Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A weekend's riding

I got home from my assault on the Four Points on Sunday afternoon having ridden about 2,400kms since leaving home on Friday morning.  The event still isn't over as I have to get my last card at the after-match function this coming weekend - then we'll know if my poker hand is any good (so far, so bad).

I'm working on a write-up for my website and will hopefully finish that off in the weekend or early next week but thought that I'd just do a very quick summary here:

Day One
- Wet until SH50 then a pretty good day as I toured around East Cape finally stopping in Katikati for the night.

View 2012 Four Points Map 3 in a larger map
Day Two
- A big day in near perfect conditions.
- Another trip on the Rawene ferry and some fuel problems in Kaitaia.
- Did a big day to make day three shorter due to bad weather forecast.

View 2012 Four Points Map 4 in a larger map

Someone else with good taste on the Ferry
Day Three
- Left Ngaruawahia in the rain - heavy at times.
- Met Brian in New Plymouth for the last leg.
- Rain stopped at Rahotu but was replaced by plenty of wind.

View 2012 Four Points Map 5 in a larger map

Well, that's enough for now, except to say that I had a blast and enjoyed the time away and I'll keep working on the final write-up...


  1. You are nuts..in a good way of course...

    1. Lucky you added that last bit - otherwise I would have had to get back on the bike and come looking for ya...

  2. Wow, that is a lot of miles. Looking forward to your write up.

    Aren't all motorcycle enthusiasts nuts in a good way?

    1. Yes, I think you're right. I'm a nut and I;m proud...

  3. Congratulations Andrew - another fantastic ride, well done. You could have stopped off in Coromandel for cake and coffee. After all, what's a few more km to a guy like you???? Look forward to the full story!

    1. Dang, never thought of that...next time!

  4. Andrew:

    WOW, that's a lot of miles. Glad you had fun

    Riding the Wet Coast
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    1. Thanks Bob. It was great to get away and give the Connie some proper exercise!