Sunday, February 26, 2012

TT Day Two

Well I guess since I'm writing this then the TT is done and dusted - yep, 2,153km later she's all over!

We left Westport at around 5:30 this morning and quickly rode out to Cape Foulwind for the required photo and then rode on wet roads through to Greymouth.

After Greymouth we had an absolutely fantastic ride through to Arthur's Pass where we stopped for nice cooked brekkie. (Photo is of the bikes parked opposite the cafe we ate it and outside the closed one we didn't).

From Arthur's Pass we rode down to Sprinfield for fuel before picking up our second photo at Waimak gorge. Leaving here it was a long haul on a lot of very straight roads to Tekapo for fuel before riding out to Mount Cook for our second to last photo.

At Mount Cook we had a short break for drinks and a nibble before riding through to Omarama and steering for our last photo stop at Pikes Point. By now we'd done about 320km since our last fuel stop and a certain Harley was getting thirsty so we diverted into Waimate to sort that before the long haul up SH1 to Christchurch.

We arrived back at Hampton Honda at around 6:20pm and handed over our photos (digitally of course) and paperwork so hopefully the organisers will be happy with it and we'll see a badge at some stage.

We've had a fantastic couple of days riding with the weather being good to us and have tomorrow to muck around in Christchurch again before heading home.

I love my motorcycle!


  1. 2,153km Thats a sensational effort for 2 days riding. It might be easier with a touring bike but thats still a great effort. Well done mate.

    I don't know if I could ride that far on my R1, I doubt it..

  2. That is a lot of kilometers in two days. Good think your bike is so comfy.

    And of course that total didn't count you riding to get there and riding home, did it?

    Hope you see that badge coming your way.

    1. Just got to hope the scrutineers accept my piccies...