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  1. Piefinding on the RF

    great riding this time of year

  2. 2017 - 1st Up


    After getting back from Hamilton I had to drop the bike in for its 96,000 Km service ...even if it was a little late at 97,500 Km. That was an easy way to blow $600+ with a new air-cleaner, plugs etc, etc and although I'd bought a new front, expecting to fit it, that's still got a couple of thousand Km in it and the relatively new rear (5,000 Km) is looking worse ...but only on the sides thanks to some hard cornering on great roads.

    With that done and a nice ...
  3. 2016 In Review


    Itís been an odd year. I donít feel like Iíve done much riding due to weather and work, but the reality is that Iíve done few rides but a reasonable amount of Km.

    The year started with a 1,000 miler (1600 Km with Gray -! )

    Followed up with the biggest ride of my life in March, ( ...
  4. High Risk Roads for Motorcyclists

    Shows the risk to motorcyclists of fatal or serious crashes on New Zealandís roads

    I haven't seen this resource being referred to anywhere, so I made this "blog" to post a link to it for future reference.
  5. The Post-Christmas Pootle


    This year saw the 90th Anniversary of the Maori Tennis Tournament Öwhich didnít mean a lot to me, but it did mean that I had to ride to Hamilton, then go riding around the Waikato for a couple of days, then ride back Öso, as usual, I was really excited that Ann had to go to the Maori tennis tournament!

    Our adventure commenced on Boxing Day with a short hop to Hawera, Ann taking the car because she was hitching a ride from there, then bringing some Mokoís ...
  6. 2016 MDA Run


    This year was my 11th MDA run after missing the 2014 ride Öand it still hasnít lost its charm of being a great ride while serving a great cause to see some joy brought to the lives of some children afflicted with Muscular Dystrophy.

    This year my involvement included sorting a budget and coming up with a ride plan, which was to be very different from all the other years I have been attending.

    Last year would have been the worst (hardest) year ...
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  7. 2016 Suzuki Series Round 1 @ Taupo

    Last race day I was having problems with handling after changing the bikeís geometry while, ironically, chasing improved handling. Iíd been getting the opposite of what I was expecting; dropping the front made the steering heavier instead of lighter, the back end was coming up under brakes as if the front was sitting up higher, a neutral throttle through corners was pushing me wide instead of bringing the front in.

    Figuring out ...
  8. bought an RF

    best purchase i've done in a while, grinning the whole ride back from wellington

    11xMiles now 12xMiles, neat.

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