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 […]
This is my account, a very long account – because how can you write a short story of a 35 hour motorcycle trip – of the BunBurner 1500 I completed on 7 and 8 May 2016. Embedding failed because inline frames are not supported by your browser or the web server. BunBurner 1500 Those few […]
On Sunday 22 November I begin the annual motorbike trip with some old mates. We’ve been doing it for around five years now and each time bar one we have ridden around the South Island. Day One – Sunday 22 November 2015: My journey starts on the Bluebridge Ferry (Wellington to Picton) on Sunday morning […]
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’: […]