Another bloody marvelous day.....Bloody Marvelous!!
Prep for this year's C1KC started straight after last year's one, when, although I had a couple of potential routes, I was doodling on MapSource (as you do) to see just how far we could get from Wellington, ...without doing an out and return, ...and still be a reasonably interesting route to ride. I was hoping to touch Tauranga but had to settle for Rotorua-Putaruru, so I ran the options past my old Wgtn Uly Ride Committee buddies,
Updated 14th November 2013 at 07:46 by KoroJ
Since my last blog I've done a few rides but I've been as slack as Gremlin at not getting anything written up!!....again.
Last Sunday I went for a ride with some of the local IAM group....so I had to behave myself!? Unfortunately I needed a decent ride, but it was a bit short and I couldn't be bothered going for a bit of fang after the lunch stop, so I just slotted in with the group and came back over the hill. It was pretty windy, which wasn't much of a problem going north over the
Since my last blog I've done a lot of short rides but I've been as slack as Gremlin at not getting anything written up!!
I've continued experimenting with the Go Pro in various positions and after trying the side of the fairing and the front above the headlight, the next variation was on 24/08, when I tried mounting the GoPro facing forward on the right pannier. The only trouble was that at the time, I was doing some slow riding so half of the frame is taken up by my fat arse shuffling
I didn't think I'd get any riding in this weekend, but today cleared enough to have a start and we ended up with 23 bikes departing from the Plimmerton Weigh Station and picked up Buzz in Waikanae....so, with that many turning out, it was obviously the first half-pie decent day for quite awhile!!
The forecast looked pretty miserable during the week, but in the end it wasn't too bad, proving drizzly on Saturday and quite clear this morning, so last night, I ensured my gear was at hand
After the Ulysses event a couple of weeks ago, Jason was keen to do more so we agreed to get together and today was our first session. We met at the the car park by the Petone Rec' on Udy Street at 0900 and fortunately we were that early because I've been out of the kiddy sports scene for some years and had forgotten that it would be busy.
No worries....we were cheeky enough to cone off about 15 metres across the bottom and started by setting up the 'Black Rum' course as I had converted
When I checked the weather for this weekend early in the week, it was supposed to utter crap, so I was preparing myself to get plenty of indoorsy projects done....but the best laid plans of mice and men!! ...I got lots of outdoorsy stuff done instead.
Of course, along with getting some backed up jobs done, I got the associated rewards of a couple of short rides....and these in turn were jobs within themselves as I needed to do some more experimentation with how to get the best setup
Today was another Ulysses Slow Handling event at the Riverbank Carpark and once again, as well as the usual spread of American Style enclosed courses, we set a more Japanese style competition course.
We set three enclosed couses and two of them were set with varying expansions so a rider can ease into the swing of it at 40% oversize, then as they gain confidence step down to 25%, 10% or the standard size. Even with this easing in, unfortunately several riders were content to enjoy
I acquired a new toy this week in the form of a Hero 3 Black Go Pro Video Camera. I didn't really know what I was getting with it, apart from the 32Gb mini SD card I ordered, so when it arrived I went back online and ordered a sunction cup mount, then started to read the instructions and check it out.
Fortunately a few mates have these things, or have used them so a few emails to the likes of BanditRider & XP@ and I had some good info to start with.
The ST is a pretty
Updated 22nd July 2013 at 19:20 by KoroJ
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