Mileage-wise I bet last year's pathetic count - but not by much and both bikes did somewhere over 8,000km each. Not sure why, but I just haven't got in as much riding lately - must improve!
Looking back , it seems that the farkling bug was still alive and well but I did get in a great ride with Colin F over in the Hawkes Bay - great tarmac and gravel plus some nice fish & chips!
Feb is one of my favourite motorcycling months as it's when the TT2000 is run which is probably now my favourite ride of the year.
But before then the old girl got a wee run to show her that I still care...
And then it was off down for the TT!
|Also a great chance to catch up with Al|
|and ride the Molesworth|
|"everyone" ready to go...|
|Just off the Milford road|
|Waimakariri Valley Road|
|Waiuta Gold mine|
Reviewing March's posts it looks like I was still catching up with the TT write-ups but Colin F and I got out for a decent ride over the Annie and through Hawkes Bay with the Connie getting some loving for a change.
A fair bit more riding in April. The Connie found some mud.
|Whanganui River Road|
Then I had a great ride in the 'naki exploring tunnels with a big group of Adv nutters.
And finally, I met a like-minded nutter out riding a 1,000 miler on an R1. I've since convinced him to get a Connie...
The farkling urge is strong...
And I got to invite all those Adv nutters on a trip around my backyard...
|Glen with knees intact|
|Te Uri Road|
In June I showed the Connie that I still cared.
And then also remembered that there was a blue bike in the shed too.
In July it was winter and I got cold...
But eventually found some sun...
|Hurray for man-grips!|
A busy month! Celebrated the Connies birthday in style.
Then there was a gravel practice with Colin L and Rodney.
Before another big bunch of us invaded Whanganui.
|Rangitatau East Road|
Not a lot of riding in September - perhaps I was gearing up for something? Colin L and I went and had a quick checkout of the Napier-Taihape Road...
October was a big month for the Connie. First she got to eat a NI1600 for breakfast - she always handles it better than me...
And I even got certified as a member of a huge organisation of nutters...
But it didn't stop there, the day after the NI1600 I headed out to complete another Four Points.
Time to slow down a bit...The Ten went on Friday night ride.
Which wasn't even really a warm-up for it's first C1K.
|Middle of nowhere|
|Just up the road from the middle of nowhere...|
May as well end the year with a bang...not a lot of riding but plenty of motorcycle related activities. First up was the Coast to Coast and some new bling.
Oh, and then watching then hoon around Wanganui as well...
And then finally wrapping up the year in proper fashion by going out and flipping some stones.
Thanks for following along - can't wait to hook into some more great riding in 2019!