Sunday, 30 December 2012

Motorbike Road Trip

To celebrate my first year of riding a motorbike, I am heading off on a 3 day road trip. I believe that riding a motorbike is the modern day equivalent of the old wild west with the cowboys riding off into the sunset on their horses. I am really looking forward to it.

Day 1 is going from my home in Palmerston North (all locations in New Zealand) to Napier and then on to Gisborne. I will spend the night in a small town near Gisborne called Matawai.

Day 2 I head off to Tauranga via Opotiki and Whakatane. One of the horses my brother and I have shares in is racing at Tauranga so I will take time out and go and watch him race. Hopefully the pressure of me being there will not affect his performance as I seem to be a bit of a jinx whenever I am actually at a race. His name is "He Sure Is" and he has won his last two races. We would love him to win three in a row. My granddaughter and her mum are also going to be in Tauranga so I hope to be able to catch up with them as well.

Day 3 I have an all day ride back home to Palmerston North.

Weather forecast is for fine weather on day 1 and 2 and rain on day 3.

I will be filing the panniers on my bike, a BMW G650GS, and also packing a small tent, sleeping bag, foam roll up mattress. I will be filming the entire ride using my Go Pro Hero 2.

I will try and blog from my iPad each day and update you on how I get on.