Escape before the summer madness

Escape before the summer madness

After a fab morning in the sunshine at the market talking bikes to the good people of Morrinsville, we swapped bikes and headed for Awakino where we settled into the hotel with “a couple of jugs of Monteith’s black” over a good natter. We got lucky...
November Sunshine and Bonfires

November Sunshine and Bonfires

We had a fantastic weekend away! It was a great excuse to finish work early on Friday . It was 28°C on the trip down to National Park after work. Good beer, ok food, and an ace group. Saturday breakfast at the Blue Hills Cafe in Owhango was awesome and some lovely,...
Talking bikes at Morrinsville Market

Talking bikes at Morrinsville Market

Did you see us at the Morrinsville Country Market? We took our Motorcyclist’s Bee Sting Kits and Ventz from our shop down to the Morrinsville Country Market and spent the morning talking about our rides to anyone and everyone! It was so nice to meet lots of...
4 Rides in 4 Weekends – June 2020

4 Rides in 4 Weekends – June 2020

June 2020 was a month to reset. After our aborted trip in March (thanks Covid!) we arranged 4 weekends away through June. #1 – We went back to Waipu in Northland. Level 2 restrictions saw a reasonably long wait for a table at McLeods for pizza and beer, but well...
Birthday Overnighter – Karikari Peninsula, 2020

Birthday Overnighter – Karikari Peninsula, 2020

There is something about Northland – the combination of farmland and glittering coastal scenery, the flowing roads, the overwhelming peace, the generous and relaxed people… it’s alluring. If it wasn’t for the Auckland blockage between there and here, we’d spent a lot...
Sneaky Overnighter – Tokomaru Bay 2019

Sneaky Overnighter – Tokomaru Bay 2019

The Christmas craziness was looming – on the roads, but more so at work and I had a hankering to go to the East Cape – although this hankering is nothing new! We’d heard that there was some fair accommodation at the Tokomaru Bay pub where I hadn’t stayed for 16 years...
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