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Sainz Quickest As Leclerc Faces Investigation For Causing Co

Carlos Sainz Jnr was quickest in final practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, but four drivers are under investigation by the stewards. ...

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7 Hidden Features Of The Audi Q7

Here are some secrets that your Audi Q7 may have been hiding from you. ...

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Stuttgart Is Back: Porsche In Lmdh.

High-performance hybrid drives have enjoyed a long and extremely successful tradition at Porsche Motorsport. In 2010 and 2011, the Porsche 91 ...

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2018 Audi Tt-rs In Nardo Grey Spotted

There are plenty of details available on the new 2018 Audi TT-RS. We know how much horsepower it’s packing (400). We know it’s using a t ...

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A Magic Mousecapade

The weather was supposed to be a bit dodgy over the weekend, it being winter I \'spose, but after walkies on Sunday the sun was actually out and while ...

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The Project

Ok, so I hinted that I was undertaking a project.  Don\'t worry, it\'s not too strenuous and won\'t stop me riding all over the countryside.  In ...

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Saturday sojurn

Saturday was a cracker and with the weather supposed to be turning bad I decided that I needed to get a ride in.On last week\'s ride, we\'d finished u ...

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Hooray for winter!

 ...and the delicious gravel it produces!We had a long weekend this last time around so with three days off were always going to go for a skid some ...

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Spoiling the little one

 This post completed without AI...Somehow there are two WR\'s living in my shed and every now and again I visit them to fire them up for a while as ...

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Riding the Badlands: A Gravelly Good Time in Whanganui

Ok, so I seem to continue to be very slack in keeping up with my blogs. Yes, we\'ve been riding and playing in Colin\'s buggies, so getting in plenty ...

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Tough!

 Some insane CB action:Kinda reminded me of this gnarly (for me) ride:  ...

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A quick loop

Yeah, I suppose I should catch up on some of the action...A couple of weekends ago, Colin and I decided that the big girls needed a bit of action.  ...

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More Maverick Madness

Ok, so at least one person wanted more buggy stuff...How\'s about this slideshow I made up for the chaps at the work - pics and just a few video snips ...

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Buggy Madness - the Maverick Muster

Ok, I should be writing up a wee ride from two weeks ago - but, I\'ve been busy.Colin and I are about three weeks back from another South Island adven ...

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Chris & Stella - Eggsanity ride

On Sunday I had the chance to tag along for just a wee bit (500 or so km) of yet another IBA ride that Chris and Stella were attempting.  Not happy ...

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Good Friday Gravel

It felt like it\'d been ages since I\'d ridden a bike and when I threw a leg over the T7 on Good Friday and hit the gravel I was decidedly wobbly for ...

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Pootling

Popped over to the folks for a visit and took a slightly longer route home.  Tried out Sport mode, think I like it... ...

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2024 TT2000

You\'ll never guess but I\'ve actually finished the write-up!  Record time eh"Here it be:  ...

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2023 TT2000

Yeah, it\'s all about the TT2000 at the moment.  And as far as I\'m concerned that\'s just great!I thought that having just finished teh \'24 event ...

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Getting organised early...

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Shed time

Yeah, I know, I\'ve been lazy with my posting.  Maybe after I get this wee one done...Yesterday was maintenance/farkle time for the T7.  I start ...

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Bouncing off rocks

So, as per normal, Colin and I needed to go for a ride on Sunday.  And I was very keen to get out the yellow bike and see if I could still ride it. ...

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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 d ...

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2023 NI800

The weekend before last, Colin and I kicked off a decent bit of motorcycle therapy by taking on the New Zealand Distance Riders North Island 800 (800k ...

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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 ...

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Go Courtney

 Just another title... View this post on Instagram A post shared by MXGP (@mxgp) ...

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A dusty end

... to 2023A couple of days after Christmas and still getting used to this holidaying lark, a ride was needed.  And there just happened to be a loc ...

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Sunday Saunter

So, yesterday it was raining in Colin\'s neck of the woods but it wasn\'t here and I didn\'t care anyway so decided to zip up to Taihape to catch up w ...

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Winter gravel

 ...is the best!With that extensive maintenance and farkling complete, Sunday was the day to put the T7 through her paces.  As per usual Colin h ...

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2023 NI800 Part 2

Ok, it\'s been a while since the first NI800 Post and there\'s a reason for this.Following our burgers we climbed back into our wet gear and headed ba ...

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A weird sort of trail ride...

 A few weekends ago I was somehow persuaded to accompany Colin on another outing in his side-by-side.  He\'d already taken me for a run on the b ...

