Thursday, 21 November 2013

Its been a long gap between posts

Well it has been a long time between posts.

I have now got my full motorcycle licence. Straight after getting it I went out and bought the bike I have always wanted, a Triumph. After much consideration I went for the Tiger 1050. It was my birthday, so I consider it my birthday present to myself.


What a fantastic bike to ride. That 1050cc triple is just soooooo smooth. Plenty of power but not scary, skittery power, nice smooth torquey power all the way through the rev range. Very sure footed in both wet and dry and the seating position is just perfect for me ... no sore backs!  Is there a nicer sounding engine than the triumph triple? I don't think so.

I bought it at the end of August and have managed to put 7,000km on it during the NZ winter. The first long summer ride is happening this coming weekend. Six of us on a four day jaunt around the North Island of New Zealand. 

I have two other big rides planned. The TT2000, 2000km in two days in February covering both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, and a South Island Trip with E-Riders for 8 days in March.

Summer is here and I am going riding!