Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last TCWNR ride

Tonight was the last ride for the season and possibly my last.  We left the Duckpond just after 6.30pm on the way to the Royal Hotel in Featherston.  I stopped at the summit and watched those behind me go past.   Then headed home.  It was an easy ride on a nice night.  20 bikes in attendance.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lake Ferry with Ulysses

It was a very set ride over the Rimutakas and a good test of the waterproofing of the leathers.  Water did get in the front of the jacket so lesson is to wear the wet gear over the leathers.   We left Brown Owl just on 10.10am and arrived at the Lake Ferry Hotel before noon and for an early lunch.  It was a cool day with a southery front coming through early morning and we got caught by it over the hill..

After lunch I headed to Martinborough where there were no motorcycles.  The weather puts some off riding.  I rode home by myself via Ponatahi and Greytown.  Distance traveled 268kms.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday ride

The weather was an improvement and in fact it was a warm day with clear skies although there was a strong wind.  Midday came so I went for a ride up the coast to Queen Elizabeth Park.  Once I was there it was a ride back over the Paikakariki Hill and Heywards to the Hutt. 
A visit was made to Motormart to check out the new Honda VFR1200 which will not arrive until May.  Following this disappointment I went for a ride out to the coast via Wainuiomate and then back home. 
So this was a coast to coast ride of some minor status. Got home at 3.40pm.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday ride

A nice day for a ride and one I couldn't turn down when Alan called and suggested a ride.  I went to his place and we rode over Heywards and the Paikakariki Hill Road to a cafe in Paraparumu.

I left home at 11.37am and got back at 3.25pm.  107kms traveled.  Odo 11996kms

Friday, March 05, 2010

City and Grays Road

A ride around the city and bit of a burn out on the open road.  Testing done a couple of days ago on ear plugs to reduce wind noise. A loop of elestic inside the buff seems to reduce the noise level and of course the whisper kit for the helmet.