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Starbucks ride

Maybe I should start blogging the odd ride again...Yeah, I have been riding quite a bit lately and not posting a heck of a lot so let\'s see if I can ...

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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 Wedne ...

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Shedding a little light

After a not so nice trip in the dark (and before a big trip) on the Super Ten I decided that she needed some more watts pointing up road.  Previous ...

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Kick-off

Time off must be put to good use.  This means riding!Prior to Christmas, Colin and I had been kinda planning out which rides we might want to tick ...

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Just a short pootle

No riding on Saturday and a later start on Sunday saw me finally deciding to get out and take in a little ride around 11 in the morning.We\'d had some ...

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Xmas Trail Ride

 Yesterday was the Bush Riders Xmas Trail ride.  Today I am sore...Totally worth it!The ride was just 40mins ute drive from my place and by the ...

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Intermission

 While the new Trumpy was getting its first service I had a few hours to kill.  And the bike shop gave me just thing to go for a short pootle.Th ...

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Buns of steel

The other night I ended my post with the below picture:The bloke in the picture is Chris and Chris has an Iron Butt - he even has the paperwork to pro ...

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Anzac Day

Yesterday was Anzac Day, the day Kiwis and Ozzies remember our veterans and war casualties.  It is a public holiday but a greater and greater numbe ...

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Taranaki Tunnel Tour - Part 2

So where was I"  Oh, that\'s right, we\'d just popped out of tunnel 2 or 4 and it was time to head for Whangamomona for a late lunch.  But first ...

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Taranaki Tunnel Tour - Part 1

Over the past month or so I\'d been closely watching a ...

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Re-rubbering

Unfortunately no matter how good tyres are they still tend to wear out after a while and it\'s a bit of an inconvenience to this particular motorbicyc ...

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Playing in the mud

Long weekends rock!  Especially when you get some nice weather to go out and play in.On Sunday it was the Connies turn to get some loving and after ...

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A trip to Feilding

So after thunderstorms on Saturday, yesterday turned out to be an absolutely cracker.  I ended up abandoning some of my plans and riding over to th ...

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Staying off the main drag

On Sunday, fresh from finishing his first TT, Colin invited me along on a road ride and with my sore butt pretty well recovered, how could I say no"On ...

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Yeeha!

Bling has arrived! ...

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2018 TT2000 - Day 9

Day 9"  What happened to Day 8"Well...My plans had included a trip over to Golden Bay to explore a bit more gravel.  But that friendly little cy ...

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2018 TT2000 - Day 7

Day 7 was another decent sized run of about 600km from Christchurch to my sister\'s place in Richmond via a few little deteours here and there.I left ...

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2018 TT2000 - Day 6

The weather in Christchurch on Monday morning wasn\'t particularly inviting (wet and a little chilly) and after by little 2,300km ride over the weeken ...

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2018 TT2000 - Day 2

Day two of my trip was to get me down to Christchurch where the TT was starting.  I had deliberately crossed the straits the day before to give me ...

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2018 TT2000 - Day 1

Ok, so now that I\'m home I better get a bit more serious with my posts...Day one of this year\'s  TT assault was a short ride to the ferry, across ...

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Home!

Yep, I got home last night and have been reunited with my little brown dog and a decent computer.  But, I have a lot of editing to do before any de ...

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Making my way North

Today I had to ignore my sore butt and start heading Northwards by first heading West...Somewhere near Arthur PassFurther up the road I stopped by a g ...

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Puddling about

Today the weather was a little bit average (rain and a brisk, cold wind) so I didn\'t quite do all the riding I had planned.  I still managed to do ...

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2018 TT2000 done!

Yep, back in Christchurch after 2,300+km of tickee-touring a chunk of the Southern end of the South Island.  No rain, no tickets and only a few GPS ...

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Proper fun

Another quick blog from the road...Today I met up with Al in Blenheim to tackle the Molesworth again.  He must have been a little keen as he was ea ...

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Charging up

It had been a while since the Connie had a decent run and with her going to be ignored for a few more days I decided to take her for a quick run on Sa ...

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Googling

I was mucking around looking at some of my pictures online and when I right-clicking in Google Photos I decided to check out the highlighted option be ...

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Me leaving work tonight...

True story...Picture pinched from an Advrider post that had pinched it from  ...

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Waitangi Tag

Yes, today was a public holiday so no excuse not to go for a ride eh"  Well, I left it a bit late...I mucked around all day doing other things and ...

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Time for a change...

...eventually.  And I\'m not complaining...On Friday night I finally replaced the rear E-07 Dakar on the Tenere.  To say that the Dakar version ...

