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  1. 5...4...3...2...1...Thunderblogs are GO!

    Ahh, wouldn't it have been great to have a blog before the house renovations started?

    Here we are, 4 and a bit months down the track with many fascinating tales of resource consents, building consents, outrageous fees and impending court cases that could have filled the entries here. I may do some retrospective blogging on the whole process to warn others what they are up against.

    Still, theres only 2 weeks left of the build and the house is looking damn good. 2 new ...
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  2. First-timer!

    Bit of a Virgin when it comes to blogging. There always has to be a first time........

    This blog will be used by myself and also Qkkid. I think the term 'The Qkkies' has stuck with us and Qkkid has since bought a personalised plate for our car "QKKIES" with kiwibiker.co.nz underneth. Just doing our part to advertise the site.
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  3. Commuting Tue 6 March

    Must remember that not all bikers are my friends.

    Last week (Thurs?) played with a gal on a blue Ginny most of the way to work. Was fun, grinning at each other when we stopped at lights.

    Yesterday was part of a convoy - 3 bikes of a similar size all commuting in the bus lane. Expected fun and comeraderie. Instead got rudeness and dangerous behaviour from one of them.

    Just because he rides a bike, he's not my friend. You get nutters in all walks ...
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  4. Volty does Papatoetoe

    My last ride on Volty was yesterday. Rode from Mt Albert to Papatoetoe to visit the SV rider's parents, following the SV all the way. Found the SV's LED tail-lights rather hypnotic and had to remember to look past it instead of just following the pretty lights.

    The SV rider was very considerate and didn't try to lose me this time (required a lecture before we started though).

    Got to Papatoetoe and discovered that the TL (Big Red) and the Vespa (Bella) had the same ...
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