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On the road, Epilogue; On the road!

Posted in General, Riding, Road by brettok on March 29, 2010

When you’re travelling with an avowed road ride hater, the mention of a desire to roll on skinnies can be met with a less than enthusiastic response, to say the least.   (more…)

On The Road, Part 2; No place like home.

Posted in Beer, Bikes, General, MTB, Riding, Roadtrips by brettok on March 26, 2010

After too few days in Wellington to show the boys what it’s all about, we were up at the crack of dawn to load ourselves into a different wagon, with a different driver, to hit the trails on a different island.  We’d been looking forward to the South, and like Rod Stewart, we were sailing. (more…)

On the road, Part 1; the North.

Posted in Beats, Beer, Bikes, Epics, General, MTB, Riding, Roadtrips by brettok on March 18, 2010

This was it.  What I was looking forward to after Karapoti, which was more a case of “just get it over with”.  Getting on the road, with good mates and great riding, for the fun of it.  And of course a little concert to kick it all off.   (more…)

The Exorcism

Posted in Epics, Icons, MTB, Racing by brettok on March 8, 2010

Back in my youth, my mates at the time were fascinated by the controversial ‘horror’ film from the 70’s, The Exorcist.  They would quote lines from it verbatim, and although I was yet to view it, I soon knew the best/worst of the expletive-laden script.  Finally, I saw the film one night at a midnight to dawn session at the drive-in, and while it scared me somewhat, I still didn’t want to turn away and miss any of the vomitting, swearing, levitating, head-spinning action.  Kind of like how I feel about Karapoti;  it’s a hell of a race, but I couldn’t turn my back on it.  Not until the demons of last year were finally cast out.   (more…)

Mission: Possible

Posted in General by brettok on March 6, 2010

I’ll keep this brief.  There’s beers to drink, and I want a burger.  

I’m shattered.  

Good shattered.  

The Karapoti curse is lifted.  

2:52:53.  

Full results here.

Full blurb to come.