Today I attended a MotoTT motorcycle trackday in Taupo. It was a special trackday as they were drawing the grand prize winner of the 2012 Suzuki SV650S (valued at $13,500). To have an entry in the draw you needed to have attended two trackdays since August 2011. At lunchtime they pulled my name out of… Continue reading GSX-R1000 Crash, worst finish to best MotoTT trackday ever!
Ohope Camping Holiday 2012
In the last weekend of January before Joshua started school, we borrowed a friends ute and all his camping gear and took the family on our first ever camping trip. Considering we hadn’t spent a single night in a tent together, Kim and I were a bit apprehensive about the whole thing, but thought since… Continue reading Ohope Camping Holiday 2012
MotoTT Double Trackday – Taupo, March 18-19, 2011
The team from MotoTT Trackdays decided to hold a two-day trackday, using a different track for each day.
MotoTT Trackday – Taupo, February 11, 2011
It was to be my third ever trackday at the Taupo Motorsports Park and I was feeling great! It was a Friday, so had taken a day off work to participate, I had one goal to achieve by the end of the day… to get my ‘knee down’
Suzuki Trackday – Taupo, November 13, 2010
I got an email from MotoTT promoting a Suzuki Trackday at Taupo on Track 1 for only $80. I was planning on doing my second ever trackday the following Friday, November 19th, but this was going to be much better for three simple reasons. On a Saturday, so no need to take a day off… Continue reading Suzuki Trackday – Taupo, November 13, 2010
Double Rainbow in Rotorua
We had this amazing Double Rainbow in Rotorua on Tuesday night. It shone brightly for around 30 minutes at 5pm. I just had to take out my iPhone and snap some video. I had the “Double Rainbow” parody song in my head from only watching it a week earlier.
Testing other uses for my GoPro HD
I’ve recently been testing some other uses for the GoPro HD Hero other than filming footage from onboard my motorcycle or luging down a hill in Rotorua. Normally when you search for GoPro on YouTube you’ll be presented with videos of Skydiving, Base jumping, Motorsports, Watersports and many other adventurous, adrenaline seeking activities.
My first MotoTT trackday in Taupo
Well, after much anticipation the day finally arrived. My first MotoTT trackday in Taupo! Left Rotorua around 7am to get to the Taupo Motorsports Park just before 8am. Being pretty eager to register and get the bike scrutineered.
My first ride using my GoPro HD camera
So today I went for a ride and tried out my new GoPro HD Motorsports camera onboard my Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7. I tried a few different locations and angles and here is a couple of short highlight clips from some of the footage I’ve got.
2009 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius
Today I had the chance to take out a demo 2009 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius from Boyd Motorcycles in Hamilton. First impressions were not too bad, some similar styling and performance to my brother in law’s Triumph Street Triple. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Iz0xlLDpjU