Dave Moore writes on the motorcycle vs Police Car crash in the Buller gorge. A police car did a three point trn on a narrow incredibly curvy road to case a motorcycle, and 2 more crashed into him. There is a systematic safety culture failure that really scares me here. First – what made the […]
Will this will be the overlanding bike of choice for the next few years? he question is whether the F800GS combines the best or the worst features of the dependable but heavy R1200GSA and the light but underpowered F650GS. Either way I want one. The photo above is a snippet from one of several over […]
Well my cunning plan of having Leopard sent to me failed – it didn’t show up in time before the goods inward at work closed on Friday, and so I went out and purchased another copy at 6:20pm on that night. All is not lost – my parents will now be the proud owners of […]
Apple, at the same time as the new iLife launch, launched a very overdue upgrade to the dot mac product. I sent some photos from the new iPhoto to a new feature – dot Mac Web Gallery. The process is to select your pictures in iPhoto, and, err, push a button (or click a menu […]
I finally got out into the bush today. No snakes or kangaroos, but some distinctively Australian scenes. First – some bush: A great track which made me feel like I was in the middle of nowhere: A somewhat awkward pose as I rush to get in place for the timer.. ..”Aerial Burn Planned” – time […]
Tempting. So much to see over here, and today was the first real sunny weekend day where I could motorcycle around. I had a ride on an x650 today which was a giggle, but, astonishingly, vibrates more than my KTM 950. Roll on summer.
Turns out Mod has plastered my photo all over his nice Brass Monkey article in the latest edition of KiwiRider. Gave me quite the shock when I was reading the mag on the flight back to Perth. It was an awesome Brass though.
I’m becoming addicted to Dave Moore’s Drivetalk. I’ll let Dave’s resume speak for itself: “Dave Moore is Motoring Editor for The Press and The Dominion Post and blogs for Stuff on all things automotive. His words also appear regularly in other Fairfax titles, including NZ Autocar, and he can be heard every week on NewstalkZB. […]
I’ve had a few folk ask about the picture above. It was taken near Amersfoot, in South Africa. I was on the BMW off road course, run by the amazing Jan de Toit from Country Trax. The course starts with learning the correct technique for picking these monstrous 1200cc bikes up, includes getting those things […]
A selection of the pictures I’ve uploaded to Flickr Day 1 – a perfect run to Arthur’s pass from Blenheim, via Murchison and some dirt Twilight at the rally site in Central Otago- day 3, after a interlude in Auckland for a meeting via ChCh. It was wet…
I’m off on the brass monkey for a few days. brrrrrr.
Rowan started this one – here’s this blog’s RSS feed in French, courtesy of the new coolness – Yahoo! Pipes. It helps that I’m in France and so can of course completely understand all of the perfectly translated output. (What’s with the French thing today – first Fronde, now this….) You can even subscribe to […]
I’m going to start getting really jealous soon. Annette is either a Kiwi living in the UK or English with Kiwi connections. She’s on a trial ride right now around New Zealand, and then off to Argentina just before Christmas – riding a BMW of course….
A couple of loco locals are about to set off on a US to Rio trip – I’m jealous. here is some of what they are in for….
I have far too many photos of my more recent trips. This shows the aftermath of my luggage trying to escape while I was blasting down this road in the very south of Patagonia. It was scary – the box fell off but was held on to the bike by a plastic covered wire rope […]