It all started with riding giant badgers in 1910’s. It was quiet an adventure for sure. Some people still doing it with the same spirit, just changed the slow and difficult to handle giant badger to a BMW R1200GS. :-) Just joking, don’t be offended!
Back in 1920’s practically it was an adventure or off road ride everywhere, due to the lack of paved roads.
Then around the world trips started. Do you know what is that awful big box on the front of the motorcycle? Motion picture camera. :-)
The 1940’s brought a very different kind of motorcycle adventure.
In the 1950’s, whatever you had, you rode it everywhere.
The 1960’s brought us specialized adventure machines.
In the 1970’s our dads and grandfathers took us on motorcycle adventures.
The 1980’s is the rise of the Paris – Dakar, and we started to dream about going to Africa for a tour.
We already lived and done these adventures in the 1990’s.
Since 2000’s we still ride these bikes and doing those rides again and again.
Despite the unstable weather eight of us gathered at the Puhoi Domain car park Saturday morning.
We had everything during the ride. Wet road, dusty road, drizzling, medium rain, heavy rain, sunshine and wind in all sorts of strength. We even run into a convoy of the New Zealand Military Vehicle Club on Kaipara Hills Rd.
I can say all of us had both fun and challenges on this ride, it was a really an adventure.
Thank you for all of you to coming along on this ride.
Ps.: Mr Bond did not turn up finally. I guess he could not find a helmet in Q’s gadget storage….
This guy was emailing me through the contact page and asking if he can join to the KLR Ramblers May ride with his Honda CRF250. I told him he is welcome, long as he will turn up for the ride at least with a helmet on the coconut.
Finally I had the time to process all the pictures from the ride on 08/04/2017 and put it here on the blog. Technically it was not a KLR Ramblers ride, I just tagged along. We had a loads of fun and I am sure, everyone learned something useful there. We did all sorts of exercises like breaking, safe cornering, down-hill, up-hill riding and so on. A big thank you going to Joao for organizing this ride.