Category: Motorcycling

A month to go…..

Only three and a half weeks before I leave for my Ireland to Madigan (east coast of Siberia) 25,000km motorbike trip and I don’t think I have felt so nervous in my life!. When I was heading off on a…

Things going to plan…. so far!

Things are so far going to plan for my overland Ireland to east coast of Siberia motorbike trip.Leaving New Zealand April 30. It feels like it is getting close. Im pretty nervous! I have a bike, a BMW Dakar 650…

And another bike…

I have replaced my Yamaha WR250 that was stolen. One came up for sale in Wellington, and as they seem to be as scarce as hens teeth, I nabbed it. An older cheaper model than my last bike, but in…

Exciting news, new bike!

My exciting news is that I have bought a bike in Ireland for my overland trip next year. This is a huge weight off my mind as I was drawing a complete blank as far as shipping a bike from…

The rocky road to becoming an adventure motorcyclist

My fledgling adventure motorcycling career has had a few hiccups recently. Last weekend (easter) I headed off south on the Suzuki DR650 intending to go to Fairlie, then over Hakataramea Saddle, down the valley, over Dansies Pass to Clyde and…

Reinventing myself

Giving up something that’s been the driving force in my life for the past 40 years has been a monumental move for me. The writing has been on the wall for the past decade, but it was only after an…