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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 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 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 »

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 »

North Island 1600 2017 (NI1600)

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NI1600 2017 Route

North Island 1600 – 2017 Saturday 7th of October was the day for the 4th running of the NI1600 (North Island 1600km  in 24 hours) motorbike ride. However, the week leading up to this wasn’t good for me. The Saturday before this I went on a Jetski ride down the Patea river to the dam. It was a good ride… Read more »

North Island 800 (NI800) – Better late than never

NI800 – Better Late than Never I decided that I wanted to do the NI800. I could not do it at the time due to doing the NI1600 which ran at the same time. I asked for the route just to buzz it off at my leisure. John sent me the route, the briefing, and an offer of a pin… 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 »