In 2016 the Distance Riders group launched the North Island 800 – an 800km ride in less than 12 hours. This was run on the same day as the NI1600, but the start was earlier in the day. I competed in the 1600 ride and when I got near Te Kauwhata I found my mate […]
There’s a group of old mates and “hangers on” that do a motorcycle jaunt around the country each November. This last November was our fifth outing. The rides have been mainly in the South Island – that island allows for longer distances and more spectacular and empty scenery. For the 2016 southern jaunt we came up with […]
I recently had a request about how I animate travel routes in my videos. It’s relatively easy, using Google maps, Photoshop, and layer masks. Here’s the video:
Here’s the video of the Super Thou – riding 1,000km in less than 14 hours. Video by me, shot on a GoPro Hero 4 Black – edited on iMovie, music edited on Audacity, graphics and animation done in Photoshop. Music is an edit of Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile – The Goat […]
I’ve had two long rides only one month apart. First, the North Island 1600 (1,600 kms in less than 24 hours) and now, the Super Thou (1,000km in 14 hours). Super Thou sounds easy, right? I worked out I needed a moving average of 71.5 kph which is 4.5km faster per hour than the NI1600. […]
I spent a bit of time taking the bad footage that I had from a mis-aligned GoPro and turned it into a video! Enjoy. You can read the ride report here.