Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday ride to Gladstone

Late morning I did a solo ride over the Takas and via a few back roads to Gladstone. From there the ride was via the back road to Martinborough where I had a coffee and then headed home.

The trip was 222Kms.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wellington Anniversary Day

I fitted in a short ride with Alan mid afternoon as the weather cleared. We got to the top of the Rimutakas and it as very wet and wetting so headed back. The trip home was via Haywards Hill and SH1.

Today (Wednesday) was to be a ride on TCWNR but I had a prang in the Corolla on the way home from work. That stuffed up getting ready for the ride.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


It was a very good turnout (29 bikes) for the ride on a brilliant Wellington day.

I lead the group this time and keep the speed to just over 100. All the traffic lights were green which meant the front group was well ahead will those at the back were held up by red lights.

We stopped at the pub in Featherston and I headed back at 7.45pm.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Whitemans Valley

Gale force winds today ruled out a safe ride over the Rimutaka Hill. I made a visit to Alan's to view how he was getting on with the restoration of the Triumph Tiger 750. We then went for a quiet ride around the Whitemans valley loop and back to Upper Hutt for a coffee.

Last week I bought a Kreiga 30 back pack. For a test I put my wet weather gear in the pack and fitted it for this ride. The pack fits well and the weight is not noticeable when on the bike.

On Friday the bike was taken to WMC for a WOF.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Back home

I got back home from holiday on Friday. Today I gave the busa a run up SH1 around the inlet, over Paekok hill, back SH1 to Greys road, around the inlet to SH1 and back home. Just a little 90kms run to feel the freedom.