Category Archives: TT2000

Belated TT2000 2021 and New Bike

It is mid-August 2020 and the latest TT2000 for 2021 details are out. Again, this is in the South Island but this time the start/finish is in Oamaru. That put a bit of a kink in the plan straight away as it was obvious, I could not do my usual of sleeping on the ferry on the way over and… Read more »

Out with the Old…. & TT2000

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For the TT2000 2021 edition I planned on having a new bike. I ordered my BMW K1600GT in November 2020 with all the options and sat back to wait for it to arrive late January, early February. Details of the TT2000 came in and I made the plan for that and was set to go. Then all the plans went… Read more »

TT2000 2020 – An uncomfortable ride but a good one

TT2000 time again and this one is in the North Island. Again, four mystery checkpoints, three of which I knew straight away having seen them all many times and in fact one I pass at least twice a day. The forth one, a church, was a little harder to find but find it I did. Planning began as soon as… Read more »

TT2000 2019 – Planning Time

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The TT2000 web site went live this month so that means count down to the trip has begun. I got an email from Wayne a couple of weeks before hand asking if I would like to automate the check sheet again. I said yes of course and Wayne emailed me the list of checkpoints so I had an early preview… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »