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  1. Mike Hyde -Twisting Throttle- TT2000, Sad news

    It is with a heavy heart I have to inform you all that Mike Hyde passed away on the 3rd of Aug 2015 after losing his fight a brain tumor. He will be dearly missed by his wife and two children plus his extended family. As well and many friends around the world.

    Ride on Mike ride on.
    You do the book on the next routes Mike and we will follow.
  2. BMW GS Experience

    The GS Experience started last year in Australia as a way to give customers a better understanding of what GS bikes could do both on and off road. It's run by BMW Motorad Australia and held in three States over the course of the year. You can book up to two time slots on any two bikes from the GS range. Light refreshments are also provided, along with a t-shirt, all for $49AUD. It provided just the excuse I needed to head back to Melbourne.

    The Melbourne event is run from the Toolangi ...
  3. First Blog Post

    Testing this Blog thing to see how it works

    Saturday Morning Ride 19/07/14
    Ride report (part 1)

    Its Saturday and still dark, best gear up to the hilt as its 2deg on the coastal hill of home (sure to be colder on the flats)
    Wheel KT down the drive to be svelte and try to jump start her just in case battery is reluctant, bike skids and burbles into life then stops,

    O well kick her in the guts on the starter then, bam no problems, and wait ...
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  4. Kaiaua ride

    Nice day for a ride to Kaiaua

    Mataharu/Ohinewhi Road had just been graded to a pretty nasty camber which made for a more cautious ride over the Hapuakohe Range.

    Came across a MX day on Coxhead Rd in a recently cut Maize paddock. Stopped for a quick look, thought about doing a lap but the Shinko 700 isn't really designed for that + im a stingy bugger and didnt want to let go of some coin (basicly just scared)

    On to the East Coast Rd aka ...
  5. Another mid week ride....

    Had a bad day what better way to get over it than thrashing the bike

    Went down Mangiti Rd and Te Akau Warf Rd to look out over Raglan Harbor to Raglan, had a close call with a semi on Mangiti Rd just had enough room to squeeze down the side of it and stay upright. Mangiti Rd has just had fresh gravel layed on it so it got a bit sketchy with the pressure I had in the tyres, let them down a bit then had me some fun

  6. Home adv ride

    Nice day and I had little else to do, so I thought I'd do a bit of adv.

    Forgot to turn on the tracking thingy so you'll just have to use a map and provided road names If you want to try these roads... They link up pretty easy and were quite bloodly good not far from Hamilton or even Auckland, haven't seen anyone else mentioning them

    Started the adv from Story road off Tahuna rd, some nice twisty seal in this area thats worth riding too. First 'good' road was ...
  7. Tag day

    Road State Highway 22 today out to Glen Murry, and alot of the back roads behind Huntly. Nice twisties, 22 is a bit rough past Nike I found.

    The day started after lunch ( I'm a night owl), the wind was up by then, not so great on a 250 dual sport (tall and light). About 10 mins in I was greated on Waring rd by an utter kunt who had already cut the corner ahead of me, then swerved at me just as I was pasing him... He got the Kiwibiker wave; didn't give chase to get his rego, ...
  8. Adventure riding Waikato

    Went for a bit of an adventure a couple days ago... Through the Taupri Range... Probably trespassing? wasn't stoped though

    Lots of gates and livestock to navigate..

    Also went out Old Mountain road ...
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