Friday, February 21, 2014

Shiny Side Up

All good motorcycle rides have one major prerequisite. That is to keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down.

I am really pleased to say that we came, we rode and we kept the shiny side up.

Yep, we have handed the bikes back, all in one piece. Much more verbage and pictorial representation to follow. 


Monday, February 17, 2014

Tales From The Road

Well, I am finding it hard to get good Wi-Fi and more importantly, the time to get something posted up, but here is a taster of what we have been up to.......

Just a start on what has been going on in this spectacular country!

Please check again soon.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Its Time

Well, 18 years after first floating the idea, much discussion and much water under the bridge, I am 6 hours from jetting off to Middle Christchurch, New Zealand to meet up with my brother.

We will pick up our hire bikes in the morning for 10 days of motorcycling goodness......

Hopefully we can post a few updates from the road.


Monday, February 3, 2014

That Time Of The Year

Yes, it is trail building time again !! 

You may remember the last few years we have worked like slaves each Saturday for 15 weeks or so turn out a new mountain bike trail here in Cornubia Forest. Well, if not have a look here and here.

The next stage in our masterplan went into action this morning as a fully paid dig. Yep, thats right. We have obtained grants that are paying for Pete from Trailworx and 10 labourers from charity group Boystown to craft the trail out of the hillside that we have carefully marked out.

And it couldn't be going better. We cleared the corridor, then Pete  punched out about 300 metres(yards) of the 1200 metres of trail that we have to build, all on the first day!!

We are scrambling along behind him, trying to clean up the untidy bits. But it is bliss to see how easy a small excavator makes things.

This is what it is looking like so far.

This trail will give a whole new feel to Cornubian expeditions. Come along on Saturday the 8th of February for the huge tidy up day, then ride it, talk about it and enjoy the free BBQ and drinks.

Oh, yeah. Put your thinking caps on as well. We need a name for this trail and we don't have long to come up with one....