I've had to do a few late nights at work this week as my co-worker, Lynn is away for two weeks and I'm having to cover the accounts as well as processing so it hasn't left much time for anything else.
After last weeks marathon ride and with crappy weather forecast, I was quite happy not to ride this weekend as I was supposed to head up to Taupo for the Ulysses Remembrance Run but we had a 60th birthday to go to. On Saturday, a day that saw high winds cause the Rimutaka Hill to close, I went out to buy some shoes and silicone spray for my gear, which failed me for the first time last weekend. I rode into town for the spray and out to the Hutt for the shoes and it was pretty rough on the motorway with some wicked gusts pushing me around a bit. I had to keep to the centre of the lane to allow for being pushed across the road in either direction and keep an eye on traffic coming from behind to ensure I kept plenty of room there as well. It certainly wasn't a day for lane splitting.
Today, I thought about going out for the Cruisy Sunday ride but ended up staying in bed till 1000 and after doing a few jobs around the house, Nanny Ann and I went out to Makara for a feed. It was most pleasant out there, especially once the sun came out and from there we went for a short ride over the Paekak' Hill to Raumati South and back the same way.
The roads were dry, the temp between 9 & 13°, the sun was out for most of the ride which at about 120 – 140km, was long enough to be considered a ride whilst short enough to return home refreshed and without too much of a dent in the fuel.
These blogs were posted on the KiwiBiker forum but I decided it was time for a change.