Checkpoint #1: 1 h 50 min (159 km) Starting at the Turangi Holiday Park we headed to National Park, through Raetihi, along the Paraparas through to the Upokongaro Tavern (Avoca Hotel). This was the first manned checkpoint. We needed to take a photo of our bike (or a marshall) in front of the Avoca Hotel entrance. […]
So, the route was revealed at 7.00pm last night. It is, as the organisers said, very windy and technical. That can also mean slow which might be a problem in the latter stages. It takes in a lot of the North Island taking a tortuous route through the lower part of the Wanganui/Hunterville region. This […]
On 1.00 pm on Saturday 10 October 2015 I’ll be leaving a campground at Turangi to attempt to ride 1,600 kms on my motorbike in less than 24 hours. I have done this three times previously. Twice as part of the Rusty Nuts organised rally, and once as the Distance Riders Group. We won’t know […]
We arrived in San Francisco yesterday lunchtime, all completely exhausted after getting only 3 hours sleep on a very noisy 777. I’m not complaining – it’s part and parcel of getting halfway around the world for a holiday. But we were knackered. The apartment is great. We were met at the door by a heavily […]
I’m sitting in my motel unit watching Graham Norton try to suck hair off the heads of audience members. This has no relevance to anything. I’m in Turangi for the annual Rusty Nuts Grand Challenge – riding a motorcycle 1600km in less that 24 hours. There are 70 contestants this year, down on previous years […]
Video by Alan Doak Shot on an iPhone 4 over a one hour period.