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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

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

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

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

Cutting loose

It\'s safe to say that we\'ve had some fairly unfriendly weather the last few weekends and I\'ve been too much of a wuss to head out and possibly drow...
30-06-2021 21:49

Murupara Meanderings Part 2

So after a chilly night in our chilly motel (perhaps we should have left the lights on for the extra heat) we topped up the tanks on the bikes and mad...
15-06-2021 21:59

Murupara Meanderings Part 1

Last weekend was a long weekend and those are purpose designed for getting out for a decent ride. And so, we had to and now I\'d better waffle on abo...
11-06-2021 21:51

Four months later...

And 6,200km mean the Tenere needs a new rear tyre. This time around something different showed up.Shinko E705Looks a wee bit different to even the w...
29-05-2021 21:59

Suzuki Extreme 4WD Challenge

A fair bit off topic but hey it\'s got Suzuki in the title...A couple of weekends ago Colin and I popped over to Turakina to check out theSuzuki Ext...
26-05-2021 21:58

An old favourite

After missing out on a ride the previous weekend, we really needed to get a decent fix in this past Saturday. During the week Colin announced that w...
25-05-2021 21:55

Operation Claw-out

So, in the last blog we had been forced to leave a feral feline fending for itself somewhere in the wilds of Makairo Track. Well, we couldn\'t leave...
22-05-2021 21:50

Expedition Makairo Road

Probably around a month ago there was some discussion on Adventure Rider about an old road that starts near Mangatainoka and spits you out on Coonoor ...
19-05-2021 21:57

More blimmin rubber!

Yeah, as it turns out even the Mouse eats tyres. The Motoz Tractionator Desert H/T that I put on for last year\'s Dusty Butt has turned up it\'s toe...
05-05-2021 21:57

Peaking from the Peak

Saturday was ride day this past weekend and Colin\'s general plan was "somewhere out East with grub at Porangahau". This appeared to be enough to ent...
03-05-2021 21:58

Bush Riders Trail Ride

On Sunday the Bush Riders had arranged another trail ride just out of Pahiatua and as I\'d missed another ride the weekend before I had to be there.We...
30-04-2021 21:58

Anzac Antics

Three years ago I first met Chris as he was completing a special Anzac SS1600kon his R1 and this year he was at it again on Connie #2 while his wife ...
26-04-2021 21:56

Mad tracks

Just a very quick TT related blog. No, not our next day\'s ride but a link to an animation showing various riders (including Colin & I) tracks across...
22-04-2021 21:56

2021 TT2000 - Coming Home Part 2

So following a great meal at the Cardrona Pub and a night at Kelly\'s cool little cottage we were ready to tackle a new adventure.Kelly runs The Cardr...
19-04-2021 21:57

I have a problem...

Yeah, I shouldn\'t be let near the internet with a credit card...Over Easter my finger slipped when browsing on the GoPro online shop and a Hero 9 so...
18-04-2021 21:59

2021 TT2000 - Coming home Part 1

Whenever the TT is in the South Island (my preferred option), it is always a spectacular excuse to do a bit more poking around the mainland. This yea...
08-04-2021 21:55

Moonlight

During the TT2000 we managed to discover some really neat gravel roads courtesy of the Adv checkpoints and I\'ve just shared one with Eddie of Advent...
04-04-2021 21:53

Easter Mousecapade

So, the last time that I went for a decent ride on the little bike was on that little jaunt across the 42 and on that ride the most unspeakable and u...
03-04-2021 21:53

TT2000 write-up

Yeah, it seems like a long time ago but finally here is the write-up:...
29-03-2021 21:49

Grading Gravel

No, I\'m not talking earth moving - settle down Colin - but on Saturday we had our first gravel ride since the TT2000 and the chance to compare our l...
28-03-2021 21:47

Tenere Boogie

Not me...I\'m picking he was in Touring mode for a bit smoother throttle response but he\'s good. First is pretty tall on the S10.Extra points for r...
27-03-2021 21:51

Big water pumps

So, no ride this weekend but yesterday Colin, Dad and I shot across to Whanganui to watch some jetsprints. Awesome day out listening to some great m...
22-03-2021 22:02

Long distance RMX...

If there\'s one thing about the RMX it is that it likes fuel. And it has a itty-bitty 6.2L fuel tank.I\'m probably being a bit hard on it when I say...
20-03-2021 21:52

Moonshine Trail ride

As mentioned in the last blog, my Sunday ride last weekend was another outing for the RMX on the Moonshine Trail ride somewhere up the Moonshine Vall...
18-03-2021 22:29

Not a TT report...

