Author Archives: John Veldthuis

Northern Odyssey 2016 – Part 2

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Gisborne

Northern Odyssey Part 2 The Part the nearly didn’t happen I tried to do the second part of the Northern Odyssey a couple of times but things were conspiring against me not to get it done. The first thing that happened was the doctor changed my pills for my diabetes. Or rather added another one to them. The original pill… Read more »

TT2000 2016 – Day 3 – The Return

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Sunday Leg

Day 3 – TT2000 2016 the home track First thing I did when I got out was to check the rear tire pressure and it was still at 42psi so holding nicely. Front at 38psi. Crisp morning as well. Only one checkpoint to pick up then a dash for the finish. Schedule said 4am start and 10am finish. I woke… Read more »

TT2000 2016 – Day 1- And We are Off

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TT2000 Picton Start

Day 1 – TT2000 2016 – The Start Slept very little on the ferry. The crossing was a bit lumpy and there were a few wave crashes that jolted. But all things end and I popped down for breakfast at 5am. Was early so went outside for a look. Very windy but you could see gaps in the clouds with… Read more »

Day 0 – TT2000 2016 – Getting There

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Day 0 – TT2000 2016 – The Trip Down  Decided to leave home about 5pm and take a slow trip down. It was supposed to be raining but the weather was fine all day but the wind was hell. Getting blown all over the place down the Foxton straights. Topped off with the last cheap fuel in Levin and ambled… Read more »

Day None – TT2000 2016 – The Plan

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Day None – TT2000 2016 – Planning TT2000 time has come around again and for me planning starts very early. This year like others there are 4 mystery locations to find so I started out trying to find these. Mystery #3 was very easy for me to find and it did not take long with google to find the snow… Read more »