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2022 TT2000 (Twisting Throttle)

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This year will be my 11th run at the TT2000. I would have had the TT10 badge but failed to complete one run after dropping my Honda VFR1200 on the main street of Westport. Pulled away from the dairy and still don’t know what happened but road was wet. Cracked the panier open and broke my clutch lever on the… Read more »

1KC Wellington 2021 Ride Report

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Due to covid I decided to change from the Hamilton ride to the Wellington ride. Being a virtual ride I could start at any point of the ride. The Wellington one went right past my door. Also, the Hamilton one covered a lot of the ground the NI800 ride did so did not want to repeat that. Having got the… 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 »

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 »

Northern Odyssey – Part 2

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Well part 2 of the Northern Odyssey 2018 was not going to plan at all. Really no pictures this time because I never checked the camera battery. Previously when checked it was always full or ¾ and it wasn’t that long ago since I charged it. Well bugger me when I went to take the first shot the GPS would… Read more »

Northern Odyssey 2018 – Part 1

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NORTHERN ODYSSEY 2018 “You will be given a route of approx. 1000 kms of North Island roads selected for their good riding, great scenery and points of interest along the way.  Every hour or so, you will need to stop and find the answer to a question.  The 2018 Odyssey will take you through Auckland and Northland, starting in Central… Read more »

1KC Hamilton 2017 – Is it Raining?

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Checkpoint 5 - Skyline

1KC Hamilton Start 2017 It has been just on three weeks since my failed attempt at the North Island 1600 ride due to weather and a sore rib. In that time the rib is a lot better but still giving the odd twinge when I pull stuff towards me, so I am hoping that it will not hinder this ride…. Read more »