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 […]
Winter is coming. I live in Wellington and soon it’ll be a miserable ride anywhere near the Desert Road / National Park / Napier-Taupo road because of extreme cold, and potential snow and ice. I decided to plan a sneaky 1,600 km in on the first weekend of May – the last big ride before […]
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 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.
So, the NI1600 for 2016 is done and dusted. That makes three NI1600’s, and two Rusty Nuts Grand Challenges. Plus, one TT2000 (2016) and one IBA BunBurner (1500 miles in 36 hours). All up that’s a minimum of 12,414 kms total. I think you could say I’m hooked with this long distance riding malarkey. My […]
The route has been revealed and it’s long and thin, and a bit hairy. On first blush it doesn’t look that long. But it is 1634km from Turangi to Cape Reinga and back, with slightly different detours on the way there and back. To top it this is the forecast rain and wind for Sunday […]