This weekend sees me head off on my fifth North Island 1600km ride – that’s 1600km in less than 24 hours. The ride is organised by the Distance Riders group. It starts in Turangi at 1.00pm on Saturday 8 October, and ends in Turangi at 1.00pm on Sunday 9 October. The weather is looking rubbish. […]
For all the endurance riders out there who ride through the night and are looking for petrol when the rest of the country is asleep – here’s the solution for you! I’ve spent the last week trawling through oil company websites to find all the addresses of 24 hour fuel pumps that are available for […]
I’m not going to publish the complete results of the TT2000 as that would be a breach of privacy, and some of the front-runners had very fast times over very long distances. So fast and so long that it’s almost impossible to conceive of them having pulled it off. I was very pleased with my […]
These guys have big balls, OR, they are simply too mad to realise that one false move and it could be over.
Bloody hell – my body aches, and it all has to do with rusty nuts. Not those rusty nuts. These rusty nuts…the Rusty Nuts Grand Challenge – 1,000 miles in 24 hours on a motorbike – scheduled in my calendar for the last weekend in October. There are two training regime techniques for this ‘event’: […]
I’m an excited man. I received the plans from Glen-L Marine yesterday for my next boat – a 12′ 3″ runabout called a Flying Saucer. The plans, let alone the boat, are a thing of beauty. It’s all printed on blueprint paper, so there’s a warning attached to not expose the plans to extended sunlight […]