Monday, February 20, 2012

Getting ready

So only one more sleep until the Connie and I head South for the TT2000.  The bike is ready and I'm just about all packed.  Tomorrow I just have to drop the dog off at his lodgings and then I'm gone.

Got enough stuff?
I'm going to have a couple of nights in Nelson with my sister and my family before carrying on down to meet up with Brian (will ride down from Blenheim to Christchurch with him) and then Chris in Christchurch.  Brian and I also have a day either side of the TT to explore Christchurch and check out the earthquake damage etc before coming home.

As for the TT, well after considering going for extra flyers (and possible trophies) we are just going to do the basic 2,000km in 48 hours.  But we have thrown out the organisers map and picked our own route just because we can...Basically we have to visit the ten checkpoints you see on the map below and get a photo there with our bikes and TT shirts.  I won't give up our routes yet...

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I'm not sure how I'm going to get on posting while away.  I'm probably going to take the laptop but an internet connection may be hard to come by at times.  I may have to make do with a quick post from my phone.  I'll give it a good crack though...

Anyway, as usual before a trip, tomorrow won't come soon enough...

Here's a linky to my write-up of my first TT if you need something to help get you off to sleep...


  1. I am seething with envy,kepp safe, have a great ride, looking forward to hearing all about it.

  2. Good luck and have fun. Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.

    The hardest part will be sleeping tonight knowing you are going on the trip tomorrow ......Can't sleep....too excited!

  3. Andrew - Looking forward to the posts! Safe journeys and good roads to you!

  4. Looks like a lot of fun. I'd like to come over and do it one year. I'd expect day 2 to be very tough on the butt cheeks.

  5. Have a safe trip! I look forward to reading about it when you have finished.

  6. How exciting! Good luck to you. Can't wait to see the story unfold.

    Safe travels and of course, HAVE FUN!