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Hamilton 1KC 2020 ride

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Time once again for another ride. This time the Distance Riders 1KC Hamilton start. This is a 1,000km ride starting and finishing at Hamilton. This ride will most likely be the last big ride for my trusty BMW R1200RT. It has been a good machine but pushing 140,000km it is time for a new machine but more on that at… Read more »

North Island 800 (NI800)

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Covid tried to put a dent in the 2020 running of the NI800 and while it may have put a damper on things the ride went ahead. This was going to another sore ride with a bad case of tennis elbow on my left arm. Luckily the BMW has a shift assist so doesn’t need the use of the clutch… 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 »

Hamilton 1KC 2019

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So it is the 9th November 2019 and time for the 1KC ride again. I took the Hamilton option and was all planned up. GPS loaded, New battery for my Hero 7 camera, Spot batteries changed (3 good and 1 low so put one in). Was going to get up at 1am and finish loading and munching and be away… Read more »

Northern Odyssey 2019

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Time for the Northern Odyssey again. This is a ride around parts of the North Island where you have to stop frequently to answer questions. You get a list directions to various places and when you find the place you need to answer a question. This year there are 34 questions and it was a circular route around the mid… Read more »

1KC Hamilton 2018 – A nice day out

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Time for the 2018 addition of the 1KC ride Hamilton start. 1000 kms in 12 hours (or so). This years was around the mountains sort of. Around the Coromandel loop anti-clockwise then down around the 3 big mountains in the middle of the island. A week out the weather forecast did not look too hot and the best outcome was… Read more »

NI800 2018 Ride Report

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NI1600 Sorry, that’s NI800 The NI1600/NI800 came around again and I could not decide which one to do. Last year’s NI1600 was a bust for me due to a bruised rib from coming off my Jetski at 60kph and the constant rain. I was sore and very uncomfortable. I was planning to do the NI1600 but have had a bad cough… 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 »