Well, the weather bomb looks like it’s on its way. I left Wellington this morning having packed my gear at a leisurely pace. I needed to be in Turangi around 4.00pm at the latest for scrutineering. I stopped at the BP in Paremata to fill up with 98. Five minutes is all it took. The […]
This weekend it’s the forth NI1600 event – a ‘rally’ where motorcyclists attempt to ride at least 1,600 km in less than 24 hours. As normal the ride starts from the Turangi campground with riders departing in groups of ten from 1pm onwards. The aim is to collect checkpoints and return to Turangi within the […]
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 […]
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.