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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 »

1KC 2016 – 12 hours of riding

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Hamilton 1KC (1000km ride) The Hamilton 1KC ride happened on the 5th November 2016 and was eagerly awaited. The rough route was put out shortly after it was announced so I put it into Basecamp to see what it looked like. Not bad with mostly main roads although a big stretch down SH2 at 80km was not too hot. Might… Read more »

NI1600 2016

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North Island 1600 2016 (N I1600) Once again it was time for the North Island 1600km ride (NI1600). It was planned to start on the 8th of October and for me I decided to take the week off work to make sure I was rested and was not tired at work afterwards. Not much planning to do except for installing… Read more »

A woolly ride – Sheepskin covers

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A woolly ride – Sheepskin covers I have been on a spending spree on Farkles for the bike in the last month. First heated gear, then LED lights and now finally my latest purchase. Sheepskin seat covers. I saw a post on Facebook a while ago on the Distance Riders page with a guy putting sheepskin seat covers on. They… Read more »

Northern Odyssey 2016 – Part 2

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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 »

North Island 1600 – “Are we there yet?”

North Island 1600 – 2015 – “Are we there yet?” Saturday 10th October 2015   Had wanted to plan the night before but no details released. When I asked about it they said quite a few said all they were doing was giving the route to the cops. Well didn’t seem to make much difference as I saw heaps more… Read more »