Yep, given up working for 8 days and vamoosed - it's TT time!
Last night I rode down to stay with Colin and save me an even earlier start and then Colin introduced me to a BMW custom...
After a really nice crossing we fuelled up in Picton and started the trip down to Christchurch. In Blenheim we starting seeing temperatures with a 3 up front so keeping moving was the name of the game. A slight diversion to check out one of the ADV checkpoints gave us the chance to get some dust on the bikes.
Back on SH1 it was still hot and things got even hotter when we started hitting the roadworks and some big delays. After one stop we were joined by a Bandit who tucked in behind us as far as Amberly.
Anyway, now we're parked up in Christchurch with the air-con going flat out counting down to our 12pm start tomorrow.
Oh, and if you are bored over the weekend (and I've set things up properly) then the below map should show you were we are: