Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ride to Martinborough

Today is Thursday, the weather is great and a day off work.   Decision made to go for a little ride somewhere, have a coffee and come home - Martinborough was beckoning.

I fitted up the GPS to record the route and left home at exactly 11.00am (that time from the GPS log).   At exactly noon I was in Featherston and then headed to Martinborough via a few diversions. The route included: Wards Line (a little blat along parts), Bidwills Cutting Road, Greytown Bidwills Cutting Road, Kemptons Line, Crosses Line, Bidwill Cutting Road and stopped for a photo at intersection of Moiki Road, Kitchener Road and to the Coffee spot in Martinborough Square at 12.38pm.  I  left to go home at 12.59pm  and arrived home at 2.07pm.

The round trip was 185kms.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


The weather had come right after many days of non bike riding weather.  I headed to Avalon via Heywards arriving about 5.45pm. There was a good turnout of 25 - 30 bikes and only 3 250s in the group.  The ride went to the lookout on Paikokariki Hill road and then back to a bar at Mana.  At this point I headed home, getting in just after 8.00pm.

Ulysses Christmas BBQ

The BBQ was on Sunday at Kaitoki park.  The weather was poor but I went anyway and there was some rain in Upper Hutt.   I stayed there for 10 or so minutes and then went for a ride up the Takas.  It started raining so I canceled that idea and headed home.  

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tuesday 8 December 20 years Ulysses

I rode to the meeting last night.  It was a celebration of 20 years since the start of the Wellington Branch.

Meeting and ride were okay.

Monday, December 07, 2009

First decent day this summer

This was a non working day so I went and got a tag up Plimmerton way.  Had a coffee on the way home at Pahatanui and made a new tag for the Wellington team to find.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

HOG Toy Run

Another year and I have a patch to prove attendance.   I left home just after 10.00am for Mana.  The run started at 11.00am and there were around 800 bikes of all makes.

Had a sausage and coffee after the run and got home shortly after 1.00pm.  I have a GPS log of the run.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Haywards loop

It was a nice day so I finished it with a run around the loop.  On the way I stopped at Alan's and he had just finished cleaning the HD so joined me for the remainder of the loop. 

We are now ready for the excitement of the HOG Toy Run.