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2018 Ride for Kids

Today I\'d decided to support a local charity ride benefiting kids with Down Syndrome - a nice idea and I was happy to give them my $20.  But thing ...

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Another blimmin camera!

Yep, I slipped on the left mouse button while browsing Trade Me...There had been a number of emails from GoPro offering deals on cameras and I got a l ...

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Popping out for some greasies

On Saturday morning I got a phone call from Colin F who asked me if I was keen for a little ride over in Hawkes Bay on Sunday.  I\'m not good at co ...

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New Year's Tag

Crikey!  What a hot day today!But, it was New Year\'s Day and that normally involves a ride.  I hadn\'t any major plans on where I wanted to rid ...

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Seeing out the year

...with a little gravel fix...With a bit of time off over the Christmas/New Year period I had a little plan up my sleeve.  The plan involved a day ...

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Taihape Tiki-tour

Well, glad I didn\'t go riding yesterday - it was a stinkin\' hot, 30 degrees plus.  But, I needed to go for a ride so hatched a plan for today...I ...

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2017 Coast to Coast

Saturday was the annual Coast to Coast ride which is run by the Woodville Lions to raise funds for our local rescue helicopter.  It\'s a run that I ...

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Animals I have met

The other day I was telling someone my Emu story and it occurred to me that I seem to have reasonably frequent run-ins with critters while out and abo ...

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Silly Season

So apparently the silly season is upon us and everyone is supposedly under pressure, tired out and in need of a break.  Meanwhile our road toll has ...

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Windy Tag

So after a beautiful sunny week in which I rode the Tenere to work 4/5 times (would have been 5/5 but I needed the car on Monday) the weekend has disa ...

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Snapping

Righto, so yesterday I was complaining about taking the wrong camera and getting crap pictures again as a result so maybe I need to start looking agai ...

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Just a short one...

Yesterday I\'d been wondering about my next gravel excursion and decided that I wanted to return to the "Badlands" and to also check out another grave ...

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2017 1KC

Yesterday was the running of this year\'s NZDR 1KC.  Another great excuse for getting up early and riding all day with like minded maniacs...The we ...

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Harley bashing...

So there\'s a thread about loud Harley\'s on a FB group and I\'ve been holding back...need to release...This is a great old joke and may have even pos ...

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Burma Hill

Yesterday was the day I picked for some two wheeled fun.  I started off by taking the dog for a run beside my mountain bike - just 3km for her rath ...

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Not a bad idea...

My next farkle... ...

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Tag

It was a very nice evening on Thursday so I decided to go for a bit of tag hunting on the S10.  "Burnie"had put up the below tag and it looked easy ...

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2017 NI1600

Okey dokey, here\'s the link to my write-up on this years NI1600:  ...

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Mid-week gravel

Shock, horror - the sun was out today and it wasn\'t raining!I also have the week off!  Yes, there was stuff to do at home but come on - it wasn\'t ...

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Hooning around Herbertville

Well, it seemed like forever since the poor old Tenere has been let off its leash and taken for a decent gravel ride so today was the day to fix that. ...

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Old age

So apparently I\'m getting old.  Well, at least that is what one other Concours owner (who may or may not live in Ashhurst) said when I told him I\ ...

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Mechanical Mission

I am not a mechanic.  I understand how some mechanical things work and have just enough knowledge (knowledge skills) to be dangerous.  But I\'m ...

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10th Birthday Ride - Part 2

As is pretty usual for me when I\'m "on tour" I awoke far too early (5am) but rather than hit the road early I lazed around waiting for the sun to com ...

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10th Birthday Ride - Part 1

So the Connie\'s big birthday kind of snuck up on me.  The first reminder I got was the bill for its registration - yay!  But I had to do more t ...

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Up above the world so high

Well, slightly high...Sunday was another pretty nice winter\'s day - blue skies, sunny and fairly calm - so I needed to get out and try the new levers ...

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E-Bay delivers again

Yep, another package arrived on Friday...I\'d kinda had my eye on those cheap aftermarket levers for a while and finally pulled the plug on a set for ...

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New from Michelin...

...PR4GT chew toys...Talk about a demanding test...hopefully it lasts longer than 5 minutes... ...

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Damn you E-Bay!

Yes, we interrupt the current lull in blogging to bring news of the arrival of farkles...well, the first of possibly more than one...On Saturday the n ...

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TSS Red Baron Adventure ride

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon an event on Facebook that immediately caught my attention as it had the words "adventure" in the title and there were ...

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Winter sucks...

...but not today!Definitely not, she was a cracker!  And so, crackers need using in an appropriate manner - namely, the exercising of two-wheeled m ...