of Yamaha\'s a little love.Fi...
07-01-2022 21:45

Last ride

...of \'21.No New Years Eve ride for this kid - the roads tend to be crazy - but, I did have my arm twisted to go out the day before...Thursday\'s ri...
03-01-2022 21:51

The local hill climb

Happy New Year. And, I actually have two late 2021 rides to blog, here\'s the first...With my recent move, I am now a bit closer to some great wee gr...
02-01-2022 21:47

Yeah, it's been a while

Things have been a wee bit busy...And not just at work. After about an 18 month hunt, a little disappointment and stress I\'ve finally bought a new h...
29-12-2021 21:46

Herding Hondas

Just prior to the NI800, Brian, one of the Goldwing brigade had been chatting to Colin about wanting to get something else in his stable for exploring...
26-10-2021 21:55

Icecream in Porangahau

Late last week we knew we were going riding, the question was just where" Turakina Valley was suggested initially, but then Colin mentioned heading ...
20-10-2021 21:53

More rubber wrangling

It seems like I\'m doing tyres every other weekend - and there\'s a set waiting to go onto the Connie...But, with a few decent rides coming up the ol...
18-10-2021 21:48

Riversdale Loop

Ok, so this has been a while coming due to laziness...and a wee bit of riding...About three weeks ago Colin and I joined a led ride down in the wilds...
17-10-2021 21:49

Busting out

Well, sort of...Unlike Geoff and his Jaffa mates, most of the country has been let of jail and can now do more important things like ride motorbicycle...
13-09-2021 21:49

Waiting sucks...

2022 TT2000Countdown(function(d, s, id) { var js, pjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id...
02-09-2021 21:48

In search of a steak and cheese

So Saturday was pretty damn horrible here - cold and blowing a gale - but Sunday simply started off cold and turned into a reasonable day so I did som...
16-08-2021 21:50

Caught in the act

Remember that time Colin and I stumbled across a Google car" Nope" Well here ya go:...
31-07-2021 21:50

Gravel Gallivant

Gosh darn it, there\'s been nowhere near enough riding this month! Between bad weather and a winter cold there\'s just been too many feeble excuses t...
29-07-2021 21:50
 



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