So it was overdue that I took myself off for a decent ride, the movie Bladerunner 2049 had released which was potentially going to be a movie worthy of on going discussion, so I figured it would be a good idea to see it with someone of a like mind on these things and Nighthawk immediately to mind, only one little issue, distance.
Nighthawk resides in Dunedin, and well I am in Christchurch, so this sounds like a good excuse for a ride to me, I obtain a couple of days leave and make plans, book a room for a couple of nights and off i go on this trip.
Ah if only it was that easy when you own a Ducati, (sigh), so some minor things needed to be done first, a simple chain adjustment and a quick job to fit my GPS.
GPS you say, it’s nearly a straight road and given the number of time you have done that trip if you don’t know the way perhaps you need more than a GPS! And if I needed the GPS to find my way to Dunedin I would agree but the GPS is used as a hub for the headset to link my phone to and as a MP3 player. Fitting the GPS was rather easy, locating my tools for the task was the time sink as well I really need to sort out the garage/workshop same goes for the tools to do the chain adjustment.
Anyhow a much later start than anticipated and on the road, I made it to Dunedin about 1.5 hours before the booked session to see the movie, meet up with Dale before hand.
Now Saturday I had hoped to Dale and I might head off for a ride but well his bike is potentially not up to legal requirements so we flagged that idea, no point paying extra to the government if you don’t have to, and instead wandered to his workshop where we proceed to solve a minor issue with a side table he had, the video can be found here. I couldn’t stay to help finish off the project as it quite a time sink setting up between shots.
Sunday I was having to return to reality, so I had a fairly relaxed start to the day, popped back to Dale’s to see how he was getting on, then on the road about mid day, for the trip home
All said a good weekend away and my first real ride on L’amante, I was feeling a bit sore afterwards, the body has taken a fair beating over the last couple of years and I certainly am not getting younger. Oh yeah was the movie what I expected, well I will have to watch it a few more times myself to be sure I have the story down, but yes it was, perhaps a bit of a large budget though it was a little to slick.