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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »