Jeez i must be bored to bore you with all the details but anyway: bikes been washed & polished after it's service, tyre pressures checked, furry seat cover is on, boots, gloves & helmet polished up, new anti-fog dohickey fitted to helmet, maps sorted.
Just got to sort out what gear I'm taking (and how), load up the bike and I'm ready to roll. By this time next week I should be in Kaikoura or thereabouts.
What's that about a watched pot never boils???
Tick tock, tick tock....