Saturday, July 23, 2011
Speed show, and a severe lack of blogging.
My blogging of late has been spasmodic to say the least. Coupled with moving and a very wet, but warm winter. I have felt I have had little to blog about. Apart from my ride last week with Geoff which I thoroughly enjoyed, I have hardly done any riding. Geoff covered the day so well I felt I had nothing else to add. It was great to get out that weekend, as cabin fever had hit record levels. Still sitting around in front of the fire, drinking wine and nibbling isn't all that bad.
This weekend I had my kids, as well as organising a dinner party for some friends. Taylor's soccer was cancelled for the 5th time in 7 weeks. Although the big news on that front was her team recorded there first competition point last week, when they recorded a 1-all draw. Man I was excited. They way I raced up and down the field like we had just won the world cup.
I had decided to take the kids to "The Speed Show", which is nothing more than a collection or cars and bikes, some of which were exotic and other vehicle related stuff. Our "SHOWS" in NZ are certainly nothing to get excited about. So on Sunday morning we headed off. I was feeling a little bit precious after the previous evenings entertaining and could of done with at least another six hours sleep and a few more disprin. The best I got was disprin.
The show it self was OK, the kids enjoyed it, but I was disappointed with a distinct lack of bikes. In reality I suppose a morning wondering around bikes shops normally does the trick for me any way. I did get to see the Latest BMW K1600, which is pretty big, but at $45000 NZ dollars a bit much for me.
Interesting to that as the NZ dollar gains against the greenback and euro, bikes should be cheaper here for us than they have ever been. Here's hoping anyway. In case anyone is interested a few years ago the NZ$ would buy you just 39c American, now it is 87c! There is rumour we may be level pegging with the American dollar before Christmas, as investor's look to bail out of Euros and US dollars and look for a stronger currency.
It was still a good morning with Taylor managing to score a ride around the track in a MINI.
Here a few of the days pics.