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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...

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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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November Quickie 2019

November Quickie 2019

November Quickie – Awakino 2019 Our annual “it’s been too long since we had a decent holiday and let us go ride our bikes” weekend rocked around none too early this year. The Awakino hotel had been calling out to me as I passed every couple of months over the last...

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The Gathering 2019 – Rotorua

The Gathering 2019 – Rotorua

We must have pleased the weather gods for this one. Saturday was a much better day than predicted as we headed south out of Rotorua, looped east heading for Murapara then north to Whakatane, then back through a tiny-but-sealed back road to the lakes and back over the...

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Escape for a Week – March 2019

Escape for a Week – March 2019

This trip had it all – Southern Hospitality, Northern temperatures, riders that did the whole trip, riders that did one island or the other, old friends and new friends that joined us for lunch or dinner or a night along the way, road closures, torrential rain, and...

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Well That Was an Adventure!

Well That Was an Adventure!

Corinne had to work in Napier on Saturday morning, so we decided that was a good excuse for a ride and a tiki tour back. The plan was to meet her outside Napier Boys High around lunch time, head around the East Coast to Hicks Bay Motel and Lodge for the night and then...

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November Quickie 2017

November Quickie 2017

Talk about a quickie – 1.5 hours from home and we’d arrived – Welcome to Tairua! But, it was a good choice given that all except us had been on the road for 6-8 hours from the lower North Island. After the usual kerfuffle with rooms that is rapidly becoming part of...

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Motorbikescape goes to the Alps

Motorbikescape goes to the Alps

Time to stretch our legs a little, so we headed to Europe. There was quite a bit of planning went into this trip as we wanted to combine a scenic route with scoping options for future trips – finding out what worked for us and what didn’t when riding overseas. We know...

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Round the Block 2017

Round the Block 2017

Never has a trip been more eagerly awaited than this one. After a long hard slog at work, we were finally on the road. Having sneaked down to Christchurch the previous weekend, we'd put in some hours in our Chch office and were ready to head to the south coast. Along...

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November Quickie 2016

November Quickie 2016

Bonfire night around our place has become a bit of a tradition, but we were also itching to get out on the road, despite struggling to get time away from work and suddenly the November Quickie was underway. Leaving the Waikato on Friday morning, we headed out to the...

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The Gathering 2016

The Gathering 2016

On Queen's Birthday we headed down to Mangakino - our first foray into this tiny little town. With Andrew's route planning and navigational skills up front, we had 2 fabulous short days of riding. On Saturday we waited as long as we could for the fog to clear then set...

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The Colouring In Tour 2016

The Colouring In Tour 2016

The Colouring In Tour was born when we were looking at the GPS tracks we had of some of our rides. There are a number of roads that we have ridden but not tracked, and a few roads that we hadn't yet ridden. Using this as a guide, we plotted a route from the top...

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