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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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The Gathering 2015

The Gathering 2015

A bit of a belated update for The Gathering on Queen's Birthday 2015. We based the weekend out of Taihape as there are a lot of amazing rides in the area and we heard a rumour the hotel was pretty good. Well the hotel was pretty average actually and the food...

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Round the Block 2015

Round the Block 2015

Styled on a ride we have done for many years, we decided to head off to the four corners of NZ. We put the word out, but still weren't sure how many people might come out with us. But, you can't plan for what you don't know so we packed our bags and decided to get out...

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Christmas 2014 NI Back Country Tour

Christmas 2014 NI Back Country Tour

This Christmas we decided to head for a few roads we hadn’t previously ridden – or roads which had changed since we last visited them. After a busy year at our desks, we opted for days of about 350-400kms Starting with a night spent under the stars courtesy of Rob in...

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Updates are well overdue!

Keep checking back, I've fallen behind in my ride reports - but we'll catch up again soon. In the mean time, check out our "Round the Block ride" scheduled for 22nd March 2015 or join our mailing list for live updates!

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Southern Cross 2013

Southern Cross 2013

The Southern Cross has become a biennial event on our calendar. Checking in at Cape Reinga (Far North), Cape Egmont (Taranaki), East Cape, and Bluff (Deep South) within the week, we normally cover about 5500kms from home to home. The scheduling of this year's trip...

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The Gathering

The Gathering

Queens Birthday Weekend and we are planning to head north to Taupo. We sneaked an extra day off work and headed out to Martinborough for a quiet night before the festivities in Taupo began. The weather was awesomely sunny and warmer than we had expected as we sat...

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