I'm starting this thread to record the various day trips and longer rides I have done in New Zealand. I've been riding bikes for some time, but these pics only go back as far as 2010 other than for some introductory ones. I had a period of no bikes while the family was young but in 2010 I bought a bike and have been going hard at it ever since. In my earlier riding days I owned smaller bikes or road sports tourers. All the bikes I have bought since 2010 have been so called adventure touring bikes, a term that is more widely used than perhaps should be as applied to bikes. Nevertheless, these bikes have introduced me to the whole new experience of riding gravel roads and at times single tracks. Since 2010 I have owned a 2007 Varadero (Honda XL1000), 2007 Triumph Tiger 9551, a VFR1200X and now the CRF1000 otherwise known as the Africa Twin. I also own a 1998 Honda XL600V, the last year of the first transalp model, and this bike resides in the Netherlands. It will eventually come home, but for the time being I periodically head to Europe to ride it.