Two weeks of not much riding, but it's been quite eventful.
A couple of us were talking on Tuesday of last week about going down to Blenheim for the 'Longest Day' 1000km endurance ride on 3 November when I suggested, “Why bother with the Ferry, we can organise our own ride”. The next day I had established several route options, but on that day, my mate Steve came to grief when his 'Busa decided it didn't like p-gravel.
He wasn't going to be much help (and it put him out of the GC) so I picked a route and posted it on the Ulysses and Kiwibiker websights. There seems to be a bit of interest on the KB site so it looks like we might end up with 10 – 20 riders...another ride to look forward to!
I had a visit from my mates Jake & Eleni and she's walking now. Jake and I still go through our pantomime of good form and manners before he gets his treat, but she just walks in with her hand out and a big grin.
I have been taking it easy on the riding to try and preserve my tyres so they only have 6 – 7000kms on them by the 1000 miler. I didn't have a ride organised for this weekend but when we got up Saturday morning and I asked Nanny Ann what she had on or wanted to do, we soon decided to visit her parents in Waverley and we were on the road by 0730. We took the direct route up SH's 1 & 3, so as usual, to make it more interesting I focused on the economy. By sitting under 110kph I soon had it up to 18.3 k/ltr but couldn't seem to get it much better so I tried slip-streaming some vehicles and I was soon sitting between 110 & 120 and getting the same economy. We eventually got to Maumahaki at about 1005. I went off and visited a few friends and we were back on the road around 1530. Another uneventful trip, we were back in Wellington about 1800, with near on 500kms up for the day.
Today I was booked in to photograph some ladies from the Country Womens Institute, on motorbikes, for a calender. I headed out to Maidstone Park about 1120 to recce for a good spot, then headed to Ron's for a coffee and sandwich before the shoot. We went back around 1300 with 8 bikes and a dozen ladies were there, some in their fishnet stockings and boas, ready for action. It was good fun and hopefully we'll have a few good shots for them to use.
From there it was home and straight back out to go to the World of Wearableart. It was an excellent show, with shades of Cirqu-du-Soliel and definitely worth a WOW. Afterwards, we went for dinner and I got pinged at 65kph on the way home. Another 20 demerit points...Bugger!!
These blogs were posted on the KiwiBiker forum but I decided it was time for a change.