IBA ANZAC Day Ride – 2021

IBA ANZAC Day Ride – 2021

So, Stella said she’d like to ride an ANZAC Day Ride – So planning has been made simpler by her being happy to re-do the 2018 ANZAC ride, which was my last IBA ride on the R1… The ANZAC Day Ride is a special IBA ride which can only be done in...
New SpotWalla site – should I switch now?

New SpotWalla site – should I switch now?

What’s this all about? If you already have a SpotWalla account and if you’ve had it for a while then there’s a solid chance that it was setup using their existing website and used tracking apps which were built to interface with that. Recently at the beginning of 2021...
Getting setup with SpotWalla for the TT2000 event (2021).

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 overseas,...
My Ride Around the Top Paddock…

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...
Riding the Bottom Paddock

Riding the Bottom Paddock

By guest writer: Julian Boyd This is my first attempt at writing a ride report so bear with me. I have only been distance riding for about 2 years. My first attempt at an event was the 2019 TT2000 and it was at the Kaikoura checkpoint where I met Chris and Stella...