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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

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

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

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

Weekend Wander

Ok, so I\'m behind on my write-ups, so I\'ll start with yesterday\'s one and then go back in time for a couple more when I get a chance.Yesterday was...
12-10-2020 21:56

Folker

Great to hear this podcast.Folker is a great old chap that has done a lot of long distance riding on one or the other of his Beemers. Mark and I u...
01-10-2020 21:53

FRDC MC Ride #3

After being locked up working from home and finally almost getting through winter (the weather here has been rubbish since Sunday), I thought it was ...
29-09-2020 21:52

Tunneling Mouse

Early last week Chevvy gave me a call to tell me that he had some time off and wanted to go riding on the little bikes. I didn\'t have any time off s...
22-09-2020 21:50

Berm Busting

Oops, it\'s Friday and I still haven\'t posted about last weekends shenanigans!Last Friday I knocked off at lunchtime and loaded the RMX onto the ute...
18-09-2020 21:52

Hall hunting"

I needed a ride today and had already decided that I wanted to take the Mouse out for a wee play on the gravel but I didn\'t really have any particul...
06-09-2020 21:49

Shifting sand

I definitely needed to go for a ride this weekend and perhaps should have chosen Saturday as the weather ended up being a little nicer. On Sunday mor...
30-08-2020 22:30

Playing with seals

Bork, bork...So, some time ago (during the Dusty Butt) the RHS fork seal on the WR started leaking. I attempted to fix it my cleaning it out with a ...
23-08-2020 21:51

Conquering Clay

Thanks to a mongrel cold I\'ve lost three weekends worth of riding and having a new bike in the shed has made this even worse. This past weekend, by ...
10-08-2020 21:50

Yella farkles

So as Geoff predicted, with a new bike there are always farkles and so it has begun...But, I\'m fairly certain that things shouldn\'t get too out of h...
22-07-2020 21:52

Yella Terra

Oops, I did it again...Yep, spent too much time on Trademe and ended up buying something that is just a little bit scary....After a couple of trail ri...
13-07-2020 21:46

2020 Snow ride

I\'d been waiting for this one all winter - a good snow dump to go and explore on Mighty Mouse. My first two snow rides on the V-Strom and then the T...
06-07-2020 21:52

Its been a while...

Maybe not since I\'ve been for a ride but definitely its been a while since the poor old Connie got out for a pootle. What with our Covid lockdown an...
29-06-2020 21:54

Captivity Day 39

I had to got for a little essential trip today. Unfortunately I got a little lost... I had my co-pilot with me so I forced to take the ute, but i...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 47

So today didn\'t quite suck as bad. I even went into work for a little while - and rode the Ten!Parking was at a premium...And then got a little lost...
25-06-2020 21:48

Release the Mouse!

So after Saturday\'s reintroduction to the worlds favourite pastime I was back to being a happy chappy. But then, things got even better - I managed ...
25-06-2020 21:48

Raetihi Ramble

This past weekend Sunday was the day we decided should be set aside for a pootle and after a wee bit of time in the shed on Saturday I was keen to che...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 37

Last day of the working from home week and some welcome mail arrived. That badge on the right is the one I\'ve really been waiting on. Only 20...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 42

So my fuel bill arrived... So disappointment comes with some savings... But, all three bikes have required some rego becuase it\'s dangerous to me...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 45

So it appears that a battery has died :(There was some life left in it which produced an interesting display (frozen once power died):Of course one of...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 51

Sick of these posts yet" I know I am... Well, while we\'re not quite back to normal and I\'ll still be mostly working from home: Tomorrow we Rid...
25-06-2020 21:48

More Muddy Maneuvers

Last weekend was a 3-day affair and it would have been rude not to have got out and enjoyed the time off on one of the bikes. With the weather lookin...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 40

40 Days! Holy crap, no wonder I\'m going crazy! The gloss has well and truly worn off this enforced isolation and it\'s safe to say it wears you dow...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 48

Thanks to the Tenere I confirmed that the Concours battery is definitely toast!Apologies for holding the phone the wrong way......
25-06-2020 21:48

Ice Ride"

Another pretty nice day today (although there\'s some weather on its way) so I was co-opted into a wee ride with Colin...Last night we made plans for ...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 38

It seems that I\'ve got plenty of time at the moment for farting around on computers, so, I decided to try and grab some data from my TT2000 rides and...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 46

The virus that keeps on giving... But the internet came to my aid (along with a lot of complaints about multiple Sony models having this problem) ...
25-06-2020 21:48

Freedom ride

Man this was a long time coming...Being denied access to simply the best stress release engineered by man for nigh on two months is simply cruelty to ...
25-06-2020 21:48

Mouse Charging

We had a pretty stunning weekend weather-wise and while Saturday was taken up with some work around the house, on Sunday I was ready for a wee ride.Wi...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 36

Spent some petrol money the other day. Unfortunately, still not on petrol... On a lark, and courtesy of some Adv Rider posts on phones as GPS device...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 41

Missing the little mouse... It didn\'t help that Colin and I had a chat on the phone last night and relived a few Dusty (and TT) moments......
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 43

Not a lot to report. How about some music" For Geoff (I know he likes this sort of music): For Colin: For Chillertek:...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 50

So the first day where I could have cut loose but nope, working from home still. But, serious plans are afoot...I did sneak out in the ute and visit ...
25-06-2020 21:48

Stopping Stoppers from not

A while ago I had a whoopsie when replacing the front brake pads on the WR. One fell out when I was carrying out my road test and the poor wee piston...
25-06-2020 21:48

Captivity Day 9

This video Colin found is worth a watch. Looks like they had a sleep in most mornings - we were away earlier and never got rain ? Lots of my favouri...
03-04-2020 21:46

Captivity Day 4

Best show the cursed battery tender setup... For the Tenere I used the "pig-tail" that came with the tender and hooked it up to the battery, you migh...
29-03-2020 21:49

Captivity Day 3

Yay, it\'s the weekend! Visited the bikes. Fired up the Connie and Tenere to see how their batteries were doing - both were fine. Plenty of fuel in...
28-03-2020 21:49

Captivity Day 1

How\'s about a favourite picture" Port Jackson - Coromandel This one seems to scream freedom...the first big trip on the Tenere. The 2016 Four Po...
26-03-2020 21:49

Hunkering down

Well sort of... Thanks to modern technology I\'m able to do as much work as I like from home! Gee, the interweb is a wonderful thing! Anyway, I was...
25-03-2020 21:51

Fishers and the 42

Not a moment too soon and just before the whole country goes into lock-down three WR\'s went on a little ride... Ever since I bought the WR I\'d want...
24-03-2020 21:47
 



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