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The Project

The Project

Ok, so I hinted that I was undertaking a project.  Don\'t worry, it\'s not too strenuous and won\'t stop me riding all over the countryside.  In fact it might very well encourage me to carry on riding all over the countryside...On...
moto - 2024-06-11 07:58:11
Saturday sojurn

Saturday sojurn

Saturday was a cracker and with the weather supposed to be turning bad I decided that I needed to get a ride in.On last week\'s ride, we\'d finished up really early and as we were coming back from Dannevirke I couldn\'t help but being drawn to...
moto - 2024-06-09 08:00:09
Hooray for winter!

Hooray for winter!

 ...and the delicious gravel it produces!We had a long weekend this last time around so with three days off were always going to go for a skid somewhere.  Sunday was the day.I kept the route fairly secret, Colin only knew that we were making our...
moto - 2024-06-05 08:00:21
Spoiling the little one

Spoiling the little one

 This post completed without AI...Somehow there are two WR\'s living in my shed and every now and again I visit them to fire them up for a while as they haven\'t been getting in too many outings these days.  Last time I went out to do this a...
moto - 2024-05-28 07:48:45
Riding the Badlands: A Gravelly Good Time in Whanganui

Riding the Badlands: A Gravelly Good Time in Whanganui

Ok, so I seem to continue to be very slack in keeping up with my blogs. Yes, we\'ve been riding and playing in Colin\'s buggies, so getting in plenty of fun. So, to rectify the issue, I\'ve enlisted the help of a friend...The below blog was...
moto - 2024-05-23 08:04:48
Tough!

Tough!

 Some insane CB action:Kinda reminded me of this gnarly (for me) ride: https://banditrider.blogspot.com/2022/05/working-out.html
moto - 2024-05-23 08:04:48
A quick loop

A quick loop

Yeah, I suppose I should catch up on some of the action...A couple of weekends ago, Colin and I decided that the big girls needed a bit of action.  Colin\'s GSA hadn\'t been anywhere since the TT and the Tiger had only had that little ride with...
moto - 2024-05-07 07:58:19
More Maverick Madness

More Maverick Madness

Ok, so at least one person wanted more buggy stuff...How\'s about this slideshow I made up for the chaps at the work - pics and just a few video snips:PS: had another outing in the buggy the weekend before last...
moto - 2024-04-24 07:55:42
Chris & Stella - Eggsanity ride

Chris & Stella - Eggsanity ride

On Sunday I had the chance to tag along for just a wee bit (500 or so km) of yet another IBA ride that Chris and Stella were attempting.  Not happy with having completed a SS1600 (that incorporated this years NI800 route) on Good Friday, they had...
moto - 2024-04-20 08:06:28
Buggy Madness - the Maverick Muster

Buggy Madness - the Maverick Muster

Ok, I should be writing up a wee ride from two weeks ago - but, I\'ve been busy.Colin and I are about three weeks back from another South Island adventure.  This time around we took his Can-Am Maverick down and joined up with 6 other buggies for...
moto - 2024-04-20 08:06:28
Good Friday Gravel

Good Friday Gravel

It felt like it\'d been ages since I\'d ridden a bike and when I threw a leg over the T7 on Good Friday and hit the gravel I was decidedly wobbly for a while.I\'d ridden out to Pohangina and then climbed up Finnis Road where the corrugations...
moto - 2024-04-20 08:06:28
Pootling

Pootling

Popped over to the folks for a visit and took a slightly longer route home.  Tried out Sport mode, think I like it...
moto - 2024-03-09 07:03:46
2024 TT2000

2024 TT2000

You\'ll never guess but I\'ve actually finished the write-up!  Record time eh"Here it be: http://banditrider.weebly.com/2024-tt2000.htmlOh, and we followed up the 350km on Sunday morning with a wee ride up SH1 to Kaikoura (approx 590km...
moto - 2024-03-07 06:51:24
2023 TT2000

2023 TT2000

Yeah, it\'s all about the TT2000 at the moment.  And as far as I\'m concerned that\'s just great!I thought that having just finished teh \'24 event that I should definitely get my \'23 write-up done.  Actually, it\'s not that slack of...
moto - 2024-03-03 06:45:11
Getting organised early...

Getting organised early...

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moto - 2024-02-29 06:49:37
Kick-off

Kick-off

Time off must be put to good use.  This means riding!Prior to Christmas, Colin and I had been kinda planning out which rides we might want to tick off over the break and one that I\'d suggested was a trip through the forgotten highway as we...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
A weird sort of trail ride...

A weird sort of trail ride...

 A few weekends ago I was somehow persuaded to accompany Colin on another outing in his side-by-side.  He\'d already taken me for a run on the beach at Red Rocks (see below pics/video) and demonstrated that 200hp in a wee buggy makes for a bit...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Starbucks ride

Starbucks ride

Maybe I should start blogging the odd ride again...Yeah, I have been riding quite a bit lately and not posting a heck of a lot so let\'s see if I can still string something together from yesterday\'s wee galivant.After the usual we gravel...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Earning a burger

Earning a burger

The Thursday phone call often starts with "it\'s ages since we went for a ride".  Well, this time it was doubly true as the phone call was on Wednesday night...Colin needed a ride on his 890 and I was dead keen on getting the T7 out too - I had...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Xmas Trail Ride

Xmas Trail Ride

 Yesterday was the Bush Riders Xmas Trail ride.  Today I am sore...Totally worth it!The ride was just 40mins ute drive from my place and by the time I got there, there were plenty of vehicles parked up and bikes being unloaded.  I parked between...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Shedding a little light

Shedding a little light

After a not so nice trip in the dark (and before a big trip) on the Super Ten I decided that she needed some more watts pointing up road.  Previously I had a set of expensive Denali D4\'s on the Super Ten but I\'ve moved them over to the T7 as...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Just a short pootle

Just a short pootle

No riding on Saturday and a later start on Sunday saw me finally deciding to get out and take in a little ride around 11 in the morning.We\'d had some pretty chilly weather earlier in the week and on Friday, Whariti got a big dump of snow on it. ...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Intermission

Intermission

 While the new Trumpy was getting its first service I had a few hours to kill.  And the bike shop gave me just thing to go for a short pootle.The tiniest 1200 twin I\'ve ever ridden.  And what a little cracker!It was easy for short me to be...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Shed time

Shed time

Yeah, I know, I\'ve been lazy with my posting.  Maybe after I get this wee one done...Yesterday was maintenance/farkle time for the T7.  I started off by absolutely spoiling the bike by cleaning it (leaving clumps of mud all over the place where...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
Bouncing off rocks

Bouncing off rocks

So, as per normal, Colin and I needed to go for a ride on Sunday.  And I was very keen to get out the yellow bike and see if I could still ride it.  I somehow managed to talk Colin into a trip into his backyard.The ride was great and as usual a...
moto - 2024-01-10 06:46:41
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