Author Archives: John Veldthuis

TT2000 2018 – The Whole Trip

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TT2000 2018 Route

TT2000 2018 – The Wait Pays Off (February 2018) It is now the 21st February and only two days until the TT2000 starts for 2018. Cyclone Gita has just past over last night with just a power cut of 3 hours here at home. Have been watching the weather closely for the last week now because 10 days out it… Read more »

Northern Odyssey – Part 2

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Well part 2 of the Northern Odyssey 2018 was not going to plan at all. Really no pictures this time because I never checked the camera battery. Previously when checked it was always full or ¾ and it wasn’t that long ago since I charged it. Well bugger me when I went to take the first shot the GPS would… Read more »

Northern Odyssey 2018 – Part 1

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One Tree Hill North

NORTHERN ODYSSEY 2018 “You will be given a route of approx. 1000 kms of North Island roads selected for their good riding, great scenery and points of interest along the way.  Every hour or so, you will need to stop and find the answer to a question.  The 2018 Odyssey will take you through Auckland and Northland, starting in Central… Read more »

1KC Hamilton 2017 – Is it Raining?

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Checkpoint 5 - Skyline

1KC Hamilton Start 2017 It has been just on three weeks since my failed attempt at the North Island 1600 ride due to weather and a sore rib. In that time the rib is a lot better but still giving the odd twinge when I pull stuff towards me, so I am hoping that it will not hinder this ride…. Read more »

North Island 1600 2017 (NI1600)

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NI1600 2017 Route

North Island 1600 – 2017 Saturday 7th of October was the day for the 4th running of the NI1600 (North Island 1600km  in 24 hours) motorbike ride. However, the week leading up to this wasn’t good for me. The Saturday before this I went on a Jetski ride down the Patea river to the dam. It was a good ride… Read more »

TT2000 – 2018 It begins here

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TT2000 2018 Route

TT2000 2018 – The Planning begins (August 2017) Got the email on the 21st August saying the TT2000 site was live for the 2018 edition of the Twisting Throttle 2000km ride. I immediately went onto the site and downloaded the checkpoints in the Basecamp format and grabbed the checkpoint pdf’s. This year’s TT2000 is a bit different. It is the… Read more »

North Island 800 (NI800) – Better late than never

NI800 – Better Late than Never I decided that I wanted to do the NI800. I could not do it at the time due to doing the NI1600 which ran at the same time. I asked for the route just to buzz it off at my leisure. John sent me the route, the briefing, and an offer of a pin… Read more »

TT2000 2017- Another Awesome Event

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TT2000 2017 – Planning Stage Time for the annual TT2000 to start. The information was released on the 1st September 2016 and I grabbed everything that I could off the site. Once I got home from work I decided to load all the checkpoints into Basecamp and see what it looked like. This year everyone starts in Christchurch but you… Read more »