^+1You are good with words! I enjoyed your blog. I read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence many years ago. I highly recommend it except for the fact it will make you want to buy more bikes and ride the world!
Amazon.com: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (9780553277470): Robert Pirsig: Books
I'm very much a noob but the rides in the last couple of weekends have been awesome. Have posted summaries with photos in the ride reports forum. This weekend I plan to do a round trip of the Coromandel Peninsula -- some of the best beaches on the planet (New Chums beach is top 10 in Lonely Planet Guide) so might pack my 'budgie smugglers'... nah 'boardies' it isDaminanW, you're welcome. How is the riding down in N.Z?