The ramblings of a 40 something motorcyclist. My trips,opinions, needs, views and anything I think important written here. Hopefully inspiring some along the way. Now including my "Rogeys Gravel Rash Adventures"......as I embark on a new journey off road...
Saturday, July 27, 2013
July, supposedly one of our wettest and coldest months down under has been any thing but.
Warm, mild temperatures in the mid teens (Celsius). And dry, with nothing but the odd shower.
Of course this has meant some decent weather for riding, nothing big. No big tours but good riding weather none the less.
Sunday was to be no different.
The IAM Sunday ride falls on the last Sunday of the month, but I decided to play hooky today and go for a ride with Nathan. I have done a lot of IAM stuff of late, as well as running around after Taylor and her endless football demands. All of that is good, but it was time for me to do some thing with my son.
So with Taylor at her game, I headed out with Nat on the back. To be honest I wasn't sure where we were going to go, but it occurred to me as we were leaving that I had never taken him to Muriwai. I have taken Taylor before but not Nat.
We are so blessed here in this country to have easy access to some wonderful marine parks, beaches and reserves. All with easy access and a short ride. Muriwai is one of Auckland's wonderful West coach beaches. In New Zealand the West coast is considered the rougher side. But that has its advantages and disadvantages....surfers love it...but dangerous swimming.
As u can see it was a lovely ride. With some great pic's of a guy paragliding by the gannet colony, as well as great views. Coffee was brilliant and the food from the local cafe exceptional. So we were only out for a few hours but it was just a great day.
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Ah bring on the spring, i'm over this winter. Good to see you getting out for a ride and spending some quality time with your boy.ReplyDelete
It's raining here now - back to standard English summer!ReplyDelete
Stop complaining, Rumor is you have has your four days of Summer, don't be selfish.Delete
Come on, stop telling people that it is wintertime. It doesn't look one bit like winter. Even the vegetation is still green.ReplyDelete
Greetings from the Black Forest at 34C and 80% humidity.
May and June were pretty wet an cold, but July has been very mild. Strange old world we live in.Delete
Hurray for you and Nat. The day looks wonderful, full of sun but I see that you are bundled up. The area is gorgeous. Is that guy paragliding up a road??ReplyDelete
I had a couple of layers of merino thermals on, but was very comfortable....bundled up is a polite way of saying FAT!Delete
I would be nice to ride all year, even if it is a little cool. So much nicer than dealing with a meter of snow!ReplyDelete
I have seen you post from winter.....my heart goes out to u.......(honestly it does)Delete
i'm glad you played hooky! yay, a day to be treasured! looks like a fabulous time rogey! xxReplyDelete
It was actually a great day, I think Nat enjoyed it but who knows...he as a way of being non committed!Delete
Winter!? That looks warmer than our Spring!ReplyDelete
That looks like a great beach even in the winter.
What a beautiful winter day. I am glad it has been so mild. Great idea playing hooky from the IAM and taking Nate on a ride. It looks like the perfect day well spent.ReplyDelete
How does Nate like being on the back of the BMW compared to the Triumph?
Loving your BMW super bike with your cool leather gloves, Hope it would be furious...wish to ride it lmao. But Ducati 769 is still my favorite one.ReplyDelete