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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 »

Light up my world Darla!

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Time to light up my world Darla! Saw a review of some Clearwater lights and decided that they would go nicely on my BMW. BMW’s do have an option for LED lights but the Clearwater ones are far superior. I decided on the 2” Darla and ordered them from Clearwater’s site on the 22nd August 2016. Total cost was US$841.64…. 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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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 »