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Success! – Fuel pump test into the Concours 1400 tank, without drilling it!

For the Senior Butt Rally 2022 and the IBR 2023, I want to fit an Aux Tank to my Concours 1400, and aim for a fuel range of around 400+ miles ~650km. I have some wider plans in terms of what tank, how to mount it etc, and all of these are contained by not wanting to...

Our entry for the IBR-2023 has been accepted!

It's been a fairly busy and full on start to the year so far; work was busy through Jan and Feb for both Stella and myself, leading up to leaving for the South Island on the 16th Feb for 2.5 weeks to attend the TT2000 Long Distance Motorcycle...

Auckland – Super-City Gold – 29 Oct 2021

Planning / Background The IBA have an In-State series, and as a sub-part of that, they also list an 'In-City' series too. These tend to be one-offs done by special nut-jobs who are happy to ride around a single city for 24 hours, riding the minimum certifiable...

Getting setup with SpotWalla for the NZDR North Island events (2021)

SCREEN SHOTS IN THIS PAGE SHOW OLD VERSIONS OF APPS, WE HAVE NOT HAD TIME TO GRAB NEW VERSIONS - SORRY! Firstly, it should be pointed out that this is not compulsory in any way. This is entirely optional for most, but also strongly requested for the NI1600...

Getting setup with SpotWalla for the TT2000 event (2021).

Firstly, it should be pointed out that this is not compulsory in any way. This is entirely optional. What are we talking about? SpotWalla is a location tracking and sharing service for individuals. It is widely used within the long distance riding community...

My Ride Around the Top Paddock…

Background / Prep There have been other posts about this ride, the thinking behind it and the job of getting the ride approved by the IBA. - I'll not cover that same ground again here, this is intended to be a ride report and to go a little into the preparation...

Ride Around the Top and Bottom Paddocks – They’re official! 🙂

I would like to start by thanking both Howard Entman, and Mike Kneebone of the IBA for their support through this process and their virtually unending patience with me. 🙂 - Also to Julian Boyd for his amazing die hard efforts in helping us to get these rides proven....

Getting setup with SpotWalla for the NZDR North Island events (2020)

Firstly, it should be pointed out that this is not compulsory in any way. This is entirely optional, but also strongly requested for the NI1600 riders. What are we talking about? SpotWalla is a location tracking and sharing service for individuals. It is widely...

Our failed attempt at a Twisty Butt – SaddleSore 1600K

Our fundraising ride for Aran Animal Rescue Luke and I had set out to complete a planned, 1600km ride in 24hours as a fund-raiser for Aran Animal Rescue. This would have been the 10th of these rides which I would have completed, and Luke's 3rd. We'd like to start this...

Local – Twisty Butt in the making…

This weekend we're planning to ride our 'Local-TwistyButt 1600K' - a SaddleSore 1600K on local, twisty roads.. This is a little insane, but, I'm planning on doing a 1000 mile ride, using our local road: West Coast Rd: From the SH16 and West Coast Rd junction on the...

Autumnal SaddleSore 1600K and NI1600 (Double Badger) ride – 20 Mar 2020

Planning Our Ride We hatched a plan back in October 2019, to use the opportunity created by the NI1600's double badger ride, to do another IBA certified ride. Stella and I have been making good progress through the IBA four season's certificates and knew that we...

RWC 2019 – Rugby game is back online!

Good news if you're a Rugby fan, and if you've enjoyed our RWC game in the past! - It is back! Head on over to http://rugby.wiltshire.net/rugby to join in the fun! 🙂 Time until kick off:

Getting setup with SpotWalla for the NZDR North Island events.

Firstly, it should be pointed out that this is not compulsory in any way. This is entirely optional. What are we talking about? SpotWalla is a location tracking and sharing service for individuals. It is widely used within the long distance riding community...

TT2000 – 2019, Yaldhurst Tavern, Christchurch

The TT2000 is a very well-established long-distance riding event held in New Zealand in February each year. The event takes the form of a scavenger-hunt rally with details of checkpoints being released before the start of the event. Riders have plenty of time to...

Winter Solstice Saddlesore 2019 – Ride report.

Our 2-Up+1 Winter Solstice, Saddlesore 1600K ride for the puppies. Some of you will be aware of the fundraising efforts which we had been putting in alongside the preparation for this ride: another blog post was written about all of that, along with various...

Preparation and links for our SaddleSore fundraiser, 2019

We're at it again... We're hoping to raise a thousand dollars or so for ARAN Animal Rescue, this time Stella will be joining me on the bike as we do a Saddle Sore 1600km endurance ride on the year's shortest day: 22nd Jun 2019. We'll also have our very good friend,...

Chris’ Pizza Dough

For 6-8 medium sized pizzas: 800g strong white bread flour 200g fine ground semolina flour / strong white bread flour 1 level tbsp fine sea salt 2 x 7g sachets dried yeast 1 tbsp golden caster sugar 650ml lukewarm water - Add yeast and sugar to water, mix and leave...

Summer Solstice Saddle Sore – two up.

Summer Solstice IBA ride, 2019 (Southern Hemisphere).The IBA have a 'Four Seasons' collection of rides, made up of two solstice rides and two equinox rides, the scientific mid-points of the four seasons. Here in NZ, it's summer during December, and so our Dec 22nd...

Hamilton 1KC – 2018, the ride.

There's already been a post about the planning for this ride: Hamilton 1KC - planning. This was quite an intricate route again, with some specific expectations listed in the ride instructions which were missed the very first time I simply threw the check-point...

TT2000 – 2019, planning has begun.

So, Friday 22nd Feb, 2019 is the date of the next TT2000 event, details were released online tonight. I got my entry in immediately. Downloaded the waypoints, read this years rules, then set out planning my route. 🙂 Chch to Chch, clockwise. Green stops are mandatory...

 

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