It's been a long time in the planning, about 18 years if I remember rightly since my brother and I had been talking of riding around New Zealand. To be honest I didn't think it was ever going to happen since we'd now both moved apart and have families of our own with our own busy lives, but one day early last year I received an email which started the ball rolling. It seemed like a long way off way back on that April day to even dream of this but finally after months of planning its finally only a couple of short weeks off now. To say I'm looking forward to this would be the understatement of the year.
I've spent quite a bit of time looking at maps, studying the motorcycle atlas, remembering places I've already been to, searching google up and down for all sorts of things and spending hours looking at various accommodation options. I've finalised the route plan which looks something like the map below and all is now in readiness for the coming
race, er tour.
I must also mention here a big
to my fantastic, beautiful, wonderful gorgeous wife for allowing me to do this.