Sunday Funday at Raglan

Well today was "day with the family" day ... fortunately for me this included riding and fishing 🙂 yeehaa The riding was ok, Tracey has been nursing a sore neck for a few weeks so she wasn't keen on any lengthy ride, so a quick flick over the divi was in order. On...

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After work divi

So a tyre is due .. things are getting a bit wobbly in the corners .. it could all be in my head, who knows, but I've decided on the Z6 rear tyre again, and it is booked in on Friday. Today a quick blat of the divi was in order, mostly to see if I was feeling...

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South Waikato blat

So for a few days there has been a "laxed out" ride advertised on kiwibiker. The Sunday weather seemed agreeable, so I left home at 10am headed for the meeting spot for the is organised ride. First off I noticed it mainly consisted of a bunch of people I have not...

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To palmy and back

So after complaining that I have ridden properly for months, I tyhought a trip down to fielding / palmerston north was in order. 5:33pm I'm out of the office and on the bike ready to go. The pace from Hamilton to Te Kuiti was quite sedate, as I had been telling myslef...

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Warrens bad day out

So this weekend there was a "Mormon few stunt crew" ride around the Coromandel Warrens son had said he would quite like to go, so after some phone calls around, Warren heads off around the coro with the few, and his son. Saturday: at 12:23pm I get a very broken call...

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Ride number 3 (Tracey)

Went out for a while yesterday, for an hour or so. Confidence is getting much better, but she really needs low speed work before she can even think of going near a town .... mmm .. must think abiut how to achieve that, maybe back to the carpark for a while? Good fun...

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Tracey’s second ride

So we are just back from Tracey's second ride on the Hyosung. She did well, sustained 100 kph on the open road, but still struggled a bit at intersections. She needs to concentrate on low speed control of the bike. Starting and stopping...

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Tracey’s first ride

Well last weekend saw Tracey's first road ride It was great fun being out with Trace, on her own bike, inspiring dreams of tours around the country 🙂 from both of us. She had a wee topple where the ground didn't quite meet her foot, but all is well, and if everything...

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Wow .. forgot but not lost

Crikey, has that much time passed since I updated this website? I’ve been heavily concentrating on http://www.mcrides.co.nz It been a fun project, and I suspect given time it will fill a need, and probably devour heaps of my spare time 🙂 Not much riding has happened,...

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Grand Challenge 2007

So the route was amazing. I was a bit concerned about route planning, and getting lost, so lots of preparation had been done for the last few weeks ensuring I could find my way.
Upon arriving at Turangi I see the map from another room, and immediately recognise EVERY bit of it …. sweet !!!!! ……

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Whangamomona

So the last big trip was a wee 780kms loop with Tracey on the back. A quick blat to Otorohonga, quickly turned into a loop around Mount Taranaki, and then inland through “The forgotten World Highway” Its a fantastic, technical, and challenging ride for anyone. It was...

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Me vs Northland

Friday 22nd June 2007: I spent the day staring out my window from my office chair in Hamilton, looking at the weather, just trying to decide. Should I stay or should I go? Each hour the weather changed dramatically, from blue skies, to unbelievably hard rain and wind....

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Bling kong

Not much to update on I guess. Went for a spin around Kaiua with Deeknow, Warr, Pete, and Matt. That was fun although I finished off my front tyre coming south down SH 22 .. oh well A couple of “performance” upgrades this month 🙂 I chopped the rear fender down, and...

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Another toy run

1 year later and I find myself on the Cambridge toy run again. It was a good turn out. Initial numbers suggesting 1500 bikers. In other news. I did a wee loop around east cape with the Honda Riders Club. It included an overnight stop in Gisborne. The pace was quite...

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Roadie to Wellington

So it was about time I did a decent trip I though. So lying in bed on Wednesday January 3rd, 2007, Tracey asks me whether I had “achieved” enough this break. My answer was “I would have liked to see more of the country” With in an hour we had organised a baby-sitter...

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10000 kms later

This weekend bought only a quick trip around the kawhia harbour. Peter has bought a Suzuki vx800, and ride was in order. So I headed to Te Awamutu to hook up with him, and head to twisties. Once again I found out just how fantastic to Hornet is. “Get off and start...

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Big catch up

I’ve been completely slack keeping my blog even close to updated. Lots of rides have happened since my last entry, the biggest, well at least the longest, was the “Coro loop” with Quasi, Titanium, Road Rash, and few others I never actually met. I also took in a pub...

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Over the divi

I got the hard word from the wife this weekend to stay home, and stay off the bike 🙂 But I did fit in a quick ride over the divi to raglan on Saturday. It was a good ride, following somebody on a TL1000 practicing a few moves I’ve picked up along the way. The weather...

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