Category Archives: Trips and Events

Coast to Coast – Where the Hell is the Mountain?

Snow on the Napier Taupo

The idea was simple enough. A short 3 1/2 day tour, 4 nights, from Auckland, to New Plymouth, Hastings, Taupo and back to Auckland. Some great roads, awesome scenery, sunny warm days. Nights in some of New Zealand’s delightful spots for a few beers and some laughs. Normally on a trip like that there would […]

Time to back up?

Wheelie from the water

‘Age shall not weary them’ begins the Ode of Remembrance, ‘nor the years condemn.’ Well, age certainly wearied me at the recent Kaipara Motorcycle Club trail ride held on beautiful farmland in Kaipara Hills. For the past 12 years or so I have led, followed and picked up various kids and their bikes as they learned […]

Around the Mountain to the Land of Lost Luggage

Bridal Veil Falls

Auckland, Raglan, New Plymouth, around the mountain, Forgotten World Highway and back to Auckland. Anyone familiar with this part of the North Island of New Zealand will know that it contains some of the best motorcycling roads available, in a country blessed with great motorcycling roads. Throw in a rider who only rides once a […]