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  1. 2016 1KC - The 10th Anniversary Super Thou

    Well that was another nice wee fang!

    Apparently I have a problem when it comes to riding and creating routes for longer rides ….I like corners!

    After all, let’s face it, I’m not one to throw my arse around or hang off the seat, but the subtle shifting of weight that occurs whilst negotiating a delicious string of lefts and rights does wonders to alleviate the aching-numb-bum that manifests when sitting for hour after hour in the saddle on a boring, straight state highway. ...
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  2. NI1600 2016 - A South Islanders view

    Being a South Islander first challenge was the 715 km to the start point. I had a typical Southerners view of North Island roads i.e. boring, congested, and with a speed cop behind every tree. The torturous, traffic laden ride from the Ferry terminal to Levin in heavy rain didn’t do anything to dispel this.

    But once past Foxton the traffic began to lighten and with it my mood. Beyond Mangaweka the landscape changed to rolling hills and the road began to twist and turn. There was still ...
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  3. Stock Clearance Sale

    Meet Drury Motorcycle (Performance Centre) new owners Des and Aida.
    They welcome all motorcycle enthusiasts:
    Clearance Sale:1st of November to 19th of November.
    Motorcycle Tyres, Batteries, Brakes, chains, Sprockets, oil and air filters for most makes and models.
    Jackets, Pants, Helmets, Gloves etc.
    Phone Des and Aida on 092947955 for absolutely Crazy Bargains.
    www.druryperformancecentre.co.nz

    Also they are very keen to service
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  4. HMCC Putoline Winter Series Round 3 @ Taupo

    Racing motorbikes you get to learn a lot about yourself. Things you didn't think you could do you find are possible. Fears you thought were you couldn't beat are overcome. Often we overcome physical, emotional and financial problems to do things we never thought we could do. Equally as important is recognising when you shouldn't be riding.

    The weather forecast for the day wasn't looking good. It was going to be wet all day with little chance of drying out. However, the forecast for ...
  5. out from under the tin, ... again.

    After 5 years of no bike I was asked to help pick up an Indian for a friend. I had to pillion on his other 2014 Indian Chief to go get it. took 5 mins before i was silently screaming in my lid. oh yeah. then i rode a Cheif. Having never ridden a "cruiser", it was the easiest bike I have ever ridden. A nice 50 min ride on the incredible torque machine back home had wanting more.
    about two months later.
    Wifey insisted I get another bike for sanity. so I got a 2007 ...
  6. The Half

    24/09/16

    After much planning to produce ‘the half’, it was finally time to ride it. ‘The half’ being the ‘North Island 800’, an NZ Distance Riders offering to ride 800km in 12 hours, which is being run in conjunction with the North Island 1600 24 hour event, although for some reason, I’ve never heard that referred to as ‘the Full’.

    The event isn’t scheduled until 08 October, but as one of the organisers, I had decided to ride it early to get the checkpoint photos for ...
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  7. There and Back Again - Another Hobbit's Tail

    From: 19-20/03/16

    Things have been pretty busy lately, both at work and on the biking front, doing prep work for this year’s Nth Island 1600 in October. My big job in that area right now has been fine-tuning a route, then preparing the Rider’s Guide, which was all but done except for the sample checkpoint photos, (although it did have streetview photos in there for now)… So a plan evolved.

    I decided to have a big weekend away, riding both the NI1600 and the NI800 back ...
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  8. HMCC Putoline Winter Series Round 2 @ Taupo








    Usually over winter I’ve tended to ride the odd track day and do the occasional race day. However, after the operation to remove the plate on my clavicle I’d missed everything at the start of winter. Also, with all the changes at Hampton Downs, the Winter Series has moved to Taupo and Play Day are no longer able to run there. The MotoHD days aren’t too badly priced but with the amount of rain we had over winter I had little motivation to get ...
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