Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday morning

Rain was forecast for later in the day. After the supermarket shopping I headed north on SH1. As I was riding along the Pukerua coast road Alan called. We agreed to meet up at Pauatahanui for a coffee. I continued my ride to Queen Elizabeth Park and then did a U turn at the overbridge and headed up to the lookout on the Paekakariki Hill Road. After a brief stop I headed on to the coffee stop. Alan arrived and after a oouple of coffees we headed around the inlet and onto SH1.

On the way home we stopped to help a motorcyclist who had lost the chain. Not that we could do much and he had help on the way. It started raining just as we left Pauatahanui.

I left at 1015 and got home at 1245. Distance of 85kms.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Martinborough solo ride

On Friday I tested a new set up for the video camera. It was mounted in a VIO webbing clamp and then I attached it to the right side mirror stem with Velcro wrap. This provides a clear view of the road ahead for the camera. The recording unit is then put inside the tank bag. The set up works well with good quality video.

Today (Sunday) was a nice day, little wind, clear skies and 14 degrees. The heated vest kept me nice and cosy; this has been a very good investment, so have the heated grips. On the way to Martinborough I diverted back into Greytown. Left home at 1030 and got back at 1300hrs.

Thursday, September 01, 2011


Last ride was Sunday (29 Sept), yes I forgot to post the ride. It was just another local ride, up SH2 and a ride around the Hutt Valley, Petone, Eastbourne and then over the Haywards hill. A stop for coffee in Pauatahanui and then home SH1. Next weekend, weather permitting I will venture over the Rimutakas.