Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thursday Night Ride

I missed the ride last night and there was a large turnout.  So I went to meeting of the Thursday night riders.   They went over the hill and I then went home.  There were some very nice bikes there.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


The weather today was almost perfect for a decent ride - only problem was that it got too hot.   I left home at 10.28 and dropped by to meet up with Alan.   We had a fuel stop at Featherston for the HD and then went straight to Ngawhi.   A stop for food and a look around and then we headed to Martinborough.  This was a coffee stop and chat to an English rider who had just purchased a new 675 Daytona.  

From there it was home and I finished the ride at 4.00pm.  276kms.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


18 bikes at the meeting point.  At 6.45pm they headed off to Featherston.  I was last to leave and stayed in that position all the way.  It was a semi sedate group ride with no heroics.  At Featherston I turned around and came straight back, arriving at home at around 8.10pm.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Anniversary Day loop

Today is Wellington Anniversary Day.  We were in cloud all morning and it was a toss up to ride or not.   However, once I got to Petone the sky changed from cloud to blue.   I then decided to just ride the Haywards loop and return home via SH1.  In addition I rode around the inlet and back.

A short but enjoyable ride.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


A very windy day with wind peaks of 140kph predicted. I arrived at the Duckpond at 5.55pm, shorty after Alan arrived and then a few others. The group went over the hill. Alan and I turned around at the Caltex station and came back. We stopped in Lower Hutt for a coffee and I was home just after 8.00pm

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Saturday ride around

Early yesterday I did a ride up SH2 and then across Haywards. I visited the new housing development above Haywards hill and the headed around the inlet and up SH1 to Pukerua Bay. On the way home diverted to Plimmerton but no coffee stop as no places to even park a bike. Came home via SH1. Very nice weather.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Yesterday - WOF and rides

Yesterday I went into WMC early to obtain a WOF. I got there when they opened and was the first customer. The WOF took near to an hour and during the wait had a coffee and contacted Alan who was also to get a WOF. That exercise took most of the morning. Early afternoon Alan called by and we headed to Makara beach and then Plimmerton for a coffee. Then it was home via SH1.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Last Ride for 2012

My last ride was on 31 December. It was into Wellington and a visit to WMC and Motorad. The hayabusa has 36770 on the odo which means I only did 6770kms last year; a very quiet motorcycling year. Building a house in Havelock North and commuting between there and Wellington from around April will mean few kms on the bike and a lot in the car.