Yeah, still haven\'t got around to my TT write-up. Excuses are work and more riding...Last weekend I went for a pretty short 170km squirt with Colin...
15-03-2021 22:00

2021 TT2000 - Getting there

This years TT2000 both started and finished in Oamaru which is just over 700km and a ferry ride across the straits from Palmy. So, with the ride sta...
08-03-2021 21:53

Another one done!

Well, it was actually done a week ago...Last Sunday I finished my 11th TT2000. We had perfect weather and apart from missing a couple of planned che...
01-03-2021 21:48

Fun on the 42

Recently I missed out on a trip through the 42nd Traverse and when I saw a post on Advrider advertising another group ride through the 42, I couldn\'t...
09-02-2021 21:51

Dewaterification

So leaving the Levin Trail ride after actually needing help to get the bike up on the ute (it sucks not having an engine) was a bit sad but I had to t...
26-01-2021 22:06

Levin Trail ride

Last Sunday was the latest of my trail riding adventures on the RMX and yes, there was adventure!When I left home it was fine but the forecast was th...
25-01-2021 22:01

The Countdown begins...

2021 TT2000Countdown(function(d, s, id) { var js, pjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id...
22-01-2021 21:52

The Hard men's stories

Finally Chris has finished his write-up of his epic trip around the Top paddock and Julian was also good enough to write about his lap of the bottom ...
22-01-2021 21:52

Hard men

If you\'ve been paying attention, you would have seen this post a wee while ago about Julian completing an epic 3,015km lap of the South Island in a t...
19-01-2021 22:05

Hot Lap

After the mammoth tyre wrangling of Saturday, Sunday was always going to be play day. But, rather than scrub in those new tyres on the Ten, the negl...
12-01-2021 21:51

That new rubber smell...

So after a whopping 6,500kms (1,000 more than the last one), the rear E-07+ on the Tenere was looking fairly second hand. Time to organise some new o...
11-01-2021 21:52

New Years ride

Ok, so it was actually on the 3rd, but I did ride and it was the first one of the New Year...Yesterday a planned Adv ride didn\'t happen due to some b...
04-01-2021 21:52

Hard man

Earlier today a distance riding machine named Julian completed a SS3000K. That\'s 3,000km in less than 48 hours!He actually rode his mighty Indian 3,...
03-01-2021 21:54

2020 Highlights

With all the drama that this year has brought to the world it perhaps seems a bit strange to be reminiscing about the years highs but hey, you have to...
02-01-2021 21:48

Quick Xmas trip

This year for Christmas my family was basing themselves in and around Nelson where one of my sisters is based. For me this meant a quick trip down on...
31-12-2020 21:49

Bush Riders Xmas Trail Ride

Since the purchase of the RMX I\'ve been keeping a keen eye on trail riding Facebook groups and Silver Bullet for any sniff of a trail ride and so fa...
22-12-2020 21:48

FRDC MC Xmas ride

A few weeks ago I thought that the FRDC MC should really try and squeeze one last ride into 2020. On Saturday we had all pretty much finished up wit...
22-12-2020 21:48

2020 Coast to Coast

Last Saturday was the 28th Coast to Coast charity ride and I believe my 21st. This time around I had enticed Colin up with the suggestion that we jus...
18-12-2020 21:51

Mousescapades

The plan for Sunday had been to take two WR\'s up to National Park and try and hook up with a bunch of other ADVRiders but Chevvy\'s bike appears to ...
07-12-2020 21:51

Old mouse"

So this happened on the way home from work on Friday night ?I even managed to duck into the Esplanade for the photos - a bit better than a busy road....
06-12-2020 21:47

Mad Skillz

Well, not a bad effort for a clumsy, unskilled amateur...The ute has a pretty long deck but not quite long enough to get two bikes on and shut the ta...
01-12-2020 21:47

Herbertville Trail Ride

This may take me a little while to type as I\'m still sore - actually, my fingers are ok, it\'s the rest of my body...Yesterday I attended the annual...
22-11-2020 21:52

Tyre scrubbing

On Saturday Colin took delivery of his new GSA and naturally it had to get to it\'s first service as soon as possible. He had got to know it a little...
17-11-2020 21:50

Waihi falls with the WAR

Last Sunday I managed to get invited on a ride with the WAR (Wellington Adventure Riders) crew - oh, hang-on, I just gate-crashed the party after see...
16-11-2020 21:50

My moment of Zen

Yeah, this is a little bit airy-fairy but I had a superb ride on the Connie yesterday - blog to come at some stage...But, sweeping through some magnif...
16-11-2020 21:50

Trial by clay

This Sunday it was time to tackle another trail ride on the RMX. It had been a while since the last one and I basically wanted to the first one that ...
03-11-2020 21:51

Coffee in Eketahuna

Some time ago Oldbeer from Advrider suggested that some of the Kiwi Advriders needed to meetup at some stage to put some faces to names. Apparently ...
19-10-2020 21:59
 



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